Work with HELP

Position: Administrative Assistant
Location: New York, NY

Mission: The Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) provides merit-based and need-based scholarships for top high school graduates to attend the best universities in Haiti. HELP scholarships provide opportunity for deserving young men and women, make a significant contribution to the growth of the trained middle class and change the long-standing inequities and rigid class structure of Haitian society.

Job Description: The Assistant reports to HELP’s Development Manager and is responsible for performing the day-to-day tasks to efficiently run a small dynamic office and thus plays a major role in the success of HELP’s U.S. operations. The Assistant also performs development research, and assists with HELP events.

Responsibilities:
Purchasing, vendor relationships, and maintenance of supplies
Coordinate travel and maintain calendars and contacts for senior staff
Project support, including compliance filings and expense reporting
Maintain corporate insurance coverage, employee benefits for US staff
Compliance with federal, state and local filings and regulations
Assist with IT maintenance and support
Assist the Executive Director and senior staff with tasks and/or special projects as required.
Assist Development staff with mass mailings, data entry, and other tasks as necessary
Provide operational support to Haiti office as needed (e.g. purchasing and shipping, advertising international positions)

Qualifications:
A commitment to the mission and values of HELP
Strong research, writing, and communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail
The ability work independently and as a member of a small team in a fast-paced environment

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the posit HELP Administrative Assistant.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to nburke@uhelp.net and include Admin Assistant in subject line.

Position opened until filled. Due to the volume of applicants we will only reply to those we see as potential candidates.

Position: Senior English Instructor (SEI)
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 

Background: The goal of HELP’s Academic Department is for all students to develop English proficiency, capacity in information technologies, as well as the skills and desire to work for positive change in Haiti. While HELP’s English, IT, and C&L classes are taught as separate curricula, cross-curricular connections are an important part of course development.

Job Description: The Senior English Instructor (SEI) is responsible for coordinating major components of the English Language program. The SEI reports to the Academic Director (AD) and also works closely with the Citizenship & Leadership (C&L) staff and the IT staff. Responsibilities include: facilitating courses, managing program resources, measuring and reporting on English language proficiency, overseeing the delegation of the English program’s administrative tasks and communications, and collaborating with the AD and the other English instructors to improve the program structure through tasks such as curriculum development. The SEI will also be called upon to represent the English Language program to visitors, donors, etc. Proficiency in educational technologies is an asset.

Specific tasks include:
• Shared administrative duties including: reporting, managing the English program budget, updating database (with information pertinent to English program), instructor training, overseeing English intern activities, recruiting and hiring program staff, resource management (approximately 10 hours/week)
• Teaching 8-10 classes (weekly) including: planning and preparation, office hours/tutoring, evaluations and attendance (approximately 15 class hours/week and 10 planning/evaluation hours/week)
• Co-curricular responsibilities: collaborating with staff and students for Saturday activities, overseeing the tutoring program (approximately 5 hours/ week)
• Extra-curricular responsibilities: organizing study abroad requirements, English translation of staff reports (approximately 2 hours / week)

Indicators of Performance: These indicators are used to guide the performance evaluation for this position. Please note, that these indices are not exhaustive but they are meant to help the employee prioritize her/his work and for his/her supervisor to follow his/her performance:
1. Reports are complete and submitted on time.
2. The English budget is well organized throughout the year and balanced.
3. Employee has served as a resource for students and staff interested in improving English proficiency.
4. Employee contributes to publicity and promotion of English program
5. English Program initiatives are organized according to the annual calendar.
6. Student English proficiency is assessed and reported upon at least twice a year.
7. Employee demonstrates a positive and collaborative attitude and represents the institution well inside and outside of HELP.

Minimum Qualifications :
• Bachelor’s degree (in a related field)
• Experience in program management, campus organizing, service education, and/or civic engagement is an asset. (Experience in Haiti is strongly preferred.)
• Excellent communication skills, flexibility, ability to work under high-pressure situations, ability to multi-task
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ease with autonomy and limited structure
• Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs (Excel, Word)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and speak English and Haitian Creole. French is an asset.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mbalzer@uhelp.net by March 15th, 2016.

Position: Senior English Instructor (SEI)
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 

Background: The goal of HELP’s Academic Department is for all students to develop English proficiency, capacity in information technologies, as well as the skills and desire to work for positive change in Haiti. While HELP’s English, IT, and C&L classes are taught as separate curricula, cross-curricular connections are an important part of course development.

Job Description: The Senior English Instructor (SEI) is responsible for coordinating major components of the English Language program. The SEI reports to the Academic Director (AD) and also works closely with the Citizenship & Leadership (C&L) staff and the IT staff. Responsibilities include: facilitating courses, managing program resources, measuring and reporting on English language proficiency, overseeing the delegation of the English program’s administrative tasks and communications, and collaborating with the AD and the other English instructors to improve the program structure through tasks such as curriculum development. The SEI will also be called upon to represent the English Language program to visitors, donors, etc. Proficiency in educational technologies is an asset.

Specific tasks include:
• Shared administrative duties including: reporting, managing the English program budget, updating database (with information pertinent to English program), instructor training, overseeing English intern activities, recruiting and hiring program staff, resource management (approximately 10 hours/week)
• Teaching 8-10 classes (weekly) including: planning and preparation, office hours/tutoring, evaluations and attendance (approximately 15 class hours/week and 10 planning/evaluation hours/week)
• Co-curricular responsibilities: collaborating with staff and students for Saturday activities, overseeing the tutoring program (approximately 5 hours/ week)
• Extra-curricular responsibilities: organizing study abroad requirements, English translation of staff reports (approximately 2 hours / week)

Indicators of Performance: These indicators are used to guide the performance evaluation for this position. Please note, that these indices are not exhaustive but they are meant to help the employee prioritize her/his work and for his/her supervisor to follow his/her performance:
1. Reports are complete and submitted on time.
2. The English budget is well organized throughout the year and balanced.
3. Employee has served as a resource for students and staff interested in improving English proficiency.
4. Employee contributes to publicity and promotion of English program
5. English Program initiatives are organized according to the annual calendar.
6. Student English proficiency is assessed and reported upon at least twice a year.
7. Employee demonstrates a positive and collaborative attitude and represents the institution well inside and outside of HELP.

Minimum Qualifications :
• Bachelor’s degree (in a related field)
• Experience in program management, campus organizing, service education, and/or civic engagement is an asset. (Experience in Haiti is strongly preferred.)
• Excellent communication skills, flexibility, ability to work under high-pressure situations, ability to multi-task
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ease with autonomy and limited structure
• Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs (Excel, Word)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and speak English and Haitian Creole. French is an asset.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mbalzer@uhelp.net by March 15th, 2016.

Position: English Language Fellowship
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Time Period: Two year commitment

 

Background: The goal of HELP’s Academic Department is for all students to develop English proficiency, capacity in information technologies, as well as the skills and desire to work for positive change in Haiti. HELP’s English, IT, and Citizenship & Leadership (C&L) classes are taught as separate curricula, however cross-curricular connections are an important part of course development.

Duties: The English Language Fellow reports to HELP’s Senior English Instructor and works with other program staff on all aspects of the English program for 170 HELP scholarship students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Teaching HELP’s English curricula, including class scheduling, grading, office hours, and individual tutoring
• Monitoring and evaluating courses and students’ progress
• Reporting (weekly tracking charts, monthly program reports, special event reports)
• Coordinating with other HELP staff to ensure consistency of the English program’s message and approach, as well as planning English-focused extracurricular events which may be in collaboration with C&L Program (such as volunteer projects, game nights, and other student-led initiatives)
• Outreach to guest speakers and institutions that can provide assistance in advancing HELP’s mission
• Completing a self-designed project based on fellow’s skills and the organization’s needs. The objective of the project must be to strengthen the English program through applied work experience, efficient project implementation (and documentation), and collaborative assessment of project deliverables.
The English Language Fellow’s responsibilities may also include interviewing students, drafting student profiles, updates for HELP marketing materials and donor reports, and helping students with international study opportunities, etc.

HELP offers round-trip airfare to Haiti, housing, living stipend, and health insurance.

Requirements:
1) Bachelor’s degree
2) Experience in English instruction
3) Strong writing skills
4) Ability to adapt to foreign and possibly difficult environments and situations
5) Sense of initiative, ability to work independently and as part of a team
6) Fluency in spoken and written English. French and Creole are a plus.
7) Experience using the Moodle knowledge platform is an asset.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to mbalzer@uhelp.net by March 15th, 2016.