Tutoring Program Officer Vacancy

Our Tutoring Program Officer recruits, trains and coordinates high school student groups to tutor English to disadvantaged children in schools and community centres at weekends in various suburbs of Shanghai. The Program Officer reports to the Program Manager, and their duties are as follows:

  • Recruit groups of high school students to participate in our Tutoring Program;
  • Organize training for high school students and allocate groups to project sites;
  • Maintain contact with high school groups through group coordinators;
  • Ensure relevant agreements are signed both with volunteers and with students’ parents;
  • Identify new sites for Tutoring Program and liaise with existing sites;
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all program sites through regular visits;
  • Ensure we have signed agreements and insurance coverage at all program sites and that venue fees are paid in a timely fashion;
  • Check weekly attendance sheets, coordinators’ reports and volunteers’ lesson plans.
  • Maintain Tutoring Program volunteer data in the volunteer database;
  • Gather program statistics and signed reports from schools and community centres at the end of each term;
  • Assist with monitoring & evaluation work, including qualitative and quantitative surveying. Ensure that the necessary baseline data is collected prior to starting a new program, and that the comparative data is collected on time at the end of the semester;
  • Ensure each site has an appropriate set of teaching resources and that these are kept in good order;
  • Coordinate reimbursements to volunteers and coordinators;
  • Organize a volunteer appreciation party at the end of each term;
  • Time allowing, assist with other projects, events and administrative tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University-level education or equivalent;
  • Work experience in project coordination, in the non-profit sector, in volunteerism and/or in English teaching or training will all be useful, but being a quick learner is more important;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English & Native level Chinese;
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team, multi-task, stay well-organized and adapt in an ever-changing sector/environment;
  • Interest in the NGO sector / development / social issues / English teaching;
  • Excellent work ethic with a positive attitude;
  • I.T. competent.

Other Requirements:

  • This is a full time position (five days including one weekend day during term time);
  • We require a commitment of at least one year, with the potential to extend the term of employment upon mutual agreement.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be at local market levels in the non-profit sector and take into consideration the skills and experience of the successful applicant. Stepping Stones will provide all statutory benefits, plus 12 days annual leave in the first year of employment.

Start Date

The candidate should be available to start working for Stepping Stones in early August 2017.

Work Location

The Program Officer will be based at Stepping Stones’ office at 12F, Asionics Building, No. 6, Lane 1279, Zhong Shan Road West, Shanghai, but will travel regularly to the schools and community centers. Occasional working from home may be possible.


To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@steppingstoneschina.net by 23 June 2017 with a cover letter to explain your suitability for this job position, and why you are interested in it. English language applications are preferred.