Hub Manager, Adult English Language and Literacy

Employer
The New York Public Library
Location
United States
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Role
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OverviewThe Adult English Language and Literacy department is the direct service provider of ESOL and adult literacy instruction for the Library. They use professional teachers to offer free instruction to adult patrons in reading, writing, speaking and listening from a 0 to 8th grade level. Through formal classes in language and literacy, as well as elective offerings in digital literacy, numeracy, and career development, such as English conversation and citizenship preparation groups, and informal conversation programming, AELL is charged with expanding ESOL and adult literacy instruction in the Library. The Hub Manager is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and professional development needed to ensure existing and new staff have the skills to deliver instruction according to the prescribed curricula throughout an AELL hub, both in-person and online. https://www.nypl.org/events/classes/englishResponsibilitiesEnsures AELL classes within the hub are fully enrolled and sufficient outreach and registration events are scheduled and staffed.Is responsible for the data and reporting necessary to assure program goals are carried out.Implements new program initiatives, with a special focus on staff development appropriate for improving English language and literacy proficiency and basic numeracy instruction Maintains connections with Bronx Library Center site staff and leadership Contributes to the development of a curriculum scope and sequence, and a training and support plan necessary to insure its implementation Schedules classes, teacher schedules, and informal session timesWorks directly with NYPL staff and students, promoting and modeling effective instructional strategies, methods, and materials use, in a collaborative learning environment Overview

The Adult English Language and Literacy department is the direct service provider of ESOL and adult literacy instruction for the Library. They use professional teachers to offer free instruction to adult patrons in reading, writing, speaking and listening from a 0 to 8th grade level. Through formal classes in language and literacy, as well as elective offerings in digital literacy, numeracy, and career development, such as English conversation and citizenship preparation groups, and informal conversation programming, AELL is charged with expanding ESOL and adult literacy instruction in the Library. The Hub Manager is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and professional development needed to ensure existing and new staff have the skills to deliver instruction according to the prescribed curricula throughout an AELL hub, both in-person and online.

https://www.nypl.org/events/classes/english

Responsibilities
  • Ensures AELL classes within the hub are fully enrolled and sufficient outreach and registration events are scheduled and staffed.
  • Is responsible for the data and reporting necessary to assure program goals are carried out.
  • Implements new program initiatives, with a special focus on staff development appropriate for improving English language and literacy proficiency and basic numeracy instruction
  • Maintains connections with Bronx Library Center site staff and leadership
  • Contributes to the development of a curriculum scope and sequence, and a training and support plan necessary to insure its implementation
  • Schedules classes, teacher schedules, and informal session times
  • Works directly with NYPL staff and students, promoting and modeling effective instructional strategies, methods, and materials use, in a collaborative learning environment

Required Education, Experience & Skills

Required Education & Certifications
  • Master's Degree in TESOL, Adult Literacy, Linguistics, English, or other Education related focus

Required Experience
  • 5 years experience leading staff development related to teaching and learning strategies that integrate computer-assisted instruction and multimedia into the adult literacy and/or ESOL curriculum

Required Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research-based English Language and literacy instruction for adults in the early stages of language acquisition and literacy development in both in-person and online formats
  • Demonstrated experience providing team leadership and supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal standards for student achievement (NRS) and the standardized testing (Best Plus and TABE) necessary to document student gains
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in teaching basic math and knowledge of systematic intensive alphabetics instruction preferred
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing databases to track student information and progress

Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities
  • 3 full time Lead Instructors (Specialist II positions)
  • 4-8 hourly ESOL Instructors
  • 3 Hourly Student Mentor
  • 1 part time Office Aide

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Core Values

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:
  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work
  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive

Work Environment
  • Office setting
  • Public library setting
  • Travel to other Library sites will be required

Physical Duties
  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Transporting laptops from 1 branch to another

Pre-Placement Physical Required?

No

Union/Non Union

Local 1930

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Schedule

35 hours per week. Will require 2 late nights per week, and Saturdays as required.

This represents the types and levels of responsibilities that will be required of the position and shall not be construed as a declaration of all of the specific duties and responsibilities for the role. Job duties may change if Library priorities change. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description as needed.

The New York Public Library Salary Statement

At the Library, we believe that pay transparency and pay equity are important to ensuring we source the best candidates and keep the best employees. When making a determination as to the appropriate salary for a candidate, we consider a variety of factors such, including, but not limited to, the position requirements, the skills, prior experience, and educational background required or preferred for the job, the scope and impact of the role within the organization, internal peer equity, and the candidate's specific training, experience, education level, and skills. No single factor is conclusive; the Library reserves the right to consider any and all relevant factors and make a decision consistent with its policies.

Union Salaries are determined by collective bargaining agreement(s).

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