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Adult Education Coordinator, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT


The Adult Education Site Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and evaluation of adult basic education, with primary focus on ESL (English as a Second Language) and Citizenship instructional services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling, outreach, assessment and testing, staff/volunteer training, and other instruction. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

About Hartford:

Hartford the capital of Connecticut is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walk-able, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.

Responsibilities with Education Planning/Support and Instruction:

  • Plans and implements adult basic education (English as a Second Language and Citizenship education) in accordance with library, funding, and partnership guidelines. Assures appropriate curriculum is in place including integration of library resources/services, technology, contextual experiences, field trips, guest speakers, etc. Proposes instructional staffing requirements, schedule of classes, space, and other logistics that align to classes.
  • Coordinates all outreach, recruitment, enrollment and retention activities. Register and administers pre and post-test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies. Prepares and processes instructional consultant contracts; obtains and processes invoices and coordinates related issues with Human Resources and/or Finance.
  • Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.

Responsibilities with Supervision and Data Collection:

  • Provides oversight for teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers, contractors and interns); monitors performance and assures instruction adheres to curriculum guidelines. Orients teaching staff to library procedures and instructional resources, as appropriate.
  • Collects and maintains records as required Responsible for timely and accurate data collection including enrollment, attendance, testing results, retention rates, instructor evaluations, and other programming data required by funding guidelines, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. 
  • TESOL or ESL Certification.
  • Degree/Certification can be in process.
  • Two years demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology is required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching adults English as a Second language
  • Minimum of one year’s experience overseeing contracted instructional staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult basic education – theory, practice and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or Library Science.
  • Previous Library experience is highly desirable.
  • Second language skills.

Other Information:

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week). Salary range is $48,801.48 – $53, 807.00 with full benefits. Some evenings and weekends required.

How to Apply:

The job portal to apply can be accessed here. To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.