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Language Program Director

Language Program Director, approx. 30 hours per week (may include weekends and evenings); employment is at will

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking and American people and to facilitate and present projects of national and international scope to promote a better understanding of German culture, language and society within the larger context of European life.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Language Program Director coordinates the activities related to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta’s language programs, including, but not limited to managing a team of 15+ teachers and ensuring that students’ needs are met. In addition, the Language Program Director plays a key role in proposing and implementing strategies for the continuing expansion of the language program.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

Management of Teacher Team

  • Recruiting new teachers (together with executive director)
  • Ensuring the quality of instruction in compliance with the Goethe-Institut standards
  • Building communication between teachers and staff
  • Coordinating Goethe-Institut exams and – if certified examiner – administering these exams

Client Management

  • Evaluating proper level placement for students
  • Ensuring the continued satisfaction of students
  • Identifying potential new individual and corporate clients

Growth and Strategy

  • Working with the executive director to propose educational programs and policies which will lead to increased revenue
  • Increasing student enrollment by proposing classes, programs and policies
  • Representing the Goethe-Zentrum at various Goethe-Zentrum/community programs
  • Networking with the foreign language education community

Administration

  • Overseeing the curriculum and policies (under the direction of the executive director)
  • Managing classroom technology
  • Assisting with language program marketing
  • Managing teachers’ schedules (at the center and with corporate or private accounts)

Team effort:

  • Actively participating in team meetings
  • Assisting others on the team when needed
  • Participating in and assisting with Educational Outreach programs
  • Participating at Goethe-Zentrum events (may include weekends and evening)

Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Fluent in German and English (native or near-native)
  • Master’s Degree in German or Education
  • Extensive experience teaching German as a foreign language (Certificate of Teaching German as a Foreign Language and Goethe-Institut examiner’s certificate a plus)
  • In-depth knowledge of latest teaching methods and understanding of the CEFR
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of German culture
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Understanding of a nonprofit work environment such as a Goethe Institut/Zentrum or similar organization
  • Experience managing groups of people from diverse backgrounds
  • The ideal candidate will furthermore have experience in an office environment, the ability to multitask, and to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, via e-mail: director@german-institute.org.


German Teachers

Wir suchen engagierte, dynamische und kompetente Lehrkräfte für unsere Deutschkurse am Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. Unsere Kurse finden überwiegend abends und am Wochenende statt. Wir bieten vornehmlich Erwachsenenkurse (Einzel- und Gruppenunterricht), aber auch Kinder- und Jugendkurse an.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen / Lehrerqualifikation

  • Muttersprache Deutsch (oder gleichwertige deutsche Sprachkenntnisse)
  • fachbezogener Hochschulabschluss, vorzugsweise DaF und/oder Germanistik, ggfs. andere fremdsprachliche Philologie
  • mehrjährige DaF-Lehrerfahrung, vorzugsweise im Erwachsenenbereich
  • US-Arbeitserlaubnis (per Green Card oder US-Staatsbürgerschaft)
  • Bereitschaft zur regelmäßigen Teilnahme an den Lehrertreffen

Unter besonderen Umständen sind – nach Ermessen der Sprachleitung – Ausnahmen zu den oben genannten Anforderungen möglich. 

Einarbeitung / Hospitationsphase und Lehrprobe

  • Hospitation von mindestens sechs Kurstreffen auf zwei verschiedenen Kursstufen bei zwei verschiedenen Lehrkräften im Laufe eines Unterrichtsquartals (Winter, Frühjahr, Sommer oder Herbst)
  • Durchführung und bestehen einer Probestunde (mit Vor- und Nachbesprechung) 

Neue Lehrkräfte werden zunächst vorzugsweise in allgemeinsprachlichen Standardkursen der Niveaus A 2 und B 1 eingesetzt. 

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen an:

Jasmin Maercz, Language Program Director: LanguageDirector@german-institute.org


Social Media and Marketing Intern

Social Media Intern, approx. 20 hours per week, hours are flexible but may include weekends and evenings; employment is at will

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking and American people and to facilitate and present projects of national and international scope to promote a better understanding of German culture, language and society within the larger context of European life.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Social Media Intern is responsible for the overall communications and public relations of the Goethe-Zentrum. We are seeking a candidate who will assist in the development and implementation of innovative and effective marketing pieces to support the growth of our organization in a competitive marketplace.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Creating a vibrant online presence through social media
  • Tracking and reporting of statistics for web-based accounts
  • Managing the weekly newsletter
  • Maintaining the Goethe-Zentrum website
  • Assisting with outreach and cultural programming
  • Leading e-mail campaigns for events and fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Intermediate German skills in writing and speaking
  • Strong knowledge of German culture
  • Experience with managing numerous social media platforms
  • Proficient photography skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • The ideal candidate will furthermore have experience in an office environment and have an understanding of nonprofit organizations.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, via e-mail: director@german-institute.org.