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Adult Education Coordinator

Location: Greece  | Type: Language School |  Contract: Volunteer |  Listed: 07th Mar 2020

Job overview

Second Tree is a community-led, volunteer-run, grassroots NGO that supports, teaches and learns with refugees across Northern Greece. We are looking for a Program Coordinator for our Adult Education Program based in Ioannina.

In this role, you’ll be coordinating the implementation of language classes and associated tasks at three refugee sites: Katsikas refugee camp, Agia Eleni refugee camp and the Mikri Polis Community Centre.

The majority of the students are from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The sites have two to four English classes each day, which are differentiated by English ability from A0 to B2.

Job description

You will…

Coordinate and manage daily operations of the adult education program

Develop the program in coordination with the Programs Manager

Assess impact and effectiveness against program objectives

Ensure that teachers are equipped with the necessary knowledge to complete their administrative tasks to a high standard and in a timely fashion

Conduct regular class observations, providing teachers with quality feedback on their teaching

Provide new teachers with key insights into language teaching in the refugee context

Ensure inductions to and exits from the education team are smooth and effective, including successful handover of classes between teachers

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent Second Tree in relevant external meetings

Capture and compile monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) reports in line with program deadlines

Ensure overall management of the program, guaranteeing quality and relevance


You are able to..

Oversee the daily activities of the adult education team

Ensure that teachers’ needs are met and that they in turn meet the requirements of their roles

Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe

Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way

Have a strong sense of humor, being able to make fun of yourself is key

Care for people, the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern

Instill the values above in the people that work with you

Communicate in English at a C2 level, both written and orally

Manage individuals effectively to create a positive team environment in which shared problem solving is encouraged

Prioritise and delegate tasks effectively, ensuring all deadlines are met

Manage a wide-ranging workload


You understand and possess knowledge of...

Education in emergencies concepts

The refugee crisis and its impact and trajectory

The needs of refugee students and can adapt content, programming and best practices to meet these needs

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and how to develop syllabi in line with it

Assessment and evaluation procedures, and how to prepare students for language proficiency test

Adult refugee projects and opportunities for further learning and employment

Research on adult learning strategies and pedagogies, especially for illiterate or semi-literate adults

ESL/EFL lesson planning procedures

ESL/EFL methodologies, theories and techniques

Your own personal leadership skills/profile and how to effectively manage a team

We offer 

– Accommodation in a shared house.

– Transportation to/from work.

– After completion of a three month trial, small monthly expenses refund. 

How to apply

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at: [email protected]  

1) Your CV

2) Your cover letter

3) Copy of your teaching qualifications

In your mail, please:

4) Put “Adult Education Coordinator(TeachThis)” as the subject line

5) Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)

6) At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.