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VISTA Position - Esperanza Center Educational Services

Internship Responsibilities

 The VISTA member will support Educational Services in all aspects of combining the current programming models from separate adult and youth programs to a comprehensive “Family ESOL Literacy” model.

JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct program assessments with current stakeholders; provide 
  recommendation
• Help establish baseline and foundational guidelines;
   help create policies, procedures, trainings, etc.
• Recruit and train volunteers, explore current community partnerships,
   create marketing and outreach materials
• Consider current curriculum and assessment
   materials; provide recommendations
• Research grants and available funding sources
   with focus on sustainability  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree required
• Interest in immigration issues required
• ESOL experience strongly preferred; interest in ESOL required
• Proficiency in Spanish highly desired 

Skill Set Required

 SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:  

  •  High level or organization required
  •  Data management skills required; case management background very helpful
  •  Ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and in many spheres 
  •  Self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and patience necessary 


  CATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMITMENTS:
 Responsibilities of this position must be consistently performed using the following  behaviors:

  •  Honor and respect the Dignity of every person
  •  Encounter each person with Compassion
  •  Act with Humility
  •  Reach out to others in a spirit of Collaboration
  •  Serve with Excellence
  •  Act with Integrity in everything you do 

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Education, TOEFL, Immigration Studies, Social Justice

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Ongoing
Year: June 8, 2020-July 7, 2021
Hours per week: Negotiable
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, Stipend provided by AmeriCorps VISTA stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

For info about the position:  infoeducationalservices@cc-md.org  or call 667-600-2943

 To apply and/or for more information about CCUSA AmeriCorps VISTA, click HERE.

Additional Information

 Esperanza’s mission statement is “To welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives.”  Esperanza is a "one-stop-shop" for immigrants through five service programs: Education, Health, Family Reunification, Immigration Legal, and Client Services (referrals, trouble-shooting). We serve an increasing number of immigrants, mostly from Central and South America, many who are newcomers to Baltimore City. Esperanza Center has served the immigrant population for over 50 years.

In Educational Services, our adult ESOL program serves about 500 students per year, our youth program, nearly 200 middle-to-high school youth. The majority of our students have been in the U.S. less than 5 years.  We would use our AmeriCorps VISTA member to help us to pilot a program that combines our currently separate adult and youth programs into a "family literacy" model.

Headquarters

430 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

About Esperanza Center

Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource provider that welcomes thousands of immigrants to the United States each year. Our mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. Every day the Esperanza Center strives to empower clients to overcome barriers that stand in the way of their full participation in the American experience. We actively seek to live out our mission through:

· Client Services

· Educational Services 

· Health Clinic Services

· Family Reunification

· Immigration Legal Services