我们在招募上海英语教学项目协调员!

铺路石目前招募一名能够辅助项目经理协调上海英语教学项目的项目协调员。该协调员将成为铺路石与上海合作学校和社区中心沟通英语志愿教学项目的主要负责人,同时需要负责协调铺路石的高中生志愿者项目。 

项目协调员主要有以下三方面职责: 

  1. 与上海的学校、社区中心以及其他合作伙伴保持联络,以确保上海英语教学项目的顺利开展和施行。
  2. 协助志愿者(尤其是高中生志愿者)的组织和管理。
  3. 协助项目经理综合规划、并施行铺路石上海英语教学项目及夏令营项目。 

继2006年创立以来,铺路石致力于组织志愿项目在多所学校和社区中心为随迁子女、留守儿童及贫困儿童提供教学。上海英语教学项目是铺路石最早的且至今规模最大的项目,有几百名志愿者在上海30个教学地点为几千名学生提供教学。上海英语教学项目协调员需要和已有项目合作伙伴沟通和维持关系,并同时与潜在合作者建立新的合作关系。

这份职位对于想要在非营利机构环境中组织志愿者项目的人来说,是一个很难得的机会。 

上海英语教学项目协调员工作描述

受聘者需向上海英语教学项目经理汇报工作,并融入一个团结且互相帮助的团队。 

主要职责:

与上海学校和社区中心联络: 

  • 与上海英语教学项目的合作学校和社区中心保持沟通及良好的工作关系。
  • 确保所有参与上海英语教学项目的合作伙伴、志愿者、家长及学生签署协议。
  • 受理项目合作伙伴的劳务费和场地费。
  • 辅助包括定性和定量问卷在内的评估和监测工作。确保在开始新项目前完成必要基线数据的收集,在学期结束时完成比较数据的收集。 

协调高中生志愿者

  • 协调高中生志愿者团队确保课程教学按照计划进行。
  • 在必要时安排代课老师。
  • 定期实地考察项目点,支持、观察志愿者并向志愿者提供反馈。
  • 每周核查出勤表以及志愿者的教学计划,期末准备志愿者证书。
  • 在志愿者数据库中更新志愿者信息。
  • 在每学期末组织志愿者答谢会。 

项目协调员将有机会协助其上司战略性规划并评估上海英语教学项目,以及志愿者的招募、培训、管理和沟通工作。 

职位要求: 

  • 大学或同等程度学历;
  • 有项目协调方面、非营利或志愿服务领域及英语教学方面工作经历的优先,更重要的是拥有快速学习的能力;
  • 中文母语水平,流利的英语口语和读写能力;
  • 独立工作及团队合作能力强;工作有条理;能同时处理多种任务并可适应不断变化环境的能力较强;
  • 有志于在公益领域、公益发展、社会问题及/或英语教学等领域寻求发展;
  • 良好的职业道德及乐观积极的工作态度;
  • 有计算机运用能力。 

其他要求: 

  • 全职岗位,要求一周5天(在学期中时,需要周末上班一天)
  • 承诺至少工作一年;在双方达成一致的情况下有可能延长雇佣期限。

补偿和福利:

补偿将以非营利行业的当地市场水平为准,并将考虑录用者的技能和经验。铺路石会提供所有法定福利,并承诺就业第一年给予12天的年假。

铺路石无法协助提供工作许可、签证及住宿。

开始工作时间:

录用后,最晚开始工作时间为2018年9月中旬至下旬。

工作地点: 

铺路石办公室,地址为上海市中山西路1279弄6号国峰科技大厦12楼;但需要定期访问学校和社区中心,也有少数在家办公的机会。

联系方式:

意向申请者请于2018年8月24日前将个人简历、求职信发送至coordinator@steppingstoneschina.net并陈述对该职位感兴趣以及能够胜任该职位的理由。建议以英文形式申请。

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We are looking for a Shanghai English Teaching Program Coordinator!

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Stepping Stones is looking for a qualified and committed candidate to play a key role in our Shanghai English Teaching Program (SET).  The Program Coordinator is the main liaison person communicating with Stepping Stones’ partner schools and community centres about our Volunteer English Teaching Program in Shanghai, and is also responsible for coordinating our high school volunteer program.  

The successful applicant will have three main areas of responsibility:

  1. Communicate with Shanghai-based schools, community centres and other partners to ensure the smooth implementation of the SET.
  2. Help to organise and manage the volunteers, with particular responsibility for the high school volunteers.
  3. Assist the Program Manager in the overall planning and implementation of the SET program and Stepping Stones summer camps.

The SET is Stepping Stones’ earliest and biggest program, starting in 2006, and with hundreds of volunteers now teaching thousands of students at 30 sites in Shanghai. The Program Coordinator plays a crucial role in maintaining relationships with program partners and building relationships with new partners.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to organise a volunteering program, with the chance to grow and develop within a dynamic non-profit organisation. 


SET Program Coordinator Job Description

The candidate will report to SET Program Manager and be part of a supportive and friendly team.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Shanghai Schools and Community Centres Liaison:

  • Handle the communications with school and community center partners and maintain a good working relationship.
  • Responsible for agreements with program partners, volunteers, parents and students.
  • Process program partners' labour and venue fees.
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation work, including qualitative and quantitative surveying. Ensure that the necessary baseline data is collected prior to starting a new program, and that the comparative data is collected on time at the end of the semester.

High school volunteer group coordination:

  • Coordinate high school volunteer groups, to ensure that classes are taught according to the schedule.
  • Arrange for substitute teachers when necessary.
  • Visit the schools and community centres regularly to support, observe and provide feedback to volunteers.
  • Maintain weekly attendance sheets; prepare volunteering certificates.
  • Update volunteers’ information in the volunteer database.
  • Organize a volunteer appreciation party at the end of each term.

The Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to work with the Program Manager at a strategic level with the planning and evaluation of the Program, as well as assisting with volunteer recruitment, training and communications. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University-level education or equivalent;
  • Work experience in project coordination, in the non-profit sector, in volunteerism and in English teaching will all be useful, but being a quick learner is more important;
  • Native-level Chinese communication skills as well as oral and written fluency in English;
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team, multi-task, stay well-organized and adapt in an ever-changing environment;
  • Interest in the non-profit sector / development / social issues / English teaching;
  • Excellent work ethic with a positive attitude;
  • I.T. competent.

Other Requirements:

  • This is a full time position (five days a week including one Saturday during term time).
  • We require a commitment of at least one year, with the potential to extend the term of employment upon mutual agreement.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation will be at local market levels in the non-profit sector and take into consideration the skills and experience of the successful applicant. Stepping Stones will provide all statutory benefits, plus 12 days annual leave in the first year of employment.

Stepping Stones is unable to assist with work permits, visas or accommodation. 

Start Date:

The candidate should be available to start working for Stepping Stones in mid to late September 2018 at the latest.

Work Location:

The SET Program Coordinator will be based at Stepping Stones’ office at 12F, Asionics Building, No. 6, Lane 1279, Zhong Shan Road West, Shanghai, but will travel regularly to the schools and community centers. Occasional working from home may be possible.

Contact:

To apply for this position, please send your resume to coordinator@steppingstoneschina.net by 24 August 2018 with a cover letter to explain your suitability for this job position, and why you are interested in it. English language applications are preferred.   

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Volunteer with Stepping Stones to teach English to migrant children!

Want to create a better future for migrant children in Shanghai? Meet like-minded volunteers from around the world and discover your inner talent in teaching and mentoring?

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Stepping Stones is now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its Shanghai English Teaching Program to teach English to migrant children in Shanghai. English is one of the three core subjects in the Chinese curriculum and it poses the most challenges to rural and migrant children.

Do you…

  • speak English well and confidently?
  • enjoy interacting with children?
  • want to improve the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children?

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Join us and make a difference! We warmly welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.

Key Program Information:

  • 10 – 30 students per class at community centers OR 40 – 50 students per class at migrant schools
  • Autumn semester: September – December 2018; training sessions: 11 Sept / 15 Sept / 16 Sept 2018
  • Classes available any day (Monday to Sunday). Classes are once a week for a full school semester (a full school semester in Autumn will be 10 – 12 weeks)
  • 35 minutes per lesson at migrant schools and 1 to 1.5 hours per lesson at community centers
  • Teach together with a minimum of two volunteers per teaching team (alternate arrangement for main teacher and assistant teacher role)

 

Minimum Volunteering Commitment:

  • Once a week for a full school term with a minimum of 8 weeks teaching 

Stepping Stones will provide an online orientation and a training session which will cover information on migrant children in China, migrant education, lesson plans, teaching tips and classroom management techniques. Trainings will be held on 11 September, 15 September and 16 September 2018 (volunteers can choose one suitable date).

Interested in volunteering with us? Hear what our volunteers said about their volunteering experiences with us here and register as a volunteer!

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Help English teachers to practice speaking English!

Do you want to help English teachers for migrant and left-behind children improve their oral English confidence, thus helping them teach their students better? If so, our Teachers' English Corner may be for you.

We offer two very different volunteering experiences: 

1) If you are resident in Shanghai, and have free time on weekdays, you can visit a group of English teachers at their school and do a conversation class with them.

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2) If you are not resident in Shanghai, and/or have free time only in the evenings, you can do an online conversation class with rural teachers situated all over China.     

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A commitment of at least twice a month for a full semester is required. No experience necessary. Training will be provided. 

If you're interested, please contact Desi Nieto at teacher.training@steppingstoneschina.net and don't forget to register online.     

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The first two summer camps of 2018 are completed last week. Yay!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful completion of the first two summer camps today! At the closing ceremonies the smiles and the tears on the children’s faces, as well as the cute performances, showed clearly just what a wonderful time they have had! We will post more visuals of these summer camps next week, stay tuned!

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Googlers and primary students work together to create.. leaf art! 

During our summer camps for primary school students, we also actively collaborate with local and international companies. This year for the first time, Google employees have joined us to teach arts and crafts to the children. Here are some nice shots of the classes: the creativity sparkled as the leaves blossomed to become wonderful art pieces. 

Teaching Nomad, Disney English and Aboro Academy continue to offer free lessons at our camps for a second year, and Porsche, Yakult, Target and Prudential have also joined our summer camps for the first time. This is a unique experience for the children as well as for the companies, to give a helping hand and receive lovely smiles in return. If you or your company is also interested in contributing to the education of under-priviledged children, please find more information here

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St. Paul American School students have successfully completed their rural volunteering tour, again!

We organized a volunteer tour to one of our rural schools for St. Paul American School students. This tour gave the students a chance to teach young underprivileged primary school students with conditions.  Embraced by green scenery in a rural area, surrounded by kids with the brightest smiles and given the opportunity to take the responsibility of leading a class, St. Paul students had a fulfilling and enriching weekend. 

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Check out these sweet classroom pictures. Over the weekend, all the students in Grades 2- 4 received lessons from the volunteers. Kids threw fluffy dice, played with flashcards and shouted out loud English vocabulary. The enthusiasm of the kids fused together with a new teaching style taught by our trainer Morgan, creating a dynamic in the classroom which could be heard vividly outside. Ding ding ding, the bell rang, some students ran outside to the playground to start their own games; some students gathered around the volunteers, asking questions and demanding signatures. “When are you coming back?” “"We have more lessons, right?” …Suddenly, nationalities, ages and gender became irrelevant, what was relevant was the laughter, smiles and the inspiration bubbling up out of the differences.  Today’s lesson would make a lifelong impact on these kids’ lives, give them a different perspective on English learning and open up their horizons.

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Suddenly, I was reminded of the pre-departure training session for the high school students. Frankly, I was concerned, and even worried. “Would they get along with kids from a different culture?” “How would they feel about the accommodation, food etc.etc.” Though they were participating actively, I was not entirely convinced until the moment I saw them with the primary school kids. In the blink of an eye, they connected with the kids and were infected by the kids’ smiles. It just took a moment, and the contrast between them was gone. One kid asked me, “Will the foreign teachers give us more classes ?”, and when I nodded lightly, they celebrated and cheered as if it was a festival.  I hope you can grasp that feeling from these pictures, something easy to take for granted, the simple joy of pure human interaction.

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The Principal is a very charismatic lady. She told me about her vision about educating kids to be well-rounded and as prepared as possible for future development; she gave me examples such as training students to stand out from the masses at national KungFu competitions. She expressed gratitude towards our collaboration in letting students be exposed to different teaching techniques and cultures. After the two days, I am full of great home-grown food, peaceful scenery and the aspirations of all parties to work together for a brighter future of our younger generations. So why not take a chance to explore our rural volunteering opportunities to see it for yourself. Please click here for testimonials from others who have participated in our programs. Click here to directly register for Rural Group Volunteering, and here for all of our volunteering options. 

 

 

 

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Our summer camp has started! Woohoo!

3,2,1, our 2018 summer camp started yesterday! Our super volunteer team is teaching various classes to kids at two sites, including English, arts and crafts, Chinese reading, music, drama, environment, etc. Here are some sneak peeks of the program. Seems exciting? Hehe, stay tuned! More pictures and updates to come!

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Looking for an exciting opportunity in the NGO sector? We are recruiting a Training Manager!

We are looking for a qualified, committed and experienced candidate to fill the role of Training Manager for our volunteer English teaching programs.  

In short, this position provides an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to utilize his or her skills in the non-profit arena, develop new teaching, training and curriculum development approaches in a challenging but fulfilling context, and grow personally and professionally in a friendly and supportive work environment.

For the job description please click here

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Thank you lovely teachers from our Teacher Training Program.

On June 2nd we had our first ever Teacher Training Appreciation Party. The event was held at Stepping Stones' office. The turn-out was fantastic, over 50 people in all, 37 of them English teachers from the program. All the schools were represented: HLH1, HLH2, Wanliao, Huahong, Wenhe and Zhenxing.
 
We made presentations, did mingle activities, played games and ate great food. A play area was made for the teachers' children, who were very well-behaved. We watched a teaching video made by Shirley from Wanliao, and read an article published last year in the Times Educational Supplement, written by Lily from HLH1.
 
A big thank you to Happy Buddha for the food, and to Michael for the photos. Also, a big thank you to Frank Yih, for allowing us the use of the office space for the day. We are excited to announce that we have received funding for another year and will be working with three new schools from the fall of 2018, as well as continuing to support our six current schools! 
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Volunteer Appreciation Party was a success!

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On May 23rd,  we organized our Volunteer Appreciation Party for our volunteers, hosted by our sponsor, D.O.C. Over 80 volunteers showed up and attended the party. With the Spring Semester nearing its end, we are glad to have the opportunity to thank our volunteers for their hard work! We bid goodbye to long-time volunteers and look forward to next year's celebration.
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帮助我们给予孩子们一些夏天的乐趣!

去年暑假,铺路石在闵行区华漕为60名孩子开办了一个有趣的夏令营。活动很成功, 当地的青少年协会希望我们在今年举办两次,为120名孩子提供既有意思又能保证安全的夏令营。

现在我们正在寻找热心人士为这些孩子带来寓教于乐的项目。不管你是经验丰富的舞蹈教师、儿童书籍公司、有热情教孩子手工和美术的志愿者,都请联系我们!我们需要志愿者和专业人士教授孩子英语、电脑技能、手工&美术、阅读、戏剧、生活技能和其它环境类的课程,也包括武术、体育、舞蹈,音乐和其它我们之前没有想到过的有趣事物!

夏令营将在7月2日到8月24日每周一至周五进行,早上8点30开始,下午4点30结束。

若你有任何可以为我们夏令营提供的资源,请发邮件至director@steppingstoneschina.net。如果你想贡献一些时间来教这些孩子,请在这里报名。和教英语的志愿者老师不同,助教志愿者们需要会说中文,也要能够在七八月整月之中做到每周至少来教学一次。从虹桥国际机场地铁站打车至夏令营需要大概20分钟的时间,志愿者的交通费用将会得到报销。

这个夏令营是我们英语教学项目(上海周围的教学以及在乡村教学)的附加项目,亦不在暑期农村教学项目之内。请通过此链接(英语教学项目,乡村志愿者项目)来了解我们所有的暑期志愿服务机会。

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Help us to give children some summer fun!

Last summer, Stepping Stones ran a fun summer camp for 60 children in Huacao, Minhang District. It was so successful that the local Youth League asked us to run two camps this year, providing 120 children with safe, fun day care while their parents have to work.

Now we are looking for warm-hearted people to bring entertaining and educational programs to those children. Whether you are an experienced dance teacher, a children’s book company or a volunteer with a passion for teaching arts and crafts to children, please get in touch! We need volunteers and professionals to teach English, computer skills, arts & crafts, reading, drama, life skills and environmental classes to children, as well as martial arts, sports, dance, music, and other fun things that we haven’t even dreamed of yet!    

The camps will run Monday to Friday between 2nd July and 24th August, starting at 8.30am and finishing at 4.30pm. 

If you have any resources to offer our summer camps, please e-mail director@steppingstoneschina.net.  If you would like to volunteer some time to help teach the children, please sign up here.  Volunteers will need to speak Chinese, apart from the ones who will teach English, and be able to teach at least once a week for the whole month of July or August. It takes around 20 minutes by cab to reach the camps from Hongqiao International Airport metro station, and volunteers will be reimbursed for the transport cost.

This summer camp program is additional to all our English teaching programs in other locations all around Shanghai and in rural areas during the summer.  Please follow the link to learn about all our summer volunteering opportunities.  

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Our 2 teams have walked 501km for E.G.G. Walkathon to raise money for our Classroom Teaching Program!

Initiated by Shanghai United Foundation, “E.G.G.Walkathon” has been held every year since 2011, with 665 participating teams this year!

12 May was the DAY!  This year we had two teams: Team (Stepping Stones &) Mingdao, and Team Triple Stones. The former included staff from Mingdao, which has been one supportive pro bono service provider for us. The latter was made up by our staff and staff from Save the Children and St.James's Place!

501 kilometers were completed in total by our lovely 12 members! Stepping Stones is very grateful for such effort, their continuous commitment for fundraising and all the amazing people who have donated to our Egg Walkathon 2018

The program supported by this fundraising event is our Classroom Teaching Program. Thanks to everyone’s great efforts, we can support even more volunteers to teach English to our students next year. You can see below a snapshot of this program in 2017.

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A Glance at The Classroom Teaching Program

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The Flashback  of 2018 E.G.G. Walkathon

 

Thank you all! See you next year! 

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Our Rural Individual Volunteering Program is calling for participants this summer!

This summer, Stepping Stones is pleased to offer volunteering opportunities in a few rural areas of China! For individual volunteers who are eager to leave the city, explore rural life, while giving back, consider teaching English to disadvantaged students. Not only can you aim to improve their English but you can foster positive culture exchange. Please find below the relevant information about the different placements with locations and the requirements.

Commitment Requirements:

• Teaching 3-4, 40-minute English lessons per day, 5 days per week

• Be 18 years or older

• Speak English well and confidently

• Individually arrange and pay for visa, insurance, meals, any international transport, etc.


 


Placement 1

Teach English to primary and middle school students in their rural village

Near Xuzhou, Jiangsu

 

Other Requirement:

• Minimum of two weeks teaching between July and August (flexible dates)


Placement 2

Teach English at a primary school in the small town. 

Near Yiyang, Hunan

Other Requirement:

• Minimum of two weeks teaching between July and August  (flexible dates)



 

Placement 3:

 Teach English speaking, listening, and vocabulary building skills 

to Educating Girls of Rural China’s (EGRC*) sponsored university students

Location Choice 1: Zhenfeng, Guizhou 

Location Choice 2: Yuzhong, Gansu

Location Choice 3: Minxian, Gansu

 

Other Requirements:

• From 23 July to 1 August

• Female 


 

For volunteers interested in these opportunities, Stepping Stones (or EGRC) will arrange the placement with the rural school or community contact and will cover all accommodation and domestic transportation costs. All volunteers will be provided with an online Orientation, placement briefing, teacher training and access to teaching resources. There will also be teacher training, orientation, and access to teaching resources.

Additionally, there is opportunity to arrange other activities with the student (ie arts and crafts, sports, music, dance, etc)

Interested volunteers should register through our website (here), indicating in the additional comments section the intended length, dates and location for a placement.

If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Morgan Banaszek, volunteer@steppingstoneschina.net.

 

*"For 13 years, EGRC has empowered young women from rural regions of Western China to escape poverty through education." -EGRC Website 

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