Position Opening : Lead Parent Resource Trainer

Application Deadline : January 18th, 2019

FAST Program: Parent Resource Program

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Resource Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers resources, referrals and trainings to Early Head Start/Head Start Family Service Workers (FSWs) who support parents in achieving their personal, family and community goals. On-site consultations are provided to FSWs who need individualized follow up and support.

Job Summary/Function:

Under the supervision of the coordinator, the lead trainer assists in the design, development, service delivery, management, and continuous improvement of the Parent Resource program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promote and facilitate trainings for EHS/HS Family Service Workers (FSWs)
  • Conduct individualized consultations and facilitate professional support groups with/for FSWs, as needed
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  • Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ and FSW’s needs, gains, and program satisfaction
  • Help maintain and strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  • Contribute to the on-going review/revision of training and other program materials
  • Ensure that staff members’ files are accurate, complete and properly stored
  • Assist with analyzing program data and suggesting modifications; review related reports
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and recognizing staff members, including AmeriCorps members
  • Supervise, coach/mentor, and evaluate staff members
  • Help to ensure that staff members use training techniques that are current, innovate, and informed by adult education pedagogy
  • Plan, assign, and monitor staff members’ work activities
  • Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  • Conduct and document quarterly performance development reviews (including an annual training evaluation) with staff members
  • Ensure that staff members’ maintain a clean, organized and secure workspace
  • Conduct team meetings in consultation with the coordinator
  • Participate in program meetings, AmeriCorps coordination meetings, FAST meetings and other related activities
  • Serve as DFSS liaison, as assigned
  • Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  • Read to stay current about parent/family needs and resources across the city
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $42,000 – $47,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Read less about this jobReport this jobDetails at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How To Applyparentresourcecareers@gmail.comhttp://cfl.ed.uic.edu/

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Position Open – Parent Resource Trainer

FAST Program: Parent Resource Program

Application Deadline : January 18, 2019

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Resource Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers resources, referrals and trainings to Early Head Start/Head Start Family Service Workers (FSWs) who support parents in achieving their personal, family and community goals. On-site consultations are provided to FSWs who need individualized follow up and support.

Job Summary/Function:

Under the supervision of the lead trainer, the trainer assists in the development, service

delivery, and continuous improvement of the Parent Resource program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

Job Responsibilities:

  • Host and facilitate trainings for EHS/HS Family Service Workers (FSWs)
  • Conduct individual consultations with FSWs
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  • Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ and FSW’s needs, gains, and program satisfaction
  • Help strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  • Contribute to the on-going review/revision of training and materials
  • Ensure that program files and documents are accurate, complete and secure
  • Read and discuss program outcome reports with your supervisor and the program coordinator
  • Participate in staffing decisions, as requested (including hiring, recognition, etc.)
  • Seek professional advice, coaching and mentoring from your supervisor
  • Use training techniques that are current, innovative, and informed by adult education pedagogy
  • Communicate your schedule and work activities to your supervisor and team members, as required
  • Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  • Participate in quarterly performance development reviews, including an annual training evaluation
  • Maintain a clean, organized and secure workspace
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Participate in program meetings, FAST meetings, and other related activities
  • Provide support on DFSS special projects
  • Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  • Read to stay current about parent/family needs and resources across the city
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $32,000 – $40,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Read less about this jobReport this jobDetails at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

We will be hiring two Parent Resource Trainers, at lease one will be Bilingual.

Languages: Spanish & EnglishHow To Applyparentresourcecareers@gmail.comhttp://cfl.ed.uic.edu/

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

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UIC CFL – Position (Functional Title): Transition Support Specialist


UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Adult Education & Career Transition

Application Deadline : January 18, 2019

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Adult Education and Career Transition Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. Current and future Chicago Early Learning/Head Start parents interested in continuing their basic education are enrolled in or referred to classes/tutoring in English-as-a-Second Language, High School Equivalency (in English or Spanish) and literacy/numeracy. Learners also receive case management services, career transition support, and technology training.

Job Summary: This position facilitates the process of helping adult education students transition to post-secondary education and job opportunities.The Ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of the adult education, workforce development, and higher education systems as well as a general understanding of the social and supportive services that are available in the Chicago area.

Job Responsibilities

•      Reporting to Career Transition Specialist, the Transitions Support Specialist promotes job development and provides referrals to post-secondary options.

•      Teaches basic digital literacy to adult students.

•      Assists in the development of students’ career development and post -secondary transition plans in collaboration with the Career Transitions Specialist.

•      Provides students with job readiness support.

•      Maintains monthly contact with graduates and/or transitioned students.

•      Documents case notes and referrals using the appropriate system and processes.

•      Utilizes the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR) to promote research based best practices.

•      Collaborates with Career Transitions Specialist to coordinate services with Case Managers, Lead Teacher, and key staff to coordinate services.

•      Facilitates peer-to-peer employment and supportive services groups between FAST locations.

•      Support recruitment effort, as needed.

•      Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills

•      Bilingual preferred.

•      Ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.

•      Strong organizational, interpersonal, planning, and follow up skills.

•      Ability to lead discussions, facilitate meetings, and work collaboratively with a dynamic group of colleagues.

•      Case management, counseling, coaching, and advising with individuals and group sessions.

•      Strong technology skills.

•      Effective communication with a diverse group of clients.

•      Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

•      Working knowledge of human nature.

•      Bachelors Required with 1-3 years related experience.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Yolaine Jean at: yjean2@uic.edu by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $35,000-$40,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position/Functional Title:  Workshop Facilitator – Deadline 12/14/2018

Application Deadline: 12/14/18

Position/Functional Title:  Workshop Facilitator

UIC Title: Work Program Participant (Civil Service Contract Position)

UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Parent Outreach Program (PO)

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Outreach Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers financial literacy, family literacy, male engagement “Dad’s Reading Daily” family literacy, and education and employment readiness workshops at no cost for parents at Preschool for All sites. Other programs that are offered include: employment readiness, restorative justice, and other programming for youth during the summer.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the PO Lead Facilitator, the workshop facilitator assists in the development, service delivery, and continuous improvement of the Parent Outreach program.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate workshops for EHS/HS parents
  2. Assist with the promotion of the program via phone and in-person; help familiarize the EHS/HS community with FAST services
  3. Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  4. Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ parents’ needs, progress, and program satisfaction
  5. Help strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  6. Contribute to the on-going preparation and review/revision of training and other materials (financial literacy kits, teaching materials, flyer’s, special announcements, etc.); assist with translation (if applicable)
  7. Ensure that program files and documents (including necessary surveys and records to document workshops) are accurate, complete and secure
  8. Seek professional advice, coaching and mentoring from your supervisor
  9. Communicate your schedule and work activities to your supervisor and team members
  10. Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  11. Participate in quarterly performance development reviews, including an annual training evaluation
  12. Participate in weekly team meetings
  13. Participate in program meetings, FAST meetings, and other related activities
  14. Provide support on DFSS special projects
  15. Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  16. Read to stay current about outreach resources
  17. Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  18. Perform other related duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year experience in training/community outreach position
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups
  • Ability to organize and multi-task
  • Supervisory ability and knowledge of administrative concepts and methods
  • Ability to utilize various computer software packages
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 2 professional references to: Donna Hampton at Donnah@uic.edu & cc: cfl@uic.edu by 10/30/2018.

Travel:  Extensive travel required to Preschool for all sites. Mileage reimbursement available.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: As part of the Parent Outreach team/staff, work schedules will vary based on program needs & scheduled workshops. Start times may be as early as 8am and end time may be as late at 6:45pm.

This position may require weekend events/hours. The Parent Outreach Manager and/or Leads will make reasonable efforts to notify staff of schedule changes in advance.

ESL Graduate Assistantship Teaching Position  

UIC Center for Literacy 

ESL  Graduate Assistantship Teaching Position  
67% APPOINTMENT with TUITION WAIVER

 

The UIC Center for Literacy’s FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support program administers Adult Education and Career Transition services in high need areas in Chicago in the community (off campus). The Center is seeking a graduate student to teach English as a Second Language classes at two sites on the Southwest side of Chicago.
Duties and responsibilities:
    • Teach ESL, family literacy, workforce, and computer skills to  Head Start/Child Care parents and community members. 
    • Assess and track students’ progress on the IL ESL Content Standards to increase their English proficiency. 
  • Collaborate with the Lead Teacher and AmeriCorps Volunteer  to develop individual education/transition plans and evaluate students’ progress on their goals.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings which promote Family Start Learning Center programs, services, and program improvement initiatives.
  • Bilingual Spanish and English candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Teaching Location: Two Sites Off Campus:  

  • Hernandez Middle School,   3510 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60632
  • Tonti Elementary,  5815 S Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60629

Time: Monday through Friday, mornings, (26.8) hours a week. 

Commitment: At least one year and two preferred 

Tentative Start DateJanuary 1, 2019  (Tuition Waiver will be covered for Spring  2019.

Application Process: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references with two being supervisors by November 1, 2018 to: Susie Karwowski, Adult Education Manager, skarwow@uic.edu & Brenda Ruiz, Clerk,  ESL Clerk, BRuiz@uic.edu 

 

Susie Karwowski 
Project Manager, Adult Education and Career Transition 

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support 
Center for Literacy, College of Education
The University of Illinois at Chicago

4314 S. Cottage Grove
King Community Service Center 
Chicago, IL 60653

(312) 747-2354

10 S. Kedzie Room L15
FAST at Garfield Community Service Center, 
Chicago, IL 60612
skarwow@uic.edu 

 


 
 
 

Position Opening- Workshop Facilitator

UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Parent Outreach Program (PO)

Application Deadline: 10/15/18

“Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply”

Position/Functional Title: Workshop Facilitator

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Chicago Early Learning Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Outreach Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers financial literacy, family literacy, male engagement “Dad’s Reading Daily” family literacy, and education and employment readiness workshops at no cost for parents at Preschool for All sites. Other programs that are offered include: employment readiness, restorative justice, and other programming for youth during the summer.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the PO Lead Facilitator, the workshop facilitator assists in the development, service delivery, and continuous improvement of the Parent Outreach program.

 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate workshops for EHS/HS parents
  2. Assist with the promotion of the program via phone and in-person; help familiarize the EHS/HS community with FAST services
  3. Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  4. Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ parents’ needs, progress, and program satisfaction
  5. Help strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  6. Contribute to the on-going preparation and review/revision of training and other materials (financial literacy kits, teaching materials, flyer’s, special announcements, ); assist with translation (if applicable)
  7. Ensure that program files and documents (including necessary surveys and records to document workshops) are accurate, complete and secure
  8. Seek professional advice, coaching and mentoring from your supervisor
  9. Communicate your schedule and work activities to your supervisor and team members
  10. Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  11. Participate in quarterly performance development reviews, including an annual training evaluation
  12. Participate in weekly team meetings
  13. Participate in program meetings, FAST meetings, and other related activities
  14. Provide support on DFSS special projects
  15. Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  16. Read to stay current about outreach resources
  17. Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  18. Perform other related duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year experience in training/community outreach position
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups
  • Ability to organize and multi-task
  • Supervisory ability and knowledge of administrative concepts and methods
  • Ability to utilize various computer software packages
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in order to be able to analyze and investigate avariety of questions or problems

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 2 professional references to: Donna Hampton at Donnah@uic.edu & cc: cfl@uic.edu by 10/15/2018.

 

Travel: Extensive travel required to Preschool for all sites. Mileage reimbursement available.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

NOTE: As part of the Parent Outreach team/staff, work schedules will vary based on program needs & scheduled workshops. Start times may be as early as 8am and end time may be as late at 6:45pm. This position may require weekend events/hours. The Parent Outreach Manager and/or Leads will make reasonable efforts to notify staff of schedule changes in advance.

Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor, Literacy and Language Education – Curriculum and Instruction (Job ID #101451)

 
 

The College of Education (COE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), ranked in the top 50 Colleges of Education in the nation, is seeking nominations and applications to fill an open rank tenure-track or tenured position in literacy and language education. This is a 9-month 100% faculty position at the associate or full professor rank. The starting date is negotiable but no later than August 16, 2019, and the salary is commensurate to rank and experience. This position also includes the possibility of directing the UIC Center for Literacy.

 

UIC is located in downtown Chicago, a global city with an incredibly diverse population of many immigrant-origins and languages and the nation’s third largest school district. The Literacy, Language, and Culture (LLC) area in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at UIC produce internationally recognized scholarship that is responsive to the needs of learners, leaders, and educators in Chicago and surrounding areas. They pursue research, teaching, and policy advocacy grounded in a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

 

The LLC program has produced notable scholarship in areas of comprehension instruction, emergent literacy, disciplinary literacy, language ideology, bilingual education, and the preparation of literacy and reading educators, among others. Burgeoning areas of scholarship include multilanguaging, digital literacies, writing, composing as making, teacher education, and connected learning. LLC faculty lead and support the LLC doctoral program; the Language, Literacies, and Learning (LLL) master’s program, and a literacy and language course sequence in the undergraduate Urban Elementary Education program. These programs prepare literacy educators, researchers, and advocates to work effectively in urban schools, institutions of higher education, and other educational and community contexts.

 
Opportunities for community engaged scholarship are cultivated through UIC’s Center for Literacy, a research and public service center working to improve literacy education, policy, research, and practice at the local, state, and national levels. The Center, which has been active for more than 25 years, annually brings in more than $5 million in grant funding and serves more than 3,000 Chicago families. It has a staff of more than 80, including 60 paid staff and volunteers. The Center acts as a public clearinghouse for literacy information; establishes partnerships with external agencies and university departments; and creates innovative, research-based school and community programs that serve as exemplary models for public practice. The Center houses the Chicago Area Writing Project and provides Family Start Learning and Support (FAST) services for Head Start parents and families.

Responsibilities: The faculty member is expected to contribute to the College of Education and LLC programs by conducting research in urban contexts or research that informs these contexts, providing excellent teaching to diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, and providing vision and leadership for the LLC area. Candidates will also be expected to secure external funding for research; advise and mentor students and faculty; supervise doctoral dissertations; and provide service to the College and Department, including committee work and service to professional organizations. There is an opportunity to direct the Center for Literacy (CFL), which includes the following duties: oversee and represent CLF initiatives; design and lead grant-supported efforts, research, and public service in early literacy and family literacy; and communicate with campus and college leaders regarding CFL initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in education or other related field;
  • An established record of research;
  • Expertise in early childhood literacy teaching and learning, literacy instruction to support emergent bilingual children, children’s literature, and/or connected learning;
  • Experiences working in linguistically and culturally diverse prek-12 schools, preferably in urban settings;
  • University teaching experience; and
  • Excellent communicator with effective collaborative skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualified at the associate or full professor rank;
  • Experience with securing funding to enhance research and/or teacher preparation;
  • Demonstrated ability in developing successful partnerships; and
  • Experience in and/or interest in programmatic or literacy center leadership.

The application deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Visiting Research Specialist- Adult Education STEM Program

UIC Title: Visiting Research Specialist- Adult Education STEM Program

Category: Academic Professional

 

UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Adult Education & Career Transition

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Adult Education and Career Transition Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. Current and future Chicago Early Learning/Head Start parents interested in continuing their basic education are enrolled in or referred to classes/tutoring in English-as-a-Second Language, High School Equivalency (in English or Spanish) and literacy/numeracy. Learners also receive case management services, career transition support, and technology training.

Job Summary: The Center for Literacy Visiting Research Specialists for Adult Education Programs collaborate with Principal Investigators to develop and implement research-based educational programs to assure high-quality STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) adult education preparation classes for Head Start parents and adult learners seeking a high school equivalency. The Research Specialist will present research findings to modify and enhance current program structure. This position reports to the Visiting Senior Research Specialist.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing and designing culturally-relevant Math and Science adult high school curriculum through Project-Based Learning methods
  • Evaluating the facilitation of adult education Math and Science courses for adults seeking a high school
  • Assessing the accomplishments of students in a variety of ways on a regular basis
  • Evaluating instructional materials based upon adult education and adult second language learning pedagogy
  • Observe, collect information and analyze adult education courses and participant feedback
  • Supervising graduate assistants and volunteers on techniques & procedures
  • Analyzing data to assess student/program progress
  • Recommend program modifications to assure progress towards meeting program goals and objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, math, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • In depth knowledge of adult education pedagogy including a minimum of three years of experience in the field
  • Content knowledge in Math, Science, Digital Literacy required
  • Ability to integrate multiple facets of technology into instruction and collaborative planning

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references via:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=96538 by 11:59 pm on 6/18/18.

 

Salary: $40,000-$44,000 (non-negotiable)

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program-related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

 

TWO POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT – High School Equivalency (HSE) Lead Instructor & ESL Lead Instructor Positions

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Seeking 2 Visiting Research Specialist-Adult Education and Career Transition Program

Lead High School Equivalency (HSE)  & ESL Lead Teacher

 

Two Positions: High School Equivalency (HSE) Lead Instructor & ESL Lead Instructor  

 

UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Adult Education & Career Transition

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Adult Education and Career Transition Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. Current and future Chicago Early Learning/Head Start parents interested in continuing their basic education are enrolled in or referred to classes/tutoring in English-as-a-Second Language, High School Equivalency (in English or Spanish) and literacy/numeracy. Learners also receive case management services, career transition support, and technology training.

 

Summary: The Center for Literacy Visiting Research Specialist for Adult Education Programs collaborates with the Principal Investigators to develop and implement research-based educational programs to assure high-quality adult education programming for Chicago Early Learning parents and adult learners.

 

Job Summary/Function:

Under the supervision of the Adult Education Manager, the Lead HSE Instructor and Lead ESL Lead Instructor  assist in the design, development, service delivery, management, and continuous improvement of the Adult Education and Career Transition program.

 

Duties Include:

  • Plan, develop, and implement adult education classes; integrate employment readiness, family literacy, financial literacy, and leadership workshops into the curriculum.
  • Evaluate literacy assessments, give feedback to learners, and facilitate realistic educational goals.
  • Assist with program outreach, recruitment, and enrollment.
  • Contribute to the on-going review/revision of program curricula and materials.
  • Assist with inputting and analyzing program data and suggesting modifications; review related reports.
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and recognizing staff members, including AmeriCorps members
  • Supervise, coach/mentor, and evaluate staff members; identify and resolve management and personnel issues
  • Ensure staff members use instructional techniques that are current, innovative, and research based. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field with at least one year experience in literacy, tutoring, or teaching; Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, and oral and written communication skills required
  • Knowledge of issues facing families living in poverty in Chicago communities
  • Knowledge of adult/family literacy and Head Start programs desirable
  • Ability to motivate others towards achieving their goals
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team, task-oriented, non- judgmental attitude, clear sense of boundaries, emotional maturity, and life/work balance required

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Susie Karwowski skarwow@uic.edu and Barbara Travis batravis@uic.edu by June 15, 2018.

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – IT GA/Undergrad Hourly Position

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Application Deadline: 5/25/18

Position: SUMMER 2018 Graduate/Undergrad (Hourly Option Available)

Hire date: ASAP-Covers MAY 2018- AUG 2018 with an option to renew for FALL 2018 Semester w/tuition waiver

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy (CFL) in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services. Learn more about CFL FAST at cfl.uic.edu

 

Seeking a student for the SUMMER 2018/FALL2018 semester to help with the following tasks:

  • Windows server maintenance tasks; troubleshoot/fix network problems
  • Installing and configuring computer systems, diagnosing hardware and software faults & solving application problems.
  • Assisting staff in delivering and assessing correct software needs.
  • Opening Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Creating technical documentation
  • Responding to tickets in a timely manner to service issues and requests
  • Other duties as assigned

This position carries a 50% appointment (20 hours per week). Graduate students will receive a monthly stipend OR hourly pay during the summer. Undergraduate students will be paid on an hourly rate.

 

To be considered for the position, you must fulfill ALL of the requirements listed below.

Academic Requirements:

  1. UIC current Undergraduate or Graduate student
  2. For undergraduates, you must be registered for at least SIX (6) credit hours for FALL 2018 semester. For Graduate student, at least EIGHT (8) credit hours for FALL 2018; Summer registration is optional
  3. Have at least TWO (2) consecutive non-summer semesters left before graduation
  4. Not on any form of academic probation
  5. Have consecutive hours of work availability in your schedule

Job Requirements:

  1. Have solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  2. A technical, logical thought process with problem-solving skills
  3. Ability to prioritize and delegate to be able to stick to strict deadlines
  4. Experience in Google Suite, HTML/CSS, XML, JavaScript, MySQL, and any one programming language (Java, ASP.NET) is a MAJOR plus
  5. Experience in Windows Server 2012 / 2016 administration and maintenance (at the MCSA level) a MAJOR plus.
  6. Need to be able to lift and move big, heavy equipment (maximum 75 lbs.)
  7. MANDATORY: Must be willing to travel to CFL FAST off-site locations located primarily in Chicago’s south, southwest & west side (non-negotiable). All sites are accessible via bus or train; those who use a vehicle can be reimbursed for mileage.

 

Attach your resume and SUMMER 2018/FALL2018 class schedule in PDF format.

Please submit resume & schedule to the following e-mail:  aairen2@uic.edu

Subject Line: UIC CFL IT Student Position 

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