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YES USA is a unique place where we work together as a team to provide a rewarding, transformational, and enjoyable experience to our students in a safe, caring, and friendly environment. Not only can you empower young adults and shape their experience abroad, but you can also shape their future!

Thrilled about inspiring our campers, helping them achieve their goals in studying English, and introducing them to American culture and the most thrilling cities in the States? Then you could be just who we are looking for!

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Open Positions

Currently hiring for Summer Camp 2024 in New York City and Miami.

We seek the best, most enthusiastic, energetic, and easy-going professionals to teach English, lead, counsel, and supervise international teenagers during off-site excursions and on-site activities. Positions are available for academic staff, residential assistants, excursion leaders, and admin staff.

ESL Teacher Miami (Non-Residential)

As the English teacher, you'll plan and deliver effective, dynamic, and engaging lessons for international teenagers and young adults, while evaluating their progress.

Location in Miami: University of Miami (Coral Gables).

Camp Dates: July 3rd - 31st, 2024. We currently have 2 and 4-week contracts in Miami.

Hours: 15 hours per week

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security at all times.
  • Ensure that students adhere to the YES USA Student Code of Conduct.
  • Inform management immediately of any issues and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions.

Academic Duties

  • Following the YES USA curriculum, prepare for and deliver high-quality and effective English lessons; adapt and supplement whenever needed.
  • Be prepared to teach unplugged in case of any issues with the classroom, technology, materials, or the like.

Administrative

  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance.
  • Monitor student performance and evaluate their progress throughout the course.
  • Prepare and submit weekly evaluation reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops.
  • Regularly take pictures of students and upload them to a designated folder or post them on social media.
  • Help prepare and co-lead student end-of-course ceremonies.

Requirements

  • All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in TESOL.
  • CELTA certificate or its equivalent.
  • Prior ESL experience of teaching teenagers.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

  • Endless enthusiasm and energy.
  • Fun and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of responsibility and authority.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Independence.

Compensation

Commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of your university diploma and certificates along with other new hire paperwork.
  • Attend orientation training courses prior to employment.

ESL Teacher and Activity Leader

As the English teacher, you'll plan and deliver effective, dynamic, and engaging lessons for international teenagers and young adults, while evaluating their progress. Beyond academics, you'll lead off-site excursions to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

New York Location: St. John’s University, Queens. Available contracts:

  • 6 weeks from July 2nd
  • 4 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 22nd

Miami Location: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Available contracts:

  • 4 weeks from July 3rd
  • 2 weeks from July 17th

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security at all times.
  • Ensure that students adhere to the YES USA Student Code of Conduct.
  • Inform management immediately of any issues and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions.

Academic Duties

  • Following the YES USA curriculum, prepare for and deliver high-quality and effective English lessons; adapt and supplement whenever needed.
  • Be prepared to teach unplugged in case of any issues with the classroom, technology, materials, or the like.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance.
  • Monitor student performance and evaluate their progress throughout the course.
  • Prepare and submit weekly evaluation reports in a timely manner.

Off-Campus Excursions

  • Prepare for off-site excursions (study and memorize cultural and historical information, check and study directions to excursion sites, etc.).
  • Provide information and share stories with students/chaperones about cultural and historical places visited in a fun and engaging way.
  • Actively supervise, interact with, and entertain students and chaperones to ensure their satisfaction.
  • Follow the itinerary but be ready to think on your feet and successfully manage emerging situations.
  • Provide receipts from excursion vendors or cafes/restaurants after each excursion, if applicable.

On-Campus Activities

  • Devise and organize on-campus activities, such as music night, etc.
  • Lead activities, supervise students, and ensure their engagement and satisfaction.

Mealtime Duties

  • Whenever in contact with students in the cafeteria, vigilantly observe their behavior, ensuring they clean up after themselves and refrain from taking food out. Promptly report or address any issues as needed.
  • Oversee student dining experiences in the city by recommending budget-friendly eateries to both students and chaperones, taking into account dietary restrictions when necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating on-campus food deliveries, including tasks such as picking up food, setting up a dining area, facilitating food distribution, and cleaning up the dining area.

Session Opening and Closing Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the preparation for student arrival by participating in tasks such as room inspections, assembling welcome packets, facilitating new student orientation, and conducting campus tours, among other responsibilities.
  • Meet and greet students at the airport and accompany them to the campus via private shuttle or taxi.
  • Provide support during new student check-ins.
  • Assist with end-of-course ceremonies.
  • Assist with room inspections during student check-outs and coordinate their airport transfers for a seamless departure experience.

Residential/Administrative/Miscellaneous

  • Ensure punctuality for all classes, excursions, and scheduled activities, contributing to the smooth operation and positive experience of the program.
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops when arranged.
  • Regularly capture photos and record videos of students, then promptly share them with management.
  • Assist students/chaperones with any questions/requests.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks, including helping with the daily operation of the camp, running errands, etc.
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with emergencies.
  • Manage any problems or incidents and report them to the management team.

Requirements

  • All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in TESOL, linguistics, or English.
  • ESL teaching certificate, such as Cambridge CELTA or its equivalent.
  • Prior ESL experience of teaching teenagers.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

An ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Establishes strong rapport with teenagers through effective communication
  • Maintains a consistently positive and upbeat demeanor
  • Displays a fun and outgoing personality to foster an engaging environment
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and authority when dealing with students
  • Exhibits genuine interest in other cultures and willingly shares personal experiences
  • Possesses a proactive approach to researching and learning about NYC/Miami to enrich students' understanding
  • Effectively navigates the city with a group of teenagers, showcasing effective leadership
  • Ability to independently guide students around the city.
  • A good sense of direction and a strong knowledge of NYC/Miami and their surroundings, including the public transportation system, are required.
  • Remains calm under pressure and maintains a positive attitude during challenges and emergencies
  • Adapts well to change, showing flexibility in various situations
  • Commits to working extended hours, including weekends and holidays, to ensure program success.

Hours

  • Six working days per week with a minimum commitment of 44 hours
  • 15 hours of teaching per week (four times per week)
  • 29 hours of excursions per week (three excursions per week after classes on study days and full-day excursions on non-study days.

Candidates must be willing to work long hours on days scheduled for leading excursions, which will typically conclude around 10:30 pm.

Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience.

Accommodations and Meals

In NYC, the position can offer residential arrangements and some meals.

In Miami, we're seeking local staff willing to commute to the University of Miami campus.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of their university diploma and certificates along with other new hire paperwork.

Available Staff Training

  • Pre-camp preparation, which may include watching videos, completing tasks, and attending virtual meetings as necessary.
  • In New York, candidates are expected to participate in a three-day on-site training, beginning four days before the contract start date. For instance, if your contract starts on July 2nd, your arrival is expected on June 28th.
  • In Miami, candidates are expected to participate in a one-day team-building event. If your contract starts on July 3rd, the face-to-face training will take place on July 2nd.

Activity Leader

You will supervise and counsel international teenagers and young adults on campus, lead off-site excursions and on-campus activities.

New York Location: St. John’s University, Queens. Available contracts:

  • 6 weeks from July 2nd
  • 4 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 22nd

Miami Location: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Available contracts:

  • 4 weeks from July 3rd
  • 2 weeks from July 17th

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security at all times.
  • Ensure that students adhere to the YES USA Student Code of Conduct.
  • Inform management immediately of any issues and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions.

Off-Campus Excursions

  • Prepare for off-site excursions (study and memorize cultural and historical information, check and study directions to excursion sites, etc.).
  • Provide information and share stories with students/chaperones about cultural and historical places visited in a fun and engaging way.
  • Actively supervise, interact with, and entertain students and chaperones to ensure their satisfaction.
  • Follow the itinerary but be ready to think on your feet and successfully manage emerging situations.
  • Provide receipts from excursion vendors or cafes/restaurants after each excursion, if applicable.

On-Campus Activities

  • Devise and organize on-campus activities, such as music night, etc.
  • Lead activities, supervise students, and ensure their engagement and satisfaction.

Mealtime Duties

  • Whenever in contact with students in the cafeteria, vigilantly observe their behavior, ensuring they clean up after themselves and refrain from taking food out. Promptly report or address any issues as needed.
  • Oversee student dining experiences in the city by recommending budget-friendly eateries to both students and chaperones, taking into account dietary restrictions when necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating on-campus food deliveries, including tasks such as picking up food, setting up a dining area, facilitating food distribution, and cleaning up the dining area.

Session Opening and Closing Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the preparation for student arrival by participating in tasks such as room inspections, assembling welcome packets, facilitating new student orientation, and conducting campus tours, among other responsibilities.
  • Meet and greet students at the airport and accompany them to the campus via private shuttle or taxi.
  • Provide support during new student check-ins.
  • Assist with end-of-course ceremonies.
  • Assist with room inspections during student check-outs and coordinate their airport transfers for a seamless departure experience.

Residential/Administrative/Miscellaneous

  • Ensure punctuality for all excursions, and scheduled activities, contributing to the smooth operation and positive experience of the program.
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops when arranged.
  • Regularly capture photos and record videos of students, then promptly share them with management.
  • Assist students/chaperones with any questions/requests.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks, including helping with the daily operation of the camp, running errands, etc.
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with emergencies.
  • Manage any problems or incidents and report them to the management team.

Requirements

  • Current senior students or graduates.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

An ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Establishes strong rapport with teenagers through effective communication
  • Maintains a consistently positive and upbeat demeanor
  • Displays a fun and outgoing personality to foster an engaging environment
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and authority when dealing with students
  • Exhibits genuine interest in other cultures and willingly shares personal experiences
  • Possesses a proactive approach to researching and learning about NYC/Miami to enrich students' understanding
  • Effectively navigates the city with a group of teenagers, showcasing effective leadership
  • Ability to independently guide students around the city.
  • A good sense of direction and a strong knowledge of NYC/Miami and their surroundings, including the public transportation system, are required.
  • Remains calm under pressure and maintains a positive attitude during challenges and emergencies
  • Adapts well to change, showing flexibility in various situations
  • Commits to working extended hours, including weekends and holidays, to ensure program success.

Schedule

  • Five working days per week with a minimum commitment of 49 hours.
  • Candidates must be willing to work long hours, as our excursions typically conclude around 10:30 pm.

Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience.

Accommodations and Meals

In NYC, the position can offer residential arrangements and some meals.

In Miami, we're seeking local staff willing to commute to the University of Miami campus.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of their university diploma and certificates along with other new hire paperwork.

Available Staff Training

  • Pre-camp preparation, which may include watching videos, completing tasks, and attending virtual meetings as necessary.
  • In New York, candidates are expected to participate in a three-day on-site training, beginning four days before the contract start date. For instance, if your contract starts on July 2nd, your arrival is expected on June 28th.
  • In Miami, candidates are expected to participate in a one-day team-building event. If your contract starts on July 3rd, the face-to-face training will take place on July 2nd.

Admin Intern (Residential)

You will assist with the daily operations of our intense but incredibly rewarding program, counsel, and supervise international teenagers and young adults by supporting the academic team, the excursion team, and our clients (students and chaperones).

Location in New York: St. John’s University (Queens Campus). Camp Dates: July 2nd – August 12th, 2024.

Location in Miami: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Camp Dates: July 3rd – July 30th, 2024.

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security at all times.
  • Make sure students adhere to the YES USA Student Code of Conduct.
  • Inform management immediately if there are any issues and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions.

Academic Support

  • Follow up with students/agents on missing English placement tests.
  • Prepare weekly student rosters and distribute them to teachers.
  • Assist teacher with technology in the classrooms.
  • Check student attendance and help follow up on absences.
  • Make and print out student end-of-course certificates.
  • Help follow up with teachers and print out student evaluations.
  • Make copies of teaching and student materials, whenever required.
  • Assist the ESL department with any requests/problems they may have.

Excursion/Activity Support

  • Confirm existing bookings or assist in placing new orders to book tickets to excursion sites.
  • Help order MetroCards.
  • Assist activity counselors in preparing for excursions/activities.
  • Help manage departures for excursions and solve any problems.
  • Lead excursions, in case of emergencies, and take pictures/videos of students.
  • Help plan and coordinate on-campus games and activities.
  • Assist the excursion team with any requests or problems they may have.

On-Campus Meal Duties

  • Supervise students during mealtimes on campus by ensuring they behave appropriately (e.g. clean up after themselves, do not take any food out, etc.) and help solve any issues.
  • Liaise with the cafeteria and provide any information they may request.
  • Manage food deliveries on campus from ordering to food distribution, and cleaning up a dining area, etc.
  • Keep track of inventory for food deliveries.

Off-Campus Meal Duties

  • Do a research of local cafés/restaurants within the budget to dine in.
  • Reach an agreement with restaurants about prices and menu.
  • Make reservations for groups.

Arrival/Departure Responsibilities

  • Check student Pre-Arrival paperwork and send follow-up emails to agents,students, or parents.
  • Liaise with YES USA agencies as well as the hosting institution in preparation of room matchings, student IDs, etc.
  • Assist in preparing for arrival/departure days (e.g. room inspections, welcome packets, new student orientation, and campus tour, etc.).
  • Book and coordinate arrival/departure airport transfers.
  • Meet and greet students at the airport and accompany them to the campus via private shuttle or taxi, whenever needed.
  • Help new students check in and settle in.
  • Assist with student room inspections and check-outs on departure days.
  • Update welcome presentations and set up rooms for student orientations
  • Collect student pictures/videos, prepare fun video presentations, and set up a room for end-of-course ceremonies.

Administrative/Miscellaneous

  • Participate in setting up and closing down summer school.
  • Help in purchasing office/camp supplies and managing the inventory.
  • Answer phone calls, emails, and messages.
  • Keep the school database updated.
  • Liaise with the hosting institution and YES USA agencies and assist with any questions/requests.
  • Assist students/chaperones with any questions/requests.
  • Collect and distribute student/chaperone feedback and generate reports.
  • Wash YES USA T-Shirts, whenever needed.
  • Conduct room checks and lights out.
  • Coordinate linen exchange and room cleaning.
  • Collect pictures and videos and regularly update them our social media.
  • Make and update the student board with excursion and English class schedules.
  • Make sure the office/common areas are tidy.
  • Unlock and lock the office for the day.
  • Assist in taking care of sick students (order/deliver food to sick students, accompany to the hospital, regularly check on them, etc.).
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks, including help in the daily operation of the camp, running errands, etc.
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with emergency situations.
  • Manage any problems or incidents and report to the management team.
  • Assist in updating staff manuals.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university during the 023 academic year and provide proof of a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

  • Positive attitude.
  • Proactive behavior.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Endless enthusiasm and energy.
  • Fun and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of responsibility and authority.
  • Punctuality.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Independence and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong customer service ethics.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and apply them quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and always show a positive attitude to clients even when problems and emergencies arise.
  • Flexibility in terms of work assignments.
  • Flexible approach towards working nights, weekends, and holidays during our short-term program.

Compensation

Commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits

On-campus housing (shared rooms) with two meals on study days and one meal on non-school days.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

Submit a copy of your university transcripts along with other new hire paperwork.

  • Attend orientation training courses prior to employment.

Activity Manager

You will be responsible for organizing off-site excursions and on-campus activities programs and ensuring their successful implementation by supervising and supporting a team of activity counselors. In addition to the duties related to the excursion program, you will be engaged in residential and administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the camp.

Location in New York: St. John’s University (Queens Campus). Dates: June 26 - August 13, 2024

Location in Miami: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Dates: June 27 - July 31, 2024

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Excursions and Activities

Preparation:

  • Make new bookings to excursion sites, confirm or make changes to existing bookings.
  • Plan on-campus activities, supervise staff/students, and ensure student satisfaction.
  • Prepare weekly excursion schedules and daily itineraries and deliver them to excursion and activity counselors in advance.
  • Make changes to excursion schedules according to staff strengths/weaknesses/experience/preferences, the weather, and client feedback.
  • Supervise staff in preparing for excursions/activities (information/directions/files and backpacks/meal arrangements, etc.).
  • Supervise departures for excursions and solve any problems.
  • Keep students/chaperones updated on their excursion program/time/meeting points, etc.

During Excursions/Activities:

  • Monitor and frequently check in with staff to make sure they are following the approved itinerary.
  • Respond promptly to staff and chaperones. Solve problems or emergencies that arise during excursions.
  • Liaise between excursion and activity counselors and chaperones if any disagreements arise.

After Excursions:

  • Seek feedback from excursion and activity counselors.
  • Check out staff for the day (collect pictures and videos, backpacks with essential items, including Metrocards, receipts, credit cards, and change).

Meals

Off-campus dinners:

  • Research and build a database of cafés and restaurants within our budget for off-campus dinners, make reservations and payments, whenever required.
  • Solve problems related to meal/gift cards that do not work.

On-campus deliveries:

  • Ensure there are enough food/drink supplies and dinnerware.
  • Order and pay for deliveries.
  • Allocate admin staff members and instruct them and excursion staff on how to handle food deliveries.
  • Supervise and make sure each dinner goes smoothly.

Team Support and Supervision

  • Review, edit, and update the YES USA current Operations Manual for excursion staff with sufficient details. Lead training sessions for the excursion team.
  • Run regular staff meetings to provide up-to-date excursion information.
  • Supervise, guide, and monitor staff.
  • Evaluate staff performance and report findings to the center director on a weekly basis.
  • Run staff professional development sessions.
  • Create a positive atmosphere and motivate effectively, offering praise and recognition whenever possible.
  • Establish and maintain team discipline.
  • Supervise admin staff and evaluate their performance related to the excursion program and excursion meals.

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security whenever in contact with students.
  • Ensure that the YES USA team maintains appropriate standards of student supervision both during excursions and on campus.

Program Quality Control and Customer Service

  • Ensure the quality and high standards of the excursion and activity program by regularly observing and taking part.
  • Review and suggest improvements to the current excursion program.
  • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction with the daily excursion and activity program.
  • Collect feedback (including informal) from students and chaperones and follow up on it to ensure their happiness.
  • Conduct daily meetings with chaperones (respond to their questions, address changes to the program, etc.) and ensure their satisfaction.

General Administrative

  • Keep track of daily excursion program records (instructions, expenses, etc.).
  • Collect and submit any original payment receipts to the management team.
  • Maintain and protect YES USA excursion resources and equipment (including MetroCards, YES USA T-shirts, etc.). Collect them from students and staff.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks assigned by the management team.

Residential Duties

  • Assist in preparing for arrival/departure days (e.g. room inspections, welcome packets, new student orientation, and campus tour, etc.).
  • Help new students check in and settle in.
  • Arrange and co-lead student orientations for new arrivals and end-of-course ceremonies for departing students.
  • Liaise with St. John’s University and ensure we have facilties booked for on-campus activities, etc.
  • Deal with St. John’s representatives to solve any issues or complaints in a positive manner.
  • Supervise and assist the team with on-campus supervision of students in the evenings, including room checks, linen exchange, etc.
  • Help students and chaperones with questions, requests, room lockouts, and emergencies.
  • Make sure that residence hallways and common areas are clean and report any problems.
  • In case of an emergency, be accessible and available to help outside of the regular working hours.

Miscellaneous

  • Assist and stand-in for the Center Manager when required.
  • Help the center director with any staffing issues (e.g. look for sub, train new staff, etc.)
  • Help with non-excursion duties (meals, student sicknesses, linen exchange, mid-stay cleaning, etc.), if required.
  • Lead excursions in case of emergency.
  • Answer phone calls including emergency calls/WhatsApp calls and messages and assist with any questions, problems, and reasonable requests.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum.
  • Previous experience as Summer Camp managing excursion and activity counselor.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

  • Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire others.
  • Effective people management skills.
  • High level of responsibility and authority.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Independence, strong problem-solving skills, and proactive behavior.
  • Strong customer service ethic.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a positive, constructive demeanor in clients’ presence even when problems and emergencies arise;
  • Flexibility in terms of work assignments.

Compensation

Commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits

On-campus housing (shared rooms) with two meals on study days and one meal on non-school days.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of your university diploma along with other new hire paperwork.
  • Attend orientation training sessions prior to employment.

Director of Studies

You will be responsible for planning the ESL program for international teenagers and young adults, ensuring its successful implementation by supervising and supporting a team of ESL teachers. In addition to the duties related to the academic program, you will also be engaged in residential and administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the camp.

Location in New York: St. John’s University (Queens Campus). Dates: June 26 - August 13, 2024

Location in Miami: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Dates: June 27 - July 31, 2024

The candidate will be required to engage in extensive pre-camp preparations remotely, either part-time or full-time.

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Preparation for the Program

  • Review and make necessary changes to the current YES USA curriculum.
  • Design curriculum and materials for new YES USA courses.
  • Score student placement tests and accurately place students into appropriate classes according to their language proficiency, nationality, age, and any other relevant consideration.
  • Review, edit, and update the YES USA current Operations Manual for ESL Teachers with sufficient details.
  • Review and update, if needed, teacher paperwork such as sample rosters, a record of work, student final evaluation forms, teacher observation forms, etc.
  • Train the academic team before the program starts (includes going through the main duties and responsibilities, Operations Manual, and curriculum, etc.). Conduct any training sessions for the staff that will join the program later.

Academic Support

Preparation/First Study Day:

  • Prepare weekly teaching schedules according to teachers’ strengths, weaknesses, experience, skills, and preferences and deliver them to teachers in a timely manner.
  • Prepare class lists according to student levels, assign classrooms to each English group, and keep students/teachers informed.
  • Prepare and distribute teaching supplies to all teachers and collect them at the end of their contract.

Before Classes:

  • Assist teachers with lesson preparation, if needed.
  • Make sure teachers have everything needed for each lesson.
  • Assist teachers with technology in the classroom, if needed (e.g. audio-visual equipment).
  • Address teacher absenteeism or lateness efficiently, resolving related issues and managing staff discipline effectively.

During Classes:

  • Monitor student attendance and address absenteeism.
  • Assist teachers with any questions, requests, or problems they may have during classes.
  • Observe teachers and document observations.
  • Ensure that teachers maintain student discipline, welfare, and safety during class time.
  • Deal with chaperones regarding student lateness, absences, level changes, etc.
  • Teach when necessary (e.g. when student numbers are low, when there is teacher absence, lateness, or shortage).

After Classes:

  • Ensure that teachers are maintaining accurate records of work and student attendance.

Team Support and Supervision

  • Supervise, guide, and monitor the teaching team.
  • Supervise and assist teachers in writing student evaluations.
  • Run brief daily teacher meetings before classes.
  • Run weekly professional development workshops/meetings for teachers.
  • Give feedback from class observations to teachers and arrange follow-up observations on matters of concern.
  • Evaluate the performance of teachers on a weekly basis and report to the center director.
  • Establish and maintain team discipline.
  • Create a positive atmosphere and motivate effectively, offering praise and recognition whenever possible.
  • Supervise admin staff in their duties related to academic support and evaluate their performance.

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security whenever in contact with students.
  • Supervise students during meals when on duty or in touch with students.

Program Quality Control and Client Service

  • Manage the delivery of the academic curriculum as prescribed.
  • Set and maintain a high level of teaching by ensuring that students receive well-planned, professionally delivered, and relevant lessons.
  • Review and make improvements in the current curriculum throughout the program based on teacher observations, and teacher/student/chaperone feedback.
  • Deal with chaperones (or directly with students) to answer questions related to English classes, levels, teachers, student progress, and the like, and resolve issues and complaints.
  • Interact with students and chaperons and ensure their happiness.
  • Monitor and counsel students on academic matters.

General Admin

  • Assist in preparing for student arrival/departure days (e.g. room inspections, welcome packets, new student orientation, and campus tour, etc.).
  • Help new students check in and settle in.
  • Arrange and lead/co-lead student orientations for new arrivals and end-of-course ceremonies for departing students.
  • Liaise with St. John’s University and ensure we have classrooms booked for English lessons, end-of-course certificate giving ceremonies, etc.
  • Deal with St. John’s representatives to solve any issues or complaints in a positive manner.
  • Maintain and protect YES USA teaching resources and equipment and make sure teachers return materials/supplies at the end of the program.
  • Take pictures of students/teachers in class and send them to the assistant and residence counselors daily.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of student final evaluations.
  • Supervise the admin staff in preparing and printing end-of-course certificates.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks assigned by the management team.

Residential

  • Supervise and assist the team with on-campus supervision of students.
  • Help students and group leaders with questions and requests.
  • Deal with student discipline and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions where necessary.
  • Make sure that residence hallways and common areas are clean and report any problems.
  • In case of an emergency, be accessible and available to help outside of regular working hours.
  • Be available to assist with student bed checks, if needed, and help deal with emergencies.

Miscellaneous

  • Assist and stand in for the center director/activity manager when required.
  • Help with non-academic duties (excursions, meals, student sicknesses, linen exchange, mid-stay cleaning, etc.), if required.
  • Make and answer calls and messages and assist with any questions, problems, etc.
  • Help the center director with any staffing issues (e.g. look for sub teachers, train new teachers, etc.)

Qualifications and Experience

  • DELTA certificate or MA in TESOL.
  • 3-5 years minimum full-time experience teaching ESL.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Previous academic management experience (preferably in summer camp).
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Qualities

  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others.
  • Effective people management skills.
  • High level of responsibility and authority.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Independence and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong customer service ethics.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a positive, constructive demeanor in clients’ presence even when problems and emergencies arise.
  • Flexibility in terms of work assignments.

Compensation

Commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits

On-campus housing offers shared rooms with the option to include on-campus meals.

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of your university diploma and certificates along with other new hire paperwork.
  • Attend orientation prior to employment.

Camp Director

Experienced Camp Directors, please do not hesitate to contact us at careers@yesusa.com for additional information regarding this role.

Coding Teacher (HTML,CSS, JS)

We are seeking a talented and passionate Coding Teacher specializing in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to join our summer camp. As a Coding Teacher, you will be responsible for designing and delivering comprehensive coding courses to students of various ages and skill levels.

You will play a crucial role in imparting practical coding knowledge, fostering a deep understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts, and inspiring students to pursue their coding aspirations.

New York Location: St. John’s University, Queens.

Available contracts:

  • 4 weeks from July 16th, 2024
  • 2 weeks from July 16th, 2024

Schedule: The Coding Teacher (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) position follows a schedule of teaching five lessons per week, with each lesson consisting of 3 hours of instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum Development: Develop a well-structured and engaging coding curriculum focusing on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, aligned with industry best practices and the latest trends.
  • Lesson Planning: Prepare lesson plans, instructional materials, and resources, ensuring clear objectives and a logical sequence of topics to support student learning.
  • Instruction Delivery: Deliver interactive and informative coding lessons, employing a variety of teaching techniques, tools, and resources to accommodate different learning styles.
  • Skill Assessment: Assess students' coding skills and knowledge regularly, utilizing appropriate evaluation methods, such as quizzes, projects, and practical exercises.
  • Classroom Management: Create a positive and inclusive learning environment, fostering student engagement, participation, and collaboration among peers.
  • Technical Troubleshooting: Assist students in troubleshooting technical issues related to coding exercises, projects, or development environments.
  • Stay Updated: Stay abreast of the latest developments in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as educational technologies and pedagogical practices, to enhance teaching methodologies.
  • Student Progress Tracking: Maintain accurate records of students' progress, attendance, and performance, and communicate regularly with parents or guardians to provide updates on their child's learning journey.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field. A teaching certification or relevant teaching experience is a plus. Additionally, we welcome applications from current students or graduates from coding programs, as they bring practical knowledge and a fresh perspective to the role.
  • Coding Expertise: In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with a strong understanding of web development concepts, best practices, and standards.
  • Teaching Experience: Proven experience in teaching coding to students of different age groups and proficiency levels. Experience in curriculum development and instructional design is highly desirable.
  • Passion for Education: Genuine passion for teaching and inspiring students to learn coding, with the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively explain coding concepts and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Patience and Adaptability: Patience in guiding students through challenging coding tasks, adapting teaching methods to meet individual student needs, and fostering a positive learning environment.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to assist students in resolving technical issues related to coding.
  • Organization and Time Management: Effective organizational skills to plan lessons, manage student progress, and meet deadlines in a dynamic teaching environment.

Coding Teacher (HTML,CSS, JS) and Activity leader

We are seeking a talented and passionate Coding Teacher who specializes in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to join our summer camp team. As a Coding Teacher, you will be responsible for designing and delivering comprehensive coding courses to students of various ages and skill levels. You will play a crucial role in imparting practical coding knowledge, fostering a deep understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts, and inspiring students to pursue their coding aspirations.

As an Activity Leader, you will supervise and counsel international teenagers and young adults on campus, lead off-site excursions, and conduct on-campus activities.

New York Location: St. John’s University, Queens.

Available contracts:

  • 4 weeks from July 16th, 2024
  • 2 weeks from July 16th, 2024

Schedule: 


The Coding Teacher and Activity Leader position entails a schedule of teaching five lessons per week, each lesson consisting of 3 hours of instruction, and leading three excursions per week.

Responsibilities:

Academic Duties

  • Curriculum Development: Develop a well-structured and engaging coding curriculum focusing on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, aligned with industry best practices and the latest trends.
  • Lesson Planning: Prepare lesson plans, instructional materials, and resources, ensuring clear objectives and a logical sequence of topics to support student learning.
  • Instruction Delivery: Deliver interactive and informative coding lessons, employing a variety of teaching techniques, tools, and resources to accommodate different learning styles.
  • Skill Assessment: Assess students' coding skills and knowledge regularly, utilizing appropriate evaluation methods, such as quizzes, projects, and practical exercises.
  • Classroom Management: Create a positive and inclusive learning environment, fostering student engagement, participation, and collaboration among peers.
  • Technical Troubleshooting: Assist students in troubleshooting technical issues related to coding exercises, projects, or development environments.
  • Stay Updated: Stay abreast of the latest developments in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as educational technologies and pedagogical practices, to enhance teaching methodologies.
  • Student Progress Tracking: Maintain accurate records of students' progress, attendance, and performance, and communicate regularly with parents or guardians to provide updates on their child's learning journey.

Off-Campus Excursions

  • Prepare for off-site excursions (study and memorize cultural and historical information, check and study directions to excursion sites, etc.).
  • Provide information and share stories with students/chaperones about cultural and historical places visited in a fun and engaging way.
  • Actively supervise, interact with, and entertain students and chaperones to ensure their satisfaction.
  • Follow the itinerary but be ready to think on your feet and successfully manage emerging situations.
  • Provide receipts from excursion vendors or cafes/restaurants after each excursion, if applicable.

On-Campus Activities

  • Devise and organize on-campus activities, such as music night, etc.
  • Lead activities, supervise students, and ensure their engagement and satisfaction.

Mealtime Duties

  • Whenever in contact with students in the cafeteria, vigilantly observe their behavior, ensuring they clean up after themselves and refrain from taking food out. Promptly report or address any issues as needed.
  • Oversee student dining experiences in the city by recommending budget-friendly eateries to both students and chaperones, taking into account dietary restrictions when necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating on-campus food deliveries, including tasks such as picking up food, setting up a dining area, facilitating food distribution, and cleaning up the dining area.

Session Opening and Closing Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the preparation for student arrival by participating in tasks such as room inspections, assembling welcome packets, facilitating new student orientation, and conducting campus tours, among other responsibilities.
  • Meet and greet students at the airport and accompany them to the campus via private shuttle or taxi.
  • Provide support during new student check-ins.
  • Assist with student orientation sessions and end-of-course ceremonies.
  • Assist with room inspections during student check-outs and coordinate their airport transfers for a seamless departure experience.

Residential/Administrative/Miscellaneous

  • Ensure punctuality for all classes, excursions, and scheduled activities, contributing to the smooth operation and positive experience of the program.
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops when arranged.
  • Regularly capture photos and record videos of students, then promptly share them with management.
  • Assist students/chaperones with any questions/requests.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks, including helping with the daily operation of the camp, running errands, etc.
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with emergencies.
  • Manage any problems or incidents and report them to the management team.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field. A teaching certification or relevant teaching experience is a plus. Additionally, we welcome applications from current students or graduates from coding programs, as they bring practical knowledge and a fresh perspective to the role.
  • Coding Expertise: In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with a strong understanding of web development concepts, best practices, and standards.
  • Teaching Experience: Proven experience in teaching coding to students of different age groups and proficiency levels. Experience in curriculum development and instructional design is highly desirable.
  • Passion for Education: Genuine passion for teaching and inspiring students to learn coding, with the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively explain coding concepts and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Patience and Adaptability: Patience in guiding students through challenging coding tasks, adapting teaching methods to meet individual student needs, and fostering a positive learning environment.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to assist students in resolving technical issues related to coding.
  • Organization and Time Management: Effective organizational skills to plan lessons, manage student progress, and meet deadlines in a dynamic teaching environment.

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