Adult Learning Center Hub Manager (Specialist IV)
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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Reporting to the Director of Adult Literacy and English Language Education:
  • Provides leadership at a hub, supervision, and professional development needed to ensure existing and new staff have the skills to deliver instruction according to the curriculum.
  • Responsible for the data and reporting necessary to assure program goals are carried out.
  • Implements new program initiatives, with a special focus on staff development appropriate for improving English language and literacy proficiency and basic numeracy instruction
  • Maintains connections with network managers and library managers and staff within a specified hub.
  • Contributes to the development of a curriculum scope and sequence, and a training and support plan necessary to insure its implementation
  • Investigates and implement new uses for instructional technology and distance learning including Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Schedules classes, teacher schedules, and tutoring session times
  • Works directly with NYPL staff, volunteer tutors, and students, promoting and modeling effective instructional strategies, methods, and materials use, in a collaborative learning environment
  • Supervises and evaluates staff and part time instructors
  • Provides site coverage as necessary
  • Develops an appropriate instructional collection (both print and software) and serves as an instructional resource person for the Library staff
  • Contributes to the development of program reports and data collection and management
  • Must be available to work at all NYPL literacy sites
  • Performs related duties as required

Key Competencies:
  • Supervisory
  • Team leadership
  • Communication

  • Master's Degree in TESOL, Adult Literacy, Linguistics, English, or other Education related focus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research-based English Language and literacy instruction for adults in the early stages of language acquisition and literacy development
  • Experience leading staff development related to teaching and learning strategies that integrate computer-assisted instruction and multimedia into the curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience providing team leadership and supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal standards for student achievement (NRS) and the standardized testing (Best Plus and TABE) necessary to document student gains
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in teaching basic math and knowledge of systematic intensive alphabetics instruction preferred
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing databases to track student information and progress
  • Hub locations are St. George, Seward Park, St. Agnes, Bronx Library Center and Wakefield
  • Successfully demonstrated computer and related technology skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access

Work Environment:

Branch environment

Physical Duties:


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