Program Administrator for English Language Learners (ELL) - Adult Education

Somerville Public Schools - Somerville, MA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $70,000 a year
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEARANTICIPATEDPROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) SOMERVILLE CENTER FOR ADULT LEARNING EXPERIENCES (SCALE)Job Goal: The Somerville Public School District is seeking applications from outstanding educational leaders for the position of Program Administrator for ELL at SCALE. Candidates must be committed to adult academic excellence and have demonstrated capability as a dynamic instructional leader, administrator and coach. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build consensus, work collaboratively with other administrators and staff, students and the community-at-large. The Program Administrator for ELL serves as an instructional coach and integral member of the SCALE leadership team.

Qualifications: Possession of a Master's Degree in Education, Administration, or other related fieldA minimum of five years successful teaching experience in adult educationExperience teaching low-level ELL and/or ELL literacy classesDemonstrated experience in curriculum developmentDemonstrated experience in grant writingExperience with DESE ACLS guidelines and LACES systemExcellent computer skills, including facility with MS ExcelExcellent organizational skillsExcellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skillsExperience with and commitment to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds; Three years of experience as a supervisor or administrator is preferred; Massachusetts DESE license or ABE license is preferredFluency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole is preferred Certification as a BEST Plus assessor is preferredResponsibilities: Curriculum development in compliance with DESE adult education guidelines and requirements Ensures that SCALEs ELL curriculum is aligned to the CCRSAE and supported by the standards and benchmarks of the ESOL Curriculum FrameworkIdentity professional development needs and coordinate professional development activities to meet ELL staff development goalsCollaboration with ABE Program Administrator on programmatic issues and interdepartmental referralsProvide professional support in areas of beginning to intermediate ELL literacy and instruction to staff and studentsDevelop and oversee distance, online, mobile and satellite learning programs for ELL studentsExecutes inclusive hiring practices including screening, interviewing, and recommending ELL candidates for hire to the Director of Continuing EducationOversee ELL staff (departmental teachers, counselors, computer operators, aides, and tutors) and provide orientation, scheduling, training, support, and supervision Evaluate part-time and full-time ELL departmental staffSupervision of certified BEST Plus and TABE Class-e (required DESE assessments) assessment teams, including administration of assessments to individual and small groups as neededProduction and maintenance of annual assessment report for all ELL students in collaboration with BEST Plus and TABE coordinators and LACES data admin.Manage department budgets, invoices, and reports to funding sourcesDetermine and order instructional books, software, and other materials and suppliesMaintain ELL waitlist intake, assessment, and placement of studentsCoordinate intra- and interdepartmental meetings, communications, and other activities relevant to department interests and needsInitiate, write, negotiate, implement, and monitor proposals, grants (including local, community, state, and federal grants), and contractsServe as the technology coordinator for SCALE working collaboratively with SPS IT departmentOversight of technology integration and digital literacy instruction for ELL studentsResearch, collection, and dissemination of web-based educational resources and educational software technology-related staff/professional development in both group and one-on-one sessionsAct as a representative of SCALE with local agencies, statewide professional organizations, and fundersAttend conferences, workshops, and other professional meetings and forumsPerform other duties as designated by the Director of Continuing Education.Terms of Employment: This position is a member of the SCALE UAW Program Administrators Association.This position is a full time, grant-funded position The work schedule for this position includes two evenings through 9:00 p.m. Position Reports to: Director of Continuing EducationNOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.