Job Detail

Location: : New York City, New York, USA
Company: : YES USA
Type: : Part Time
Shift: : First Shift (Day)
Career Level: : Native English Speaker ( with Degree / with TESOL / TEFL Certificate)
Positions: : 10
Experience: : Fresh
Gender: : No Preference
Degree: : TESOL / TEFL / CELTA Certification
Apply Before: : May 21, 2024

Job Description

As the English teacher, you'll plan and deliver effective, dynamic, and engaging lessons for international teenagers and young adults, while evaluating their progress. Beyond academics, you'll lead off-site excursions to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

New York Location: St. John’s University, Queens. Available contracts:

  • 6 weeks from July 2nd
  • 4 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 16th
  • 2 weeks from July 22nd

Miami Location: University of Miami (Coral Gables). Available contracts:

  • 4 weeks from July 3rd
  • 2 weeks from July 17th

Your key tasks will consist of, but not be limited to:

Student Supervision

  • Act in loco parentis to ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare, safety, and security at all times.
  • Ensure that students adhere to the YES USA Student Code of Conduct.
  • Inform management immediately of any issues and initiate appropriate disciplinary actions.

Academic Duties

  • Following the YES USA curriculum, prepare for and deliver high-quality and effective English lessons; adapt and supplement whenever needed.
  • Be prepared to teach unplugged in case of any issues with the classroom, technology, materials, or the like.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance.
  • Monitor student performance and evaluate their progress throughout the course.
  • Prepare and submit weekly evaluation reports in a timely manner.

Off-Campus Excursions

  • Prepare for off-site excursions (study and memorize cultural and historical information, check and study directions to excursion sites, etc.).
  • Provide information and share stories with students/chaperones about cultural and historical places visited in a fun and engaging way.
  • Actively supervise, interact with, and entertain students and chaperones to ensure their satisfaction.
  • Follow the itinerary but be ready to think on your feet and successfully manage emerging situations.
  • Provide receipts from excursion vendors or cafes/restaurants after each excursion, if applicable.

On-Campus Activities

  • Devise and organize on-campus activities, such as music night, etc.
  • Lead activities, supervise students, and ensure their engagement and satisfaction.

Mealtime Duties

  • Whenever in contact with students in the cafeteria, vigilantly observe their behavior, ensuring they clean up after themselves and refrain from taking food out. Promptly report or address any issues as needed.
  • Oversee student dining experiences in the city by recommending budget-friendly eateries to both students and chaperones, taking into account dietary restrictions when necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating on-campus food deliveries, including tasks such as picking up food, setting up a dining area, facilitating food distribution, and cleaning up the dining area.

Session Opening and Closing Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the preparation for student arrival by participating in tasks such as room inspections, assembling welcome packets, facilitating new student orientation, and conducting campus tours, among other responsibilities.
  • Meet and greet students at the airport and accompany them to the campus via private shuttle or taxi.
  • Provide support during new student check-ins.
  • Assist with end-of-course ceremonies.
  • Assist with room inspections during student check-outs and coordinate their airport transfers for a seamless departure experience.


  • Ensure punctuality for all classes, excursions, and scheduled activities, contributing to the smooth operation and positive experience of the program.
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings and professional development workshops when arranged.
  • Regularly capture photos and record videos of students, then promptly share them with management.
  • Assist students/chaperones with any questions/requests.
  • Complete additional administrative tasks, including helping with the daily operation of the camp, running errands, etc.
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with emergencies.
  • Manage any problems or incidents and report them to the management team.


  • All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in TESOL, linguistics, or English.
  • ESL teaching certificate, such as Cambridge CELTA or its equivalent.
  • Prior ESL experience of teaching teenagers.
  • Native fluency in English.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.


An ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Establishes strong rapport with teenagers through effective communication
  • Maintains a consistently positive and upbeat demeanor
  • Displays a fun and outgoing personality to foster an engaging environment
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and authority when dealing with students
  • Exhibits genuine interest in other cultures and willingly shares personal experiences
  • Possesses a proactive approach to researching and learning about NYC/Miami to enrich students' understanding
  • Effectively navigates the city with a group of teenagers, showcasing effective leadership
  • Ability to independently guide students around the city.
  • A good sense of direction and a strong knowledge of NYC/Miami and their surroundings, including the public transportation system, are required.
  • Remains calm under pressure and maintains a positive attitude during challenges and emergencies
  • Adapts well to change, showing flexibility in various situations
  • Commits to working extended hours, including weekends and holidays, to ensure program success.


  • Six working days per week with a minimum commitment of 44 hours
    • 15 hours of teaching per week (four times per week)
    • 29 hours of excursions per week (three excursions per week after classes on study days and full-day excursions on non-study days).
  • Candidates must be willing to work long hours on days scheduled for leading excursions, which typically conclude around 10:30 pm.

Compensation (NYC)

  • $780.00 - $915.00 per week (commuter staff members)
  • $648.00 - $783.00 per week (housing provided)
  • $512.00 - $647.00 per week (housing and some meals)

Compensation (Miami)

  • $690 - $840 per week (commuter staff members)

Application Procedure

Prior to offering a job to selected candidates, YES USA will:

  • Complete a reference check (names and contact details of three references are required).
  • Run a background check.

Upon signing a job offer, successful candidates will be required to:

  • Submit a copy of their university diploma and certificates along with other new hire paperwork.

Available Staff Training

  • Pre-camp preparation, which may include watching videos, completing tasks, and attending virtual meetings as necessary.
  • In New York, candidates are expected to participate in a three-day on-site training, beginning four days before the contract start date. For instance, if your contract starts on July 2nd, your arrival is expected on June 28th.
  • In Miami, candidates are expected to participate in a one-day team-building event. If your contract starts on July 3rd, the face-to-face training will take place on July 2nd.


Available Employee Benefits

  • One day off per week.
  • Housing (in NYC only): On-campus housing in a shared apartment-style residence.
  • Meals (in NYC only): Breakfast and lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends.
  • In Miami, we're seeking local staff willing to commute to the University of Miami campus.

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