Immigrant Education Coordinator - ESL Instructor
The Immigrant Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all ENL (English as a New Language) activities, including classes and individual tutoring sessions for income-qualified immigrants. Will also be responsible for the coordination and delivery of Adult Basic Education and Civics programming, either in class or tutoring formats. This position develops and maintains partnerships, volunteers, curriculum, teaching resources and student records.
This is a part-time position working at least 15 hours per week and offering $16.00 per hour.
- Organize and oversee English as a New Language, Adult Basic Education and Civics classes:
- Recruit and coordinate volunteer instructors
- Evaluate new student English/Basic Ed/Civics skills and place them appropriately in instruction groups
- Maintain communication with volunteers and site coordinators regarding scheduling and space use
- Provide resource support to volunteer tutors
- Work with the Immigrant Services Manager and management team to determine community needs and priority areas of focus for programming and resource allocation.
- Develop and implement curriculum, evaluation tools, and teaching materials.
- Facilitate the expansion of classes to new sites, including virtual sites or sessions.
- Recruit and retain participants and maintain student records in order to ensure grant compliance and outcome achievement.
- Refer students with advocacy needs to the Immigrant Services Specialist or Immigrant Services Manager.
- Work with the Immigrant Services staff to integrate resources/programming addressing advocacy needs with ENL, ABE and Civics classes. Assist in advocacy activities as needed.
REQUIREMENTS – please send a letter of interest along with a resume
- Bachelor’s Degree, ESL Certification a plus.
- Applicants with other educational backgrounds and considerable teaching experience will also be considered.
- Flexible schedule for non-traditional working hours – some evenings are required.
- Bilingual/ Bicultural - must have the ability to read, write, and communicate with high proficiency in both Spanish and English, as well as demonstrate an understanding of or ability to relate to Latino/Latin American cultures and heritage
- Supervisory experience as well as working with and coordinating volunteers.
- Above average organizational and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
- Must have a clean driver’s license and be insurable to operate agency vehicles.
LifeWorks Community Action, formerly Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, is a nonprofit that helps thousands of neighbors each year overcome the challenges of poverty by providing food, early childhood education, energy services, health and wellness, and immigrant services. Popular programs include The Pantry in Ballston Spa and The Kitchen in Saratoga Springs, as well as Head Start, WIC and Weatherization. Help Starts Here.