Adult Education Student Advisor and Community Engagement Facilitator

Lowell, MA
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type

Responsible for the advising and guiding of adult learners and the promotion and maintenance of community partnerships.

• Organize and conduct program orientation for morning and evening ESOL students.
• Assist adult learners with setting job and career goals; provide relevant information to facilitate achievement; and assist identifying any potential barriers and necessary support services.
• Conduct follow-up and track students' progress towards goals.
• Advise students and make referrals to appropriate community services.
• Coordinate student activities and maintain participant attendance records.
• Maintain statistical and demographic data as needed for program reports and activity planning.
• Coordinate and supervise all activities related to the Student Reward Program.
• Organize and maintain information for student attendance awards and goal achievements.
• Promote student participation and leadership at school and in the community.
• Work closely with the director and teachers implementing programs and services for adult learners.
• Work with partners at the City and local CBOs on issues relating to Adult Learners as needed and participate in community networks (medical organizations, government programs, community organizations, education- related organizations, advocacy organizations, among others).
• Develop programs and initiatives to address student needs, including presentations in classrooms, information sessions, and participation in community activities.
• Provide assistance and oversee the development of the monthly school newsletter.
• Work flexible hours, bring services to the evening program and attend evening meetings when needed.
• Develop and maintain appropriate contact with students to determine needs and provide assistance.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations to facilitate student access to services.
• Document program's services and activities.
• Implement surveys and analyze data to determine needs among the students and prepare reports to the Program Director and/or other agencies as required.
• Prepare and disseminate educational and informational materials to students and staff through various information sources.
• Provide assistance on activities related to the Community Parentship initiative.
• Promote, recruit, and oversee MassSTEP programs.
• Coordinate and represent the organization in community initiatives. For example: Census, Covid-19 vaccination rollout, community needs assessment surveys, among others.
• Attend and facilitate meetings as required by the Program Director.
• Collaborate with Adult Education staff and community organizations to create and/or implement education initiatives.
• Participate in school trainings and planning activities as directed.
• Perform other duties as may be required by the Program Director.

Reports To:

REPORTS TO: Abisi Adult Education Center Director

SALARY RANGE: $60,000-$70,000 (grant funded)

WORKYEAR: 12- Month position / unaffiliated

Benefit: City of Lowell Standard Employment Benefit
  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
  • Salary:$60,000 to $70,000 Per Year
Job Categories :Administrator > Pupil Personnel
Administrator > Public Affairs / Relations
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lowell Public School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

    • Bilingual Spanish/English, Portuguese/English or Khmer/English preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree
    • A minimum five years' experience working with adult learners, immigrants and as a community liaison.
    • Community Health Work certification/training preferred.
    • Interpreter certification/training preferred.
    • Experience in group facilitation and planning with diverse populations.
    • Ability to work independently to achieve goals and responsibilities.
    • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and apply information.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of second language students, school staff, and the public.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Experience with and knowledge of immigration policies and ability to provide professional advice in this area.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability to understand and be sensitive to the needs of disadvantaged groups and formulate and implement solutions with the premise of equitable access.
    • Experience implementing health and civics educational programs.
    • Experience advising students with international credentials.
    • Knowledge of community resources and community agencies.
    • Ability to manage a large volume of information and apply math and statistical concepts and interpret graphs.
    • Detail oriented. Ability to multitask and prioritize various job duties as assigned in a busy, multicultural adult learning environment.
    • Strong computer skills in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, email platforms, iOS, database management software, virtual meeting tools, and online productivity tools.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to document services into databases as needed.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Management experience.
  • No experience required
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Application Questions

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Contact Information

  • Latifah Phillips , Chief Equity Officer
  • 155 Merrimack Street
  • Lowell,Massachusetts 01862
  • Phone: 978-674-4335
  • Email: click here