Are you qualified and interested, or do you know someone who might be?
Part-time – 30 weekly hours
About the School
Casa Italiana is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.
Due to the physical requirements and nature of this position, as well as venue limitations all applicants must be able to climb stairs and use a computer without assistance.
If you are applying from outside the U.S., please note that Casa Italiana is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.
Casa Italiana is an emanation of the Holy Rosary Church community and as such the institution’s main work ideal is based on the principle of mutual aid and support.
Minimum Essential Requirements:
•Superior competency in Italian •MA in teaching IFL (Italian as Foreign Language), applied linguistics, or humanities •Minimum of 5 years IFL (Italian as Foreign Language) teaching experience •Management experience in an IFL (Italian as Foreign Language) or other educational setting •Proficient in the use of the PC (Word, Power Point, Excel) •Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills •Service oriented, having the ability to relate well to a wide range of cultural groups, and be willing of promoting "ILS" to prospective and current students •Goal-oriented, a hands-on manager, and able to identify the need for - and initiate- action plans to continuously improve the services provided •Problem-solving, flexible attitude •Must be eligible to live and work in the U.S
•PhD in teaching IFL, applied linguistics, or humanities •Previous experience in the direction of language schools
This is a part-time job with 30 weekly hours. The position requires the presence in the school from Sunday to Thursday with three evenings per week.
The mission of the Casa Italiana Language School (CILS) Director is to promote the Italian language and culture by ensuring high level quality of teaching for both adult and children language courses, offered by Casa Italiana and by other private and public schools (primary, middle, and high schools in the Washington metropolitan area (elementary, middle, and high) with which Casa Italiana has established an ongoing relationship);
The Director is required to manage the financial and human resources of Casa Italiana and she/he is directly accountable to the School President, with whom regular meetings need to be held.
The Director must act in accordance with Casa Italiana Language School mission statement and with all the decisions that have been or will be approved by the President and the Casa Italiana Language School Board of Directors.
The Director has the authority to make decisions on the daily running of the school, while keeping the President regularly informed.
More specifically, the Director is responsible for educational program offered by the school, including the supervision of faculty, the organization of teacher training and faculty meetings, as well as the management of learning resources.
The Director’s duties include but are not limited to:
-Recruitment of teachers of Italian as a Foreign Language, which also requires the final approval of the President of the School; -Class assignment to teachers; -Teacher training and supervision; -Promotion of Italian as Foreign Language teaching in a few private and public schools in the Washington metropolitan area (elementary, middle, and high) with which Casa Italiana has established an ongoing relationship; -Design and organization of “special language and culture courses”, according to the interest of students and availability of qualified teachers; -Prior to each session, liaising with the printing company for preparing the school brochure and scheduling of the advertisement with selected newspaper and/or websites; -Preparation of the annual budgets and financial reports for both the Italian Embassy and the Board of Directors of Casa Italiana Language School, in a timely manner and with the assistance of the parish bookkeeper; -As the main point of contact between the Italian Embassy and the school, maintaining cooperative and productive working relations by attending monthly meetings with the Educational Officer of the Italian Embassy; -Maintaining professional relations with Italian American organizations whose main mission is to promote the Italian language and culture in American schools as well as in Italian American societies; -Promotion of a high level of teaching. This may include class observations and one-to-one meetings with the instructors. -Participation in the Board of Directors’ meetings whenever requested by the chair.
Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and specific proven experience.