EAL COORDINATOR Suito International Junior and Senior High School, Osaka, Japan
The Osaka YMCA has entered into a dynamic partnership with the City of Osaka to operate a joint Japanese-English International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme School (grades 7-12). This groundbreaking partnership will be the first of its kind in Japan. We are seeking a highly motivated, flexible and friendly educator to join our City School start up team. The ideal candidate for the position of EAL Coordinator will be excited by the opportunity to break new ground and will demonstrate an interest in the creation of a new public, international school. Those of us who are already on the team believe that this is a 'career defining' initiative given its importance to the Japanese educational landscape.
Note this school will be an official Japanese public school, so it must follow the Japanese academic calendar. The school year will start in April and end in March. There will be summer, winter and spring breaks in addition to national holidays. There will be approximately 200-210 student contact days and perhaps 220 work days. Extra compensation of 20,000 Japanese yen per month is given because of this. Osaka YMCA Schools Division offers some of the highest wages in Japan.
Osaka YMCA Schools Division prioritizes the following essential qualities for its employees: -Team Chemistry -Character -Commitment -Competence -Creativity -Leadership -Contribution
Note: Osaka YMCA Schools Division is an evolving landscape with a variety of key partnerships and initiatives. The EAL Coordinator will play a key role both in and out of the school.
General Qualifications: -Education credentials and relevant professional certifications that match the position offered -Three or more years of experience in a K-12 nationally or internationally accredited school -Experience working within the International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP and/or DP systems
General Competencies: -A passion for education and the candidate's specialization -Multicultural competency and international mindedness -An understanding of the IB Standards and Practices -An ability to contribute to curriculum and program development -Leadership qualities commensurate with the position -A highly collaborative approach -An ability to navigate the uncertainties of a start-up environment (positive, calm, flexible, organized, self-starter, pioneering spirit)
Position-Specific Responsibilities: -Development of comprehensive EAL support programs -Program design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation -Determining necessary resources -Determining assessments for English language proficiency -Overseeing EAL and ALT (assistant language teacher) staff -Participating in the recruitment and retention of EAL and ALT staff -Advising other EAL programs within the Osaka YMCA schools division
Other Responsibilities: -Supporting the Diploma Coordinator through the school authorization process -Support with the writing of school policies and procedures -Participation in meetings related to school planning -Engaging with teachers and supporting their development of language acquisition and teaching methodologies
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About Osaka YMCA
Osaka YMCA was founded in 1882 (Meiji year 15), as Tosabori Youth Hall, and was a front-runner of western civilization. It had a signi?cant impact as a citizen’s movement. The Youth Hall was the ?rst of its kind in the East. It was used for various purposes including the following: lectures, meetings and gatherings. The YMCA was one of the earliest businesses to begin English language instruction and college preparatory classes. This is where professional schools and prep schools of today have their beginning.Additionally, it was through the YMCA, that Japan was introduced to basketball and volleyball. The YMCA also had a great impact on health and outdoor activities. The pioneering work of youth programs, conducted by the private sector, have contributed by providing social and physical education. Since that time, YMCA has expanded its activities to provide for the needs of the community, making it a safe place in which young people can grow. Additionally, to deal with current issues, YMCA has programs available to parents of children with learning disabilities.Making use of the YMCA global network, a dispatch of youth volunteers is available to provide assistance in case of natur...al disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. By participating in these activities, volunteers have the opportunity to be educated regarding peace, the environment and human rights.