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Outreach Coordinator Work Place English Instructor

University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst
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Job Details

Job no: 513596
Work type: Staff Part Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Human Resources
Union: PSU
Categories: Human Resources

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Outreach Coordinator and Workplace English Instructor assists the Program Director in the oversight of on-campus program design, implementation, and services. This position collaborates with core program partners (the University, AFSCME, USA/MTA, and PSU) and program staff to insure smooth, effective functioning of the program..

Essential Functions

  • Co-coordination of campus-wide program development: developing on-campus course offerings; evaluating and assessing the impact of the program.
  • Recruitment of learners: overseeing recruitment plan; coordinating the scheduling of recruitment sessions (led by on-campus teachers); coordinating communication with managers including securing release time for learners and providing attendance updates.
  • On-campus outreach: overseeing campus outreach; compiling key contact list; developing outreach priorities/strategies; overseeing communication with managers and supervisors, including input into program development.
  • Supervision of campus teachers: holding regular meetings with supervised staff, conducting their annual evaluations. Overseeing curricula development, evaluation, and documentation for all courses.
  • Instruction of a workplace English course.
  • Coordination of student volunteer program: work with the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning to recruit and place undergraduate student volunteers in campus classes; orient student volunteers; provide support to teachers and volunteers for tutoring engagement.
  • Likely coordination of several off-campus projects.
  • Other Functions

    • Long-range planning: assist developing, facilitating, and documenting the process of long-range planning.
    • Likely involvement in campus initiatives involving key partners.
    • Participation in PWE staff meetings and retreats.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, management, labor studies, or related field and a minimum of three (3) or more years professional experience in education, management, labor studies, or adult education is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult education theory and practice, English instruction and curriculum, curriculum development, program planning, evaluation methods and participatory learning theory required.
  • Excellent writing, partnership, and communication skills required.
  • Ability to teach all levels of English language learners
  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Advanced knowledge of workplace learning theory and practice preferred.
  • Familiarity with ESOL and ABE standardized testing used by MA DESE.
  • Work Schedule

    Part-Time: 28 hours/week

    Salary Information

    PSU Level: 27

    Exempt Salary Ranges

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to the application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Search may remain open until filled.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: Apr 5 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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