Global Citizen Year Academy Instructor (Spring 2022)

About this role

As a Spring 2022 Academy Instructor, you will be part of the fourth semester of our innovative and exciting new program, Global Citizen Year Academy. This position is ideal for skilled educators who are excited to shape future leaders and facilitate interactive group sessions for a diverse, motivated cohort of emerging adults (17-20 years old) from across the globe. Instructors will teach our Leadership as a Practice course using Minerva’s Active Learning Forum, a web-based platform that supports real-time, synchronous seminars with high levels of student-faculty interaction and active learning. We are looking for individuals who have a growth mindset, are comfortable with technology, are passionate about developing young leaders, and have a student-focused approach to their facilitation.

Your Opportunity for Impact

Position Responsibilities

  • Average of 18 hours per week.
  • There will be two weeks of online training (6-10 hrs per week) focusing on Global Citizen Year, tech platform for the course, and the curriculum.
  • Complete all necessary prep work to deliver the Global Citizen Year Academy curriculum.
  • Facilitate one Leadership As a Practice seminar (one 90 min/19 student section) on Sundays or Mondays.
  • Facilitate two 60 min/10 student learning groups per week on Tuesday / Wednesday and Wednesday / Thursday.
  • Follow up: grading, feedback, and office hours for students.
  • Mandatory weekly instructional team meeting.
  • Check-ins and coaching with the lead instructor.

Who Will Thrive in This Role

We are looking for more than just hard skills; we want teammates who will add value to our organizational culture by bringing these mindsets to their work:

  • Connected to our mission. Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision.
  • You are a Resilient Optimist. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Students come first for you. You care deeply about each student's experience and learning outcomes. You enjoy small interactive class sessions, and deep engagement between you and students, with feedback given in both directions.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is your true north. You work, reflect, and evolve to ensure that you are consistently bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into your classroom and teaching.
  • You are a continuous learner. You love a new challenge to learn from. You are open to new pedagogical approaches and have a strong willingness to learn new things.

Instructors must have the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to:

  • Facilitate dynamic discussions and actively engage students on an online platform.
  • Employ a multicultural perspective to learning, built off of an equity-focused and diverse lens.
  • Follow and make adaptations as necessary to an existing curriculum.
  • Nurture and develop an inclusive classroom culture and relationships with students across cultural, geographic, and identity-based lines

Bonus points if have/are:

  • International work experience
  • Ph.D. or Masters degree
  • Multilingual

Your Legacy

As the world drastically changes, help young people find their path and learn to lead with conviction, curiosity, and courage. Be a part of shaping and molding Global Citizen Year Academy in its early stages and help actualize the program’s potential for young people.

Position Logistics

Compensation: $7200 USD for the semester, which includes instructor orientation and training and teaching the full semester.

Location: All classes are taught on a technology platform, you have complete flexibility to teach at Global Citizen Year Academy via computer from any geographic location where there are good internet connections.

Start date: We are giving priority to applications received by December 2 ; and instructors will be expected to start on January 24, 2021.

Spring Academy Dates

  • Instructor orientation: January 24th - February 4th, 2022
  • Academy: February 13 - May 6, 2022
  • Student orientation week: Feb. 13 - 18

Your stakeholders

These are the teammates you’ll be collaborating and engaging with most often


Maria Anaya

Director of Teaching & Learning


Peter Baggetta

Academy Lead Instructor


Jake Seltzer

Academy Lead Instructor

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the role, the team, and our organization by reviewing the position details below.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer. We know a diverse team produces the best results and we believe our team should reflect the diversity of leadership we aim to inspire.

Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.