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Date 2012-12-04 02:12:25 Location : Middle East
Saudi INTERLINK Language Centers (SILC)
Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Start Date: February 1, 2013
SILC is seeking two experienced administrators (one male/one female) to serve as supervisors at INTELP (the INTERLINK Namouthajiyah Tatweer English Language Program), a teacher training program at the renowned Namouthajiyah high schools in Riyadh. The INTELP team (a Director and 8 Supervisors) has been at Al Tarbiayh Al Namouthajiyah Schools since October 2010, upgrading the pedagogical skills of the Namouthajiyah English language faculty.
Applicants chosen will have the following duties:
Provide teacher training programs at Namouthajiah, using and adhering to key concepts, principles, guidelines and main tenets of the INTERLINK curriculum
Supervise teachers’ activities in class, offering assistance and guidance.
Assist Program Director with the development of teacher training materials/resources for workshops and any other necessary training sessions
Design professional development curricula/plans and implement them through various media, including workshops, small and large group training sessions, team-teaching, and one-on-one meetings.
Administer materials and assignments needed for Needs Analysis
Assist with the Teacher Performance Management program through teacher observations and feedback
Teach 10 hours weekly and visit as many classes as possible or as required by the INTELP Project Director. A possible weekly program may be as follows:
Sat/Mon/Wed: 7 – 2
Sun/Tues: 7-1pm and 5 to 8; or
8-1pm on Thursday morning
Adapt (demonstrating how to adapt) lessons to different levels of learning ability within a group
Monitor behavior to instill discipline and productivity conducive to learning English in an interactive, heuristic, discovery-based way
Coach (and help teachers coach) individual students and groups, promoting development of social skills through group interaction
Prepare students for and conduct (inter)national and state standardized tests and assessments
Encourage understanding of and respect for cultural diversity, and social mores among students and teachers
Initiate and lead extra-curricular activities –such as English clubs- to foster further interaction and use of the English language
Salary, Benefits and Terms
oCommensurate with experience, the salary range is $45K-$50K per annum.
Salary and benefits are for a 2 year contract, starting February 1, 2013.
60 days paid vacation at the end of the contract period plus 5 days for Eid Al Adha (religious holiday) and 5 days break between semesters
Round-trip transportation to and from Saudi Arabia
Furnished housing (two-bedroom apartment)
Full medical insurance coverage
Local transportation to and from the school
5% end-of-service bonus for contract completion
Learn more about SILC by visiting www.INTERLINK.edu and http://www.yu.edu.sa
a) provide a brief summary of your educational philosophy, your reasons for wanting this post
b) indicate “Namouthajiah Supervisor,” followed by your last name and then first name in the SUBJECT area of your e-mail; example: Namouthajiah Supervisor – Johnson Bob.
Applicants following the procedure and meeting requirements will be contacted within two days. Qualified applicants who do not hear from us are asked to resend their application materials as the materials may not have been received.
NOTES: 2 openings
Candidates must have:
Excellent communication skills -- both speaking and writing . Applicant must be a Native English Speaker
Master’s or higher degree in TESL or education with focus on TESL
Demonstrated leadership skills in program administration and community building
Proven problem solving, decision making and creative thinking skills
Strong organizational and computer skills with the ability to handle numerous details
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Excellent rapport-building skills and experience with students (ages 6 to 18) and teachers in all subject areas
Ability to adapt to a way of life requiring understanding, conformity and flexibility
Experience with mainstream education
An understanding of the student-centred classroom and clear sympathy with the SILC approach and philosophy
Cultural awareness and culturally appropriate behaviour and dress essential for this forward-looking yet conservative Saudi educational establishment
Preference will be given to individuals with:
Proficiency in a second language, preferably Arabic
Previous work in supervisory and teacher training roles at educational institutions
Demonstrated work experience in English language or other educational programs