Program Coordinator – English as a Second Language

January 5, 2023

Website United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA

Program Coordinator – English as a Second Language

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA (UNC) is one of the largest, and longest operating, nonprofit organizations in the region. The agency’s purpose is to meet the needs of local low-income families, seniors, youth, and new immigrants, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. UNC’s wide array of programs are continuously adjusted to fill the gaps that exist in local services.

The ideal candidate is someone who is a team player, flexible, and detail-oriented with demonstrated experience balancing competing priorities and assisting those with housing needs such as evictions, homelessness and budgeting skills.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and support of all ESL curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This includes onboarding and overseeing all volunteer teachers, tutors and their instruction, and enrolling incoming students. The Program Coordinator works 40 hours per week; two 12:00-8:00pm days and three 9:00-5:00pm days and reports to the Director of Community Education.



  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Preferred: Bilingual; 2 years’ experience working with English language learners



Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates all ESL classes
  • Conduct student intakes, orientation, and assessments
  • Coordinate with case managers and coaches to ensure barriers to education, employment and citizenship are resolved and evaluate goal progression
  • Onboard, oversee, and provide assistance to all volunteer teachers and tutors
  • Provides technical assistance to all volunteer teachers and tutors
  • Identify and adapt instructional materials to enhance curriculum with a focus on continued education and employment
  • Facilitates classes as needed
  • Maintain relationship with community partners and participate in community and agency events for ongoing recruitment efforts


Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct English language learners
  • Strong communication (both verbally and in writing), organization and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to meet the needs of program participants
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and other common applications
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

Join the ranks of a GREAT Non-Profit organization committed to helping those in the communities we serve.  UNC offers our regular full and part-time employees a great benefits package to include a superior healthcare plan, dental. Generous holidays schedule, plenty of sick, vacation and personal days off, and a 5% contribution to your retirement plan. Apply now!

UNC of NEPA is equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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