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A FAITH THAT DOES JUSTICE, INC.

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A Faith That Does Justice

A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ is an interfaith organization that challenges people to experience God by living their faith intentionally in service to others. We do this by showing how unjust societal structures marginalize people and by acting to help those in need. Our vision is people intentionally living their faith in action.

The program director of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program oversees providing people with limited English language skills the opportunity to learn and improve their English skills so they may avail themselves of rewarding job opportunities and participate more fully in their community. We prefer a Director whose primary language is other than English yet is literate in English. The Director does not need teaching experience. The Director’s specific responsibilities for the operational and administrative oversight of the program include:

  • Coordinating the program’s ESOL courses (currently 3 twelve-week sessions per year)
  • Maintaining and coordinating the program curriculum with our program partner Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
  • Recruiting and engaging volunteer ESOL teachers and tutors
  • Supervising volunteer ESOL teachers and tutors in their classroom activities
  • Coordinating and communicating JVS activities involving volunteer teachers and students
  • Recruiting and qualifying prospective students for future classes
  • Providing an environment that encourages students to punctually attend and fully participate in classes
  • Providing outplacement assistance to students upon completion of their training
  • Maintaining academic records of students including registration forms, pre and post testing results, attendance, course completion, etc.
  • Liaising as needed with the provider of our classroom facilities
  • Maintaining close communication with teachers and other volunteers
  • Maintaining close communication with JVS to ensure that our collaborative efforts are producing optimal results
  • The program director is not expected to regularly attend the ESOL classes

Other matters

There are 2 ESOL evening classes taught by AFTDJ volunteers and 1 morning class taught by JVS held 2 days per week virtually and soon in person in downtown Boston. Most of the program director’s work will occur remotely. People interested in becoming the ESOL Program Director should send an email describing their interest and qualifications together with a resume to Bill Sheehan, Director of Operations, at wsheehan@faith-justice.org.

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About A FAITH THAT DOES JUSTICE, INC.

Location:

300 NEWBURY ST, BOSTON, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

A Faith That Does Justice is an interfaith organization that challenges people to experience God by living their faith intentionally in service to others. We do this by showing how unjust societal structures marginalize people and by acting to help those in need. Our vision is people intentionally living their faith in action.

Description

Inspiring faith in action.

What We Do:

A Faith That Does Justice has four components:

  • Faith in Action, an initiative that emphasizes the works of mercy. We offer English as a Second Language to enable those in need of better language skills to function in the work place and society.
  • Community Meetings focus on social issues that affect the most vulnerable among us. These have included presentations on immigration, housing and homelessness, and racism.
  • Monthly Workshops that bring English speaking and non-English speaking people together to realize that committed faith ought to be lived in action on behalf of justice for all.
  • Communications, email and social media posting on social justice and faith topics to educate our readers and to remind and inform readers about important social justice issues such as racism and immigration.

Who We Are:
We are a volunteer-run program, helping people from different faith traditions walk in solidarity with those less fortunate. Volunteering with A Faith that Does Justice allows you to put your faith into action and make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Who We Seek:
As a fully volunteer organization, we rely on the talents, skills and dedication of volunteers to carry out our mission. We ask that volunteers commit at least 3 hours per week supporting our endeavors.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Program Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 20 hours per week
  • Leadership traits are an essential requirement for this role

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