The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Skills Training Program Specialist at its Lowell office.
A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
- Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
Reports to: Lowell Program Director
The Skills Training Program Specialist will support the development and launch of a new integrated skills training program, designed to prepare adult English language learners for careers as Certified Nursing Aides. S/he will assess potential students, instruct an integrated ESOL and “softs skills” program, and directly support job placements for graduating students. S/he will conduct outreach initiatives with potential participants as well as employer and training partners, acting as IINE’s primary representative of the program with stakeholders. This position requires a flexible schedule which may include early morning or evening hours.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Healthcare, Education, or related field; Master’s Degree in Education and/or TESOL preferred.
- Minimum of 1 year of related experience in job development and/or employer engagement.
- Minimum of 2 years of adult teaching or tutoring experience, preferably with immigrant populations.
- Previous experience in or exposure to healthcare sector strongly preferred.
- Strong counseling/advising skills required.
- Strong computer skills required.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
- Proficiency in additional languages a plus.
- Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, and asylees.
- Highly self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
- Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support logistics planning and curriculum development for an integrated ESOL/Certified Nursing Aide training course
- Provide recruitment, assessment, teaching, and placement services to clients in the Institute’s skills training programs.
- Recruit program participants through presentations at career centers, community-based organizations, and training vendor fairs.
- Assess applicants’ eligibility for training programs by verifying work authorization documents, calculating annual income, and supporting the administration of written and oral English tests.
- Teach training program classes, prepare classroom materials, and evaluate student progress.
- Develop and revise curricula for training programs, create lesson plans, and assess lesson plan success.
- Provide individualized job readiness counseling for clients upon their completion of training program courses.
- Coordinate job development activities, including schedules and staffing for individual job development appointments.
- Provide post-placement support services to ensure job retention and record any changes in employment status.
- Develop and maintain employer partnerships through outreach initiatives via telephone, email, and in person to identify suitable employment opportunities for clients.
- Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and events.
- Contribute to program data collection following contractual guidelines.
- Provide ongoing support and supervision to workforce development interns and volunteers.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their name and position in the subject line. In the cover letter, please be sure to include the following:
- Salary expectations
- Any work or volunteer work done with refugees or immigrants
- Languages spoken
Qualified applicants will be contacted.
No telephone calls please.