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September 22, 2010

China Education Initiative

The China Education Initiative (CEI) is pleased to announce that it is now recruiting Campus Ambassadors (CAs) for the 2010-11 school year.

Established in 2008 under the auspices of Princeton University, Tsinghua University, and the Ford Foundation, CEI is an innovative non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting the US and China's most promising future leaders in the effort. Through the institution of a US-China Teaching Fellows program, CEI meets the pressing need for exceptional teachers in China's understaffed low-income rural schools, while fostering a constituency of young leaders positioned to advance the cause of educational equity and effect long-term systemic change.

The China Education Initiative:
-Provides exceptional and enthusiastic teachers to schools in need. CEI recruits, trains, and supports outstanding graduates from premiere Chinese and US universities, assigning them as Teaching Fellows to two-year posts in understaffed low-income schools;
-Works at the forefront of China-US relations as the first and only program to pair Chinese and American university graduates in a long-term service initiative;
-Is funded by the Ford Foundation and works in partnership with Teach for All (Teach for America's global network), Princeton in Asia, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Goldman Sachs, among other prominent groups.

If the teaching fellowship opportunity as explained above does not fit into your current goals--please note that CEI is also looking to hire Campus Ambassadors at the University of Michigan. Campus ambassadors are student representatives who work in close collaboration with CEI recruitment staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at inspiring outstanding student leaders on their campus to apply for the 2011 Teaching Fellowship. Campus Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to develop their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, and communication while gaining an understanding of how a successful international nonprofit organization operates. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates who are interested in applying to be a Teaching Fellow or staff member upon graduation.

Although this is a volunteer position, Campus Ambassadors will be given special consideration for CEI internships in Beijing and CEI Teaching Fellowships. Students with an interest in Asian studies, education, marketing and nonprofit management are highly encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume to recruiting@chinaeducationinitiative.org.

If you have any questions or interest in either the Teaching Fellow position or the Campus Ambassador position please email Lucy Liu the current campus ambassador at the U of M at lucyilan@umich.edu. Thank you again for your interest in the China Education Initiative and our mission to end educational inequity in China.

Posted by zzhu at September 22, 2010 09:52 AM