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English Learning Center – Program Development VISTA (LitMN)
The English Learning Center (ELC) serves nearly 300 adult learners each year, with 100-150 students enrolled at any one time. All of our students are learning English and many are learning literacy and technology skills for the first time in their lives. Most of our students come from Somalia, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Mexico. Many students begin at the lowest literacy levels, often learning the basics of phonics. An impressive corps of volunteers teach classes in the morning and evening, year round. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved all of our classes online using Google Classroom. The ELC provides a welcoming and professional environment for learners, and a unique venue for volunteers to have a rich and impactful teaching experience. Community is central to the ELC’s mission; we build strong cross-cultural relationships that benefit both students and volunteers. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful experience working with an education-focused nonprofit in program development, curriculum and instruction and evaluation. The ELC has a tight-knit staff dedicated to professional growth and learning. We’re looking for someone with a high capacity for learning and who likes to write. While experience with education is a plus, we recognize that personal and professional development happens in a variety of ways. Our interview and hiring process values life experience, attitude, and cultural competency in addition to formal education background. Wherever you start from, we are sure you will learn from your year as a Literacy Leader at the ELC and that we, in turn, have much to learn from you!
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Member Duties : Our Literacy Leader will work to improve our curriculum, gather student input and deliver feedback, and refine systems to monitor student progress and track learners’ goals. The Literacy Leader is a key player in ensuring our school and classroom environments are accessible to all learners and effective in addressing learners’ needs. *Additional benefits: Phone reimbursement if working remotely; professional development funds. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places about 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies and Tribal Nations located in Minnesota and Wisconsin to build their capacity to improve literacy for children, youth, adults or families. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled, preferred start 8/16/21. Alternates potentially available. More info:
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work . 
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English Learning Center – Program Development VISTA (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Second language preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2021  To  07/23/2021 

Contact Kate Ronald
2315 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55404

Listing ID 65478