ESL VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
CROSSOVER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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Cross Over Community Development (COCD) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Dayton, Ohio. The organization whose vision is to become a gateway to self-reliance, confidence, and dignity for immigrants, refugees, and underserved communities is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to support its Virtual Bilingual ESL program. Our ESL Program envisages to offer three types of educational programming: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults, tutoring for standardized tests such as Toefl Test, ACT/SAT including GED, and the Family Literacy Program for children, adolescents, and adults.
The Volunteer Coordinator is a part-time position and the candidate will support our ESL program with recruitment, orientation and training and coordination of volunteers. The candidate will help build and create a strong volunteer foundation for our ESL program. The candidate must possess strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to be able to successfully conduct volunteer management for educational programming. He/She must be a self-starter, demonstrate the ability to take initiative, and work both independently and creatively to engage and support our ESL program volunteers.
1. Participate in the recruitment and managing of new/existing volunteers
2. Ensure that volunteers receive appropriate orientation and training through group webinars and one-on-one training
3. Lesson planning for beginning and advanced students
4. Teaching where most needed
5. Coordinating the ESL schedule to include volunteers at class time.
6. Designing a volunteer engagement strategy plan to increase the commitment of the volunteer ESL teachers.
7. Ensuring that when volunteers decide to end their commitment, they have trained a replacement or will work with the volunteer coordinator to find a suitable replacement.
8. Listening to the feedback of teachers, fielding their questions or complaints, and creating solutions that work for both Cross Over and the volunteers
Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: tracking classroom activities, recognizing the teacher/tutor of the day, noting the student-teacher who shadowed/observed at a given class, the list of attendees, the subject taught or lesson learned to help another volunteer take over, to track the student progress, the kind of attention the student received, etc.
About CROSSOVER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PO Box 531, Dayton, OH 45401, US
VISION: Cross Over Community Development is a gateway to self-reliance, confidence, and dignity for immigrants, refugees, and underserved communities. Mission: Cross Over Community Development is a resource center for immigrants and underserved community that provide educational services and employment opportunities in the greater Dayton area.
Cross Over Community Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting immigrants and refugees in re-establishing high-quality lives for themselves and fully participating in the life of their new community.
Cross Over was named after the idea that African immigrants and refugees cross from areas of absolute poverty and come to the US with the hope of accessing opportunities, create wealth and escape poverty. Unfortunately, they find upon arrival here barriers after barriers mostly linked to their lack of functional skills, cultural awareness, appropriate education, transferable job skills as well as social connections and they get stuck with the first survival job they get upon arrival here, unable to move to the next level, many become underemployed and end up assimilating in the underclass which prevents them from realizing their dream of creating money, prosperity, and success.
It is against this backdrop that volunteers who have been involved with new immigrants’ issues formed a nonprofit called "Cross Over Community Development" intended to empower them with employment skills and job creations so that they can improve their quality of life and self-sufficiency. Our outreach programs to break the generational poverty will target both immigrants and underserved communities.