Under a Government Contract- Spartan's English Language Training (ELT) Instructor will teach English as a second language to Iraqi Air Force pilot candidates and maintenance technician candidates in support of the Iraq Air Academy at a military airbase in Iraq. The Instructor must possess considerable initiative, a collaborative nature, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to succeed in challenging, high-ambiguity work environments. The Instructor reports through the ELT Lead Instructor to the ELT Director.
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to provide ELT instruction using the DynEd blended approach to the Iraqi military for five (5) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS (Outside Continental U.S.) work site, and a standard 40-hour work week while at CONUS work sites.
ELT Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Act on tasking and guidance from ELT Director and Lead ELT instructor to fulfill training requirements
-Plan, design and deliver customized programs of English language instruction
- Create lesson plans, presentations, visual aids and other training materials, as required
- Deliver classroom-based training to students of varying proficiencies
- Design, create and administer various training assessments and evaluations
- Ensure accurate and timely completion of all required program reports and records
- Pursue continuous improvement of training services and products
- Set up, rearrange, improvise and maintain physical training spaces as required
- Follow all established safety procedures and protocols
- Actively participate in meetings, training, professional development, exercises and drills as directed
- Observe and comply with all company personnel/administrative processes
- Other program duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Must have at least 4 years previous instruction experience in a classroom environment and developing Programs of Instruction. May consider two (2) years’ experience with master’s degree
- Experience teaching foreign military personnel or government employees with high level of English proficiency
- Excellent grammar, written and oral communication skills
- Superb interpersonal skills, with proven ability to exercise respect and cultural sensitivity
- High degree of competency with Microsoft Office productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Must possess a U.S. passport with at least 15 months validity from hire date
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- 2 years of experience using the DynEd software
- A minimum of 4 years of Aviation-related subject matter knowledge, professional experience, or training experience may be considered in lieu of English teaching and curriculum development experience
- 4 years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with 2 years developing curriculum to include design, scope and sequence, adaptation, resource identification and implementation, detailed lesson creation, activity design, supporting materials creation and assessment
- Minimum 120-hour teaching certificate (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, etc.) from an accredited institution
- Previous deployment experience in Iraq or Afghanistan
1) A US four (4)-year degree that included or was supplemented by a major study in English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Linguistics, Foreign Languages, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Contractor shall submit official copies of transcripts that contain the university’s official seal.
2) A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Linguistics, Foreign Languages, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four (4)-year course of study.
- Must be willing to work and live in Iraq for contract period
- Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
- Must be able to obtain a visa for Iraq
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Must pass background check
- Must be a US Citizen
- The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other dangers associated with this area
5 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 001
About Spartan Air Academy Iraq, LLC. (Irving, Texas)
Welcome to Spartan Iraq!
We’re proud that the United States Government and the Government of Iraq have identified us as the sole source provider for a historic aviation training program.
Spartan Air Academy Iraq, LLC, was formed in 2014 to support the establishment of an air academy in Iraq. We’re thrilled to bring a fresh mix of commercial- and military-style aviation training to a valued partner of the United States.
Spartan Iraq traces its origins to the early days of aviation through its affiliation with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, a network of aviation training campuses across the United States. The rich history of Spartan College reaches back to its founding in 1928. Now, 90 years later, Spartan College continues to lead the aviation training industry.
We welcome you to learn more about Spartan Iraq and our exciting programs. Contact us if you would like to learn more about how to contribute to our efforts.
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