Section 1: Overview and Purpose of Position

The Adult English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator will connect clients to English language instruction through internal and external programs. The primary goal of the Adult ELL Coordinator is to help clients access English language learning opportunities that support their self-sufficiency and long-term integration into their new community. The Adult ELL Coordinator builds, implements, and refines programming in accordance with current and emerging best practices, collaborating closely with all stakeholders for the benefit of JVS clients and communities. The Adult ELL Coordinator expands and strengthens engagement of community partners offering ELL programming. The Adult ELL Coordinator works closely with colleagues within JVS to assist clients to overcome barriers to English Language attainment. 

Section 2: Qualifications (skills, education, experience)

  • Combination or education and experience normally represented by a Bachelor's Degree in education, social work or human service field required.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of work experience working with immigrants, English language learners and/or low-income populations (previous experience with refugees/immigrants strongly desired)
  • Valid driver license with classification appropriate to operate JVS vehicles, valid auto insurance, clean driving record with no moving violations within the past three years.

Section 3: Responsibilities/Duties

Direct Service Focused

  • Develop an internal referral system for refugees/immigrants to access ELL providers/community partners
  • Coordinate with program staff to ensure alignment of ELL activities with client service activities to ensure information sharing and avoid scheduling conflicts
  • Conduct service mapping for ELL programs in areas where clients live and work and maintains continually updated register of offerings available to clients to be utilized by direct client staff
  • Coordinate and conduct student registration
  • Maintain and update enrollment and attendance records in line with grant requirements. 
  • Conducts student follow-up and document follow-up activities through case notes;
  • Assist clients with removing barriers to class attendance by conducting follow up and communicating with clients’ case managers to  remove barriers to class attendance
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to track barriers to ELL programming.
  • Ensure clients have developed transportation plan, including bus training when necessary, to ensure ongoing attendance to ELL programming
  • Work with Manager to develop programming that addresses barriers, including online classes, volunteer-based tutoring sessions, and culturally-appropriate supportive services
  • If applicable, assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of volunteer teachers
  • Attend staff and development team meetings as determined by supervisor.

Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor

Section 4: Skills Needed

  • Meticulous organizational and record keeping skills with attention to details 
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines; able to effectively prioritize, delegate, and execute multiple tasks.
  • Ability to be self-directed and highly flexible in daily work. 
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multicultural and multilingual.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external collaborators.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Docs and internet-based communication.
  • Must have a valid Missouri or Kansas Driver’s License and a verified safe driving record and reliable means of transportation for local travel. Must provide a copy of license

Section 5: Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • This position will primarily be a coordinator of services; approximately 75% of the job will be completed in office. 
  • Occasional travel to community events, public service providers, and other service locations will be necessary. Use of personal vehicle is necessary with mileage reimbursement.
  • Much of the work is typically performed in an interior temperature-controlled office work environment. Position requires prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Some work may be performed at community sites such as other agency offices, schools, libraries, and other public meeting places. Employees may experience exposure to temperature extremes when in training situations, in a car, and while traveling to contacts outside of the agency facility.
  • Position requires frequent bending, squatting, sitting, standing, pulling, pushing, lifting, and moving items that may weigh up to 50 lbs. 
  • Use of cell phone is also required with partial reimbursement by agency. 

Salary range: $37,960 – $46,300

A note to Potential Candidates:

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary individuals and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification listed in the job description. Here at JVS we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may come from a background less traditional to our field of work and that is okay. JVS strongly encourages you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every qualification described.

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