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
• 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
June 8, 2020-July 7, 2021
Hours per week:
Yes, Stipend provided by AmeriCorps VISTA stipend
June 1, 2020
Resume, Cover Letter
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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.