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Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator

Nashville International Center for Empowerment


Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE), established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based organization dedicated to ensuring refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.

 The Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator will develop and improve learning options for English Language Learners. The Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator will report to the Adult Education Manager This is a full-time, 40 hours a week position.

Job Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

  • Manages Site Coordinators & instructors
  • Leads a weekly instructional team meeting to communicate student success, syllabi, and program updates
  • Develops Curriculum and creates syllabi that incorporate the latest ESL pedagogy
  • Assists in student registration, orientation, and testing
  • Leads an ESL class
  • Coordinates NICE’s largest evening ESL site
  • Manages student attendance incentives for the Adult Education program
  • Works closely with Volunteer Coordinator to offer quarterly training to part-time instructors and volunteers
  • Fosters existing relationships with Adult Education partners
  • Obtains regular feedback from students regarding program operations, progress towards personal goals, and recommendations for internal advancement and external referrals



  • Ability to work with and lead a diverse team
  • Ability to adapt instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of adult learners
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and complete tasks on a deadline
  • Ability to remain flexible and responsive to evolving program needs
  • High levels of motivation, self-reliance, and independence
  • Experience in lesson planning
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Microsoft Excel, information databases, the internet, and email
  • Reliable transportation
  • Availability from 6-8 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certification to teach English Language Learners includes a valid TN teaching license TESOL, TESL, or TEFL certificate from a qualifying agency OR 4 years equivalent work experience. 
  • Minimum 1-year experience in an educational setting
  • Experience in English Language instruction preferred
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply

Additional Information


Salary & Benefits:

  • Job Type: FULL time
  • Salary Range: $39,000-45,000/year

Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, health insurance, dental, vision, and 401(k)

How to Apply

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to Applications without the requested information will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls or emails.


Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff members, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors


  • Date Posted: July 31, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $39,000-$45,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk