Education/Teaching/Training, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Program Management
4 Year Degree
This position will primarily be responsible for the implementation and data reporting for the Family Literacy Program. This includes coordination of Adult Education, Parent Education, Child Education, Library Time, and Parent and Child Together Time (PACT). This position is 35 hours a week with evening hours.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Maintain program services from previous year
Coordinate with Adult Education instructor to integrate Family Literacy Program themes into Adult Education instruction
Find and contact organizations and individuals who can provide Parent Education
Schedule and plan for relevant Parent Education based on the Family Literacy Program calendar
Oversee Child Education Teachers, keeping them to the curriculum
Coordinate with the Children’s Librarian at Edgewater Public Library to provide programmatic services and events
Plan and implement Parent and Child Together Time
Assist adult students with planning their Parent and Child Together time at each students’ turn
Plan relevant field educational field trips
Recruit families to the program through word-of-mouth, outreach, and flyers delivered to local schools, businesses, and libraries
Record Keeping & Data Entry
Enter relevant data into the DAISI system (training provided)
Maintain student files
Maintain records of each of the five components
Understand the data collection needs of the program and relevant funding sources
Supervise the work of the Child Education Teachers
Supervise and volunteers involved in the program
Communicate with Adult Education Coordinator regarding any issues arising from the program
Attend all required program meetings, events and trainings.
Participate in staff meetings and events and in one agency-wide committee
Educate volunteers and general public about the work of Centro Romero and needs of immigrants and refugee communities
Seek professional development opportunities and develop continuous improvement plan
This position is AmeriCorps service and is compensated through:
Evening and weekend hours may be required for this position.
Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to work independently and take initiative. Experience teaching second language learners; Flexibility; Experience in the not-for-profit, education, adult education, or community development field a plus; previous volunteer experience required; Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Before applying, please confirm your ability to commit to and complete the full AmeriCorps service term. Learn more about AmeriCorps here: http://lvillinois.org/vocal_americorps.aspx.
Additional Salary Information: This position is AmeriCorps service and is compensated through:
? Bi-weekly living allowance of $13,992 a year
? Health insurance and (income-based) child care
? Student Loan Deferment & Interest Accrual Waiver
? Post service educational award of $6,095
About Centro Romero
Centro Romero is a community-based not-for-profit organization that serves the communities of Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown on the northeast side of Chicago. From volunteer efforts of Salvadoran immigrants arriving in the city in the early 1980s, Centro Romero was founded in 1984 to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing Latino immigrant and refugee populations. The mission of Centro Romero is to provide opportunities for those community residents with the fewest options. Through education, advocacy, and service, Centro Romero emphasizes the development of the whole family unit, the creation of community leadership, and self-reliance. The agency realizes its mission with programs that provide essential supportive services for the healthy personal and social development of participants and their families. In 2013, with the help of 368 volunteers who provided 15,573 service hours, we served 15,086 persons in three programs and a cross-program project. These are Adult Education, Legal Services and Family Services.