Jobs with AACA

Jobs with AACA.
Work for AACA! Explore our current job postings below

  1. Part-time ESL teacher for Level 1
  2. Part-time ESL teacher for Level 5
  3. Retention Specialist
  4. Case Manager/Career Coach

1. Position Available:  Part-Time ESOL Teacher for Level 1

Teaching

  • Teach one 2-hour class, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, for immigrant adults. Each of the 4 cycles per year are 12 weeks long. Next cycle will be July 5- September 22, 2017.  This is for a beginning level class which is taught bilingually in Chinese (Mandarin preferred) and English. 
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum development at appropriate level.
  • Survey students’ expectation/goals at the beginning of each new cycle and develop appropriate curriculum.
  • Administer regular, ongoing in-class assessments, including (but not limited to) a mid-term exam and final exam.
  • Make teacher’s/program’s expectations clear to students at the beginning of each new cycle.
  • Communicate classroom/student issues to Program Manager in a timely manner
  • Help students understand the agency’s educational pathway as well another services available to them at agency’s Multi-Service Center.

Administration

  • Administer/score placement tests before each new cycle(on a rotating basis among ESOL department teachers every Monday)
  • Place orders for textbooks at the beginning of each new cycle.
  • Keep daily student attendance records.
  • Maintain up-to-date student information (dropout, completion, etc.) in agency database each month.
  • Attend regular team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings.
  • Prepare certificates at the end of each cycle for all students completing your class.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field strongly preferred.  CELTA certification also accepted.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with immigrant adult learners required.
  • Must be native speaker of Chinese (Mandarin preferred) and be able to read and write in Chinese.
  • MUST have authorization to work in the U.S.  Please indicate this on your resume or cover letter.

Salary range:  $20/hour (for 8 hours teaching and 4 hours prep per week, plus an additional 4 hours per MONTH for meetings and assessments—all paid time).

No benefits.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

HR Department

hr@aaca-boston.org

2. Position Available:  Part-Time ESOL Teacher for Level 5

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Teach one 2-hour class, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, for immigrant adults.  Cycles are 12 weeks long and are offered 4 times per year.  The next cycle is April 4- June 26, 2017.
  • Attend program meetings several times per year on Monday mornings.  Help to administer the student placement test on Monday mornings.
  • This is the top level of a 5-level basic ESOL program.  After level 5, students may go on to a college transitions intermediate ESOL program.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum development at appropriate level.
  • Survey students’ expectation/goals at the beginning of each new cycle and develop appropriate curriculum.
  • Administer regular, ongoing in-class assessments, including (but not limited to) a mid-term exam and final exam.
  • Make teacher’s/program’s expectations clear to students at the beginning of each new cycle.
  • Communicate classroom/student issues to Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Help students understand the agency’s educational pathway as well another services available to them at agency’s Multi-Service Center.

Administration

  • Keep daily student attendance records.
  • Maintain up-to-date student information (dropout, completion, etc.) in agency database each month.
  • Attend regular team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings.
  • Prepare certificates at the end of cycle for all students completing your class

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field strongly preferred.  Recent college graduates with M.A. or B.A. encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with immigrant adult learners required.
  • Native speaker of English strongly preferred.  Fluency in Chinese is a plus, but not required.

Salary range:  $20/hour (for 8 hours teaching and 4 hours prep per week, plus up to 6 additional hours per MONTH for meetings and assessments—all paid time).

No benefits.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by March 20, 2017 to:

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111

3. Job Title: Retention Specialist

Position Summary:

The Retention Specialist is responsible for providing post-job placement services to employers and graduates of AACA’s job training programs in order to increase long-term job retention. Current job training programs place graduates into the building aintenance, and banking and finance industries.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead agency’s retention program. Develop, expand, and implement services that will lead to increased long-term job retention for graduates placed into employment.
  • Develop individual career and retention plans for each client; follow program graduates for 2 years post placement and provide services that help them retain and advance in employment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employer partners, including individual employers and industry associations, and develop understanding of employer requirements for career advancement
  • Assist placed graduates with re-employment if needed, including assistance with resume updates, interviewing practice, and job search
  • Act as a resource for supervisors at employer partners who have questions or concerns about AACA’s graduates who they employ
  • Develop and implement workshops useful for placed graduates, including developing content, arranging speakers, and leading outreach to clients
  • Work with employers to develop mentorships for placed graduates
  • Ensure client information and outcomes are recorded in AACA’s database and track and report retention outcomes compared to goals regularly
  • Participate in workforce team activities, including attendance at program meetings and providing input into program design, recruitment, selection, and program evaluation and improvement

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience providing direct services to immigrant and/or low-income clients required
  • Experience building relationships with employers required
  • Keen understanding of tools needed for career advancement
  • Knowledge of career ladders in banking, automotive, and/or building maintenance occupations a plus
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Commitment to AACA’s mission of helping limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people gain economic self-sufficiency
  • Availability to work evenings/weekends when needed to meet with clients
  • Availability of transportation to reach clients at their job site

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefit package included.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Manager, Asian American Civic Association, 87 Tyler St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111.  Fax: 617-482-2316.  E-mail: hr@aaca-boston.org. Please indicate the job you are applying for.

4. Position Available: Case Manager/Career Coach

Reports to: Director of Workforce Engagement

Hours: Full-time position 9 am – 5 pm with some evening hours

Position Summary:

The Case Manager/Career Coach Specialist conducts assessments, case management support and career coaching to support program enrollment, training completion, and job placement goals. Orients program applicants to the job training, job placement, and career advancement services The Specialist identifies resources and coordinates access to external and internal services. Assists in community outreach to recruit program applicants. Maintains client records, collects and enters data, and prepares reports within established protocol/timeframe.

Responsibilities

  • Co-facilitates weekly information and assessment sessions for job training programs
  • Provides comprehensive assessment of job training participants’ strengths, assets, experience and potential barriers to obtaining and retaining employment
  • Determines training participants’ needs for coaching and case management
  • Assists training participants in development of career goals and provides support to ensure goal attainment
  • Provides ongoing support to training participants to ensure training completion and job attainment.
  • Refers or assists clients with housing, transportation, accessing public benefits, childcare, nutrition and other barriers to employment
  • Advocates on behalf of job training participants while effectively collaborating with service providers
  • Conducts regular community outreach to recruit program applicants through presentations, collaborations, distributing program materials through greater Boston neighborhoods
  • Enters required data regularly, promptly, and accurately
  • Prepares and distributes client-based progress reports to all referring programs according to established schedule
  • Meets all required performance standards including established monthly outcomes
  • Promotes AACA programs and collaborates with referring programs
  • Conducts outreach activities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge/Experience:

  • Strong ability to work with diverse populations and provide culturally sensitive coaching
  • Demonstrated experience in providing formalized career coaching and/or case management services
  • Experience in developing and conducting workshops and presentations
  • Must have great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, implement plans, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with other community offices and organizations to establish effective support networks for clients
  • Must possess knowledge of community resources, agencies and public benefits
  • Must possess a strong commitment to serving limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people
  • Skills to compile information and statistics for a reporting and ability to analyze data

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services related field with a minimum of 1 year, Associate Degree with a minimum of 2 years, or High School Diploma with a minimum 5 years of experience in a case management role.

To apply: send resume and cover letter by May 28, 2017

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111

Email: hr@aaca-boston.org

 

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