WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Recruitment Vision



A prime career opportunity for recent graduates is educating students in an underprivileged area where there are difficult circumstances.



We will seek out the most promising leaders from all backgrounds, then recruit, select and train them to make a measurable impact in the classroom, school and community from day one.



Applicant prerequisites

Students in the final year of their undergraduate or graduate degree are encouraged to apply. Young professionals are also encouraged to apply.



Undergraduate degree

Applicants must have completed all coursework required for the undergraduate degree from an accredited university by the spring of the recruitment year.



Academic Record

The undergraduate (and graduate school transcripts if enrolled in graduate school) will be reviewed carefully. Applicants who are enrolled at the time of their application must pass any coursework.



Lebanese national/foreign national status

Teach For Lebanon readily accepts applications from Lebanese applicants. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



Commitment and Location

Applicants must be willing to make a full-time commitment as of June of the year of their recruitment to participate in the six-week Summer Institute and to live in the housing provided near the school they will be teaching in starting September of that year as a Teach For Lebanon Fellow. Fellows will be full-time staff members of the schools in which they are placed and will work stipulated school hours, five days a week.



Language Fluency

Fellows must speak Arabic and be fluent in English to be part of the Teach For Lebanon Fellowship. All the sessions at the summer institute are in English, but since the placement may be in an English or French Lebanese school, fluency in French is a benefit.



Age limit

Since the Teach For Lebanon Fellowship aims at building future leaders, applicants will have to be younger than 31 years old.



Who we are looking for

Teach For Lebanon is looking for applicants who will be Agents of Change in the classroom and beyond. We recognize that leaders come in many forms with varied past experiences, so there is no one profile of an ideal applicant. There are many ways to demonstrate leadership qualities, and we view applicants holistically by looking for evidence of demonstrated past achievement in which applicants have achieved ambitious, measurable results in academics, extra-curricular activities, and/or work leadership.



We pride ourselves with our non-negotiable competencies which are integral to our success:



1- Achievement

2-Fit

3- Perseverance

4- Communication (Interpersonal, social and attitude)

5- Organizational ability

6- Commitment and Hard Work

7- Problem Solving



Please Note that we will not accept paper or e-mailed applications. All applications will need to be completed online.

ADMISSION & APPLICATION FAQs

On the Application form, how do I enter my GPA/percentage/cumulative average?


Please note whichever measure is most relevant to you. Please give only one measure. For example, if your institution uses “Cumulative Average” as its measure for academic achievement and your cumulative average is 8.0/10.0 , please transfer it to be out of 100, so it will be 80/100 in this example. If your institution does not calculate any of these measures for you, you will have to calculate the average of the final grades of all of your coursework, and fill in the relevant information. Please note that if you are chosen to participate in the second stage of the recruitment or the one full assessment day we will ask for copies of your mark sheets or transcripts to confirm the score you indicated.


Why are the open-ended questions important?


These provide you with the opportunity to tell Teach For Lebanon about yourself in your own words. Please spend time thinking about how you will answer your questions.


Can foreign citizens apply?


Teach For Lebanon welcomes applications from graduates of Lebanese origin. Obtaining a work permit for foreign applicants can be difficult under Lebanese labor law, so Teach For Lebanon cannot commit to foreign applicants who do not already have valid work permits.


Please email us at mailbox@teachforlebanon.org if you are having technical issues with the form or otherwise.

FELLOWSHIP FAQs

FELLOWSHIP FAQs


Why should I join Teach For Lebanon?

Teach For Lebanon offers you the chance to make a real difference in tackling one of Lebanon's most pressing challenges -- educational inequity. By preparing you with the skills to become an agent for change, the Fellowship will help you develop leadership skills that are critical in today’s dynamic and fast-changing global work environment. You will leave the Fellowship literally ready for anything -- and with the experience to advocate for a future in which all children have access to an excellent education.



Whom are we looking for?

Teach For Lebanon is looking for Fellows who have exhibited academic excellence, have demonstrated leadership, and are inclined to make a commitment to the community. Students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies are eligible to apply.



What does the Teach For Lebanon Fellowship entail?

The Teach For Lebanon Fellowship is a two-year assignment during which Fellows are placed as full-time classroom teachers in disadvantaged schools in rural areas in Lebanon. Throughout the Fellowship, Teach For Lebanon Fellows help close the achievement gap by leading their students to significant academic gains. The Fellowship is a full-time job for which Fellows receive a monthly stipend, private medical insurance, Life inssurance and accommodation in their area of placement.



Why does the Fellowship last two years? Can I teach for just one year if I choose?

All Fellows must commit to teach full-time for two years in disadvantaged schools. The two-year commitment is necessary to make the impact we wish to have on student achievement. In the first year, Fellows will refine their teaching skills and will start to establish respect and trust among various stakeholders within the school community, such as the principal, co-teachers, parents, and, of course, the students themselves. This work will allow Fellows to achieve significant academic gains for students.

Furthermore, Teach For Lebanon is looking for leaders who are willing to commit to long-term change and who have the perseverance to work hard in challenging situations. In this context, the two-year commitment is but a small step towards long-term reform.



How many Fellows does Teach For Lebanon currently have?

To date,104 Fellows have joined TFL Fellowship program, where 44 Fellows are currently working in Public and Free Private schools. The total number of students impacted till the end of academic year 2017 is 17200.


HOW TO APPLY

Deadlines and Timelines

Teach For Lebanon will accept applications for the 2016 Fellowship between October 10 and May 14.



There are three rounds of Recruitment and Selection. The deadline for accepting applications for the first round is January 4, 2017. The deadline for accepting applications for the second round is March 14, 2017. The deadline to accept the applications for the third deadline is May 14, 2017.



It will take up to 10 days from the deadline to implement the selection process and announce the finalists and send invitations for the language tests and in-person Interviews



Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to maximize their chances of selection for the Fellowship.



We will not accept applications after our final deadline of May 14, 2017.



Application Process and Details

The application process has the following steps:



-Application form: The Teach For Lebanon application form is one of the most important interfaces for an applicant of the Fellowship. It is the first step to making yourself known to us and acquainting us with your achievements, successes and competencies. Hence, we request that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the application form and filling it in. The application form consists of the following sections:



-Personal Information - this section asks for your name, contact information and eligibility for the Fellowship



-Academic information- this section focuses on your secondary, Bachelor and Master degree (if any), the institutions you studied at, the grades you scored and any distinctions/awards that you won



-Work Experience - this section is to reflect your previous experience in working as a fulltime or part-time employee in any job, organization, and club membership and/or student group.



-Open-ended Questions This section is your opportunity to express yourself and your aspirations as a Teach For Lebanon Fellow. Please ensure that you include answers to each of the three questions.



Selection Process:



Teach For Lebanon recruits fresh graduates from different educational backgrounds.

We will choose Fellows based on a multi-stage admissions process. The selection for the 2016 Fellowship will include the following stages:



- Completing an online application;

- Conducting a language test

- Participating in a personal Interview;

- Conducting a mock lesson,group activity with other applicants, solving a case study.

- Upon successful completion of the above receiving an invitation to the Summer Institute.



Please feel free to contact mailbox@teachforlebanon.org with any questions about the application and selection process or if you are facing a technical problem with the application form.

Application Terms and Conditions

- Teach For Lebanon WILL NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY APPLICATIONS. Please do not print and mail hard-copy applications to Teach For Lebanon.



- Please note that you are NOT asked to submit a CV/Resume or Cover Letter/ Personal Statement as part of the application



- Each applicant will be allowed ONLY ONE application for the 2016 Fellowship



- There will be no fees charged for completing and submitting the online application form



- Applications are non-binding.



- Review of online application


- Language test: You will be asked to conduct an Arabic, French or English test based on the language of your preference.


- In-Person Interview: In this phase, you will be answering various questions related to the competencies required.

- Full day assessment (not applicable for all candidates; certain candidates may be invited to the Assessment after their online application is reviewed; invitations will be sent via email). The full day assessment stage which is a full day that selected candidates spend in-person with Teach For Lebanon selectors and other applicants. The candidate will go through several activities to showcase his or her strengths and fitness for the Fellowship. This is, by far, the most important experience in the selection process the activities are divided into three parts: A Group Activity, Mock Lesson, Case Studies.



-The deadline to receive the signed confirmation letters by selected applicants is June 10.



The Teach For Lebanon Fellowship is a highly selective program. In the past year we have selected only 36 Fellows from 1357 submitted applications. For 2016 Fellowship, we are seeking up to 45 Fellows.



Selection Process:



Teach For Lebanon recruits fresh graduates from different educational backgrounds.

We will choose Fellows based on a multi-stage admissions process. The selection for the 2016 Fellowship will include the following stages:



- Completing an online application;

- Conducting a language test

- Participating in a personal Interview;

- Conducting a mock lesson,group activity with other applicants, solving a case study.

- Upon successful completion of the above receiving an invitation to the Summer Institute.



Please feel free to contact mailbox@teachforlebanon.org with any questions about the application and selection process or if you are facing a technical problem with the application form.



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