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ENGLISH

ENGLISH-SPEAKING LEADERS
  • 100% Fluent in American English

  • Speaks English ONLY to students

  • Escorts, mentors, guides Japanese students in English

  • SELECT PROGRAMS ONLY: Creates and presents a cultural booth that corresponds to your home country, ethnicity, culture, lifestyle. 

  • Leads discussions with students about the differences between their culture and your own culture/culture in Hawaii

  • Escorts students around campus, leads scavenger hunt activity

  • Current OR recent college graduate 

  • Must have or be able to obtain Facebook messenger for mass communication

  • Must have a working smartphone with data

  • Responsible, flexible, good use of common sense, bright/energetic personality, professional mannerism and clothing

  • Excellent team-work skills; able to work well with others

  • Have interests in (at least some of) the following areas: education, intercultural communication, teaching English as a second language, international studies, Japanese language

  • Some knowledge (or at least awareness) in phonology, linguistics, English grammar, education etc.

  • Have prior experience working/volunteering with children; leadership skills

  • Can show that the experience will benefit them personally or professionally

JAPANESE

"BILINGUAL SUPPORT"
(JAPANESE-ENGLISH CAPABLE)
  •  100% Fluent in Japanese AND at least 75% Fluent in English

  •  Capable of translating from Japanese to English and English to Japanese

  •  Walks around during workshops/lessons to assist with translation for students

  • Translates the Facilitators' instructions

  • Point contact with the tour escort and teachers from Japan - relays messages between the Facilitator and escort/teachers

  • Current OR recent college graduate 

  • Responsible, flexible, good use of common sense, bright/energetic personality, professional mannerism and clothing

  • Excellent team-work skills; able to work well with others

  • Have interests in (at least some of) the following areas: education, intercultural communication, teaching English as a second language, international studies, Japanese language

  • Have prior experience working/volunteering with children; leadership skills

  • Can show that the experience will benefit them personally or professionally

Leaders' Hale Aloha (Cultural Booth) Example

Leaders' Hale Aloha (Cultural Presentation) Guidelines

  • 10 minute cultural presentation

  • Include props, objects, visual aides (such as Power Point presentation on own laptop)

  • Capable of repeating (and quickly resetting) presentation 2-3 times, to 2-3 different groups

  • Speak to a group of 3~10 Japanese students (Junior High School - High School level)

  • Slow, easy, clear English (some Japanese is OK)

  • ​Suggested topics:​

    • Breakdown your ethnic culture / heritage

    • Family history

    • "Why do you live in Hawaii?" / "Why are you studying in Hawaii?"

    • Experiences in Japan (and your reactions/thoughts)

    • Japanese people in Hawaii

    • Daily Lifestyle

    • Ethnic food culture (cooking demonstration)

    • Cultural music (instruments, singing, chants, dances)

    • High school and college life

    • "What does 'aloha spirit' mean to you?

LEADERS & BILINGUAL  COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Leaders & Bilingual Supporters will be paid by the hour or by the day depending on the length of the program

  • Leaders & Bilingual Supporters will be onboarded as an "LbE Hawaii employee" and subject to federal/state tax withholding and basic employee benefits (workers compensation, unemployment benefits, etc.)

  • Payment in form of direct deposit or check via our certified HR Payroll service provider

  • Meals provided if applicable

  • Gain experience for resume' or portfolio

Starting pay: $14/hr

Kristen Izumigawa

Leader

University of Hawaii

Tourism Industry Management

"As a Leader, I have been with LbE Hawaii for almost 2 years. I love what this [company] stands for. I appreciate what LbE does because the programs that they run are life-changing and help to promote diversity in OUR world of the future. The experiences are invaluable to everyone involved and push us to the best that we can be. There is no doubt in my mind that LbE has affected my future; from my goals to my aspirations and more. Thank you for changing my life!"

1. Apply

Fill out a one-time online application to become a leader staff. So long you have enough interest and motivation, you will be placed on LbE Hawaii's leader staff database. LbE Hawaii accepts applications 365 days of the year.

2. Register

Leader staff recruitment announcements are sent out in emails, texts, and on Facebook to all leader staff approximately one month prior to an upcoming program. Register online to indicate availability/unavailability for an upcoming program.

3. Experience

Have a great experience with your own group of students from Japan and teach about your culture, lead group discussions, and go on fun site visit excursions.

Sample Program Schedule

4. Earn

Dollars

Get compensated bi-monthly via check or direct deposit.

*Must be a U.S. Citizen to receive monetary compensation