MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more.
The Adult Education team is composed of instructors, admin staff, data staff, case managers and program managers. We run classes in all 5 of MRNY’s locations and our Queens office is the location where the largest number of ESOL and Civics classes are offered. Our team collaborates often with other MRNY teams to ensure that the students in our classes get the educational services that they need as well as other information and opportunities to engage in community life.
The Role(s): Make the Road New York (MRNY) is looking for temporary digital literacy & navigation instructors who can deliver in-person instruction to immigrants with low digital literacy levels seeking to develop basic skills with which to use digital tools and programs in their daily lives. The instructors will be using a combination of Northstar, MRNY, and Google Applied skills materials which they will adapt to respond to each group’s evolving needs. All courses will be held in Spanish.
Length of position: Each instructor will work from mid January to late May or June. Depending on funding, the position may be able to continue beyond then. Each instructor will teach classes for one 8 week cycle in February and March and another 8 week cycle in April and May.
Locations/class schedules: (All offices are MTA accessible.)
Position 1: Jackson Heights/Corona Queens and Bushwick Brooklyn
Brooklyn class: Bushwick, Brooklyn - Monday & Friday from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Queens class: Jackson Heights/Corona, Queens - Wednesday & Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Position 2: Port Richmond, SI
Staten Island class: Port Richmond, Staten Island - Tuesdays 6-10pm
Position 1: 18 hrs/wk
Position 2: 9 hrs/wk
***NOTE: We are also open to hiring one person for all 3 classes. If one person takes all 3 classes the position will be for a total of 26 hours/wk.
Key Responsibilities but not limited to:
- Plan and deliver digital literacy instruction to Spanish speaking, adult immigrants with low digital literacy.
- Adapt and develop curricular materials to fulfill class evolving needs
- provide in-person support to students
- Keep student attendance and contact students with chronic absences and latenesses to encourage participation.
- Enter class data make progress notes on Salesforce as well as in other databases
- Properly archive class materials
- Eligible to work in the US
- Required to be fully vaccinated with and FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior first day of employment
- Bilingual: Spanish/English
- Candidates should have intermediate to advanced computer skills including high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Email, and a strong understanding of the essential digital literacy skills.
- At least 1 year of prior experience teaching or facilitating digital literacy classes for groups of students /Proven track record of coaching and/or teaching adults
- High school diploma required
- Enthusiasm for working with adult learners
- Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment
- Self-starter with strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail
- Highly professional and team oriented with a passion for excellence and eagerness to help the department meet our goals.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work under pressure required.
- Strong communication skills- including listening skills
- Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
- Strong collaboration skills
- Strong organizational skills including: an attention to detail and ability to multitask and manage disparate projects and tasks within set timeframes
- Strong problem solving skills
- Strong self awareness and emotional intelligence
- High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole
Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days. The salary range for this position is from $24.32 to $32.77.
How to Apply
Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents to the Make the Road New York career center.
For external applicants, please click here.
Make the Road believes that social change is best achieved through grassroots community-based organizing that flows directly from and engages the community demanding the change. As a membership-based organization, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, criminal history, or Veteran status. We strongly encourage those from historically excluded groups to apply.