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ESOL Program Director

Posted: Jul 23, 2022

Briggs Center for Faith & Action
Program Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Job Overview

The Briggs Center for Faith & Action welcomes, supports, provides services for, and advocates on behalf of immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. Briggs provides free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at all levels; low-cost or no-cost immigration legal services through the Harvey Immigration Services Clinic; and other holistic support for individuals, families, and communities who are new to the United States.

The Briggs Center for Faith & Action seeks a motivated, organized, compassionate person to serve in the role of Program Director for the ESOL program.

There are currently 250 adult learners enrolled and approximately 20 volunteer teachers in the ESOL program.

Program Director responsibilities include:
• Recruit learners by promoting classes to potential student populations.
• Register and place learners in appropriate class.
• Recruit, train, and support volunteer instructors.
• Create and maintain calendar of classes.
• Coordinate online (Zoom) and in-person classroom space.
• Be familiar with best practices for ESOL learning.
• Evaluate and improve program as needed.
• Work with partner organizations.
• Maintain regular and collegial communication with other Briggs staffers.
• Oversee ESOL grant applications.

Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree.
• Fluency in the English language.
• Digital literacy; cultural competency.
• Teaching experience preferred.
• TESOL certification preferred.

Competencies:
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to make critical decisions.
• Pays attention details.
• Works effectively and gladly with diversity of people.
• Empathetically appreciates and is sensitive to the feelings of others.
• Brings enthusiasm and energy to the performance of a task.
• Takes initiative, makes decisions, ano take actions to solve problem and reach goals.
• Possesses excellent organizational traits.
• Self motivated to carry out job.

Part-time 15-20 hours/week
Annual Salary $30,000
Work remotely. In-person as needed.
Reports to Executive Director.

To apply, email Tim@BriggsCenter.org with cover letter, resume, and three references.

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