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Language Program Director

Language Program Director: approx. 20 hours per week (may include weekends and evenings); can supplement position with teaching hours to reach near full-time status; 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 people of the Southeastern United States 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 and with the assistance of the Associate Language Program 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 within the larger 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 the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Fluent in German and English (native or near-native
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in German or Education preferred
  • Extensive experience teaching German as a foreign language (Certificate of Teaching German as a Foreign Language and Goethe-Institut examiner’s certificate a plus)
  • 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 be an enthusiastic employee who values the importance of and recognizes challenges associated with learning a new language.

How to apply:

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

 

 

 


Deutsch Lehrende

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: Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, Executive Director.