We are currently seeking a volunteer to lead our new iConnect course. Your primary responsibilities will be developing, overseeing and managing the iConnect course, as well as teaching the course to up to 15 students. The goal will be to teach migrants computer literacy and provide ongoing computer access for online needs. Soft skills classes (e.g. Microsoft Office, email, online safety) for 15 students taught by a volunteer twice a week for 3 hours. Continuation courses offer advanced computer literacy by a volunteer web developer (e.g., Excel or coding) to open up new career opportunities. Soft skills facilitate important aspects of integration: applying for jobs, employability, communication skills and, vital in the pandemic context, access to public services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create a syllabus for the 12 week iConnect course and lesson plan for each week.
- Source necessary resources, e.g. printer, projector.
- Participate in budgeting processes for necessary resources.
- Conceptualise and create a framework for evaluation over the course duration. Create or source any necessary materials required and create frequent evaluations for students to track progress.
- Implement and deliver the curriculum created by teaching the students.
- Work with Education Program Manager in promoting the course and dealing with enquiries/ waiting lists.
- Mark, grade and give written/verbal feedback whenever appropriate.
- Inspire and motivate students to learn and practice the language.
- Ensure that students’ varying needs and interests are met.
- Maintain frequent and open communication with the Education team of the Lisbon Project.
- Provide a creative and dynamic class, using a range of media and resources (video, music, games).
- Grade evaluations and pass on feedback to program manager and students.
- Analyse feedback on courses together with program manager to identify areas for improvement.
- Fluency in English and Portuguese. Other language skills are valued.
- Experience in teaching.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective listening.
- Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands.
- Responsible, reliable and committed person.
- Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions and backgrounds
- Working in a team that aims to create impact
- Making a considerable difference to the lives of migrants and refugees
- Work experience
- Meeting people from all over the world and hearing their stories
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours a week minimum (mostly in the evenings). Minimum commitment of 3 to 6 months.
Volunteer Reports to: Education Program Manager
Let’s impact lives together!