Spanish Academic Year Volunteer

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Spanish Academic Year Volunteer Position Type CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 3 General Employment Period

Academic Year (September through May)

General Work Schedule (days of week)

depends on volunteer position (up to seven days a week)

General shift hours

depends on volunteer position (up to all hours of the day)

Minimum Salary not a paid position, it's volunteer Job Summary/Basic Function

The volunteer’s position description is created for the individual volunteer. Some general statements apply:
-Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members
-Be attentive to maintaining a safe environment and to safety and well-being of villagers at all times

General Responsibilities of All Positions: Those that apply to volunteers:
-Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the “Personnel Policies,” which are designated by Concordia Language Villages administration and individual Village deans.
-For those staff members in a Village: Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean. While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.
-Speak the target language as much as possible.
-Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
-Seek out opportunities to interact with international staff members related to cultural exchange.
If residential:
-Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to sex; nearly all positions include living and sleeping in a cabin or other housing unit with villagers (participants) of the same sex; positions that do not include living with villagers do include living with other staff members of the same sex.
-Be prepared to use communal showers and bathrooms, assigned according to sex.

Minimum Qualifications

-Must be a legal adult
-Previous experience as a summer staff member (or regular employee) at Concordia Language Villages (if not, apply for the “volunteer” position that does not indicate “former staff”)
-Education or experience related to the specific volunteer activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
. . . of all positions
Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.
. . . of all positions that require living with villagers
Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group; sex that matches the sex of villagers living in the cabin.

Preferred Qualifications Position Opening Date 04/01/2015 Position Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Screening Begins EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you arrange for the submission of two reference forms, if you are a new applicant or if on your first day of volunteering there will have been a 12-month or more break since your last day of employment or volunteering with Concordia Language Villages. Reference providers must be professional references – those who know your work, classroom abilities, or work with children. At least one reference form must be from a current or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility. The person who makes the hiring decision cannot provide a reference. In some cultures, it is appropriate to ask a family member for a reference; in the United States, it is not.

You provide your reference writers’ contact information (e-mail address) and the system contacts them automatically.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers; as a result, your reference writers will be able to download the reference form to their computer and then upload the completed form directly onto our system, and you will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential. Note, if you are applying for many positions, you may wish to let your writers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference form for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact [email protected] Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

SPECIAL NOTE to applicants for FRENCH programs: “French” and “French Voyageur” applications are separate. If you indicated an interest in working in both, you must apply separately for both. French hiring managers don’t see French Voyageur applications, and French Voyageur hiring managers don’t see French applications. (French Voyageur is an outdoor adventure program—tent camping and canoeing; 80 percent of applicants must be certified lifeguards.)

Employment Contingencies Background Check Quicklink for Posting http://hr.cord.edu/postings/2493 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you be at least 18 years old when employment begins?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Sex: Are you female or male?
    • female
    • male
  3. * Are you able to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the job for which you are applying?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Have you previously worked in a summer position for Concordia Language Villages?
    • yes
    • no
  5. Do you have a valid United States driver's license?
    • yes
    • no
  6. Are you willing to drive a Village vehicle (car or van), knowing that a motor vehicle check that includes your driving record will be done?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * What is your native language?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What language(s) have you studied?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * List high school or college language courses:

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Indicate specific training in language teaching methodology / strategies and describe which you find the most effective.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Indicate your experience in our program as a villager. List Village, your villager name, and Village dean.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe your travel experience (study, work abroad, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Have you participated in an exchange program?
    • yes
    • no
  14. * If yes, which exchange program (AFS. Rotary, YFU, etc.), where, and when?

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Describe your experience in other camps or informal learning programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Describe your experience with people who have special needs (ADD/ADHD, physically challenged, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * This is a child-centered program, which means we create programs around the needs, interests, and abilities of the children. Children are very involved in their own learning, including decision-making. What will you do to support this goal?

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * With which age group (7 to 18 years) do you prefer working and living? Why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * The Village staff must work as a team. What will you do to help that process?

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. * How do you deal with stress?

    (Open Ended Question)

  21. * In some languages, we offer one-week family programs and/or day camps for younger children during the traditional summer season. Indicate if you have a particular interest in working with an age range of 1- to 6-year-olds and 18- to 80-year-olds (or so)--and any relevant experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  22. * Have you previously volunteered in a summer program of Concordia Language Villages? If so, indicate when, dean, brief summary of volunteer work. If you have previously worked, please indicate when, dean, your position(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  23. * In which Village and for which dates do you wish to volunteer? Please be as specific as possible.

    (Open Ended Question)

  24. * Why are you seeking to volunteer with Concordia Language Villages?

    (Open Ended Question)

  25. * What special skill or area of expertise do you have to share with the Village? What do you expect to contribute and to be doing as a volunteer?

    (Open Ended Question)

  26. * Tell us about your relevant language skills and cultural knowledge.

    (Open Ended Question)

  27. * List anyone you know who will be attending or working at the Villages during the time you wish to volunteer, your relationship to the person/people, and their Village(s). If no one, indicate "no one."

    (Open Ended Question)

  28. * For returning volunteers or former staff who would like to volunteer: Why do you want to return to Concordia Language Villages as a volunteer? In what way(s) have you expanded your language skills and/or child-care skills and/or other skills since your last volunteer experience or employment with Concordia Language Villages? Given your experience, in what ways do you think you can enhance the program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  29. * How did you hear about Concordia Language Villages?
    • Current or former villager (indicate who below)
    • Current or former staff member (indicate who below)
    • Website
    • Recruitment visit at school
    • Family member or friend (indicate who below)
    • Professor or teacher (indicate who below)
    • Other (indicate below)
  30. (How did you hear about Concordia Language Villages, part 2) Please be specific. Indicate source or name(s) if referred by someone.

    (Open Ended Question)

  31. * If you have never worked for Concordia Language Villages OR if on your first day of employment, there will have been a break of 12 months or more since your last day of employment, you must provide names and email addresses for at least two reference writers, who know you in a professional capacity. If you have worked for CLV with a break of fewer than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the reference section. Have you read and do you understand the above?
    • yes
    • no
Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Other Document

     

     

     

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    Posted: 1/21/2019
    Application Due: 3/22/2019
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