Samos (Spain) | Greece
Samos Volunteers (SV) is an independent group of volunteers providing hygiene, informal education and psycho-social support to people living in the Samos camp.
The Education Coordinator works to ensure the quality and consistency of the informal educational program offered by Samos Volunteers in the Alpha Centre. With English, French, German and Greek, the Education Coordinator has responsibility for a key element of our psychosocial support program. It is an exciting time to take on this coordination role, as we are currently in the process of setting up a new working location near the soon-to-open MPRIC on Samos.
Starting date: ASAP
Location: Samos, Greece
Leading on education programming duties, and working closely with the coordination team to decide the overall direction of the Samos Volunteers’ informal education offering;
In times when Alpha is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, implementing, taking part in and overseeing online teaching initiatives;
Contributing to SV’s community engagement and diversity initiative including recruitment and support of teachers from the camp community;
Training new teachers in class management, behaviour, teaching advice and attendance recording through teacher observations, inductions, workshops and bi-weekly teaching workshops;
Chairing the bi-weekly teachers’ meeting;
Teaching classes of varying language levels and monitoring student needs, interest and demands;
Developing the Alpha class offering in response and according to available resources;
Looking to introduce new processes and systems to improve the consistency and quality of classes, including student feedback surveys;
Managing the student registration system and supervising the Volunteers on the registration team;
Coordination with the Alpha Centre and Volunteer Coordinators regarding the scheduling and initiation of activities;
Organising the teaching resources on a regular basis, add/remove materials as needed, and date and develop new syllabi and resources as necessary;
Representing SV at Education meetings with other actors on the island.
Aged over 24;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact with various actors and express ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
Teaching qualification, i.e. CELTA, TEFL, TESOL or Bachelor degree in a field related to education;
A minimum of two years teaching experience, ideally in a language teaching context;
Experience working with educational programs, including curriculum development, administrative processes, resource management, and syllabi and training plan creation;
Experience delivering online teaching modules will be considered an advantage;
An understanding of the complexity and challenges of humanitarian work, ideally with experience in a similar organisation or environment
Fluent English skills
Flexibility. Living and working on Samos is constantly changing and adapting, and two days never look the same. The ability to be adaptable and flexible is extremely important
The Coordinator will have their reasonable living expenses refunded by the organisation. This will be on average between 380-420 euros
All applications will receive equal treatment regardless of the applicant's sex, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances. Our aim is to foster a culture of inclusivity and to embrace and celebrate our differences. We therefore particularly encourage and will support applicants from under-represented backgrounds, such as people of colour, those who identify as LGBTQI+, and those from low-income backgrounds.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to our Project Manager by filling in this form. By sending us your application, you give your consent to Samos Volunteers to process your personal data. You have the right to withdraw your data at any time. Read our Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy for more information.
Looking forward to hearing from you!