Conexión Américas is currently looking for a qualified candidate to serve migratory students in mideastern Tennessee.
The Education Advisor provides supplemental educational services and support to eligible children (ages 3-21) enrolled in the Migrant Education Program in Tennessee.
The primary responsibility of the Education Advisor is to assess the academic needs of migratory students and provide instructional support such as tutoring to meet those needs, as well help students receive other support services related to translation, transportation, health or other basic human needs that lack thereof would impede their academic success.
Fluency in Spanish and experience working with immigrant populations is required. Please note that part of the interview will be conducted in Spanish. Candidates must also have a valid teaching certificate in the state of Tennessee in order to be considered for employment.
Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas and the Migrant Education Program should apply. Please read about our mission and values on our website www.conexionamericas.org.
To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and references to: Sara Del Castillo, Director of People and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone or in person inquiries, please.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a part-time (20 hours per week), temporary virtual position serving students of the Migrant Education Program throughout the state of Tennessee. Candidates will be certified teachers who have knowledge of counties with a high density migratory population in Tennessee or live in Davidson, Knox, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Rhea, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Putnam or Hamilton counties preferred, but qualified candidates could live anywhere in Tennessee. This is a seasonal position in order to meet the needs of students who arrive in Tennessee for the peak harvest season in the summer months- and will be between the 15th May - 31st of August.
The position requires that individuals spend the majority of their time providing virtual supplemental education and support services to students in rural settings. It also requires at least one day a week completing office work, reporting, and lesson planning. Candidates must have access to internet at home. Due to COVID-19, this role is currently remote and contact with families will be virtual. Please note that when health and safety conditions permit and face to face teaching resumes, some time will be spent travelling to different locations in the region, working with children in schools and directly in a family’s home. This position requires candidates to work some evenings and weekends.
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a program established by the United States Department of Education. Conexión Américas is responsible for the implementation of the Migrant Education Program in the state of Tennessee. The fundamental purpose of the program is to remove barriers to academic success for migrant children (ages 3-21), and to promote academic achievement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Instructional Support:
- Provide individual and small group supplemental virtual tutoring services to migrant students, K-12, with a primary focus on Literacy, Math, Pre-K Readiness and College Readiness using the TN MEP approved curriculums
- Create a tutoring schedule for each student in collaboration with the Service Manager and families
- Create Lesson Plans for instructional sessions, and promptly fill out and submit lesson plans to supervisor
- Collect and prepare instructional materials to conduct lessons
- Build relationships with students and families to deliver effective services. Conduct outreach to ensure students receive services offered by the program
- Determine the priority for service level of students using the MEP Needs Assessment tool
- Conduct pre and post evaluations of students academic advances using MEP tools.
- Enter student data and services provided into the Tennessee Migrant Platform weekly
Outreach and Support Services
- Connect with local school administrators, businesses, and other organizations in the community to identify resources that can support migrant families
- Provide referrals to families around educational, health, social, legal, and other services as needed
- Coordinate direct support services to meet the needs of migratory students and families around educational, health, social, legal, and other services as needed
- Serve as a liaison between school districts, school personnel, families and the Migrant Education Program and advocate on behalf of students and families in the school system
- Re-enroll eligible students in the MEP program annually
- Support students in registering for school
- Provide support to the Parent Engagement Coordinator in the organization of Parent Advisory Council or Parent Engagement Meetings as necessary
General Organization Support Duties:
- Speak or make presentations on behalf of Conexión Américas at events and conferences
- Communicate in a positive and effective manner Conexión Américas’ mission and programs
- Attend MEP staff meetings and Conexion Americas meetings and staff retreats, as well as mandatory trainings offered to the team
Qualifications (Education and Experience):
- Valid Tennessee Teaching Certificate
- Bilingual in English and Spanish. Please note that part of the interview will take place in Spanish
- ESL teachers, Math teachers, teachers with training in Literacy or experience teaching literacy preferred
- Must pass background check and language assessment
- Must be comfortable and motivated working from home and using online tools to conduct virtual tutoring sessions
- Must have a secure and reliable internet connection
- Must be comfortable reaching students by phone and developing trusting relationships with family using virtual tools
- Flexibility, creativity, initiative and ability to work as a team member, required
- Ability to interact with diverse groups of stakeholders, required
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and strict timelines, required
- Must have reliable transportation and possess a valid TN Driver's License and auto insurance
- Experience working with ESL or ELL students, preferred
- Ability to work flexible hours, including afternoons, evenings, and some weekends, to provide services to students outside of regular school hours, required
- Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Google Drive, required
- Demonstrated appreciation for Latino culture and families, as well as other immigrant and refugee groups, preferred
- Experience and knowledge of nonprofit organizations’ operations, preferred
About Conexión Américas
Conexión Américas is a Latino nonprofit organization based in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. Our organization was founded in 2002 to address some of the most pressing challenges created by recent demographic changes in Middle Tennessee as an increasing number of Latino families come to this region searching for a better quality of life.
We focus on four areas of community impact:
Social Integration(family engagement, youth development and English as a Second Language), Economic Integration(homeownership, micro-entrepreneurship and taxpayer education/assistance), Civic Integration(community education through workshops and grassroots leadership development) and Community Development(arts and placemaking).
For more information about Conexión Américas, visit us at www.conexionamericas.org and check our organization’s profile at www.GivingMatters.com