The Citizenship Program Manager is a full-time employee who administers Literacy Network’s English for Citizenship program. As of this posting, 23 adult learners achieved citizenship through this program in 2021! The Manager develops communicative, goal-based language instruction in group settings to support English Language Learning (ELL) adults in achieving their goals and provides both initial training and ongoing skill development to volunteer citizenship tutors. This position also manages the federal AEFLA grant for English for Citizenship, gathering and tracking student data and outcomes, pre- and post-testing participants, and preparing grant reports.
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Program Impact
Hours: 30 per week, 12-8:30pm Monday-Thursday
Pay: $20.00/hour; eligible for full benefits, including work-from-home bank of 3 weeks/year
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by August 29th, 2021
- Citizenship Instruction – 40%
- Welcome all students and offer a safe and supportive learning environment
- Develop instructional strategies, curriculum, and materials for use in teaching ESL and citizenship to multilevel groups. Arrange for appropriate substitute instruction when needed
- Create and deliver modules to increase civic engagement among participants in accordance with grant requirements
- Regularly assess student understanding and satisfaction
- Implement persistence strategies and conduct student and program evaluations
- Grant Management – 35%
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with partner sites
- Collect student demographic, assessment, and attendance data for grant-funded programs
- Maintain current, well-organized, and secure records of the above information using designated tracking system
- Report to grant programs according to timeline set with supervisor
- Administer TABE CLAS-E pre- and post-tests for English for Citizenship participants according to WTCS pre/post-testing policy
- Assist with recruiting, registering, and assessing students for ESL programs
- Program Management – 20%
- Supervise, train and support professional development of English for Citizenship instructor(s)
- Facilitate activities, projects, guest speakers and field trips that provide authentic and meaningful ways for students to complete the civics modules and practice their emerging English skills
- Develop and present relevant and engaging training for citizenship tutors
- Work with Volunteer Manager to recruit citizenship tutors when needed
- Match and support citizenship tutors and learners
- Develop citizenship education materials and resources to share with tutors
- Maintain list of volunteers prepared to give mock interviews to tutoring students
- Participate in trainings and planning meetings with Literacy Network staff and program partners
- Agency Representation and Community Education – 5%
- Assist individuals, agencies, and employers wanting information on citizenship, literacy, reading, ESL, readability, identifying/approaching adults with limited literacy, or other literacy related topics
- Maintain contacts with other educational programs and referral sources to facilitate learner recruitment and referral
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a passion and a commitment to community education, and to helping build connections among learners and the Dane County community. The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.
The following skills and attributes are desired:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in adult education, English language instruction or related degree, or significant work experience in the education or social work field
- Experience developing and delivering ESL instructional curriculum
- Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds
- Experience managing volunteers in a community-based setting
- Experience working with basic computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database management
- Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; conversational ability in spoken Spanish strongly preferred
- Excellent organizational skills; genuine interest in effectively organizing others and managing information consistently and accurately
- Excellent oral and written presentation skills
- Ability to think strategically and critically
- Leadership experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
- Commitment to Literacy Network’s mission; interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for working with people to reach their goals.
This position description offers guidelines for the employee, however in no way limits the scope of the position nor limits opportunities for expansion of the duties and responsibilities of the employee.
Literacy Network offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Literacy Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strongly believes it benefits from the perspectives and talents of a racially and culturally diverse staff.
This summary describes typical duties and responsibilities and does not limit Literacy Network from evaluating, changing, or assigning other work as desired.