Position Title: Summer Camp Lead TeacherHiring 2 Lead Teachers

Direct Report: Program Director 

Hours: Part Time: Approximately 20 hours per week (early July – mid-August 2024) 

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am – 5pm, other days/time as needed 

Wage: $25.00 – $27.00/hour upon experience/credential  

Closing Date: June 20, 2024  

Organization: The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African descent. ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise, and financial 
resources to assist fellow immigrants in establishing their livelihoods in Greater Seattle. Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs on health, education, and housing.  

Role Overview: 

The Lead Teacher is accountable for facilitating daily and weekly summer camp programming while coordinating and communicating with the Teacher Assistant, ECS staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians. This individual will be responsible for both teaching and developing age-appropriate academic lesson plans, as well as Ethiopian culture, language, history, and cultural education, which may include but is not limited to art, music, field trips, STEM, and other academic, social & physical activities. We are hiring 2 Lead Teachers.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop age-appropriate lesson plans focused on academic, Ethiopian culture, language, and traditions education
  • Lead interactive and engaging daily classes while incorporating a variety of learning methods and resources to ensure an enriching learning experience
  • Teach basic level Amharic language, including fun and interactive activities, games, and music
  • Organize cultural activities that enhance classroom learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ethiopian heritage
  • Collaborate with the community center to organize and participate in cultural events, performances, and celebrations that showcase Ethiopian traditions and customs
  • Communicate regularly with ECS designated staff and parents/guardians to provide updates on students’ progress, encourage parental involvement, and solicit feedback to enhance the program
  • Attending meetings, training, and workshops as needed
  • Other program-related duties as assigned

Qualifications 

  • Strong passion in working with children and youths and able to cultivate Ethiopian culture, history, and traditions
  • Experience working with children in an educational or cultural setting
  • Proficiency in both Amharic and English is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current or prior experience in developing age-appropriate lessons and applying curriculum and learning material is required
  • Experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs is highly recommended
  • Ability to facilitate classrooms and creative and innovative learning environments
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and respectful 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and engage with the local Ethiopian community and partners
  • Background clearance is required 
  • First-aid certificate is highly recommended  


How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, 3 professional references, and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to info@ecseattle.org. Please include “Summer Camp Lead Teacher Application” in the subject line.

This position offers an exciting opportunity
to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children within the
Ethiopian community in Seattle while fostering cultural pride and
identity. We encourage individuals who share our passion for Ethiopian
heritage and education to apply.

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Position Title: Summer Camp Teacher Assistant Hiring 4 Teacher Assistants

Direct Report: Program Director 

Hours: Part Time: Approximately 20 hours per week (early July – mid-August 2024) 

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 am – 5 pm, other days/time as needed 

Wage: $20.00-$22.00/hour upon experience/credential  

Closing Date: June 20, 2024 (position is open until filled) 

 

Organization: The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African descent. ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial 
resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater Seattle. Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs on health, education and housing. 

Role Overview: 

The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting in the planning and delivery of daily curriculum and lessons that promotes continued learning and academic achievement in a fun, creative, and positive manner that aligns with ECS core values. This support the Lead Teacher with teaching and implementing age-appropriate academic lesson plans, as well as Ethiopian culture, language, history, and cultural education, which may include but is not limited to art, music, field trips, STEM and other academic, social & physical activities. We are hiring 4 Teacher Assistants. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Foster positive relationships and acting as a mentor to children
  • Create a fun and safe environment that inspires curiosity and empowerment
  • Apply age-appropriate lesson plans focused on academic, Ethiopian culture, language, and traditions educations 
  • Help maintain interactive and engaging daily classes while incorporating a variety of learning methods and resources to ensure an enriching learning experience
  • Supporting Teach basic level Amharic language, including fun and interactive activities, games and music
  • Help organize cultural activities the enhance classroom learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ethiopian heritage
  • Help to facilitate and participate in cultural events, performances, and celebrations that showcase Ethiopian traditions and customs
  • Maintain regular communication with the Lead Teacher, ECS designated staff and parents/guardians to provide updates on students’ progress, encourage parental involvement
  • Maintains positive relationships and provides mentorship role with children
  • Attending meetings, training and workshops as needed
  • Other program-related duties as assigned

Qualifications 

  • Strong passion for working with children and youths and able to cultivate Ethiopian culture, history, and traditions
  • Experience working with children in an educational or cultural setting is preferred  
  • Proficiency in English is required, and Amharic is highly recommended 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current or prior experience in developing age-appropriate lessons and applying curriculum and learning material is preferred
  • Experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs is highly recommended
  • Ability to facilitate classrooms and creative and innovative learning environments
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and respectful 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and engage with the local Ethiopian community and partners
  • Background clearance is required 
  • First-aid certificate is highly recommended  

 

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, 3 professional references, and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to info@ecseattle.org. Please include “Summer Camp Lead Teacher Application” in the subject line. 

This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children within the Ethiopian community in Seattle while fostering cultural pride and identity. We encourage individuals who share our passion for Ethiopian heritage and education to apply.

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ECS will implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) Project from July 2020 to June 2021 with a goal of advancing health equity by improving access to mental health services for under- served communities through raising awareness and facilitating access to mental health resources. The goal is accomplished through 1) Training of community members on mental health 2) provide mental health consultations in places of worship and at ECS on designated times and 3) share educational materials and list of mental health resources in three Ethiopian languages.

ECS seeks to hire the services of a consultant who will design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan. The plan and the findings from the evaluation will support ECS to understand the effectiveness of its interventions and overall impact of the project. The plan is expected to include a baseline and end line survey to gauge changes at outcome level and more targeted data collection during implementation to gauge effectiveness of specific outputs e.g., training. An in-depth analysis of findings from surveys and evaluation is expected at the end of the project period with description of the effectiveness and impact of the project. The findings of the evaluation will inform future designs of similar programs of ECS.

Evaluation questions should include but not limited to:

Effectiveness and Impact

Potential conclusions and recommendations:

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS. The technical proposal should include a detailed description of the methodology to be utilized as well as how it plans to build on previous surveys. Financial proposal should include the budget to carry out the monitoring and evaluation and schedule of deliverables.

The consultant will work with the project team to ensure accurate representation and interpretation of the project activities, outcomes, and implications of the work. Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email info@ecseattle.org to secure more detailed information on the MHP project, including timelines and high-level success indicators.

Contracting is expected to start September 1, 2020 and is expected to be completed July 31, 2021. Qualifications

The consultancy will be part time for the duration of the contract, which is approximately 1 year. To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal and three references to info@ecseattle.org with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98118. Application will close by midnight PST on August 23, 2020. ​

Position Title: Book Keeper

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Part time, Seven hours a week

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (C) (3) with a mission to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States. Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage.

The multilayered support provided by ECS makes community and critical connections possible for first- and second-generation Ethiopians who face all of the challenges of building a life in a new place. After helping community members gain a foothold with housing and employment, ECS works to breakdown additional barriers of language, health care and education critical to the full circle of success in any community.

ECS seeks to hire a book keeper to take care of the day to day finances of the organization on a part time basis.

Responsibilities

Required

To apply for this position, please submit an application to ECS by September 7, 2020 by e-mailing your application to sophiab@ecseattle.org or mail it to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 98118. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.