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Racine Literacy Council Seeks STEPs Coordinator

Organization: Racine Literacy Council
Job Title: Student Tutor Entry Programs (STEPs) Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director (ED) & Program Director (PD)
Weekly Hours: 20-25
Hourly Rate: Based on relevant work experience
To Apply:         Send resume and cover letter to Steven Mussenden at smussenden@racineliteracy.com

Job Description:
Since 1965, the RLC has provided tutoring to adults (18+) who want to improve their basic literacy skills or learn English. Adult learners have the opportunity to work towards achieving life-skill goals as they relate to themselves and their families, employment, education, and community engagement. Tutoring is provided with the help of volunteer tutors who are trained to work with learners in small groups or one-to-one. All new learners and tutors get started in the drop-in-program, Student Tutor Entry Programs (STEPs), where coordinators facilitate sessions and create lesson plans that build from week to week based on learner goals and feedback from tutors.

The STEPs Coordinator is in charge of overseeing the Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) grant through the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). This includes ensuring the program is compliant with AEFL grant guidelines, maintaining the grant database/reporting, managing the drop-in program (including the Assistant Coordinator, volunteer tutors, and adult learners), and ensuring the STEPs program is on the cutting edge of programming for adults.

Requirements:
• Become familiarized with the measurements proposed for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and ensure implementation with the help of Assistant Coordinator and volunteer tutors
• Facilitate (2) STEPs tutoring sessions per week. Coordinate schedule with Assistant Coordinator to cover all tutoring sessions: Tuesday, 9-11am / Tuesday, 6-8pm / Wednesday, 3-5pm / Saturday, 10-12pm
• Promote a safe teaching/learning environment that focuses on helping students achieve their goals
• Communicate with key staff (Executive Director, Program Director, Coordinators) on a daily/weekly basis
• Effectively manage time and prioritize activities and projects
• Computer skills: Word/Excel/Power Point/Publisher/client management database

Responsibilities/Duties:
• Session coordination for two tutoring sessions (3-4 hours each)
• Communicate in a timely manner with RLC students, volunteer tutors, and staff member about upcoming classes, community opportunities, fundraising, office closures, etc.
• Oversee AEFL Grant: grant writing//tracking of goal progress/maintenance of database/quarterly reports
• Strengthen partnerships with community organizations
• Assist in training of new volunteer tutors
• Attend statewide AEFL meetings and conferences
• Represent the RLC at community fairs/open house events
• Oversee computer classes
• Administer TABE & TABE Clas-E tests to students / grade tests / update database with results
• Schedule student field trips to Gateway, Racine Public Library, bank, pharmacy, cafés, etc.
• Participate in fundraising, tutor recognition, and student recognition events/activities
• Collaborate with ABE Coordinator on Math and Pre-GED class offerings (AEFL items) and keep track of number of attendees and gains made
• Publish quarterly Tutor Talk publication, with input from staff
• Survey STEPs students and tutors in a timely manner
• Maintain bulletin boards in STEPs
• Order curricula for student purchase and maintain supplies for STEPs
• Write adult education curriculum, ie: workplace literacy, computer literacy classes, etc.

Preferred Skills:
• Grant writing
• Curriculum development
• Bilingual (Spanish/English)
• Prior management experience
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
• Experience working with curricula designed for adult learners
• Experience working with adults of diverse ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds
• Ability to assess needs of a variety of constituents and create a long-term plan to address them

Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree or certificate in adult education, non-profit management or similar
• TESOL Certificate, preferred