Adult Education Specialist - Tenders Global

Adult Education Specialist

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Adult Education Specialist implements high quality educational services for individuals by coordinating adult education programming including English Language Training (ELT) opportunities, cultural orientation, life skills workshops and other educational opportunities. They work with community partners to make effective client referrals to ongoing ELT, vocational and educational courses, and to coordinate intake and registration.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver English Language Training onsite at IRC to newly arrived clients. Set class schedules, develop curriculum, conduct assessments of students using the CASAS testing system, train and supervise volunteers to assist with classes, track and record attendance, and provide individualized follow-up to clients as needed.
  • Develop relationships with community ELT provider partners and make effective client referrals to ongoing community-based classes, ensuring appropriate access, registration, and resources.
  • Support colleagues in the development and delivery of high-quality educational programs to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of newcomer adults including Financial Capability, Job Readiness Training, Vocational Training, Cultural Orientation and Life Skills, ensuring high quality curricula and delivery strategies.
  • In coordination with team members, develop and implement outreach strategies to clients to ensure they are aware of educational programming and how to access services.

· Satisfy recordkeeping and reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner. Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and other duties as assigned.

· Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency, placing importance on client confidentiality.

· Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree and completion of a recognized certification program in Adult Education, TEFL, TESL, and/or TESOL required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience teaching English as a foreign language in a professional or volunteer setting.

· Experience working with adult learners from a variety of cultural and linguistic groups strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.

· Ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely in spoken and written English with people at varying language proficiency levels.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle; willing to drive agency van as needed.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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