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NDMV AmeriCorps Adult Education Associate

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United States

NDMV AmeriCorps Adult Education Associate

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: IRC 
  • Deadline: N/A
  • No of Vacancies: N/A


The IRC’s Adult Education program works to address the language, job skills, and integration needs of refugee and immigrant adults through a range of classes operating and enrolling continuously, year-round. More than 90% of the individuals that the IRC in Atlanta resettles each year are considered to have low English proficiency, limiting employment opportunities and the ability to fully participate in their new communities. All newly arrived families participate in a multi-day interpreted community and cultural orientation (CO) program covering a wide range of topics to support community integration. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class curriculum is designed to increase language skills for adult learners at various proficiency levels and includes integrated workforce and digital literacy components. Instruction is focused on developing vocabulary and confidence for dealing with real world situations such as financial literacy and budgeting, navigating the community and public transportation, employment expectations, and other daily life skills. Interested and eligible students that take part in training programs to gain industry credentials, have the opportunity to be supported by the program through the Integrated Education and Training (IET) program and receive supports through the IRC Career Development team with the goal of successfully completing the training and earning their credential.

Through the NDMV program, the NDMV AmeriCorps Adult Education Associate will serve full-time (40 hours per week) for a total of 6 months, January 2024 through July 2024. This member will assist in collaboratively teaching ESOL classes, teaching IET support sessions, and lead the CO program. NDMV AmeriCorps members will be an active part of the IRC’s Adult Education instructional team, will lead classes and projects with direct programmatic outcomes, and will oversee classroom assistants (community volunteers). The hours of this position include some flexibility, but members typically commit to a schedule close to 8:30am-4:30pm (EST), Monday through Friday.

PLEASE NOTEThis position is a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer (NDMV) AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps oversight will be conducted through NDMV of Atlanta, and the IRC will serve as a site placement. For more information about NDMV, please visit http://www.ndmva.org. Candidates will need to complete the AmeriCorps application process through the NDMV site liaison in addition to the IRC’s interview and selection process. Throughout their service, members will meet regularly (generally twice per month) with the local NDMV AmeriCorps group for professional development and cross-training opportunities. 



  • Strong desire to support vulnerable individuals and families and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Enthusiasm for adult education and language learning.
  • An interest in immigrant and refugee and asylee issues and resettlement processes
  • Strong communication abilities, including the ability to lead classes and oversee community volunteers and adult learners.
  • Comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment with adult learners, sometimes with little or no English proficiency.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently on projects, and follow through on critical tasks.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, co-teaching and facilitating learning through others.
  • Strong time management skills and comfortability with computer and web-based office and communication platforms.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Undergraduate degree preferred.


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