• ELL Program Director

    Posted: 06/20/2024

    Job title: ELL Program Director


    The Literacy Council of Alaska is looking for an ELL Program Director to lead the English Language Learners program. Our ideal candidate is an experienced ELL educator, who is culturally responsive with a welcoming attitude and has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    You will act as an educational leader responsible for the direction and daily operations of the English Language Learner (ELL) program for adult ELLs in the Interior and the North Slope. This includes planning annual programming, choosing curricula for group classes and tutoring sessions, staff and volunteer training and management, as well as community outreach.

    You will have the opportunity to advocate for and implement programs that create positive impacts on the lives of adult ELLs, create strong connections with community partners, and contribute to the mission of literacy for all. This grant-funded position is eligible for a flexible work style, allowing for in-office and remote options, with approval from the Executive Director.  Some evening and weekend hours will be required.


    • Opportunities to work with with clients from all over the world

    • Generous paid time off, with an additional two weeks off during the winter holidays

    • Matching retirement up to 3% after two years

    • Mission driven work with an established non-profit

    • Professional development opportunities

    Job Duties:

    Operations (50%)

    • Provide oversight on staffing, training, program promotion, outreach, and implementation

    • Review, develop and purchase instructional resources, materials and strategies for teaching (in person, virtual, and hybrid)

    • Recruit and orient new students and volunteers

    • Maintain safe, supportive, culturally responsive student-focused learning environments

    • Develop and monitor program budgets and reports

    • Attend Alaska Adult Education (AAE) Program Coordinator meetings twice a year, in spring and fall

    • Collaborate with the Adult Education Director to reach Adult Program goals 

    Instruction (20%)

    • Provide ELL classes to adult ELL learners

    • Provide professional development and teacher training for staff teachers and volunteers

    • Coordinate substitute teachers, occasionally substitute for classes

    Reporting (20%)

    • Track student and volunteer attendance

    • Prepare required reports for donors and grants

    • Participate in state and federal program monitoring

    • Track student progress and use data to tailor instruction and services

    • Administer assessments and monitor assessment timelines

    • Maintain student data with current information and store in a secure environment

    Outreach (10%)

    • Nurture and create relationships with community partners

    • Plan and participate in community outreach events

    • Promote programs through social media

    Job Skills and Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree 

    • Two years experience in English Language Teaching

    • High level of computer proficiency and willing to learn new applications

    • Organized and a self-starter

    • Flexible and able to problem solve when assisting students

    • Strong classroom management skills

    • Thrives in cross-cultural settings

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Must be able to pass a background check

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with BEST/CASAS/NRS standards

    • Has worked or volunteered with LCA for 6+ months

    • Able to speak at least one other language


    This position is supervised by the Executive Director

    Starting Salary: $25/hr DOE @ 40 hrs/wk

    LCA is an EOE


    Please submit a resume to executivedirector@literacycouncilak.org to apply.