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The ideal candidate will provide technical guidance to the Chief of Staff relating to changes and developments of YFU’s IT systems and processes. In addition to possessing the technical knowledge to learn the back end of YFU’s IT systems, the IT Operations Manager can clearly and effectively communicate changes, issues, and outcomes to YFU stakeholder staff and customers. The IT Operations Manager has an overall understanding of YFU’s mission and organizational goals and makes decisions and recommendations to align the IT Department to those goals and budget considerations. The position can think strategically, but can also act with a direct hands-on-approach to resolve issues and interface professionally with customers.

USA For You ESOL Teacher – Ann Arbor, MI

Jennifer McKendree


USA For You ESOL Teacher – Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                      

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Coordinator of Program Development

 Worker Status:

Independent Contractor


Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is running a 2 week program for 15 high school students from Germany, with a focus on Community Service. This is a grant-funded program, coordinated through YFU Germany. During their two-week stay in the US, the students engage in English Language classes, community service activities, and a few social and cultural activities. They are placed with volunteer host families, who invite the students to be a part of their family for these two weeks. The students make ever-lasting bonds with other students, their host families, the volunteers, and the employees and contractors that work with them.

 The program runs from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 26, 2019.


The role of ESOL Teacher has two major parts: Pre-Program Class Preparation and Program Execution. The ESOL Teacher will plan and teach ESOL instruction classes for 15 German students based on their English level. Prior years curriculum may be requested if relevant and English classes should incorporate the themes of community service encountered by the students during their various activities. The final class should include final presentations by the students exhibiting what they’ve learned throughout the program.


Create and deliver a meaningful English learning experience for German students to the US through careful planning to help them improve English skills with a focus on community service.


  • Serve as ESOL teacher during contracted term.

  • Plan and compile curriculum of ESOL classes based on students’ English levels.

  • Deliver 6 sessions of English instruction, each session 3 hours, including the final presentations. Classes will be project-learning based and focused on practical application in a community setting.

  • Make small assignments between classes if appropriate.

  • Coordinate with YFU project coordinator and local Group Leader with class arrangements.


Six classroom sessions run from 4/15/2018 to 4/26/2018. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, unless otherwise noted in work order. Each session is 3 hours in length and begins at 9AM unless otherwise noted.

 Preparation time is at the contractor’s discretion.


 Payment will be $700 and will be provided in a lump sum after the conclusion of the program.


Applicants must be eligible for employment and able to pass a pre-employment background check. If you are qualified and interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements at the career site.