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 & Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Digital Literacy Instruction
Provide 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.
Remain 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.
Complete 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 tools
Enjoy distilling and explaining how to use digital tools and hardware, with patience in repetition
Ability to scaffold stages of digital literacy
Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
Ability to work in a challenging, fluid and oft-changing environment
Enjoy learning, teaching, and helping others
Mature and personal Christian faith
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
B.A. in related field (TESOL, linguistics, education, etc.)
3 years of teaching experience
Will need to drive to both Carol Stream and Aurora offices
Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
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