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Bilingual/ESL Lead Newcomer Coordinator

Employer
TrulyHired
Location
Manor, Texas
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Primary Purpose:

Provide leadership and coordination of the district's implementation of Emergent Bilingual Newcomer instructional programs.

Work to strengthen school district relationships with refugee services and immigrant resources; and to facilitate positive parent, school, and scholar relationships.

Education/Certification:

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree preferred from an accredited university with a major in an assigned subject

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for the subject assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies for Emergent Bilingual student
  • Knowledge of PK-12 curriculum design and implementation
  • Knowledge of concepts regarding the nature of language acquisition
  • Ability to maintain a rigorous schedule and gather, collect, and classify data
  • Ability to evaluate instruction programs and teaching effectiveness
  • Knowledge of planning, staff development, and accreditation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and technology skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills, and relate positively to the staff
  • Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate fluently in English and Spanish
  • Skilled in the use of computers and computer software
Experience:

Five years of teaching experience in the subject area(s) assigned

Essential Job Functions:
  • Work collaboratively with administrators and teachers for instructional improvement, program continuity, and instructional fidelity for Secondary emergent bilingual newcomer programs.
  • Assist the Multilingual Education director in planning and implementing effective instructional staff development and curriculum implementation for emergent bilingual newcomer scholars in PK-12th.
  • Provide materials and other resources for teachers serving emergent bilingual newcomer scholars.
  • Provide instructional management assistance in content and methodology to teachers of emergent bilingual newcomer scholars.
  • Work with ESL teachers to implement the district's secondary emergent bilingual newcomer program.
  • Participate in and serve as a resource for curriculum writing and planning and provide demonstration lessons as needed.
  • Support teachers and instructional staff develop research-based instructional practices that support the development of children's language, literacy, background knowledge, and concept development.
  • Assist teachers, principals, and other school leaders, the district, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching immigrant children and emergent bilingual scholars.
  • Provide other instructional services designed to assist immigrant children and emergent bilingual scholars to achieve in secondary schools in the United States, such as programs of introduction to the educational system and civics education.
  • Collaborate with directors and campus principals in developing and supervising the instructional programs in the assigned subject area.
  • Plan and support the improvement of testing programs for the assigned subject area.
  • Collect, research, compile, analyze, verify, summarize, record, and evaluate a variety of data and information related to immigrant students and Emergent Bilingual scholars.
  • Coordinate and develop immigrant student welcoming procedures such as interviews, translation, interpretation services, etc.
  • Coordinate, develop, and monitor procedures to analyze immigrant student records and transcripts.
  • Coordinate, develop, and monitor plans to support immigrant students and emergent bilingual scholars who transition into and out of the newcomer program.
  • Manage and collaborate with other coordinators to support the implementation of the district's Bilingual/ESL program utilizing the coaching model with a focus on emergent bilingual newcomer scholars.
  • Coordinate professional learning to support the implementation of differentiated Sheltered Instruction strategies at elementary and secondary campuses.
  • Coordinate meetings, information sessions, and special events to promote a welcoming school environment for all emergent bilingual newcomer scholars.
  • Assist (after appropriate training) with testing and language assessments under the supervision of a licensed staff member for the purpose of evaluating students' academic and language abilities.
  • Develop creative ways to deliver training to all staff (teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, therapists, administrators, etc. in the subject area assigned.
  • Serve as liaison with building and district administrators to determine the special needs of emergent bilingual newcomers and their families.
  • Serve as liaison with outside agencies (e.g. refugee centers) to forecast newcomer families and strengthen relationships.
  • Coordinate services with district social workers and counselors.
  • Assist the Multilingual Education director in assessing the needs of the district's emergent bilingual newcomer programs and work effectively to address those needs.
  • Implement systems to support the implementation and fidelity of district emergent bilingual newcomer programs.
  • Collaborate with core content coordinators and directors on curriculum, instruction, and assessment including Spanish and English Communication and Community RelationS.
  • Disseminate information regarding current research and significant developments on the state and national levels in the area assigned.Assist in communicating information to parents and community members about Manor ISD emergent bilingual newcomer school programs.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Conduct extensive surveys to determine needs at specific levels of education district-wide.
  • Coordinate a district-wide staff development calendar.
  • Serve as a resource to teachers, principals, district staff, and the community.
  • Assist in the development efforts for district professional development publications, including online catalogs for training opportunities.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Equipment used:

Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

Working Conditions

The working conditions described 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 and expectations.

Mental Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress

Work with frequent interruptions

Physical Demands:

Lifting (15-44 pounds)

Carrying (15-44 pounds)

Sitting

Standing

Bending/Stooping

Kneeling

Pushing/Pulling

Repetitive hand motions

Keyboarding/mouse

Speaking clearly

Hearing

Environmental Factors:

Work inside/outside

Exposure to noise

Work prolonged or irregular hours

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