Under the direct supervision of the Director Adult Basic Education ABE-ESOL, assist in coordinating the day and evening operation of the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center, an off-campus community education program providing four levels of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to adults from the greater Ludlow area. Responsible for managing the day to day operation and community relations.
Oversees the administering of pre- and post-assessment tests of language proficiency, developing course curricula, and addressing student academic and behavior issues.
Responsible for the adherence to DESE program mandates, such as student advising, intake and recruitment, attendance and enrollment policies, transitioning students to new or better jobs or higher education, as well as addressing learning disabilities (diagnosed or undiagnosed), ADA access, and barriers to accessing education such as child care and transportation issues.
Ensures program technology integration in all class levels.
Responsible for monthly SMARTT and COGNOS System data reporting in collaboration with classroom instructors.
Provides weekly program and staff development. Works with Director in community outreach and community planning process.
Selects and/or approves all classroom materials and ensures that curriculum is aligned with DESE ESOL curriculum frameworks.
Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree and experience in Adult Basic Education programs coordination. More than two years ESOL teaching experience, preferably with adults; Experience working with and educating diverse groups, such as Portuguese, Latino, Polish, Brazilian, etc and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; Awareness of community resources for referral; Strong written, interpersonal communication, technology (Microsoft Office Suites and Database Management).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree, preferably in Adult Education or ESOL, or TESOL Certification.
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $29,211-$35,074/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package
HOURS: 25 hours per week
FUNDING SOURCE: Grant
STARTING DATE: November, 2012
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:
Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) - When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references
DEADLINE : Screening will begin will applications received by September 26, 2012 . Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.
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