FLSA Status: F/T, Non-exempt
Department: Immigrant and Refugee Services- International Center
Office: 80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor
Reports to: Director of Programs, International Center
The International Center provides educational programming for newly arrived immigrants and refugees with the goal of improving learners’ English proficiency and communication skills. Programming includes daily ESOL classes at multiple proficiency levels, citizenship preparation classes, computer skills classes, individual conversation practice, and specialized off-site community programming for vulnerable communities throughout the city. The incumbent will develop, design, and deliver thoughtful
and effective classes for learners in daily ESOL and/or ESOL-Citizenship Preparation classes at the main Center and in community-based classes around the city.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Course Development and Instruction: In coordination with the Director of Programs, design and deliver year-long (July-June) ESOL courses. Create thorough and well-developed class curricula focusing on communicative competence for immigrants. In line with the current pedagogy, content will be meaningful and relevant to students’ self-sufficiency outside the classroom.
- Manage and Support Students: Hold weekly office hours for students to ensure they are working toward their identified goals. Work with other Center staff and additional CCCS services to address student needs outside the classroom. Conduct participant intake, assess language proficiency, and identify goals.Provide ongoing support to promote learning, engagement, and retention. Work one-on-one with participants as needed. Conduct bi-monthly workshops based on student needs such as: study skills, financial literacy, higher education options, and job readiness.
- Training and Staff Development: Assess professional development needs of other instructors and volunteers, and develop and deliver monthly or bi-monthly workshops accordingly. Provide pedagogical support and act as a resource to other instructors and volunteers.
- Monitoring and evaluation: track and analyze attendance, learner feedback, class surveys/needs assessments, qualitative narrative evaluation, and assist with reporting for grants/funders.
- Additional Support: Provide general administrative and program support for the Center including assisting with student registration, pre- and post-testing students using BEST Plus, assisting with class scheduling, and maintaining student portfolios and files. Substitute as an open class instructor as needed.
This is a full-time position and work hours are generally Monday through Friday with evening hours required. Weekend hours may be required to meet student needs.
Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Remain stationary and/or ambulate for the duration of instruction and presentations, addressing and/or monitoring students.
- Education and/or experience required:
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, ESOL or related field; Masters preferred.
- Experience working with multi-level adult ESOL learners in various contexts.
- Experience with BEST Plus preferred.
- Previous experience working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Experience with community outreach a plus.
- Highly motivated and self-starter.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Computer literacy (expertise with Office Suite and Google Drive).
- Ability/willingness to work evenings and occasional Saturdays.
To apply contact Elaine Roberts at Elaine.Roberts@archny.org