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CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad Programs

Position: Global Entrepreneurship Lecturer

Department: CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad Programs

Reports To: CIEE Dublin Director

Program Description

CIEE is offering a three-week long (DATES : July 7-27th, 2019) Global Entrepreneurship program at the CIEE Dublin Site for U.S. high school students in the 2019-2022 graduating classes.

Our program provides participants with a unique CIEE experience. Participants will be immersed in the culture of the host country through 45 hours of class,15 hours of course reinforcement through field trips, peer interaction and free time, cultural activities and excursions. The program Instructor will be responsible for delivering 45-60 hours of instruction on Global Entrepreneurship, (3 - 4 hours/day, 4 - 5 days/week for 3 weeks) and reinforce the course by planning course related field trips (5 hours max per week/for 3 weeks -time varies by site).

Instructors will teach the task-based communicative approach during the classroom time. This type of teaching method will allow participants to learn while doing. There will also be opportunities for the Instructor to introduce participants to various aspects of the course through activities, games, hands-on learning, and use of authentic materials. The general outline of the curriculum is already designed, however the syllabus will be finalized together with the Instructor. The Instructor, with the support of the CIEE Site Staff, is responsible for providing a safe environment for the participants while they are in the classroom.

The Instructor will partner with the Program Leaders, who are U.S.-based high school teachers. The Program Leaders will help deliver 15 additional hours of reinforcing activities/visits outside of class during the three-week program. The Instructor and Program Leader will work together when planning the activities to create a dynamic, cohesive lesson plan that meets the daily/weekly/program learning objectives and outcomes. The Program Leaders will also facilitate teaching moments outside the classroom during activities – while leading by example, reinforce language skill development (when needed), inspire participant curiosity, and manage the group during the day.

All CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs aim to facilitate intercultural, experiential opportunities from which the participants will gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills to live, and excel, in a culturally diverse world – CIEE’s mission. Please visit the Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad homepage for more information on each of our programs.

Summary of Position:

CIEE is looking for individuals who are committed to the process of education and the importance of cross-cultural learning. CIEE Dublin will hire an Instructor who is excited to help participants develop a vast array of skills needed in the professional world. By teaching participants specific knowledge on global entrepreneurship, international relations, public speaking, debating, writing, and research skills. The Instructor should have excellent group management skills and experience teaching high school aged students. CIEE will provide guidance on participant expectations, and a brief review of safety, security and risk management. CIEE Site Staff will support the instructor before and during the program. Program leaders will also support instructor once students arrive.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with CIEE Site and Program Leaders to ensure effective communication and curriculum integration

  • Plan and prepare for each day including development of task-based activities that help students meet learning objectives (“can do” statements)

  • Teach the curriculum to the participants in a classroom setting, Monday-Friday hours may vary (we can build the curriculum together) for 3 weeks (45 hours of instruction), and prepare course related activities (max 5 hours per week)

  • Meet with CIEE Site Staff once a week to ensure the students are meeting goals and the program standards are being met

  • Serve as the primary contact regarding any curriculum

  • Provide participants with valuable feedback during in-class, co-curricular activities, through assessments against a rubric in Canvas

  • Enter student grades for assignments, projects, assessments in Canvas

  • Provide CIEE with valuable feedback on the curriculum at the end of each session of the program (in a format agreed upon before the start of the program)

  • At the end of the program, participate in program de-brief, safety assessments, curriculum assessments and evaluations


Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Candidate must have least 1 year of culture teaching experience

  • Master’s Degree but PHD strongly preferred

  • Experience teaching and/or working with US High School students (ages 15-18) strongly preferred

  • Proficiency in English to ensure effective communication with participants and Program Leaders

  • Experience in political science and international relations strongly preferred

  • Experience with Entrepreneurship or Business, particularly in Ireland

  • Possess and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a desire to work with, and teach, high school aged students

  • Ability and willingness to work as a productive member of a team with the collective goal of creating positive participant experiences

  • Ability to accept and apply feedback

  • Outstanding intercultural communications skills

  • Creativity, a love of teaching, and excited to inspire students to speak, listen, write, and read about world topics and become better negotiators


Documents to Provide

  • C.V. or Resume

  • A sample lesson plan for a communicative, task-based lesson and explain how it is accessible to all students

  • Be prepared to explain what a task-based approach is

  • Be prepared to give examples of how to teach Global Entrepreneurship to High School students



Course Syllabus

Course Title: Global Entrepreneurship  

Programs Offering Course; Dublin, Ireland

Contact Hours: 45

Course Description

This course engages students in the exploration of entrepreneurship and the “entrepreneurial spirit.” Students interested in the general field of business who want to learn the steps to make a business idea into a business reality are a great match for this course.  In class, students will learn the various elements of starting a business by working with their classmates and pitching their ideas. Students will take full advantage of their destination city, connecting presentations from local entrepreneurs and business owners, research on local industries, and various cultural activities to what they learn in class. For their main project, students will research local restaurants and draw on their personal interests to develop a pitch for a new business within the restaurant industry. This is a fun and interactive course where students will be able to use the skills they learn in their future schooling/careers, regardless of the industry they choose.


Learning objectives/outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:     

  1. recognize the importance of entrepreneurship, generally and in their program location

  2. demonstrate clear knowledge of specific business vocabulary

  3. recognize how to conduct market research, determine target markets, and generate a SWOT-competitive analysis within an industry

  4. understand how to seek funding for a business venture and how to determine start-up costs

  5. develop a visual presentation that engages the audience

  6. exhibit an understanding of verbal presentation skills

  7. develop a professional personal brand using LinkedIn

  8. work collaboratively and independently


Course Prerequisites

An interest in business and a passion for learning how businesses are started is recommended. Participants will complete an online pre-departure course before their program begins.

Methods of Instruction

This course will take advantage of the surrounding local restaurant industry to help students learn entrepreneurship in a hands-on approach.  Group discussions, partner talks, and class discussions will be conducted.  Students will also meet with local business professionals and explore the local business and entrepreneurial scene through guest speakers and site visits.

Course Requirements

  1. Short writing assignments – compiled in the form of a visual presentation, social media platforms, and worksheets.

  2. Active participation: students are expected to engage in class discussions, assist their classmates with their business ideas, and interact with local business professionals.  

  3. Final project: a verbal and visual presentation will be expected at the end of the course to demonstrate the “entrepreneurial spirit” taught in the course.

Curriculum Themes

  1. Entrepreneurship: Learning about what entrepreneurship is and how entrepreneurs “think”

  2. Business Start-up: Implement ideas taught in the course to come up with your own restaurant business model - and learn all the steps a entrepreneur goes through during this process

  3. Networking and Exploring the Local Business Scene:  Meet local business owners and professionals while also creating a LinkedIn profile (if applicable) to create long-lasting relationships


Assessment and Final Grade

This course is ungraded. Over the course of three weeks, participants will develop a pitch for a business idea in the restaurant industry, applying what they learn in class to their own project. At the end of the program, they will deliver that pitch presentation as if to investors.

CIEE Academic Honesty Statement

Presenting work of another person as one’s own, failure to acknowledge all sources used, submitting the same project in two classes, or submitting work one has already received credit for at another institution in order to fulfill CIEE course requirements is not tolerated. The penalty ranges from failure on the assignment to dismissal from the program. The Center Director should be consulted and involved in decision making in every case of a possible violation of academic honesty.