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Lead Instructor (Summer Research Scholars -high school students- Program)

The Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) seeks well-qualified and talented individual to
lead a unique academic training program for high school students from Myanmar (Burma). The
program will utilize participatory action research, engaging students in group research projects
exploring issues of social justice in their community.
An 8-week intensive Participatory Action Research (PAR) scientific research project is expected to
produce academically written paper with its main findings and solution-oriented policy recommendations
to be presented to the stakeholders at the end of the project.
• Bachelor’s degree – Graduate student, doctoral degree, advanced or terminal degree preferred
• Strong familiarity with research methodology and/or experience
• Commitment to participatory action research as a method of engaging and empowering youth to
create positive social change
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong writing highly desired
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment/meet deadlines
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet applications
• Demonstrate high level of professionalism, respect, and personal integrity
• Be a team player; able to collaborate with others
• International experience – high degree of cultural sensitivity and competence
• Enthusiasm for BACI’s mission and strong commitment to helping disadvantaged students achieve
academic success and college readiness
• Flexibility and availability/willingness to work some weekends
• Complete staff training (will take place during the first week of the program)
• Successfully implement the program curriculum, leading the research process from beginning to end
• Introduce and explain key concepts in research methodology, making sure students fully grasp each
step and why it matters
• Oversee multiple groups of students as they engage in research projects, helping each group
overcome challenges as they arise, and ensuring the active participation of all group members
in the research process
• Attend staff meeting, prepare meeting notes
• Closely work with Program Assistants and Interns
• Fully document daily reflections, observations, and program activities
• Prepare bi-weekly reports to Executive Director
• Participant in program evaluation
• Assume responsibilities as assigned