Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Refugee Community Services
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Part Time

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LSI seeks a dedicated and energetic individual to work as a part-time (30+ hours) Project Specialist - Citizenship with our Refugee Community Services program in Des Moines.  Day-time hours, with occasional evenings and/or weekends. Position is a mix of teaching and administrative responsibilities. Successful candidate would teach two sections of citizenship and manage the day-to-day operations of the program (registration, record-keeping, communication with partners).


Responsible for supporting the implementation and execution of the Refugee Community Services Citizenship program. The project specialist will lead outreach activities and work with local partners to recruit and acquire students into the program. Coordinate student registration and assist with pre- and post-testing assessments. Must facilitate strong working relationships with community service organizations and educational sites to ensure outreach and service offerings are efficiently coordinated. Responsible for the creation and implementation of inclusive classroom curricula--preparing for and providing instruction for three levels of citizenship courses.

The project specialist will additionally be responsible for the data collection and management for the Citizenship program. Will work with the Education Supervisor to ensure program/funder compliance and in compiling grant reports.


Required: Bachelor's degree in TESOL and/or TESOL certification from a state licensing agency OR a Bachelor's degree and two years of ESL classroom experience in a program that utilizes a textbook and structured curriculum.

Linguistic appropriate skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired but not required.

This position requires a valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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