Skills Training Program Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




17 Warren St, 2nd Floor
United States


The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Skills Training Program Specialist at its Lowell office.

A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently

Reports to: Lowell Program Director

Supervision: N/A



The Skills Training Program Specialist will support the development and launch of a new integrated skills training program, designed to prepare adult English language learners for careers as Certified Nursing Aides. S/he will assess potential students, instruct an integrated ESOL and “softs skills” program, and directly support job placements for graduating students. S/he will conduct outreach initiatives with potential participants as well as employer and training partners, acting as IINE’s primary representative of the program with stakeholders. This position requires a flexible schedule which may include early morning or evening hours.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Healthcare, Education, or related field; Master’s Degree in Education and/or TESOL preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience in job development and/or employer engagement.
  • Minimum of 2 years of adult teaching or tutoring experience, preferably with immigrant populations.
  • Previous experience in or exposure to healthcare sector strongly preferred.
  • Strong counseling/advising skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in additional languages a plus.
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, and asylees.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support logistics planning and curriculum development for an integrated ESOL/Certified Nursing Aide training course
  • Provide recruitment, assessment, teaching, and placement services to clients in the Institute’s skills training programs.
  • Recruit program participants through presentations at career centers, community-based organizations, and training vendor fairs.
  • Assess applicants’ eligibility for training programs by verifying work authorization documents, calculating annual income, and supporting the administration of written and oral English tests.
  • Teach training program classes, prepare classroom materials, and evaluate student progress.
  • Develop and revise curricula for training programs, create lesson plans, and assess lesson plan success.
  • Provide individualized job readiness counseling for clients upon their completion of training program courses.
  • Coordinate job development activities, including schedules and staffing for individual job development appointments.
  • Provide post-placement support services to ensure job retention and record any changes in employment status.
  • Develop and maintain employer partnerships through outreach initiatives via telephone, email, and in person to identify suitable employment opportunities for clients.
  • Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and events.
  • Contribute to program data collection following contractual guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to workforce development interns and volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources ( with their name and position in the subject line. In the cover letter, please be sure to include the following:

  • Salary expectations
  • Any work or volunteer work done with refugees or immigrants
  • Languages spoken

Qualified applicants will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.