Teacher Trainer at a charity - Full/Part time Job Description

Teacher Trainer at a charity - Full/Part time


Stepping Stones (http://steppingstoneschina.net) is one of Shanghai’s biggest volunteering programs, providing English lessons to thousands of disadvantaged children in Shanghai and beyond.


We are looking for a qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainer to work preferably for a minimum of one full year, predominantly but not exclusively on the Teacher Training and Videolink Teacher Training programs.  

Main Responsibilities:

·       Deliver teacher-training sessions to local English teachers from several primary schools for migrant children in Shanghai.

·       Build on, refine and adapt the current teacher-training materials and teaching approach to each particular group of trainees.

·       Help select a number of trainees to become ‘Champions’, train them on how to observe lessons, identify needs, and plan and deliver a course of training, so they can then take over as the trainers at their schools.

·       Visit the trainee teachers regularly to support their ongoing development.

·       Train and support a small team of volunteers to provide weekly oral English practice to the teachers in question. Develop materials to support this project.

·       In conjunction with the Training Director, help define a teaching approach, select and test software, develop a set of materials including videos and PPTs, and recruit trainees for the Videolink Teacher Training Program.

·       Deliver online teacher-training sessions to English teachers around China.

·       Help support the online trainees with advice, feedback and encouragement via an online platform. 

·       Assist the Training Director and Program Director in the monitoring and evaluation of both teacher-training programs. 

·       Time allowing, assist with other related projects, particularly Videolink, curriculum development and the Classroom Teaching Program.   


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Educated to at least bachelor-degree level, and with a minimum English Language Teaching qualification of CELTA, TEFL or TESOL, or Teaching Chinese as a Second Language equivalent; Learn more about TEFL Certification options

·       At least four years’ relevant experience, including teaching English or Chinese as a Second Language, English teacher training and/or curriculum design;

·       Interest in and / or experience of using technology for language teaching and professional development purposes;

·       Advanced-level minimum oral and written English communication skills;             

·       Strong management and organisational abilities: good team player with ability to mentor and motivate staff, interns, volunteers and trainees;

·       Strong interest and preferably some experience in the development sector in China, especially in the education field and /or with migrant communities and /or with volunteers; and

·       Excellent work ethic with a positive and flexible attitude.


Other Requirements:

·       To ensure the sustainability of the project, a long-term commitment is preferred;

·       Working hours will be 40 hours per week, split between our office and the local migrant schools.  

·       Note that some weekend work is required, as some trainings will be scheduled then. We operate a flexible working schedule, where staff are encouraged to take time off to compensate for overtime worked. 



Salary will range from between 10,000-15,000 RMB per month before tax, dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. Applicants seeking a part-time position may also be considered. Medical insurance will be provided. Stepping Stones is unable to cover relocation costs. Due to ongoing changes in regulations relating to non-profits as well as visas, a working visa cannot be guaranteed.

Start Date:

The candidate should be available to start working for Stepping Stones no later than 1st August 2017.   

Work Location:

The Teacher Trainer will be based at Stepping Stones’ office at 12F, Asionics Building, No. 6, Lane 1279, Zhong Shan Road West, Shanghai, but some of the work will be carried out in the schools.  Occasional working from home may also be possible. 


To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@steppingstoneschina.net by 9th June 2017 with a cover letter to explain your suitability for this job position, and why you are interested in it.  

Job Summary

Type of School
Children's training school;Kindergarten & Pre-School;Primary/Elementary School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
10-15,000 RMB/month
Contract Length
12 months

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