Site Specialist-ESL Afterschool Communities

Job description

Requisition ID: req3042

Job Title: Site Specialist-ESL Afterschool Communities

Department: Enrollment Mgmt & Student Svcs

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Externally Funded

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: 17.50

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am to 6:30pm--some weekends; No more than 40 hrs per week. Work on campus and off campus at either North Linden Elementary: 1718 E Cooke Rd. or Prairie Norton Elementary: 105 Norton Rd. 

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

 The English as a Second Language (ESL) Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) Site Specialist assists in supporting and monitoring a team of tutors, teachers, parents, community members, and volunteers to run an afterschool program for immigrant and refugee elementary students. This position is tasked with assisting in the development, design, and monitoring of day to day program operations, ensuring an engaging, positive and safe environment for students to experience academic, social and emotional success. This role requires an ability to prioritize tasks and curriculum development. This position will also require data collection, analysis and reporting of grant outcomes and other clerical duties. Individuals in this role with work a portion of their time on campus and off campus at the afterschool program.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Positive Approach, Managing Work, Quality Orientation, Continuous Improvement, Earning Trust, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Communication, Collaboration, Guiding Interactions, Planning & Organization, Influencing


Assists in developing, designing and coordinating program components that lead to positive academic and social outcomes for participating students. Provides engaging opportunities through academic, social and physical activities. Develop and maintains a safe, supportive learning environment for participating students. Recruits and retains students to participate in an ESLAsC program. Communicates and resolves issues related to the program in a timely manner. Creates and maintains discussions for program and student improvement. Assists in development and implementation of group lesson plans. Assists with data collection, data analysis, and communication activities.

Assists in developing and supporting a team that involves non-credit instructors, tutors, host-site volunteers, parents, students, teachers, community and corporate leaders. Assist in developing positive and professional relationships with school staff, parents and community. Attends school, community and student events. Assists in classrooms, fieldtrips, and school improvements. Produces quarterly newsletters. Assists in developing and sharing ESLAsC vision and goals with staff and community partners. Assists in positive promotion of ESLAsC throughout the College and community. Assists in leveraging resources and developing partnerships and collaborations.


Effectively monitors site operations, including assisting in timely completion and submission of accurate reports to funder. Organizes and guides instruction implementation and supervision of students. Participates in staff development that contributes to personal and professional growth. Actively participates in all staff support activities and workshops.


Executes multiple assignments of varying complexity, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. Hours may include working outside of a normal workweek schedule on an as needed basis. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software, programs and applications; child development; refugee/immigrant experience; k-12 education systems.

Skill in: excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customer service; conflict resolution; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets; performing mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions; planning & scheduling; collaborating with community and educational agencies.

Ability to: provide understanding, communication, and education that respects all cultures and beliefs; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students, and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgement; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner; originate correspondence; work independently demonstrating initiative; maintain accurate and complete work records; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations; maintain a flexible schedule.


While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials.


Virtual or typical office and school environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices and school buildings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Two (2) years’ progressively responsible experience in assisting program development and support. Experience working in diverse settings. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).




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Job No:
Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time