Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.
The classes offered in Rosie’s Place’s Women’s Education Center (WEC) open doors and introduce guests to a world of possibilities. Last year, almost 400 students from all over the globe participated in English, literacy and computer courses, available year-round and without waiting lists. Volunteer teachers, tutors and substitutes are trained to teach classes customized to meet the everyday needs of women seeking to create lives in the United States.
Rosie’s Place is seeking a Teacher Trainer to provide key support and training to volunteer teachers, implementing one-to-one training, information, and guidance, consistent with Rosie’s Place mission, philosophy, and policies. Reporting to the WEC Director, the Teacher Trainer will design engaging and informative teacher training customized to the curriculum and needs of the volunteer teachers, and will create a supportive environment for teachers to succeed in both onsite and remote teaching.
- Train and support all teachers, including substitutes, who volunteer both onsite and in a remote classroom.
- Create dynamic and fun lesson plans related to the curriculum as needed for Volunteer Teachers, provide weekly training and support to those teachers.
- Observe, provide feedback, and evaluate Volunteer Teachers monthly.
- Work closely with the Community Engagement team to place and communicate the Volunteer Teacher needs of the WEC.
- Create shared drives (google) for volunteers to easily access curriculum and lesson plans.
- Utilize Volgistics (volunteer database) to reference teachers, schedules and daily messages, such as a volunteer absence.
- Facilitate integration of technology into the classrooms, including SMART Boards; train teachers how to use SMART Boards effectively in class.
- Train technology volunteers to: help in the lab, train students to use Zoom and issue Chromebooks or Laptops.
- Substitute teach as required.
- Maintain high level of knowledge about current guests.
- Ensure confidentiality when handling all aspects of guests’ information.
- Network with community allies within the Adult Education community.
- Assist with quarterly reports and other related program documents.
- Change gears in programming as needed i.e., remote/hybrid/onsite programming.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by WEC Director.
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
- Master’s Degree in Education preferred.
- TESOL certification or 10+ years of teaching ESOL and a second language proficiency strongly preferred.
- At least one year experience teaching adult learners.
- Experience working with volunteers and/or adult education teachers.
- Strong commitment to social justice and the mission of Rosie’s Place.
- Experience working with people from a diverse background and sensitivity to the issues that affect poor and homeless women.
- Strong lesson plan writing skills.
- Sound knowledge of computer skills, and Zoom teaching required.
- Highly organized, self-motivated, patient, flexible, team-player, and a sense of humor helpful.
Job is performed in an office environment. Day-today work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests and volunteers. The position may require some teacher support in the evenings via zoom. The Teacher Trainer is a full-time, exempt position and is expected to be onsite at Rosie’s Place at least four out of five working days a week.
We continue to adapt to safety protocols related to COVID-19 as we understand them, and all employees must follow our safety protocols. Among these protocols, we require all employees to be up to date with their COVID vaccinations and undergo regular COVID testing and submit results. Requests for medical or religious exemptions from the COVID vaccination are considered. Masks are required to be worn on all Rosie’s Place properties at all times.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The starting salary range for this position is $60,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience. Rosie’s Place offers a robust benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, pension contributions, paid vacation, and more.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter through Rosie’s Place’s online portal to apply.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At Rosie's Place, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are core components of justice. We commit to acting on a daily basis to dismantle injustice to ensure that opportunities and equitable outcomes are available to all members of our community regardless of individual characteristics including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or perceived ability.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We value diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer, and qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.