World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world's greatest problems - disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.
Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?
If you answered 'yes', to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.
World Relief seeks a Digital Literacy Specialist & Library Liaison. This position has three main responsibilities: 1) create, coordinate, and instruct newly enrolled adult English language learners in digital literacy lessons to ensure equitable access to the online language classroom; 2) work with Instructional Manager and Curriculum Specialist to ensure digital literacy curriculum is meeting student and instructor needs; and 3) liaise with local partner libraries for effective programming and efficient progress checks on collaborative projects.
This role will be located at the Carol Stream, IL office but will need to drive to Aurora office as needed.
Role & ResponsibilitiesReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Digital Literacy InstructionProvide student-centered digital literacy instruction for English language learners (newly arriving refugee, asylees, and community immigrants).In collaboration with the Instructional Manager and Curriculum Specialist, design scaffolded lesson plans and curriculum materials focused on building the fundamental foundation for practical digital literacy skills essential for success in the online language classroom.Work with World Relief instructional staff to integrate technology and digital interactives into all English language classes.Support digital literacy skills development in the classroom.Create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, engaging, and participatory.Through weekly digital literacy seminars, successfully equip newly arriving refugees to start their online Workforce Readiness Classes.Prior to the beginning of classes each month, implement three-day digital literacy intensives to successfully prepare newly enrolled low-level adult English language learners to join their online classes.
Library LiaisonRemain in regular and timely communication with all host libraries, while also pursuing prospective library partnerships.Work together with WRDA Adult Ed administration and library representatives to track progress on joint grant projects.
Professional DevelopmentComplete a minimum of fifteen hours of professional development each fiscal year.Participate in the delivery of internal professional development workshops.Develop leadership in the following ways: o In conjunction with the Instructional Manager, coach and mentor new and existing instructors in how to best and most organically integrate digital literacy skills and digital learning opportunities in the classroom. o Accept additional responsibilities for the Adult Ed Department & WR as they arise and as capacity allows.Attend staff meetings as required.Participate in Adult Ed Department sponsored events.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Familiar with Apple products, hotspots, and digital learning toolsEnjoy distilling and explaining how to use digital tools and hardware, with patience in repetitionAbility to scaffold stages of digital literacyStrong interpersonal and cross-cultural skillsAbility to work in a challenging, fluid and oft-changing environmentEnjoy learning, teaching, and helping othersRequirements
Mature and personal Christian faithCommitted to the mission, vision, and values of World ReliefDesire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communitiesAble to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation documentB.A. in related field (TESOL, linguistics, education, etc.)3 years of teaching experienceWill need to drive to both Carol Stream and Aurora officesValid Driver's License and good driving record.>
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Offer 16 company Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!
- Paid Sick and Vacation Time
- Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks for qualified employees)
- FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
- Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
- Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident insurance policies
- Legal Shield Insurance
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
- Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
- Long Term & Short-term Disability
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Long Distance Travel Insurance
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package for Part-time positions (less than 25 hours per week):
- Offer 16 Paid Holidays
- Sick time available as required by state/local law
All part-time employees are eligible for
the following benefits:
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
World Relief - Retirement:
- Eligibility: After 1000 hours in a year
- Automatically enrolled at 4%
- 401K & Roth through Fidelity
- WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
- Pet Insurance through Nationwide
- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
- Working Advantage Discount Program
- Active & Fit Gym Membership
World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Silver-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
•The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
•Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
•The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
•General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
•Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
•Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
•Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
•Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
•All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization.World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person's race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief's Statement of Faith.