JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job vacancies at the Elementary School of the Thessaloniki Schools for Experiential Learning on the premises of the American Farm School

The Thessaloniki Schools for Experiential Learning operates on the premises of the American Farm School and offers anextended, innovative educational program to young children 4 to 12 years of age. Main axes of the curriculum include experiential environmental innovative programs, enriched Science teaching programs, English language acquisition and technological literacy programs.

The following job vacancies for the school year 2017-2018 at the Elementary School are announced below:

  • One full-time position for an Elementary School Teacher (Grade E)
  • One part-time position for an English Teacher (Kindergarten)
  • One part-time position for a German Teacher

Job mission:
All teaching staff report to the Elementary School Principal. Elementary School Teachers are responsible for teaching their class.

Position characteristics:
Each teacher is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Implements the extended curriculum and experiential environmental and innovative programs of the School.
  • Cooperates systematically with all teaching staff of the School.
  • Develops additional educational material for his/her class and the experiential programs he/she implements.
  • Teaches using modern teaching methods (team-oriented cooperative learning and differentiated learning, experiential approaches and the use of suitable IT tools).
  • Communicates with parents providing timely feedback.
  • Participates in student recruiting and other activities that require teachers’ presence.
  • Attends community activities addressed to student families.

Necessary qualifications:

  • University Degree of the respective specialization (Elementary Education, English Language, German Language).
  • A minimum of 3 year teaching experience in elementary education.
  • Proficiency in English documented either by a US/British University degree or the appropriate certificate.
  • Excellent skills in the use of IT technology and its applications in education.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and educational innovation.
  • Impeccable work ethics.

Additional qualifications:

  • Postgraduate studies in a subject related to Elementary Education.
  • Experience in the implementation of environmental or other innovative programs.
  • In the case of English and German language teachers native speakers will be preferred.

Candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV by May 7, 2017 electronically only, to the e-mail address: hr@afs.edu.gr. The e-mail should have the subject: Application for Elementary Teaching Positions. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department, Despina Theodoridou, tel.: 2310 492740.

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Teaching/training – Consultancy - Research positions
American Farm School - Perrotis College

The Strategic Project Management Office (SPMO) of the American Farm School (AFS) operates in close collaboration with Perrotis College and the other AFS departments, with a view to designing and implementing consultancy projects funded by both public and private sources, as well as providing services relevant to the AFS fields of expertise to the industry and public organizations.

The SPMO offers the following teaching/training – consultancy - research positions for staffing three major up-coming projects:

A. Four full-time Teaching/Training - Consultancy - Research Positions

The selected persons will be offered a one-year teaching/training, consultancy and research employment contract. They will have a leading role in teaching/training, consultancy and research teams in their respective fields of expertise. Their duties will include the design, organization and monitoring of educational, consultancy and research projects as well as the active participation in teaching/training, consultancy and research.

Subject areas or interest include:

  • Horticulture
  • Viticulture
  • Agrotourism
  • Agrimarketing

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Post-graduate studies in the field of expertise (preferably Ph.D. from an English speaking University)
  • Teaching experience at University level or/and to adult learners and professionals
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Category B driving license

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience in the design and implementation of projects
  • Research experience (a personal research h-index of at least 4 is desirable)
  • Consulting experience
     

B. Part-time Training - Consultancy - Research Positions

The selected persons will be involved in training and consultancy activities both on and off campus, on a part-time basis. In addition, they will participate on a need basis in field research in their fields of expertise.

Subject areas of interest include:

  • Tree cultivation
  • Arable crops
  • Vegetable farming
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Certified organic farming 
  • Animal breeding
  • Cheese-making
  • Meat cutting and processing
  • Marketing and sales of agri-food products
  • Exports of agricultural products
  • Logistics, transportation and storage of agricultural products
  • Apiculture
  • Water resource management
  • Forestry

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Higher Education Degree (AEI / TEI) in the following specialization:
           Animal production
           Plant production
           Agro-economics / Agrimarketing
           Agrotourism /Tourism Management  
  • Proven three year experience in the specialization.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Category B driving license

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Other professional specializations (Meat Processing School, Apiculture or Cheese making certification etc.)
  • Teaching experience to adult learners / professionals
  • Consulting experience
  • Research experience

Candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV by May 14, 2017 electronically only, to the e-mail address: hr@afs.edu.gr. The e-mail should have the subject: Application for Teaching/Training – Consultancy - Research Positions. For more information,pleasee-mail orcontact the Human Resources Department, Despina Theodoridou and Maria Tsiopa, tel.: 2310 492740 & 893.

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Position: Director of Institutional Advancement
 
Reports to: President of the American Farm School & Perrotis College
 
Position summary: The Director for Advancement, in consultation with the President, leads and implements the comprehensive, multi-year fundraising plan in Greece and the U.S. to raise significant campaign and annual funds, grow the endowment, and increase giving in support of the AFS and Perrotis College strategic missions and vision.  This position is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination and evaluation of activities that will attract significant philanthropic support for the School, as well as the achievement of targets. She/he leads and develops team members focused toward the ultimate goal of meeting fundraising outcomes and developing strong, ongoing relationships with supporters. The Director of Institutional Advancement is a regular member of the President’s Senior Administrative team.
 
Responsibilities
  • Directs the institution’s Advancement Program for Greece and the U.S. Responsible for implementing the Comprehensive Campaign plan to raise $23.1 million over the next 6 years.  The Advancement Program includes major gifts, planned giving, annual fund, foundation proposals, benefit/stewardship events and Advancement communications.
  • Collaborates with the President on development activities and prepares reports reflecting associated activities and ROI related to institutional advancement.
  • Embraces the strategic plan of AFS and Perrotis College, plans, prepares and submits for approval to the President the strategies to achieve fundraising goals on the basis of given  priorities
  • Supervises a dynamic portfolio of high net worth individuals to secure major, capital, and planned gifts 
  • Develops effective strategies and tactics that result in sustainable growth in giving 
  • Prepares and monitors budgets for development activity subject to the approval of the President 
  • Directs the preparation of grant proposals for corporations, foundations and other charitable enterprises as well as appeals to individual donors
  • Directs the stewardship program for donors 
  • Coordinates with the President and School’s management team to identify AFS and Perrotis College funding needs and develop cases for their support 
  • Maintains currency in trends, technology and the environmental landscape of Advancement and Fund Development in higher education 
  • Supervises and evaluates relationships with outsourced collaborators as needed 
  • Proposes to the President the termination and /or hiring of the department staff
  • Trains, inspires and guides direct reports and the entire advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes 
Qualifications
A Graduate Degree is required with a minimum of 5 years of experience in advancement or relevant profession preferably in education. The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations. Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in Greek and English are essential, as is the ability to engage favorably with volunteers and donors. Other important characteristics include good judgment, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, strategic thinking and planning skills. The candidate should be able to work effectively with diverse constituencies both within and without an educational environment, in Greece and the U.S.
 
Application requirements
Candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV by April 24, 2017, electronically only, to the Human Resources Department, attn: Despina Theodoridou, e-mail address: dtheod@afs.edu.gr. The e-mail should have the subject:  Application for Director of Institutional Advancement position.  
 
For more information please contact: Despina Theodoridou by phone (+30 2310 492740) or e-mail (dtheod@afs.edu.gr). 

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