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Coordinator, Community ESL Program

Employer
Community College of Aurora
Location
Aurora, Colorado
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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OVERVIEW OF CCA

The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment. We are particularly interested in applicants that demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse identities, including but not limited to: socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, disability, multilingual learners, veterans, non-traditional, race and ethnic backgrounds.

More than 20 different languages and 60 countries are represented at CCA. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers diversity, equity, and inclusion and we actively seek to employee partners who want to join us in working to reducing outcome gaps among our diverse student population.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position works with the non-credit Community English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the Community College of Aurora (CCA). The Community ESL (CESL) program has an extremely diverse student base, serving immigrants and refugees from approximately one-third of the countries in the world. We strive to provide the best learning experience and the most welcoming environment possible.

The Coordinator provides general administrative and instructional support for CESL, including the program's ESL and Citizenship classes, under the direction of the CAE Director. The ideal candidate has knowledge of pedagogy and curricula related to ESL. A strong commitment to helping the individuals whom we serve from the Aurora/Denver-area immigrant and refugee communities is a requirement of the position. Dependability, strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing superior customer service are vital to the success of this position, as well as technical proficiency in basic office software and experience with data entry. Working some evening and Saturday hours will be required.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructional Support
  • Hire, train, and supervise CESL adjunct instructors.
  • Support instructors and students with multiple modes of instruction and in the use of various online platforms.
  • Organizes and conducts CESL staff meetings.
  • Conduct class observations and provide feedback to instructors and the CAE Director.
  • Schedule classes each term, including assigning instructors and students to classes, and creating and tracking instructor contracts
  • Collaborate in the creation, delivery, and tracking of professional development opportunities for instructors and colleagues.

Student Support
  • Coordinate support for students with disabilities.
  • Answer student questions related to the program and registration.
  • Assist students in transitioning to other CCA programs, including College Prep ESL.
  • Refer students to campus and community resources as needed.

Curricular Support
  • Collaborate on the research and development of program initiatives, including the implementation of active learning practices, digital literacy instruction, workforce development, and Open Educational Resources (OER).
  • Develop and implement effective assessment processes.
  • Attend relevant training to keep current in the fields of Adult Education and ESL

Registration Support
  • Facilitate student registration processes by disseminating information and assisting with registration, payment, refunds, class changes, etc.
  • Maintain data in Excel, Banner, Teams, and other software systems as needed.
  • Help with the invoicing process for CESL students as needed.
  • Contact students as needed.
  • Track prospective students by term.

Marketing Support
  • Maintain community partners list and email marketing materials each semester.
  • Initiate and monitor email and WhatsApp communications.
  • Table at College and community events to conduct outreach to prospective students.
  • Monitor CESL program inboxes.
  • Develop innovative recruitment methods to engage potential students in the community.
  • Respond to student, staff, and community questions and requests.
  • Create, update, and distribute marketing materials for CESL and citizenship classes.

Data Management & Additional Duties
  • Cultivate a positive team culture through proactive check-ins, facilitation of group meetings, and related initiatives.
  • Create and administer course evaluation surveys.
  • Monitor program databases, including enrollment, attendance, and assessment records.
  • Prepare student demographic, enrollment, and retention reports.
  • Incorporate the core principles of Inclusive Excellence in daily interactions and activities, and engage in the college's broader Inclusive Excellence efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of ESL teaching experience
  • Experience collaborating alongside linguistically and culturally diverse colleagues
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams), database programs, and email
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree or Certificate in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Education, or related field
  • Two or more years of adult ESL teaching experience
  • Familiarity with the CASAS assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Aurora/Denver immigrant communities
  • Familiarity with Banner student information system
  • Interest in computers and the use of technology in ESL teaching and outreach
  • Bilingual speaker of English and one of the prominent languages spoken by students in our program (Spanish, Amharic, or Arabic)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $54,633.00 annually. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave, holiday, and education benefits. Full time employees immediately upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month sick leave.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on Monday, July 8, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.

By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Application Checklist

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
  • A complete online application
  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position
  • A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application
  • Candidates identified as finalists must provide three to five professional references, at least two of which must include a current direct supervisor and most recent supervisor. If you cannot provide two supervisor references, an opportunity will be afforded for discussion and consideration of alternative references with the CCA Human Resource Office. Please note, out of professional courtesy to you, we will not contact your current supervisor without first providing notice to you as a candidate and only when a contingent offer is pending in order to protect the confidentiality of your application to the full extent possible.
  • If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation is required as part of your application. Please submit this as an attachment to your application. Please note that you have the right to redact dates from your transcript during the application process. A full, unredacted copy will be required upon hire.
  • For any questions or technical issues please contact HR@CCAurora.edu.

Notice to all Applicants:
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Individuals currently or formerly employed by the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, and/or who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
  • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Erica Hines, Chief Human Resources & Personnel Success Officer at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207E, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at (303) 340-7231 or e-mail at Erica.Hines@ccaurora.edu.

Colorado Residency Requirement:

Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within 30 days of the start date for the position, or they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the Community College of Aurora. Please contact HR@CCAurora.edu with any questions.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement.

Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence.

We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.

Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.

The Federal Clery Act: (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Erica Hines at (303) 340-7231 or erica.hines@ccaurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at (303) 340-7231 or Erica.Hines@ccaurora.edu.

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Erica Hines, Chief Human Resources & Personnel Success Officer at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207E, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at (303) 340-7231 or e-mail at Erica.Hines@ccaurora.edu.

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