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Conexión Américas

Adult Education Program Coordinator

Conexión Américas


Job Summary

Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the position of Adult Education Program Coordinator to provide organizational and programmatic support for the Adult English Program, and the Economic Prosperity Team. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills in English and Spanish and significant experience in working in a professional setting. The successful candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, compassionate, and adaptable to working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas should apply. Please read about our mission and values on our website at www.conexionamericas.org.

This is a permanent, full-time staff position. 

The Adult Education Program Coordinator is responsible for: coordinating English as a Second Language Classes and computer classes, developing and leading trainings for adult education volunteers, and facilitating other adult education opportunities in conjunction with partner organizations. We work in a collaborative, team-based, fast-paced environment. There are no private offices in our space and camaraderie is a value shared among all staff. Until further notice, our teams and programs are operating remotely, and staff must be equipped to navigate meetings and programming through virtual platforms including but not limited to Zoom and Google Suite.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, will demonstrate a high level of initiative and will be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team. The Adult Education Program Coordinator must also be able to manage a wide variety of professional relationships.

Job Responsibilities

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, selects, and supervises volunteer English as a Second Language Instructors
  • Develops and implements professional development trainings for volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers
  • Provides ongoing mentoring and support for volunteer ESL teachers
  • Serves as a substitute teacher in English as Second Language classes, as needed
  • Maintains records on each ESL student, ensuring that attendance records, intake forms and evaluations are completed and recorded in a timely manner
  • Completes intake procedures with potential program participants; actively promotes the program and recruits students for the adult education program on an ongoing basis
  • Leads the development of the adult education program, including the curriculum, scope and sequence of the program
  • Assists the Senior Director of Strategic Growth with grant writing and reporting for the Adult Education programs 
  • Prepares and monitors adult education program budget
  • Leads the development of adult education policies and procedures manual
  • Coordinates the purchasing of books, materials, and supplies for adult education classes 
  • Coordinates and supervises childcare during adult education classes as needed
  • Attends meetings and conferences relating to adult education on behalf of Conexión Américas
  • Develops and maintains excellent customer service, both verbally and in writing
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff, and agency information

General Organizational Support:

  • Attends organization-wide staff meetings and retreats
  • Communicates in a positive and effective manner Conexión Américas’ mission and programs to program participants and the general public
  • Attends and provides support as needed to organizational events and fundraisers throughout the year, including fundraising breakfast and The Latin Party

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every other job at Conexión Américas, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to respond to new demands and to assure a collaborative environment.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience)

  • Must participate in the Conexión Américas background check process
  • Experience teaching English to non-English speakers required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; teaching experience  preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish required, biculturalism preferred
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work as a team member required
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders required
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail required
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks required
  • Ability to work independently, handle various roles, and work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and strict timelines required
  • Results-oriented with analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Flexible schedule required; as classes take place twice per week  during the evenings 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Zoom, Google Suite, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and database management experience required; ability to learn new systems in a timely fashion required
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. Required
  • Demonstrated appreciation for Latino culture and people required
  • Strong understanding of Latino culture and Latino issues in the US preferred
  • Familiarity with Nashville community preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of nonprofit organizations’ operations and general office procedures preferred
  • Must live in the Greater Nashville area and be able to lead in person classes once our offices reopen

Additional Information


Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Option to enroll in Short-term Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance


Generous Paid Time Off Package

Professional Development Opportunities

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, lesson plan sample, resume, and references to: Sara Del Castillo at sara@conexionamericas.org. No phone or in-person inquiries, please.


  • Date Posted: November 16, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 12/01/2020
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk M-F, some evenings