Bilingual College Readiness Instructor, Congreso de Latinos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on March 14, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a full-time Bilingual College Readiness Instructor to work within its Education and Workforce Services division. This position will work within Congreso’s Next Step program, which serves young adults with a diploma in the areas of College and Career Readiness and teach classes in this program which focus on preparation for college entrance exams,
college-level math courses, and college writing. Some students in the program will be Spanish-dominant, and may need instruction and development in professional Spanish. This position will report to the Adult Academic Manager, and will partner with co-teachers and case managers to deliver comprehensive, research-based college readiness curriculum and projects in a variety of academic and supplemental subjects.

In addition to developing and delivering classroom instruction, this position requires team support in areas such as data entry, team planning meetings, student case consultations, facilitating new-student orientations, and planning / chaperoning field trips and events.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

Essential Responsibilities
 Prepare and deliver comprehensive college & career readiness (CCR) curriculum to young adults
 Utilize technology including Microsoft Office software, email, and web-based applications to deliver curriculum
 Develop mastery of Accuplacer Exam and other college preparatory materials and subject matter through research, data analysis, and professional development trainings
 Develop mastery of college entrance testing and registration process and requirements
 Assist students in gaining critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, and proficiency in college algebra and college-level writing
 Demonstrate instructional expertise in all of the key college entrance exam subject categories
 Analyze aggregate and individual student performance data for TABE and Accuplacer Exams in order to customize curriculum to students’ needs
 Serve as a coach and mentor to students regarding academic progress, life skills, internship success, professionalism, and pursuing post-secondary education/employment
 Facilitate project-learning model for CCR curriculum, including design, implementation, and evaluation of cumulative student projects
 Work with team members to evaluate student academic progress, identify solutions to students’ academic and social barriers, assess project performance, and participate on selection panel for student internship interviewing
 Work diligently to achieve program outcomes as related to staff performance evaluation
 Attend regular staff, team, divisional, and individual supervisory meetings, as scheduled
 Perform any other duties and tasks such as coordinating field trips, graduation ceremonies, job fairs, etc…, as required by the division

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in Education, Math-Science, Social Studies or related field
 2-3 years of work experience providing direct educational services to youth, young adults, the community, or related experience
 Experience teaching subject matter associated with college entrance exams and experience working in alternative education settings preferred
 Candidate should have knowledge of the Puerto Rican and Latino community of Philadelphia; and excellent oral and written communication skills
 Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word
 Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required
 Ability to carry-out classroom facilitation in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications
 Translation/interpretation skills are a plus
 TABE Administration certificate and MS Office Certification a plus

A Career with Congreso: Your talent and passion + our mission = outcomes

Come grow our reputation. Employees come to Congreso because they hear the positive things our clients, employees, and supporters say about us. Congreso has served the neighborhoods of eastern North Philadelphia since 1977. We have built our reputation on trust and high-quality human service delivery. And now our expertise in client-centered, outcomes-informed service delivery is extending our reputation beyond
local borders to regional and national renown.

Come serve the community. Employees come to Congreso because of their passion to work directly with members of a vibrant and diverse community towards greater self-sufficiency. We have grassroots in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community and a commitment to strengthen all who live in the communities we serve. Our campus is located in the heart of the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods we serve and
includes a charter school that houses college courses at night.

Come celebrate culture. Employees come to Congreso because of the diversity of our employees, clients, and community we serve. We seek to serve all clients through practices that show inclusion, empathy and understanding regardless of cultural identities.

Come be part of our “familia.” Employees come to Congreso for a working culture that reflects our family-centered service approach and our commitment to balance work and family. Our “mi casa es su casa” welcome extends to employees and all who seek services from us. Our employees value the feeling of being “like family” and the close and supportive relationships they have with co-workers.

Come grow professionally. Employees come to Congreso to gain experience, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Our Primary Client Model™ provides employees with continuous education and professional development in client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative service delivery. We recognize supervisors as leaders and an essential link between retention and service quality. All supervisors engage in
regular professional development and organizational strategy conversations with Congreso’s President/CEO. Congreso has a reputation for leadership development, with many former employees now in leadership positions at the local, regional and national level.

To Apply
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements here. For more information about Congreso and other career opportunities please go to


Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

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