Position: English Language Learning Coordinator
Company: Amerigo Education
Location: Campus Specific Location
TYPE: Permanent, Full-Time, 12 Months
Amerigo Education is a U.S.-based education company that helps international students in the United States achieve their full potential. As a growing number of students from around the world seek to advance their education in American high schools, Amerigo is setting a new standard in educating international students by combining the established practices of nurturing, supportive environments from traditional American boarding schools with innovative approaches to language development and college guidance.
Backed by the Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund, Amerigo forms strategic partnerships with private day schools in the United States to provide a seamless academic experience for our students. Through the Amerigo model, we collaborate with our partner schools as they provide the core preparatory high-school curriculum while our team on-the-ground delivers a suite of academic, language, and cultural immersion programs in a well-staffed residential environment based in our local boarding campus. Amerigo seeks partners that our aligned in our mission to energize American educational communities through the diversity of students from around the world.
The English Language Learning (ELL) Coordinator will be an influential voice and leader in a growing global K12 organization. The ELL Coordinator will work with our partner school(s) to develop and implement a supplemental program inclusive of both day and afterschool programs that support student achievement and a high level of service that supports each student’s overall well-being.
In addition to local operational responsibilities, this position will partner with the organization’s senior leadership team to develop replicable best practices that can be shared throughout a growing family of partner schools. The breadth of oversight and management responsibilities of this position will grow as the organization expands.
- Establish and maintains an appropriate plan of ELL instruction for all students
- Work with students to establish, assess, monitor, and achieve learning goals
- Review progress toward goals with students on a regular basis
- Administer English language proficiency assessments throughout the year to monitor progress and share results with partner school staff
- Administer twice-a-year summative tests to report growth in proficiency
- Keep records for student profiles, including ongoing student portfolios
- Develop a clear system of instructional interventions to share with partner school staff should students plateau in language acquisition
- Create appropriate learning environment: stimulating, active, safe, respectful, project-based, etc.
- Involve students as a resource in planning, peer assistance, school operations and service
- Help students use a variety of technology strategies to support their learning and ensures students are proficient in navigating the systems of partner schools
- Seek ideas and resources to augment the instructional program
- Instruct English Language Arts for ELL
- Regularly check a variety of sources for instructional ideas and support
- Coach partner school staff in the area of sheltered instruction and best practices
- Deliver professional development to partner school staff when needed, as well as colleague to colleague professional development
- Serve as an advocate for all students and collaborate with partner school staff when needed
- Collaborate in weekly or bi-weekly meetings with ELL director
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic leader with a love of working with people, particularly adolescents. This person will be organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills. This person must be resilient and reliable while demonstrating an ability to build a strong community culture within a global environment.
In addition, they will possess:
- Minimum Master’s Degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or other related discipline.
- Willingness and ability to work some nights and weekends.
- 2+ years prior experience in international, multi-cultural environment working with English as a Second Language students, classroom management training a plus.
- Working knowledge of one other language or experience in learning a foreign language. Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, or Portuguese language abilities preferred.
For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org