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Employment Opportunities – New York State

Part-Time Admin Assistant and Customer Service

The Language Learning Institute is seeking a mature, creative, and motivated person to fill a part-time Administrative Assistant and Customer Service position. The successful candidate must be intuitive, detail-oriented, adaptable, tech-savvy, and extremely well-organized. This is a person who is passionate about languages, with some degree of foreign language background, and who has a high level of competence in English grammar, both spoken and written. As most of the tasks are computer-based, the candidate must be comfortable using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, as well as occasionally working on web editing and digital media.

Daily responsibilities & tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting teachers with preparation of materials
    • E.g., PowerPoints, creative children’s activities, worksheets, and readings
  • Copying, printing, and scanning of documents
  • Registration and scheduling
  • Writing of memos, email blasts, and additional written correspondence
  • Phone communication with students, other businesses, and potential partnerships
    • Must be comfortable in a customer service role over the phone
  • Event planning, including contributing new and creative ideas
  • Creation of marketing and publicity materials for courses and events
  • Web editing
  • Social media

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Problem solving skills and tendency to think outside the box
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently
  • Positive attitude, with openness to new ideas and collaboration with others
  • Reliability with regard to meeting deadlines and completing tasks efficiently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new challenges
  • Attention to detail and aptitude for organization
  • Mature attitude with receptivity to criticism and guidance
  • Values consistent with the Language Learning Institute’s mission and ability to reflect this in interpersonal interactions
  • Sales and customer service experience
  • Some experience with photography and video equipment and editing software

Availability:

  • Between 10 and 20 hours per week, with some flexibility in schedule
  • Must be available weekdays between 10am and 6pm, with occasional evening hours

Part-Time Language Teachers

Reports To

The Founder/Director of The Language Learning Institute, LLC

Job Overview

The Language Learning Institute is seeking language teachers of French, Spanish and Italian, experienced working with young children, young adults, and/or adults. The class size is typically small (3 – 6) and can be both at The Language Learning Institute location and/or on-line. The class demographic ranges from young children to seniors.  The candidate must be willing and able to use the proven methodology (priority on speaking first) and be part of an innovative small team.  The chosen candidate must not only be able to effectively teach the target language as measured by the progress of their students’ language proficiency, but they must also create an engaging learning environment by following the methodology such that the students desire to continue studying at the Language Learning Institute.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement the curriculum using the prescribed methodology with fidelity
  • Customization of prepared lesson plans for each class consistent with the methodology
  • Build a culture of trust and learning
  • Facilitate a highly engaging learning experience resulting in increasing fluency and student retention
  • Maintain contact with administration daily by checking email twice a day and responding

Other Required Duties

  • Participate in The Language Learning Institute events
  • Prepare materials for class use (PowerPoints, flashcards, etc.) if needed
  • Participate in curriculum development if needed
  • Participate in meetings as requested
  • Copy, scan, and send materials to students
  • Participate in performance evaluation and professional development as requested
  • Communicate with students as required
  • Participate in event planning
  • More Stuff…

Other Potential Duties for those Skilled and Inclined

  • Create marketing and publicity materials for courses and events
  • Write copy for blogs
  • Post appropriately on Language Learning Institute social media
  • Update Website 
  • Still More Stuff…

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in the target language with studies in education or native speaker
  • Background in linguistics and phonetics helpful
  • Legal work status per Homeland Security and US Department of Labor
  • Must have cultural experience from living in the country of the target language
  • Teaching Experience (3 – 5 years) and level of experience (e.g., early ed., high school, adult) or alternative experience
  • Experience with on-line presentation and teaching
  • More…

Skills

  • Fluent in the target language
  • Clear diction
  • Good command of the English language 
  • Moderate fluency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Problem-solving skills and tendency to think outside the box
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently
  • Open to new ideas and collaboration with others
  • Reliability regarding meeting deadlines and completing tasks efficiently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new challenges 
  • Attention to detail and aptitude for organization
  • Open to feedback and guidance
  • Embrace and apply The Language Learning Institute’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Some experience with photography and video equipment is helpful 

Availability:

  • 6 to 20 hours per week
  • Must be willing to commit to being available two days per week from 8 am to 8 pm (specifics to be agreed upon)
  • Flexibility for other hours acceptable.

Policies 

Due to the uniqueness of the teaching method and our programs, the signing of non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements and work for hire agreements are required upon acceptance of the position. Also, you agree to work with The Language Learning Institute exclusively. 

Send resume to nscarselletta@languagelearninginstitute.com or call (518)-346-7096