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Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We offer purpose-driven, challenging work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture, and encourage employees to pursue their professional and personal passions.
What You’ll Do:
The International Admissions Specialist represents the Participate Learning mission and goals with the international education community, including prospects, active program participants, and international as well as domestic program collaborators and partners.
The International Admissions Specialist (IAS) is responsible for all aspects of converting teacher applicants into qualified candidates. This encompasses clear understanding of all guidelines of the Admissions/Selection process and J-1 visa regulations, advising teachers during their process, teacher certification and licensure, facilitating the successful placement of teachers in our partner schools and providing support during their visa process. The IAS is the main point of contact for teacher candidates after they pass their Participate Learning interview until teachers arrive in the U.S.
This position specializes in conducting virtual interviews to evaluate applicants' teaching abilities, English language proficiency, cultural adjustment, interpersonal skills and visa requirements and will provide recommendations of candidates’ suitability for placement.
The IAS works closely with the Admissions, Recruitment, Placement and Teacher Resources teams in selecting highly qualified teachers. As part of a collaborative team effort, the IAS helps manage the prospects pipeline to meet partner school demands aligned with candidate’s preferences. Additionally, the IAS collaborates with specific interview projects to optimize interview scheduling, ensure the quality of candidates selected, and is able to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of the overall selection process.
- Teacher Selection - Area of Specialization - Interviews 75%
2. Admissions - 25%
Screen and prepare for placement of well qualified educators based on program qualification policies and J-1 visa regulations: review online applications, thorough document review, including background and reference verification, education and experience evaluations, on-going communications and support with applicants.
Complete preliminary international credential evaluations for educators applying to teach in U.S. schools to determine licensure eligibility for each state.
Review teacher video clips for presentation to school clients.
Create and manage physical files and digital records for all teacher prospects, ensuring confidentiality, validity of documentation submitted, thoroughness in information recorded and completeness of records for approved and placed candidates.
Collaborate with the Teacher Resources team and other colleagues in coordinating travel and transition logistics, ensuring a timely arrival in the U.S. and also during teacher arrival orientation based on team specific needs.
Counsel educators as they show interest in applying and during interviews – including facilitating their understanding of how to meet program requirements and whether the program is a good fit for them.
Support educators through placement and transition to the U.S. – ensuring they are well-prepared to begin their program, including that they complete Admissions courses and orientation, that they promptly obtain their visas and provide information/documentation required upon placement.
Collaborate and present during information sessions, and live calls.
May represent Participate Learning at recruitment events.