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Digital Access Program Coordinator/EL Instructor, Adults, FT, LyndaleNeighborhood Association

Posted on 2020-11-18 1:37:43 PM

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Lyndale Neighborhood Association Live Well at Home Program Coordinator/ Multi-Level ELL Instructor The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) English language program serves adult students in the Lyndale and surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality English language and digital literacy instruction and to help students to become more connected to the community. Position Description: LNA is currently seeking a digital literacy program coordinator to design and implement a program to build digital literacy skills and English language skills with adult learners funded through a 1.5-year &#8220;Live Well at Home&#8221; grant from the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services. The incumbent will provide adult ELL instruction for multi-level learners, write digital literacy curriculum and coordinate digital access and inclusion services at a public housing site in the Lyndale neighborhood. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Schedule: This position works a schedule approved by their supervisor. A typical work week is M-F days with occasional evening and weekends. -At least one multi-level ELL/digital literacy class meeting 3-4 afternoons/week (TBD) at a second off-site location in the Lyndale neighborhood (when able to safely meet in person given COVID 19 pandemic conditions). -Flexible availability for digital access project program development and administration, partnership relations, curriculum-building, outreach/retention efforts, web development, oversight of volunteers and program support. -Preparation and other duties can be done at the Lyndale Neighborhood Association office and/or remotely. -Position also includes ongoing Education Program development, staff collaboration opportunities and organizational duties as needed. General Qualifications: * Previous experience with program development in a human service or educational field; * Minimum 1 year experience teaching ELL required, preferably providing formal/informal instruction to adults with limited English proficiency and/or digital literacy; * Comprehensive understanding of adult learning; experience working with seniors a plus; * Somali language competency strongly preferred; * Preferred education & training: B.A./Master&#8217;s degree with TEFL/TESOL certification or Hamline&#8217;s Adult ELL Certificate; current MN teaching licensure with EL instructional training; * Ability to relate effectively with people of other cultures and varying educational backgrounds; learners range in proficiency from emerging literacy to advanced, so experience with a range of levels a plus; * Strong digital literacy and technology skills; experience teaching digital literacy preferred; * Ability to respond effectively to individual and cultural needs as well as different learning styles; * Strong verbal and written communication skills; * Experience working with volunteers and/or supervising staff; * Ability to lift 25 pounds Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Task Duties Project Development * Build and administer grant-funded Digital Access Project supporting elderly ELLs at public housing site in Lyndale Neighborhood according to grant requirements; * Design digital literacy curriculum/resources relevant to elderly ELLs * Procure and provide digital devices to participants; coordinate digital access and technical support in public housing environment * Manage partnerships with community sites and other orgs, particularly as needed for Digital Access Project Instruction * Develop lesson plans and provide high-quality instruction incorporating digital literacy skills to adult ELLs, utilizing ABE best practices, state and federal standards and LNA&#8217;s ESL curriculum * Differentiate instruction for multi-level student groups * Structure class to effectively utilize volunteer resources Supervision * Help to hire AmeriCorps CTEP and/or PT employee to support Live Well at Home Project * Assign duties and oversee CTEP/PT employee&#8217;s work Volunteer Collaboration * Lead volunteers who assist and lead small groups in class in how to deliver the daily lesson plan effectively * Guide them on how best to support students Administration and Data Entry * Record and enter class attendance into state ABE database to track student attendance and progress. * Register new students and administer CASAS pre- and post-assessments according to state and federal guidelines; enter/maintain student data in state ABE database * Provide data, feedback, communication for grant reporting as needed Engagement, Outreach and Retention * Collaborate with education and other staff to support ongoing student recruitment efforts and course advertisement * Make all students feel welcome and integrated within the classroom community; maintain strong communication and follow-up with students to support retention Site Management and Classroom Setup * Organize room for instruction, including moving tables and setting up whiteboards and technology; organize materials and storage * Reset the room and make certain the space is left according to building standards LNA Staff Duties * Attend ELL team meetings, check-in meetings and LNA staff meetings * Assist with occasional LNA events and organizational work as needed * Other duties as assigned Compensation: $36-40,000 with benefits (PTO accrual, paid holidays and 3% match on a Simple IRA, generous paid time off). Supervisor: ELL Program Lead Applying: E-mail cover letter, resume, contact info for three professional references, and proof of qualifications (scanned copy of TESOL/TEFL or Hamline Adult ELL certificate or MN teaching license if applicable) to: Erin Cary, Associate Director, at erin@lyndale.org<mailto:erin@lyndale.org>. We will review applications as they are submitted. Position will remain open until filled. For additional information, contact Erin Cary at 612-824-9402 x13 or erin@lyndale.org<mailto:erin@lyndale.org>. LNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lyndale Neighborhood Association

Live Well at Home Program Coordinator/
Multi-Level ELL Instructor

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) English language program serves adult students in the Lyndale and surrounding neighborhoods.  The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality English language and digital literacy instruction and to help students to become more connected to the community.


Position Description:
LNA is currently seeking a digital literacy program coordinator to design and implement a program to build digital literacy skills and English language skills with adult learners funded through a 1.5-year “Live Well at Home” grant from the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services. The incumbent will provide adult ELL instruction for multi-level learners, write digital literacy curriculum and coordinate digital access and inclusion services at a public housing site in the Lyndale neighborhood. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.


Schedule

This position works a schedule approved by their supervisor. A typical work week is M-F days with occasional evening and weekends.


-At least one multi-level ELL/digital literacy class meeting 3-4 afternoons/week (TBD) at a second off-site location in the Lyndale neighborhood (when able to safely meet in person given COVID 19 pandemic conditions).
-Flexible availability for digital access project program development and administration, partnership relations, curriculum-building, outreach/retention efforts, web development, oversight of volunteers and program support.

-Preparation and other duties can be done at the Lyndale Neighborhood Association office and/or remotely.  

-Position also includes ongoing Education Program development, staff collaboration opportunities and organizational duties as needed.  


General Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with program development in a human service or educational field;

  • Minimum 1 year experience teaching ELL required, preferably providing formal/informal instruction to adults with limited English proficiency and/or digital literacy;

  • Comprehensive understanding of adult learning; experience working with seniors a plus;

  • Somali language competency strongly preferred;

  • Preferred education & training: B.A./Master’s degree with TEFL/TESOL certification or Hamline’s Adult ELL Certificate; current MN teaching licensure with EL instructional training; 

  • Ability to relate effectively with people of other cultures and varying educational backgrounds; learners range in proficiency from emerging literacy to advanced, so experience with a range of levels a plus;

  • Strong digital literacy and technology skills; experience teaching digital literacy preferred;

  • Ability to respond effectively to individual and cultural needs as well as different learning styles;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience working with volunteers and/or supervising staff;

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds 


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Task

Duties

Project Development

  • Build and administer grant-funded Digital Access Project supporting elderly ELLs at public housing site in Lyndale Neighborhood according to grant requirements;

  • Design digital literacy curriculum/resources relevant to elderly ELLs

  • Procure and provide digital devices to participants; coordinate digital access and technical support in public housing environment

  • Manage partnerships with community sites and other orgs, particularly as needed for Digital Access Project

Instruction


  • Develop lesson plans and provide high-quality instruction incorporating digital literacy skills to adult ELLs, utilizing ABE best practices, state and federal standards and LNA’s ESL curriculum

  • Differentiate instruction for multi-level student groups

  • Structure class to effectively utilize volunteer resources 

Supervision

  • Help to hire AmeriCorps CTEP and/or PT employee to support Live Well at Home Project

  • Assign duties and oversee CTEP/PT employee’s work 

Volunteer Collaboration

  • Lead volunteers who assist and lead small groups in class in how to deliver the daily lesson plan effectively 

  • Guide them on how best to support students

Administration and Data Entry 


  • Record and enter class attendance into state ABE database to track student attendance and progress. 

  • Register new students and administer CASAS pre- and post-assessments according to state and federal guidelines; enter/maintain student data in state ABE database 

  • Provide data, feedback, communication for grant reporting as needed

Engagement, Outreach and Retention

  • Collaborate with education and other staff to support ongoing student recruitment efforts and course advertisement

  • Make all students feel welcome and integrated within the classroom community; maintain strong communication and follow-up with students to support retention

Site Management and Classroom Setup

  • Organize room for instruction, including moving tables and setting up whiteboards and technology; organize materials and storage

  • Reset the room and make certain the space is left according to building standards

LNA Staff Duties

  • Attend ELL team meetings, check-in meetings and LNA staff meetings

  • Assist with occasional LNA events and organizational work as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


Compensation: $36-40,000 with benefits (PTO accrual, paid holidays and 3% match on a Simple IRA, generous paid time off).


Supervisor:  ELL Program Lead


Applying:

E-mail cover letter, resume, contact info for three professional references, and proof of qualifications (scanned copy of TESOL/TEFL or Hamline Adult ELL certificate or MN teaching license if applicable) to:
Erin Cary, Associate Director, at erin@lyndale.org.  

We will review applications as they are submitted.  Position will remain open until filled.

For additional information, contact Erin Cary at 612-824-9402 x13 or erin@lyndale.org.


LNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer