Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the position of Migrant Education Program (MEP) Virtual Summer Camp Teacher. We are hiring to work June 2021 and July 2021.
MEP Summer Camp Teaching positions will teach at the 2021 Virtual Tennessee MEP Summer Camp. Teachers will provide supplemental educational services virtually to migratory children, grades K-12, enrolled in the Migrant Education Program in Tennessee. The successful candidates will be able to attend all required camp days, as well as the teacher training and the camp preparation days. Local teachers from the counties where there is a high density of migratory students are encouraged to apply (Ex. Hamblen, Macon, Rhea, Bledsoe, Putnam, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton).
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Sara Del Castillo, Director of People & Culture, via email to email@example.com. Indicate in the subject of the email what county you reside in.
Tennessee has a long tradition of hosting Migrant Education Program summer camps, which we are honored to continue carrying out even if it cannot be face to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful candidates will bring a team and camp spirit and a passion in supporting migratory students in growing in their academic journey.
This is a temporary certified teaching position that reports to the Curriculum Development Manager and collaborates closely with Regional Service Managers. Teachers will connect virtually with students using digital tools such as Zoom, Whatsapp and the phone to give children K-12 one-on-one or family based tutoring sessions in Literacy or Math. As many students are ELL, Literacy tutoring will be adjusted to ELL student needs.
Teachers will have a caseload of around 5 virtual tutoring sessions a day, 4 days a week. Teachers will also be compensated for planning time, in addition to the time directly working with students. Participating certified teachers must have flexible schedules and willing to reschedule sessions in the case of student cancellations, which is expected. Teacher schedules must be able to accommodate some tutoring sessions in the evenings and weekends, as this is the only time some migratory families are available.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend the MEP virtual teacher training
- Plan lessons using the Balanced Literacy curriculum and Math Matters curriculum used by the TN MEP
- Document work using the TN MEP lesson plans, attendance lists, assessments , etc.
- Work with the TN MEP Education Advisors to schedule and reschedule students as necessary for virtual camp tutoring sessions
- Teach virtual camp tutoring sessions with assigned students weekly during the duration of camp (either June or July depending on which session teacher is hired for)
- Administer pre and post tests to students, as well as camp evaluations
Qualifications (Education and Experience):
- Must pass background check or have been background checked in the last five years by the school system
- Must have a valid Tennessee Teaching Certificate
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
- ESL teachers, Math teachers, teachers with training in Literacy or experience teaching literacy preferred
- Teachers of grades K-12
- Experience working in a camp setting
- Experience using art, play and hands on activities to create learning environments where students are learning by doing
- Experience working with migratory students, ESL or ELL students, preferred
- Demonstrated appreciation for Latino culture and families, as well as other immigrant and refugee groups, essential
- Flexible schedules and adaptability necessary
- Experience and adaptability to using virtual tools
- Must have a home computer/laptop, stable internet connection and capacity to use phone to connect with students using phone apps
About Conexión Américas
Conexión Américas is a Latino nonprofit organization based in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. Our organization was founded in 2002 to address some of the most pressing challenges created by recent demographic changes in Middle Tennessee as an increasing number of Latino families come to this region searching for a better quality of life.
We focus on four areas of community impact:
Social Integration(family engagement, youth development and English as a Second Language), Economic Integration(homeownership, micro-entrepreneurship and taxpayer education/assistance), Civic Integration(community education through workshops and grassroots leadership development) and Community Development(arts and placemaking).
For more information about Conexión Américas, visit us at www.conexionamericas.org and check our organization’s profile at www.GivingMatters.com