$40,000 – $50,000
Application instructions :
About the Indo-American Center: The Indo-American Center (IAC) was established as a community based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1990 by a group of Indian immigrants seeking to respond to the needs of their fellow growing South Asian immigrant population. Located on Devon Ave, at the heart of “Little India” in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, IAC is deeply rooted in the community it serves. IAC connects clients to resources and opportunities that improve their individual community and quality of life through direct service, outreach, education, access, and advocacy. IAC operates six core programs: public benefits connections, immigration legal services and citizenship, adult education and literacy, health literacy and education, a seniors’ program, and civic engagement and community organizing.
Job Summary: We are seeking an ESL Program Coordinator and Instructor to join our team under the supervision of the Education Department Manager. This dual role entails coordinating our ESL program’s operations while also taking an active role in teaching ESL classes. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for education, strong organizational skills, and the ability to foster positive connections within the community.
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Education Department Manager
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000, depending on experience and qualifications
Coordinate class registrations, assigning tasks to Adult Education staff.
Innovate and implement efficient systems for intake, registration, and testing processes.
Collaborate with Adult Education staff for class schedules, student placements, and registration processes.
Engage with IAC staff for class operational needs and outreach support.
Monitor student attendance and performance, providing necessary follow-up.
Facilitate classroom observations under the guidance of the Education Department Manager.
Advocate for Adult Education clients, identifying growth opportunities in collaboration with management and development teams.
Assist in coordinating check-ins and team meetings.
Plan and teach in-person multi-level ESL classes, focusing on language acquisition and personal growth.
Collaborate with the Community Engagement department and Citizenship Classes to incorporate Civic Education and community-based learning into the curriculum.
Maintain accurate class schedules in databases.
Update internal and external spreadsheets and databases with program metrics data.
Compile and generate reports for funders.
Outreach and Recruitment:
Collaborate with the Education Department team and IAC staff to promote Adult Literacy programs.
Develop relationships with community partners to engage hard to reach community members
Attend outreach/recruitment events
We’re seeking candidates who have a high-level of data entry accuracy, demonstrate initiative and strong critical thinking skills, are strong communicators, and excel in relationship building. The following qualifications are required:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
High level of competency in Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel, Google
Suite, Zoom, Apricot, and Adobe Acrobat required
Interest in student-led, community-based, and problem/project-based pedagogy (preferred).
Experience in education, with emphasis on Adult Education and ESL.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Attention to detail, problem solving, and good time management skills
Ability to work effectively with diverse program participants and staff
Respect for others’ experiences, opinions, language, values, culture, and knowledge
Second language proficiency strongly preferred
Extended periods of standing during teaching sessions and occasional physical setup of teaching materials might be required.
This unique role combines program coordination with hands-on teaching, empowering you to shape the educational journey of our students. Your commitment and dedication will play an instrumental part in creating a transformative impact within our community.
The Indo-American Center values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals of every immigration status, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.
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Deadline for Submission: TBD