Volunteer ESOL Coordinator, Puentes Hacia el Futuro

Posted by Puentes de Salud on April 16, 2018

Puentes Hacia el Futuro
Adult ESOL
2018-2019 Volunteer ESOL Coordinator
Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018
The ESOL Coordinator position is competitive – please apply early.

The purpose of the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Coordinator is to actively bring together and to coordinate this class’s volunteer teachers and childcare assistants. The Coordinator will manage volunteers’ schedules and oversee, in conjunction with the teachers, the development and implementation of curricula for both the beginner and intermediate/advanced ESOL classes. The Coordinator will regularly communicate with students in order to promote student learning and to ensure that the classes and overall experience meet student needs and desires. A Coordinator candidate must possess interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for supporting the education of adult Latino immigrants in Philadelphia. This position provides an unparalleled opportunity to work with and learn from Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant community, in which our students represent a diversity of backgrounds.

Puentes de Salud is a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant population through an integrated approach to providing high-quality health care, educational programs, and community building initiatives. Puentes Hacia el Futuro, Puentes de Salud’s education program, is predicated upon the well-evidenced fact that education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities. The mission of the Puentes Adult ESOL course is to improve the English fluency and confidence of adults from Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant population in order to enhance long-term health and economic outcomes for individuals, families, and the community at large. Puentes offers two free drop-in classes (one beginner and one intermediate/advanced) each week, in addition to childcare.

Responsibilities include:
● Lead and manage team of volunteer teachers and childcare assistants.
● Maintain regular communication with adult students during and outside of class.
● Adapt to changing educational environment. ESOL classes are drop-in and do not require students to consistently attend, so the team must be prepared to work with students of all levels and backgrounds.
● Preparation, facilitation, and follow-up tasks for classes as required.
● Build relationships and work with peers and students to enhance students’ educational experience.
● Ensure classes run effectively and maintain communication with Puentes Education Director.

Eligibility & Requirements
This volunteer position is available to a highly accomplished and responsible individual with considerable familiarity with and/or experience working within the ESOL realm. Spanish fluency is required. Experience designing curricula is highly recommended. Candidates must be able to work independently and have excellent interpersonal skills for leading and managing teams. Preference is given to those who can participate year long and who have experience working with similar communities. This is a volunteer, unpaid position.

Schedule: 10-12 Saturday mornings. Must be able to commit to at least 4 hours per week.
Hours: Specific schedules are arranged individually prior to beginning.
Location: Puentes de Salud, 1700 South St, Philadelphia, PA

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Clara Warden at cwarden@alumni.stanford.edu.

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