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Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Wellspring House, Inc. is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to the Executive Director and to the Finance Director, assisting in daily office needs and managing our organization’s general administrative activities.

The Administrative Assistant responsibilities include maintaining appropriate filing systems, entering vendor invoices and deposits into the financial database, assisting in the bi-weekly payroll processing, assisting in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports and contracts, reconciling staff expense reports, preparing and maintaining personnel files and providing general support to the senior management team.

The ideal candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritize work, knowledge of office management processes and procedures and strong attention to detail. A High School diploma is required. Proven experience as an administrative assistant is a plus!!

This position is part-time (approx. 20-25 hours per week) and is located in Gloucester, MA. Hours are flexible during normal operating hours of Monday through Friday from 8-4.

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

For more information about Wellspring House, please visit our website at: www.wellspringhouse.org

ESOL Instructor

Department: Education (3090)
Classification: Exempt
Position/Title: ESOL Instructor (J58)
Reports to: Director of Adult Education
Status: Temporary
Hours per Week: 6

Job Description Summary:
The Adult Learning Center (ALC) ESOL Instructor works with ESOL students to improve language skills and assist them with next steps in their educational careers.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of multi-skill level and culturally diverse students.
  • Experience contextualizing relevant and practical curricula to the needs of working adults emphasizing the core skills: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading and Grammar.
  • Experience working with language learners with limited English proficiency.
  • Implement a variety of instructional delivery methods that include group and individualized instruction.
  • Responsible for effective classroom management.
  • Attend Education staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend pre-session and post-session planning meetings (as necessary).
  • Model behaviors that are appropriate for professional and educational settings including, dress, punctuality, mutual respect etc.
  • Coordinate efforts on students’ behalf with other Wellspring House staff.
  • Coordinate tasks for and manage activities of Wellspring’s volunteer tutors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required – Master’s degree preferred.
  • Teaching experience with adults.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.
  • Understanding issues related to culture.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and computer usage.
  • Knowledge of another language other than English, preferred but not required.
  • Minimum two years of experience ESOL.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong commitment to the Wellspring House mission.
  • Maintain an even temper and be courteous under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.

Please send your resume and cover letter to EDjobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

For more information about Wellspring House, please visit our website at: www.wellspringhouse.org

English Language Arts Teacher

Department: Education (3099)
Classification: Exempt
Position/Title: English Language Arts Teacher
Reports to: Director of Adult Education
Status: Temporary
Hours per Week: 6

Job Description Summary:
The Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) English Language Arts (ELA) teacher works with students on skills needed to improve reading comprehension and writing skills. Direct emphasis is placed on high impact strategies that will assist students for career and college readiness. This position reports to the Director of Adult Education.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach English Language Arts curricula, two nights a week for 1.5 hours per session.
  • Instruction will encompass the principles of universal design for learning.
  • Plan lessons for the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level student population.
  • Prepare students to score proficiently on the Accuplacer assessment system and/or enhance basic education skill.
  • Plan and prepare relevant and practical class lessons with consistent progress monitoring.
  • Implement a variety of instructional strategies including group and independent instruction.
  • Responsible for effective classroom management that enhances student learning.
  • Attend education staff meetings as scheduled by the Director of Adult Education.
  • Correct, grade, and return student work within one week of student submission.
  • Complete individual student evaluations and meet with Director of Adult Education as needed to evaluate and discuss growth of each student.
  • Attend Orientation and Student Celebration and additional events as assigned throughout the academic year.
  • Attend (as needed) pre-session and post-session planning meetings for each session.
  • Model professional classroom and educational behaviors including, but not limited to appropriate dress, punctuality and mutual respect.
  • Coordinate efforts on students’ behalf with other Wellspring House staff.
  • Highlight Wellspring House Community Education programs that might meet student needs.
  • Coordinate tasks for and manage activities of Wellspring’s volunteer tutors.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching strategies when working with adult learners.
  • Ability to teach and relate to students of diverse abilities and backgrounds and overcome barriers to success in a multi-level class.
  • Ability to build a classroom climate that is conducive to learning.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to use a variety of audio-visual equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and through correct written grammar and usage.
  • Must have good classroom management skills and a strong desire to work with people.
  • Masters Degree (some consideration with be given to those enrolled in a Master’s Degree program).
  • Teaching experience with adults.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with adult learning theory.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to the Wellspring House mission.
  • Maintains an even temper and is courteous under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.

Please send your resume and cover letter to EDjobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

For more information about Wellspring House, please visit our website at: www.wellspringhouse.org

Director of Adult Education

Department: Adult Education (3099)
Classification: Exempt
Position/Title: Director of Adult Education
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time
Hours per Week: 40
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Job Description Summary:
The Director of Adult Education provides leadership for the development and management of Wellspring’s adult education programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages (for youth and adults settling in the U.S. from other countries) and the Adult Learning Initiative (adult basic education and college preparatory coursework). Wellspring’s education programs are based on principles of universal design for learning, with the goal to facilitate the development of creative, reflective learners. The Director collaborates with local non-profit, educational, and business partners to ensure that Wellspring’s students have opportunities to be successful while pursuing their education and career goals. The Director ensures that the organization’s adult education programs are aligned with Wellspring’s mission and strategic goals to realize measurable results in meeting pressing needs of the local community. The Director is a member of an 8–person Senior Team that takes collective responsibility for the smooth and successful operation of a well-established, 40-person organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with and understanding the needs of adult learners who have struggled academically
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs that are supportive environments where youth and adults successfully pursue self-directed learning and expand and deepen their creative, reflective thinking and problem solving skills
  • A facilitative leadership style that fosters active participation of all team members
  • Master’s degree in adult education or related field, or commensurate work experience in adult education or related field
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a management role including staff supervision

Desired Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Ability to lead a team towards a lofty vision with patience, humor, and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

For more information about Wellspring House, please visit our website at: www.wellspringhouse.org

Overnight and Weekend Shelter Staff – Per Diem

Wellspring House, Inc. is expanding its per diem staff for occasional coverage of weekend and/or overnight shifts at our family shelter in Gloucester. Wellspring has eleven regularly scheduled evening/overnight/weekend shifts every week. The purpose of the per diem pool is to provide a consistent, reliable team of substitute staff members to fill in during vacation, sick time, and other open shifts. Job duties include general supervision of up to 5 families residing at the shelter, ensuring that families are in compliance with shelter guidelines, and maintaining security and order for the facility. We especially seek applicants who have prior shelter and/or residential experience. In addition to being able to maintain professional boundaries, excellent communication and problem-solving skills are a must. High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. CPR/First Aid Certification required. Overnight shifts are considered ‘asleep’, but staff members must be available to readily respond to the needs of Wellspring House, Inc. and shelter families as necessary during the overnight hours. The per diem position is non-benefitted.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

Youth & Young Adult Advisor

Department: Career Pathways (3099)
Classification: Exempt
Position/Title: Youth & Young Adult Advisor
Reports to: Director of Career Pathways
Status: Full-Time
Hours per Week: 40
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Job Description Summary:
The Youth & Young Adult Advisor works within the Wellspring Educational Resource Collaborative (WERC) team to assist youth and young adult students in designing and implementing an individual Pathway for Personal Success (PPS) with the goal of enrollment in a post-secondary education setting (leading to a degree or credential) and/or a living-wage job. Under the supervision of the Director of Career Pathways, the Youth & Young Adult Advisor will assist with the recruitment, intake and onboarding of new students.

The goal of Wellspring’s programs is to foster the development of creative, reflective learners, and of executive functioning and life skills. The Youth & Young Adult Advisor collaborates with local non-profit, educational, and business partners to ensure that Wellspring’s students have opportunities to be successful while pursuing their education and career goals. The Youth & Young Adult Advisor’s efforts are aligned with Wellspring’s mission and strategic goals to realize measurable results in meeting pressing needs of the local community.

Responsibilities:

  • Proven ability implementing academic and career pathways for adults and young adults.
  • Coordinating youth and young adult drop-in center development and activities ensuring guests have access to all necessary support services.
  • Developing and implementing high school curriculum focusing on Life Skills in conjunction with Gloucester High School faculty.
  • Developing and implementing outreach programs focused on job training program graduates to support job search and postsecondary education application activities.
  • Managing all aspects of mentor relationships.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education, or related field.
  • Holds licensure or certification as a counselor, advisor, or life coach.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office platforms with database experience.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral; ability to build rapport.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Extensive experience in successful career and educational advising/counseling.
  • Resourceful, organized, and highly adaptable, a proactive problem-solver.
  • Sensitivity to and experience working with socio-economically diverse/multicultural/multi-lingual populations.

Please send your resume and cover letter to WERCjobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE
For more information about Wellspring House, please visit our website at: www.wellspringhouse.org

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