The LEAF Program provides literacy services to adults and children through several program areas: adult education, which consists of English as a Second Language and Computer Skills classes; early childhood, which includes a licensed preschool and daycare, as well as a home visiting program, and school-age programming, which includes after-school and a summer camp
Basic Job Function:
The LEAF Program Director oversees all aspects of the LEAF Program, including Early Childhood, Adult Education and School-Age Programming, as well as the agency’s AmeriCorps Program. Responsibilities include raising funds to support the program primarily through grant-writing; hiring and supervising staff; working with coordinators to set educational goals and recruit students to program, and develop community partnerships to further the program’s educational goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee all aspects of the Literacy Education for Adults and Families (LEAF) Program and the AmeriCorps Program
Ensure that the program meets high educational standards; meet regularly with instructional staff to make program improvements; ensure that all students in program are assessed regularly for progress; do individual testing of students in ESL classes
Ensure that staff in the LEAF Program have adequate supplies and suitable conditions at the learning site to perform functions
Supervise LEAF Program staff, to include hiring, observing in classroom and evaluating
Liaise with other program representatives at Asian Human Services, to coordinate activities between programs; attend twice monthly managers’ meetings
Liaise with other community organizations, including public libraries and elementary schools, to coordinate activities that will assist our students and their families
Write grants for LEAF Program; assist with periodic reports.
Oversee and when necessary, perform administrative functions to ensure smooth running of program.
Foster the development of educational activities at Asian Human Services
Work with the Passages principal and other Passages staff to strengthen Passages’ connection to AHS programs
Attend Passages Committee Meetings
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree. Significant teaching experience, especially in the areas of early childhood or adult education. Significant supervisory experience, especially in the field of education and/or the not-for-profit
sector. Excellent writing skills; ability to write grants to deadline as well as narrative reports in support of grants. Excellent communication skills; ability to provide staff with clear, positive leadership.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds of books and supplies.
Grant making processes. Budgeting. Program management. Computer skills
Excellent writing and communication skills. Ability to provide effective supervision.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, educat...ion, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.