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SOUTH KING COUNTY ESOL INSTRUCTOR & COORDINATOR

About Literacy Source:

Literacy Source is a non-profit community learning center providing free instruction to nearly 700 adults each year. Our mission is to build a literate community and promote self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction in English literacy and basic life skills. The Literacy Source Learning Center is located at 3200 NE 125th in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle. This position will primarily work off-site in various locations in South King County.

position Description and Duties:

The South King County ESOL Coordinator will teach several multi-level ESOL classes for adults in South King County (SeaTac & Tukwila), and build and maintain relationships with South County community partners. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Instruction and Student Support:

  • Prepare and teach three to four multi-level ESOL classes each quarter (each class - two hours, twice weekly)
  • Create and adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of diverse adult learners
  • Administer assessments, track progress and provide feedback to students
  • Work with students to establish goals and identify challenges or barriers to learning; provide support to help learners make progress in achieving literacy & life skills goals
  • Maintain and express enthusiasm and commitment to helping students learn
  • Monitor student attendance in classes and follow-up with calls to absent students
  • Integrate the teaching of basic digital literacy skills into curriculum

Program Management:

  • Build positive relationships with the community, including site hosts and community partners
  • Work with community partners to conduct outreach for classes
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and support classroom volunteers as needed
  • Report monthly attendance and student progress and track volunteer hours. Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of student and volunteer records through regular monitoring of data quality
  • Complete quarterly grant reports, work with Executive Director to prepare funding proposals, and seek in-kind donations for instructional services. Maintain records and documentation in accordance with contract requirements
  • Develop, implement and evaluate program policies, procedures and standards; ensure adherence to governing standards for program quality; and facilitate long-term instructional program planning and goal setting as a member of the Literacy Source instructional team.
  • Provide periodic program updates for inclusion in monthly e-news and on website
  • Participate in instructional professional development trainings (three times per year)
  • Support long-term strategic planning along with Board members and other staff  
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching ESOL
  • At least one year of experience teaching multi-level adult immigrant and refugee students in a community based setting in the United States
  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of appropriate teaching methods, instructional materials, and forms of assessment
  • Awareness of diverse learning styles and demonstrated experience in applying that knowledge to the development of teaching materials as well as the delivery of instruction.
  • Experience with curriculum development tailored to specific student groups  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships and group facilitation
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and appreciation for working with diverse groups.
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Demonstrated efficiency in keeping detailed, accurate records and meeting multiple deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Degree in TESOL, Adult Basic Education, Education or related field.
  • Experience teaching pre-literate adult learners
  • Experience managing programs
  • Experience working in South King County
  • Experience working in a non-profit agency with clients of diverse backgrounds.

Compensation:

$22/hour

Hours:

Part-time; 25-30 hours per week from September to June.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter by email to Lynn Livesley, Executive Director.

Closing Date:

Open until filled.


Community ESOL Conversation Class Coordinator

Location: 

The Literacy Source Learning Center is located at 3200 NE 125th in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle. This position will work on-site at the Learning Center as well as facilitate conversation classes throughout the community.

About Literacy Source:

Literacy Source is a non-profit community learning center in Seattle providing free instruction to nearly 700 adults annually from underserved populations. Our mission is to build a literate community and promote self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction in English literacy and basic life skills.  Literacy Source encourages and celebrates life-long learning and works to create a society that understands and supports the needs of adult learners.

position Description and Duties:

Literacy Source partners with the Seattle Public Library to offer Conversational English classes throughout the community.  The Community ESOL Coordinator will help facilitate three classes in public library settings, as well as two classes on-site at the Literacy Source Learning Center, and will recruit, orient, train and support community volunteers to serve as conversation partners for students.  Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and serve as instructional lead for weekly multi-level Conversation classes in three Seattle Public Library locations (Central, Beacon Hill and Lake City branches)
  • Coordinate and serve as instructional lead for twice weekly multi-level Conversation classes at Literacy Source
  • Develop ongoing curriculum, including building in opportunity for reading fluency practice in Literacy Source classes
  • Monitor student progress, providing learning recommendations and support to volunteers
  • Coordinate and conduct orientation and training for volunteers and provide ongoing support and supervision
  • Serve as the main point of contact for individuals interested in tutoring in the Conversation Classes, and work with Literacy Source Volunteer Coordinator to conduct outreach to recruit new volunteers
  • Coordinate the on-boarding process for volunteers, including interviewing, screening, orienting and working with Library staff to ensure compliance with necessary training and procedures
  • Maintain records and documentation in accordance with contract requirements, including tracking and reporting volunteer hours on a monthly basis
  • Plan and coordinate volunteer recognition opportunities for Library volunteers
  • Participate in periodic all-staff meetings/trainings at Literacy Source

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience teaching ESOL in community based setting
  • At least one year experience coordinating volunteers
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships and group facilitation.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and appreciation for working with diverse groups
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize competing demands
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual/bicultural
  • Degree in TESOL, Adult Basic Education; Education or related field
  • Experience working in a non-profit agency with clients of diverse backgrounds

Compensation:

$20/hour

Hours:

Part-time; 15+ hours per week. Schedule must include availability during planned Conversation classes, including:

Literacy Source – T/Th (9-10:30 am) and M/W (4:15-5:45 pm)

Lake City Library – Tuesdays, 6- 7:30 pm

Central Library – Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm

Beacon Hill Library – Saturdays,  10:30 am-12 pm

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter by email to Lynn Livesley, Executive Director.

Closing Date:

Open until filled.