Our customers tell us that our English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy services are treasured resources in Arlington Heights. For 17 years, we have provided a comprehensive suite of learning opportunities and access to resources for customers seeking to develop their English language skills. These well-established and innovative offerings are respected by our academic and business partners. We are grateful to the nearly 200 current students, speaking 29 different languages, who have given us the opportunity to add value to their lives.
Our current portfolio of services includes:
Beginning group ESL classes
Access to Read to Learn offered through Community Education School District 214
Individualized online courses including reading, grammar and writing; pronunciation; business English; TOEFL preparation; and American culture
Group and 1-to-1 conversation practice
Access to a myriad of online and community resources
The Coordinator for the ESL/Literacy Office serves in a leadership role with partners on staff and in the community to plan, develop and deliver our ESL/literacy services. As a partner on the five-staff ESL Visioning Team, will recommend and implement solutions to enhance and expand the current portfolio, including expanding services offered in locations in the community. Train, develop and supervise staff who provide ESL/literacy services. Lead, train and support a team of almost 40 highly talented and dedicated volunteers who provide tutoring and other assistance to students.
At least three years of work experience in instruction and/or educational administration, adult education preferred. Exemplary communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with staff across the library and with partners in the community. Demonstrated accomplishments in serving diverse audiences, through personal cultural competence and empathy. Strategic thinker who can envision creative opportunities and solutions.
Bilingual fluency (English and another language) preferred. Skilled at using and evaluating education software. Must be detail-oriented to coordinate administrative tasks of staff and volunteers. Personal history and commitment to lifelong learning.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant field, such as adult learning or literacy, TESL, etc. or equivalent experience.
Hours and Scheduling:
Full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. Core schedule will be weekdays, but will work some evenings and weekends, as services require.
Benefits includes 4 weeks of vacation plus personal and sick leave time, 12 annual paid holidays, individual and family health insurance, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and availability of 457/Roth savings plans.
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates will submit by December 3: 1) a letter of interest explaining how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position; and 2) a resume.
Only electronic submissions will be considered.
Interviews may begin as early as mid November.
Additional Salary Information: Starting annual salary, depending on qualifications.