Haitian creole instructor

Project: EqualHealth works to inspire, empower, and support the development of leaders among Haiti’s next generation of health professionals. As we grow and strive to create authentic partnerships with our colleagues in Haiti and domestically, we are increasingly interested in ensuring that communication is conducted in the most common language used by Haitians. To that end, we are creating ways for those who stand in solidarity with the Haitian community to learn to speak Haitian Creole. We currently run several levels of courses open to the Boston community with the goal of providing affordable, accessible opportunities to learn Haitian Creole. Our classes are composed of medical professionals, students, and others who wish to learn Creole or improve their skills.

Applicant: The ideal applicant will be outgoing, comfortable in multicultural and multilingual settings, organized, responsible and able to work independently. They will be fluent in oral and written English and Haitian Creole. The ideal candidate will have a background in adult or language education or formal experience with tutoring.

The applicant must be based out of Boston, or able to easily commute for meetings with their Creole learners. The applicant will have excellent electronic communication habits, with daily access to email and comfort with texting, skype or other video/chat communication formats.

Supervisor: Roxane Handal, Haitian Creole Course Supervisor

Volunteer Logistics: The internship will last for a period of one year. Time commitment will be approximately 5 hours a week. Class schedule will be determined by the volunteer and co-instructor, as well as the Course Supervisor. Classes will be held one night per week on the Boston Medical Center/ Boston University Medical School campus.

EqualHealth is committed to helping individuals attain their academic goals, and to that end we are willing to work with those currently enrolled in college or graduate programs to meet requirements for practicum or other commitments in terms of supervision, documentation and time requirements.

How to apply:

Please send (1) a copy of your CV and (2) a cover letter to cfox@equalhealth.org. In your CV please address language skills and level of fluency (oral, reading and writing). In your cover letter, please address your interest in our organization, as well as your ability to meet our time commitment.