Global Citizen Year Academy Instructor

About this role

As an instructor, you will be part of the third semester of our innovative and exciting new program, Global Citizen Year Academy. Instructors will teach our Leadership as a Practice course and lead learning group sessions for a diverse global cohort of emerging adults (17-20 years old). Instructors will teach the 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

  • Average 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.

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 a pilot program, Global Citizen Year Academy, and help actualize the program’s potential for young people.

Who will thrive in this role

- You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities. You can handle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritization.
- 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.
- You are connected to our mission. Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision.

The following skills and experience are required:

  • Documented teaching experience.
  • Experience facilitating classroom discussions and/or some familiarity with active engagement techniques.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary curricula and comfort with teaching outside one’s primary expertise.
  • Experience teaching critical thinking and problem solving, as well as guiding students to work on project-based assignments.
  • The skills and ability to quickly learn and become comfortable with new technology platforms.

The following skills and experience are preferred:

  • Experience with online facilitation
  • Experience working with high school or college students
  • International work experience
  • Ph.D. or Masters degree
  • Multilingual


Position Details

Compensation: Competitive compensation based on the number of sections you teach.

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.

Ideal Start Date: August 30, 2021

Application Details

To apply: Please submit your resume and application on our website. In your application, please also indicate how you learned of the opening, your current location, and the date you would be available to begin full-time work.

Deadline: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. The review will continue until the position is filled. Please note that the priority application deadline is Monday July 26, 2021.

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.

Your stakeholders

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


Maria Anaya

Director of Teaching & Learning


Elikem Tomety Archer

Chief Program Officer


Jennifer Lofing Boyle

Director of Global Program Operations


Archana Rao

Director of Global Community Engagement


David Arenas

Student Community Engagement Manager

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.