The Citizenship Class Coordinator/Instructor teaches English literacy and U.S. history and government to adult ESL students to prepare them for the naturalization interview and test to become a U.S. Citizen. The CCCI must oversee and implement the agency’s Citizenship class instructors, coordinating outreach and services, overseeing quality assurance, and preparing pertinent data and narrative reports.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide instruction to English as Second Language learners.
- Prepare Students for the written, oral portion of the naturalization exam and the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship.
- Evaluate students’ performance in accordance with established procedures and recommend program exit or continuation. (Best Plus Version 2.0)
- Apply principles of effective human relations, learning styles and cognitive development as they relate to the overall growth and development of students.
- Administer pre and post-tests (Best Plus Version 2.0) as well as informal assessments to evaluate students. Progress and to incorporate individualized instruction or other academic support.
- Maintain, record, and report student daily or weekly attendance.
- Maintain strict confidentiality and security of staff and student records.
- Perform other related duties as required.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS OR QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree in education and/or related field.
- TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), ESL (English as a second language) and EFL (English as a foreign language) Coursework and certification.
- Three or more years of related work experience teaching preparations course for the citizenship exam and providing English as a second language (ESL) instruction.
- Demonstrated knowledge with the naturalization process and steps involved in becoming a U.S. Citizen, the naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.
- Experience in computer operation and database applications.
- Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning methods.
- Demonstrated knowledge with the naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship.
- Ability to utilize varied teaching methodologies that are most appropriate for adult students.
- Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.