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Employment Opportunities at the Goethe

Executive Director
•    Full-time
•    Compensation: Salary, Healthcare, Parking, Vacation, Paid Sick Days
•    Employment is at will
•    Currently located in Mid-town Atlanta, GA
•    Reports to Board of Directors 
•    Staff and organizational support include Language Director, Marketing & Outreach Director, Business Manager, plus Teachers and Volunteers

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking people and 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 and American life. 

Responsibilities

The Executive Director has three major accountabilities. First, nurture and grow the German language program. Second, produce cultural events to engage and inform the community. Third, build and nurture reciprocal relationships with other German cultural organizations, benefactors and members. Success will require regular and open communication with the Board, and active leadership and management of the staff and volunteers. The Executive Director will report to the Board and its Chair.

Language Program

The Executive Director will be accountable for growing the German language program and maintaining the standards and affiliation with the Goethe-Institut. This will be led by the Language Director through curriculum, teacher staffing and development, class scheduling and enrollment, and recruiting and/or training certified examiners to administer Goethe-Institut certificate exams. The language program must be able to accommodate both in-person and remote learning based on student interest. The Executive Director will help to develop, attain and renew language training contracts for corporate clients within the Southeastern U.S. region.  

Cultural Events and Outreach

The Executive Director will be a representative of the greater German-speaking, German cultural and arts communities which will require hosting a variety of cultural events, some in liaison with various affiliates of the Goethe-Institut. This will require building relationships and collaborations with other German cultural and philanthropic organizations as well as individuals interested in the German language and culture.

Management

The Executive Director will be responsible for the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta daily operations, developing appropriate training for the staff and teachers, and offering support in organizational tasks and projects. Personnel decisions are the responsibility of the Executive Director with approval by the Board.

Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with an affiliated language business. The Board expectation is that the Executive Director will lead and manage the organization according to the standards of the Goethe-Institut and good business principles. This includes timely filing of personnel, financial, business licensing requirements. Regular and open communication with the Board and the Board Chair are key to success.

Financial Management

Together with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work to ensure the organizational stability and overall financial health of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. This includes developing an annual budget and corresponding fundraising plan (complete with goals, objectives and activities). The Board and Executive Director will share responsibility for identifying and engaging new donors, sponsors, and partners.

The authority for approval for the Executive Director is in general determined by the Board and in alignment with the annual budget. Unbudgeted expenses in excess of $1,000 require separate board approval.

Should you be interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter to Cassidy Chreene Whittle at director@german-institute.org. Only qualified candidates and candidates eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer will be considered. Professional or native fluency in German is required. 


Language Program Director

  • Full-time
  • Compensation: Salary, Healthcare, Parking, Vacation, Paid Sick Days
  • Employment is at will
  • Currently located in Mid-town Atlanta, GA
  • Reports to Executive Director (ED)
  • Manages 15+ Contract Part-time Teachers and Examiners

Organization:


The mission of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking people and people of the southeastern United States as well as 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. Promote German as a foreign language.
 

Responsibilities

The Language Director will be responsible for growing the German language program, and maintaining the standards and affiliation with the Goethe-Institut. This will include curricula development, teacher staffing and development, class scheduling and enrollment, administration of Goethe-Institut certificate exams. The language program must be able to accommodate both in-person and remote learning primarily targeted to adult learners. The Language Director will work with the Executive Director to develop, attain and renew language training contracts for corporate clients within the Southeastern U.S. region.
 

Key Duties


Management of GZ Instructors
• Recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and training new teachers and examiners (together with ED)
• Planning and executing 5-8 teacher meetings/trainings per year
• Conducting quarterly teacher evaluations and discussing with ED
• Conducting classroom observations at least once per year per teacher,
depending on experience level
• Ensuring through quality management audits that instruction of classes is in
compliance with the Goethe-Institut standards (every three years)
• Building communication between teachers and staff
• Coordinating Goethe-Institut exams two to four times per year
• Recruiting, training and certifying new examiners

Client Management
• Evaluating proper level placement for students through our placement exam
• Ensuring the continued satisfaction of students
• Identifying potential new individual and corporate clients
• Maintaining relationships with corporate clients
• Negotiating contract terms with corporate clients (together with ED)
• Designing curricula and scheduling training sessions for corporate courses
• Developing Intercultural Trainings


Growth and Strategy
• Participating in Goethe-Institut Language Program Directors’ International phone conferences
• Participating in Goethe-Institut Language Program Directors’ annual meeting
• Working with the ED to propose classes, programs and policies which will lead
to increased enrollment and revenue
• Representing the Goethe-Zentrum within the larger foreign language
education community in the Southeastern U.S. region.
• Assist with business development in order to grow corporate classes and
increase corporate income


Administration
• Overseeing the curricula and policies (under the direction of the ED)
• Managing classroom technology
• Assisting with language program marketing
• Development and maintenance of annual class schedule
• Managing teachers’ schedules (in-person, online and remote corporate or private accounts)
• Developing and managing annual budget for language program
Team effort
• Actively participating in company and leadership meetings
• Assisting others on the team when needed
• Participating in and assisting with Educational Outreach programs
• Participating at Goethe-Zentrum events (may include some weekends and
evenings)
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director


Qualifications and Experience:
• Fluent in German and English (native or fluent in speaking and writing)
• 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-Institute 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
• Creative thinker who will continuously add new and exciting course options
and language events to the Language Program
• Ability to assess the German language needs of the Southeastern U.S. region,
develop and deliver language programs accordingly
• Qualification of certified language examiner for A1-C2 level exams preferred

Should you be interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter to Cassidy Chreene Whittle at director@german-institute.org. Only qualified candidates and candidates eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer will be considered. Professional or native fluency in German is required.


Deutsch Lehrende

  • Teilzeit, Stunden basierend auf der Anzahl der unterrichteten Kurse (typischerweise 1-2, obwohl die Option für mehr besteht)
  • Gehalt: $29/Stunde werktags, $31/Stunde Wochenende
  • Fernunterricht während COVID-19 verfügbar
  • Berichte an den Exekutivdirektor (ED) und den Direktor des Sprachprogramms
  • Die Arbeit ist Willensache.
     

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 director@german-institute.org