The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty.
JARC helps low-income workers, job seekers and community residents attain financial self-sufficiency through skills training and support services. JARC’s job training programs target strategic skills gaps in the manufacturing, such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and welder. As a Center for Working Families (CWF) and Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), JARC provides bundled financial support services, such as income supports, financial coaching and employment services
The Adult Learners Programs and Services (ALPS) offers one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, math, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, and computer classes.
Essential ALPS Duties and Functions:
Assist in coordination and facilitation of all ALPS tutoring sessions including being present during Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions
Facilitate off-site tutoring sessions, as needed
Schedule and conduct intake with new learners and tutors
Maintain records in Salesforce, DAISI, Excel, and other data systems as needed; update client files accordingly
Administer and track standardized tests to assess learners’ educational levels; post-test all active learners no less than once every five months
Recruit and retain approximately 60 volunteer tutors annually
Schedule and register new tutors for Literacy Works’ 12-hour trainings
Ensure and document tutors’ completion of mandatory training hours
Advertise supplemental trainings to current tutors
Provide support and guidance to tutors during tutoring sessions
Expand ALPS programming in Austin by working with community organizations and literacy partners to recruit tutors and learners
Prepare student lesson plans in line with their personal goals. Update as needed.
Schedule workshops to adult learners on relevant topics
Promote and track learner utilization of library services, and plan at least one library visit annually
Assist in the planning and execution of at least one celebration event for learners annually, and at least one appreciation event for tutors annually
Assist ALPS learners in connecting with internal and external referral resources (e.g. workforce providers, financial planning, income supports), through collaboration with other JARC staff
Essential CMP Duties and Functions:
Teach digital literacy skills to CMP trainees in weekly workshops
Develop digital literacy curriculum, in collaboration with AmeriCorps Digital Literacy Instructor, Employment Coach, and Financial Coach, that integrates work readiness and financial capabilities skills
Evaluate and track trainees’ skills gains in digital literacy
Provide one-on-one digital literacy instruction to CMP trainees who need additional instruction
Participate on the North Side Literacy Coalition, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, and Area Planning Committee
Market ALPS and other JARC programs through contacts with other agencies, advertisements, and informational events
Communicate, collaborate, and meet regularly with CMP coordinators, instructors, Employment Services staff, and FOC staff on the status of clients
Assist in preparation of program updates and program reporting
Write success stories about clients and obtain their feedback on JARC’s services
Comply with all funder requirements
Other duties as assigned
Full Time (35 hours a week)
Union (UAW-NOLSW 2320)
Some evening hours required
Criminal Background, FBI and other pre-employment verifications required
Please include the position title ALPS Coordinator within the subject line. Inquiries without the title in the subject line will not be reviewed or considered.
JARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field preferred
A minimum of one year of related experience preferred
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills preferred
Teaching experience a plus
Bilingual a plus
Manufacturing experience or knowledge a plus
About Jane Addams Resource Corporation
JARC MissionThe Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty.JARC provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. JARC provides economic and workforce development to businesses to improve their competitiveness. [Adopted 2004]
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