Coordinator, Instructional (ESL)
POSITION TITLE: Coordinator, Instructional (ESL)
DEPARTMENT: Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL)
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
REPORTS TO: Manager, Department of Adult Education and Literacy
PLACEMENT: Professional Grade S08
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$52,618 annually
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.
The Instructional Coordinator, English as a Second Language, is responsible for strategic growth, resource development, and day-to-day management of the ESL program within Adult Education & Literacy. This position is charged with the responsibilities of providing high quality education and support services that meet or exceed state, federal and program performance benchmarks and provide continuing/post- secondary education opportunities to a widely diverse student population. This position is grant-funded.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide instructional leadership, working with and across programs, teams, and functions; identify and recommend activities/areas to address as components of a continuous quality improvement model/plan.
2. Evaluate, supervise, monitor, and mentor adult education instructors. Provide ongoing feedback and resources to ensure instructional quality.
3. Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments; utilize assessment results to counsel students, place students in appropriate classes/programs, and/or to develop individual education plans for student and instructor guidance. Administer and interpret special needs assessments; utilize assessment results to provide appropriate accommodations according to ADA guidelines.
4. Work closely with Department of Adult Education and Literacy data staff to monitor students and outcomes; follow-up with instructors, students, and others as needed to meet outcome benchmarks.
5. Review and screen applications for adjunct faculty; perform initial interviews and make recommendations to the director.
6. Coordinate instruction and instruction-related services to specific adult education populations through successful completion and/or transition to the next level of education and/or training.
7. Develop new and update present/current curricula to address local, state, and federal core competencies and benchmarks. Identify, review, select, and provide appropriate books, materials, and instructional resources to complement the curricula.
8. Cultivate and maintain partnerships with school districts, administrators, and community stakeholders to increase enrollment, expand site offerings, and build awareness of ESL program. 8. Conduct ongoing site visits at community organizations identified as an approved provider for ESL classes.
9. Identify, recommend, and schedule instructional staff for appropriate professional development and training; provide in-house staff development activities as appropriate.
10. Provide regular reports to the Director of all components and activities of instructional programs. Provide recommendations for corrective action, program improvements or enhancements to ensure meeting student and funding source needs/requirements.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field.
2. Experience with traditional as well as non-traditional students, and/or experience teaching/tutoring multi-level classes in various subject areas.
3. Two (2) years of supervisory experience, providing feedback and improving instructional outcomes.
4. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability and willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population.
5. Experience developing, updating, and implementing curricula and instructional program development.
6. Proficiency with MS Windows and Office.
7. Experience in assessment, interpretation, evaluation, and student placement.
8. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
9. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.
1. Master’s Degree or Certificate in Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field
2. Teaching, counseling/advisement experience at college level.
3. Teacher certification/ license (K-9, K-12 w/ Bilingual Endorsement).
4. Familiarity and/or experience with career clusters/pathways/programs of study and/or bridging programs a plus.
5. Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in ESL.
6. Knowledge of and experience administering CASAS assessment.
7. Experience utilizing educational technology in the classroom
8. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
9. Demonstrated multicultural competence.
1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3. Ability to travel in state.
1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or classroom environment.
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