The English Language Learning (ELL) Coordinator will be an influential voice and leader in a growing global secondary education organization. The ELL Coordinator will work with our partner school(s) to develop and implement a supplemental program that promotes student achievement, accelerates inclusion into American culture, and offers a high level of individualized service.
In addition to local operational responsibilities, this position will partner with the organization’s senior leadership team to develop replicable best practices that can be shared throughout a growing family of partner schools. The breadth of oversight and management responsibilities of this position will grow as the organization expands.
Success in this role will be demonstrated by:
Establishing nurturing and trusting stakeholder relationships
Implementing an organizational focus on delivering student outcomes and satisfaction
Aligning oneself and the team around a set of organizational values and standards
Developing collaborative relationships among staff members with partner schools
Works within framework of standards to plan and deliver ELL instruction for all students
Partners with students to establish, assess, monitor, and achieve learning goals
Reviews progress toward meeting benchmarks of next proficiency standard(s)
Designs and administers ELL formative tests which are aligned to curriculum
Administer twice-a-year summative tests to report growth in proficiency
Keep records for student profiles, including ongoing student portfolios
Develop a clear system of instructional interventions to share with partner school staff should students plateau in language acquisition
Creates appropriate learning environment: stimulating, active, safe, respectful, project-based, etc.
Involves students as a resource in planning, peer assistance, school operations and service
Helps students use a variety of technology strategies to support their learning and ensures students are proficient in navigating the systems of partner schools
Collaborates with core curriculum instructors to develop modified outcomes, curriculum, or interventions
Instructs English Language Arts for ELL
Regularly checks a variety of sources for instructional ideas and support
Coaches partner school staff in the area of sheltered instruction and best practices
Delivers professional development to partner school staff when needed
Serves as an advocate for all students and liaises with partner school staff when needed
Collaborates in weekly or bi-weekly meetings with ELL Director
Research and identify bilingual psychologists as outside resources should social/emotional needs arise that cannot be addressed by partner school personnel.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic leader with a love of working with adolescents from different cultures and with different learning styles. This person will be organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills. This person must be resilient and reliable while demonstrating an ability to build a strong community culture within a global environment.
Minimum Master’s Degree in TESOL, applied linguistics or other related discipline.
Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
International, multi-cultural exposure, experience working with English as a Second Language students, classroom management training a plus.
Working knowledge of one other language (preferably Asian) would be beneficial due to the nature of the work. Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, or Portuguese language abilities preferred.
*** This role is based at one of our 4 NEW campuses: Red Bank, NJ - Mundelein, IL - Houston, TX - San Diego, CA
*** Once applied through TESOL, candidates may apply directly to our Careers page at www.amerigoeducation.com/careers
About Amerigo Education, LLC
Amerigo Education is a U.S.-based education company that helps international students in the United States achieve their full potential. As a growing number of students from around the world seek to advance their education in American high schools, Amerigo is setting a new standard in educating international students by combining the established practices of nurturing, supportive environments from traditional American boarding schools with innovative approaches to language development and college guidance.
Backed by the Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund, Amerigo forms strategic partnerships with private day schools in the United States to provide a seamless academic experience for our students. Through the Amerigo model, we collaborate with our partner schools as they provide the core preparatory high-school curriculum while our team on-the-ground delivers a suite of academic, language, and cultural immersion programs in a well-staffed residential environment based in our local boarding campus. Amerigo seeks partners that are aligned in our mission to energize American educational communities through the diversity of students from around the world.