5.22.17 – Learning Centers Director
Wings of Hope, Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia
Sarah P’s comments: Actually, this position is listed as ‘paid volunteer’ but that is an oxymoron. The position does cover expenses plus a small salary which is much better than volunteer positions where you have to pay! On the negative side, it sounds like quite a job, of which overseeing the library is a small part. The deadline was May 20 but if you are interested, shoot of a quick letter and resume. Volunteer and low pay positions are usually not as strict about deadlines as jobs.
The position of Cambodia Director for Wings of Hope/John Givonetti Giving is a multifaceted position managing a program that aims to provide rural Cambodian children (currently 500 to 600 students in three schools) with the skills to pull themselves out of poverty, primarily through instruction in English and computer skills. Teaching is conducted by an organized group of high school students (Student Teachers) that JGG has trained to teach both subjects (currently 60 Student Teachers). The position is based in Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia with occasional travel outside the area to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. We are seeking a minimum one year commitment.
While the JGG Director is responsible for all JGG program activities, the primary allocation of the Director’s time and effort will be the administrative functions specified in General Responsibilities.
1. Effective organizational skills & multi-tasking ability in a developing country context
2. Very strong record keeping and reporting abilities are essential. This is a primary skill requirement.
3. Good written and verbal presentation/reporting
4. The ability to be culturally sensitive while achieving the goals of JGG.
5. Good working knowledge of English including writing/conversation/grammar. No teaching degree is required.
a. Persistent (everything is exponentially more difficult to do in Cambodia) and timely response to tax issues, government NGO operating requirements, insurance maintenance, building maintenance, construction projects, banking and internal accounting requirements.
b. Manage budget and expense journal entry process (development/implementation/periodic reporting) and clearly reporting this information expeditiously to the JGG Chairman.
c. Facility management for the two Learning Centers, the Siem Respite Center, the two Phnom Penh Dormitories and smaller projects.
d. Timely reporting to the Chairman of all JGG activities and prompt response to requests made by the Chairman and to the needs of Wings of Hope, a supporting charity.
e. Maintain with updates and improvements JGG’s Facebook page and website.
f. Implement/manage all other JGG activities and new projects as they develop.
g. Maintain good relationships with all levels of the Cambodian government (National/Provincial/Commune/Village) and school administration leaders.
h. Manage/develop staff and oversee their activities (currently 3 full-time Program Assistants (one position is open), 1 full-time Librarian, 5 part-time Professional teachers, 2 part-time US Peace Corps Volunteers, 2 House Supervisors (at Siam Reap and Phnom Penh dormitories) and 1 full-time House Attendant in Siem Reap.
2. English Outreach and Computer Training Programs
a. Train new and existing Student Teachers in teaching, English and computer skills including conducting weekend instruction classes.
b. Manage/train the professional part-time English teacher.
c. Conduct weekly review meeting with JGG staff and Student Teachers.
d. Monitor classroom activities with Student Teachers to insure the quality of the English training.
e. Develop/manage computer training for Student Teachers and selected other students.
f. Manage the four part-time math, science and English teachers preparing Student Teachers in their final high school year for the 12<sup>th</sup> grade exam.
g. Coordinate JGG activities between Bak Chinhchien, Romlech, and Koh Svey schools.
3. John Givonetti Learning Centers (2 buildings)
a. Train/manage Librarian.
b. Develop program for Student Teachers to assist in Library.
c. Create/implement development plans for both facilities including implementing computer training, and the acquisition of new books, video material and related programs.
4. John Givonetti Respite Center & Dormitories – Siem Riep & Phnom Penh (3 buildings)
a. Utilize the House Supervisor to oversee all Respite Center activities including the housing of former Student Teachers now attending university and JGG guests.
HOW TO APPLY
Compensation: This is a volunteer position, offering a monthly stipend and a year-end bonus. Expenses are covered including airfare, lodging, meals, and insurance.
LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. English fluency is necessary.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED