Create a safe and interactive learning environment for teens to develop communication skills, and learn conflict prevention and prejudice reduction techniques. Participants will represent a variety of background and cultures. This workshop includes practical application to inspire young, emerging leaders. Professional skills and experience are required in facilitation, group dynamics, conflict resolution, prejudice reduction, and methods of training in the value of diversity.

Deliver the Dialogue Workshop curriculum to youths ages 14-18, approximately 2 hours/day, 5 days/week. Translate knowledge of subject matter into an effective, experiential form appropriate for youth participants of varied cultures, consistent with principles and philosophy of the Global Youth Village.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years advanced training and/or professional teaching experience in area of diversity training, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution or other related fields
  • Age 21 and over
  • Ability to teach using experiential methods
  • Proven expertise in personal delivery of subject matter
  • Organized, able to plan daily content of workshop
  • Ability to adapt teaching style to individual needs
  • Ability to create a harmonious group dynamic
  • Ability to lead and moderate discussions
  • Ability to work effectively in a team / with a partner
  • Fluent in English
  • Desire and ability to work with youths in an non-traditional educational setting (i.e. – residential, outdoors, experiential)

Responsible to: Workshop Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and deliver workshop curriculum, with guidance from the Workshop Coordinator (or other Administrative Staff) (Approximately 7-10 teaching days per session.)
  2. Monitor use of equipment and supplies in workshop area; requisition equipment and supplies as needed.
  3. Set up teaching space and maintain order and cleanliness throughout the summer
  4. Identify maintenance needs on facility and equipment, and report to maintenance staff.
  5. Communicate with administrative and cabin staff as necessary, regarding an individual youth’s performance and/or special needs.
  6. Clean and close down teaching area at end of the summer, including inventory and storing of equipment and supplies.
  7. Provide detailed report and evaluation of workshop, as actually delivered, with recommendations for next season.
  8. Document new material developed for workshop.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the design and delivery of select evening programs or other special events, at least once a week.
  2. Teach occasional afternoon activities or electives, or fulfill some other secondary programmatic role of interest
  3. Fulfill other support functions as outlined in the general job description, applicable to all staff (i.e. being part of a meal clean-up team once a day, helping set up and break down facility, etc.)

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with workshop group, peers, and supervisors.
  2. Cognitive ability to plan and conduct activities to achieve youth development objectives.
  3. Ability to observe and assess participant behavior, enforce appropriate safety guidelines and emergency procedures, and provide guidance and discipline as needed.

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