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The Latino Center of the Midlands exists to cultivate generations of engaged, thriving Latinos. We are committed to our community and are always looking for changemakers to join our team. See below for our open positions and apply to join our team today.

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Open Positions

Employment and volunteer work with the Latino Center will require a minimum age of 16 years old or older.

Adult Education Manager

Position Summary 

The Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM) is looking for an Adult Education Manager to support our mission and the Latino community.  The professional in this position will be driven to grow and expand the reach of the Adult Education program and lead a dedicated and passionate teacher of instructors through a period of growth.  

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Seasoned and versatile educator with experience in course and curriculum design
  • Personable with a passion for educating and mentoring other professionals
  • Collaborative and possess an entrepreneurial approach to program development
  • Exercises good judgment and has strong decision-making skills
  • Highly resourceful and able to set schedules and timelines 

Employment Status

Full-time, exempt (9:30am-6pm, some evenings and weekends required)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Adult Education Manager is responsible for the following:

Guide strategic and programmatic goals and create operational plans for implementation.

Advise and guide programmatic growth and development; foster new community partners to increase programmatic reach and liaison with current partners to ensure consistent communication and coordination of efforts.

Provide direct oversight and mentorship to Instructor staff including evaluation of instructional performance in the classroom and attainment of learning outcomes; oversee Adult Education master calendars, Instructor scheduling, related work projects and timesheets of programmatic staff.

Assist program Instructors by substituting when needed and teaching an adult education course (the semester following the semester hired). 

Design and implement professional development opportunities to build greater capacity among Instructor staff for serving ELL and adult learners; guide implementation of synchronous learning via virtual platforms while ensuring methodology and curriculum content reflect best practice.

Work collaboratively with Instructor staff to standardize curriculum, ensure instructional alignment, increase course articulation, and develop new opportunities to bridge learning into job and vocational opportunities for students.

Craft and manage annual programmatic budgets ensuring Instructional staff and LCM classrooms have necessary supplies and materials for high-quality instruction; provide guidance for budget growth as the reach and offerings of Adult Education grows.

Guide program practices for student screening, entrance, feedback and continuous improvement processes. 

Facilitate data collection among Instructor staff and partners; complete analysis and reporting to LCM leadership, Instructional staff, stakeholders and funders as needed.  

Assist LCM’s Director of Programming and development staff identify funding models and collaborative grant opportunities to support programmatic growth and innovation.

Participate in meetings, task forces, advisories, etc. and speak before community stakeholders on behalf of the program and LCM.

Fill-in for Instructional staff as needed, and other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Oversee Program Assistant and 8-15 part-time Instructional staff 

Competencies, Skills and Abilities 

Course and Curriculum Design for Adult Learners – Able to create quality learning experiences and environments for LCM students; guide the selections of instructional materials and possess a strong understanding of pedagogy for adult and ELL learners. 

Program Development – Able to develop and implement a plan to carry out Adult Education goals including course design, upskilling of Instructional staff to meet needs of students, and articulating program vision to stakeholders.

Entrepreneurial Skills and Approach – Ability to turn ideas into action; able to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives using creativity, initiative, tenacity, teamwork, understanding of risk, and sense of responsibility.

Knowledge of Virtual Platforms – Able to navigate and guide implementation of virtual platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet or like products) into the classroom environment.

Collaborative – Ability to move staff and stakeholders toward a common goal through effective communication, emotional intelligence and respect for diversity.

Conflict Resolution – Guide problem-solving among stakeholders and partners, accounting for the organizational needs and goals of each; ability to identify opportunities to clarify communication and address the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.

Qualifications: 

Five (5) or more years of experience in education, educational administration, teaching and/or curriculum development within an educational entity.

Three (3) or more years of experience in program planning and budgets, management of staff and activities, and implementation and evaluation of program plans.

Adept at adult learning models and theories.

Personal and professional qualities that allow for effective, working relationships with staff, multiple partners and community leaders.

Education and/or Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in education from four-year college or university required; additional two to five years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Proficiency in Spanish and English 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Prior certification in education and/or educational administration required, current certification preferred.

Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

The Latino Center of the Midlands acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The LCM believes in creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences and the commitment to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.

Attendance Supervisor

Department: Pathways to Success
Starting Salary: $47,000
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 403(b), PTO, 2-week Paid Holiday Vacation, Cell Phone Stipend
Language Requirement: Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Summary Description of Work

The primary purpose of the Attendance Supervisor is to 1) provide support to Student Advocates, Family Strengthening Coaches, and coordinate recruiting and community outreach activities for the Attendance program of Pathways to Success.

2) Provide program leadership support and supervision. The Attendance Supervisor will work very closely with the agency’s Student Advocates both within and outside of the school building to reduce the barriers to improve attendance.

3) Ensure that evidence-based curriculum(s) is followed to ensure proper procedures and program implementation in order to meet reporting deadlines.

4) Develop and evaluate data collection process and management following Attendance program completion to monitor the program.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Leadership and Support (Supervisor Duties):

  • Under direction, develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and supervises the operations of the Attendance Program;
  • Provides supervision, technical support, mentorship, and guidance when implementing program curricula to Student Advocates and Family Strengthening Coaches;
  • Visits target schools and partner locations regularly to coach and support Advocates;
  • Ensures accuracy and punctuality of P2S Program reporting;
  • Assists in staff and program evaluation;
  • Offers ongoing Check and Connect training to staff;
  • Ensures fidelity of Check and Connect curriculum and the other curricula used by the program;
  • Provides feedback to Student Advocates and Family Strengthening Coaches about quality of program delivery;
  • Maintains contact with existing referrals sources for programs to help maintain program capacity;
  • Identifies new partnerships in the community for referral generation and to enhance program delivery;
  • Maintains our database of information, calendars, and notes on the various events and activities;
  • Works with Family Strengthening Coach to incorporate two-generation approaches into Attendance Program;
  • Facilitates meetings and updates to school and district partners regarding attendance program changes, needs, and outcomes;
  • Collaborates with community attendance, education, and juvenile justice coalitions;
  • Understands and articulates the program goals at various community meetings, coalitions, and groups;
  • Works with the Program Director to confirm all logistics for activities and events in a timely manner including venues, food vendors, transportation needs, and supplies;
  • Ensures that activity budgets are communicated to team and expenses are in line with the budget;
  • Continually assesses the results of activities to improve execution of program events and to ensure that students and parents/guardians are highly engaged;
  • Onboards new program employees with responsibilities including but not limited to program orientation, overview of program model and goals, documentation and reporting procedures;
  • Uploads individual identifiable data to the LCM’s data collection system;
  • Works with the Program Director and program team to ensure that data are accurately collected and reported as required by grant agreements;
  • Updates program materials, marketing materials and reporting forms as needed;
  • Seeks out opportunities to remain current in knowledge of relevant educational research, trends in the fields of education, youth development and parental engagement;
  • Promotes all program activities at schools, with community organizations and other partners and may be called upon to represent the program at speaking engagements with stakeholders;
  • Assesses youth problems and diagnoses barriers to success on an ongoing basis;
  • Assists with identifying and connecting with resources to help overcome social, emotional, and economic needs;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Pathways to Success Program Director.

Grant Support and Data Collection:

  • Uploads individual identifiable data to the LCM’s data collection system;
  • Works with the Program Director to ensure that data is accurately collected and reported as required by grant agreements.
  • Ensures accuracy and punctuality of P2S Program reporting;
  • Seeks out opportunities to remain current in knowledge of culturally based leadership programming, youth development and parental engagement.

Preferred Qualifications and Experiences

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree;
  • A demonstrated mastery of the Student Advocate position job duties with at least two years of experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback;
  • Ability to facilitate positive, appropriate, and healthy connections between youth and adults;
  • Ability to understand and work with special needs populations and services such as the juvenile justice system and social and behavioral/mental health;
  • Professional manner that exemplifies attention to detail, confidentiality, patience, and a positive attitude toward work;
  • Data entry and proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility with minimum physical exertion. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines.This position may require frequent evening and weekend hours in order to fulfill duties and to attend meetings/events.

The Attendance Supervisor must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test before commencing employment.

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ELL Instructor

Job Title: ELL Instructor
Department: Workforce, Education and Innovation / Adult Education
Supervisor: Adult Education Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, part-time up to 12 hours per week – Day Hours
Benefits: Holidays and Paid Time Off     

Mission and Values
Cultivating generations of engaged, thriving Latinos through educational support, workforce development and leadership opportunities. An equitable society where all Latinos are able to achieve their fullest potential, both individually and in the community.

Summary
Provides instruction to adult learners with varying levels of academic knowledge in reading, writing, talking, and understanding the English language at a beginner and intermediate level by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares lesson plan and assembles material to be presented.

Presents lectures and discussions to group to increase students’ knowledge in vocabulary development, fluency, articulation and comprehension of the content language. Ties lesson plans to U.S. culture and social norms.

Tutors and supports students in areas of intermediate level English, including verb tense.

Establishes and communicates clear learning objectives for all learning activities.

Assesses student progress with specific, measurable behavioral objectives and timeframes.

Maintains up-to-date records regarding student roster, attendance, payments and donations, and grades.

Attends Adult Education team meetings and professional development 

Assists in the coordination of ceremonies, events, and activities to celebrate student successes.

Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.

Adaptability – Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

No certificates, licenses, registrations required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Latino Center of the Midlands acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The LCM believes in creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences and the commitment to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.

Student Advocate

Job Title: Student Advocate   

Department: Pathways to Success

Supervisor: Pathways to Success Sr Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt 

 

Position Summary: The primary purpose of the Student Advocate is to monitor selected students with a history of absenteeism and to provide support to improve attendance and grades at school.  The target group of students will have 10 or more absences from school during the previous or current semester.  The Student Advocate will work very closely with students, parents, school counselors, school personnel and other adults (both within and outside of the school building) to reduce the barriers to improved attendance.

The program rests on three strategies: 1) advance academic achievement of students through regular visits and monitoring of attendance, grades and credits; 2) work with a particular focus on supporting parental engagement and development of parental advocacy skills; and 3) The ultimate goal is to ensure that the students we serve increase their school attendance, increase academic achievement and that the parents of these students are engaged and active in their child’s education.     

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contacts and meets with youth on a regular basis to monitor and provide support for improved and regular attendance;
  • Assesses youth problems and diagnoses barriers to success on an ongoing basis; assists with identifying and connecting with resources to help overcome social, emotional, and economic needs in order to keep the youth in school, on time, and on track academically;
  • Maintains and records communication with youth and adults and facilitates timely correspondence and the exchange of accurate information;
  • Communicates with key adults in the youth’s life regarding attendance;
  • Develops an action plan based on the individual student’s needs and family needs;
  • Obtains release of information from parents of selected students in cooperation with school personnel;
  • Coordinates all services with the school and other organizations/community resources; 
  • Provides coaching, case management, referrals, and follow-up with youth, parents, other adults, and community organizations; review and revise the action plan, as needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate skill-building activities for students and family nights for the youth and their families
  • Upload individual identifiable data to the LCM’s data collection system;
  • Attends required trainings, orientations, and ongoing professional development. 
  • Attends school meetings with administrators, counselors, and attendance staff 
  • Visits families at home, when needed, to provide support with the Family Strengthening Coach.
  • Works with the Senior Program Manager to ensure that data is accurately collected and reported as required by grant agreements.
  • Promotes all program activities at schools, with community organizations and other partners; 
  • Seeks out opportunities to remain current in knowledge of relevant educational research, trends in the fields of education, youth development and parental engagement. 
  • Works together with the Senior Program Manager to represent the Latino Center of the Midlands at various community meetings, coalitions and groups;

Preferred Qualifications and Experiences:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree;
  • Strong desire to work with students and their parents to improve the educational outcomes for low-income families and communities; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback;
  • Ability to facilitate positive, appropriate, and healthy connections between youth and adults;
  • Ability to understand and work with special needs populations and services such as the juvenile justice system and social and behavioral/mental health.
  • Professional manner that exemplifies attention to detail, confidentiality, patience, and a positive attitude toward work;
  • Data entry and proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

No certificates, licenses, registrations required. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Latino Center of the Midlands acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The LCM believes in creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences and the commitment to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.

The Student Advocate must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test before commencing employment.

Siembra Nebraska Coordinator

Job Title: Siembra Nebraska Coordinator   

Department: Workforce Education and Innovation – Siembra NE

Supervisor: Siembra Nebraska Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Job Code: TBD

 

Position Summary: Siembra Nebraska strengthens Omaha’s bilingual and Latino workforce through educational initiatives and on the job training. The Siembra Nebraska Coordinator will facilitate such goal by conducting the following essential functions and responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with potential youth interns at community events, presentations, meetings while representing the Latino Center.
  • Liaise with prospective youth interns as they go through the enrollment process.
  • Become proficient in understanding the enrollment processes used for summer programming.
  • Provide prospective youth interns with critical program information.
  • Visit schools, P2S programs, community centers, etc for recruitment and program marketing.
  • Interact with youth interns; employers and interface with a variety of youth from technical, social and educational backgrounds.
  • Meet with interns to understand their goals and help them reach them
  • Plan and facilitate Siembra Carreras partner meetings and communication to support alignment of efforts across partners to minimize redundancies, align strategies and practice, encourage shared problem-solving, and conduct outreach and education as needed.
  • Identify which youth interns are best fit for roles with major national employer partners.
  • Help search with partners for relevant jobs in the area to supplement employer partnership opportunities.
  • Craft engaging educational activities and discussions among interns to support knowledge and skill development in the identified areas of career focus: community development, public health, healthcare, social work, nonprofit, and STEM. Activities may include mock-interviews, community presentations, job-shadows, career mentoring, training/workshops or other related events to enhance the interns’ career exploration experience.Facilitate and support for Siembra programming over the summer.
  • Aide in the leadership of a group of youth participants. Youth will range in age from 16-21 years of age.
  • Work to establish shared measurement policies and practices.
  • Keep updated records, create reports and ensure information/data for outcomes.
  • Participate in meetings, task forces, advisories, etc. and speak before community stakeholders on behalf of the project and the LCM; facilitates media requests and program highlights across partners.
  • Prepare a service plan for youth overall and interim goals and identify transferable skills.
  • Coordinate the development of youth skills with employer requests, monitor internships, and provide assistance with work experience, job placement and youth retention.
  • Coordinate appropriate services for youth with special needs.
  • Collect, review and submit time and attendance reports for youth.
  • Provide appropriate data when needed for grant reports.
  • Conduct tests/assessments to assess clients’ skills and abilities and provide feedback on test results.
  • Keep records and documentation and prepare appropriate reports.
  • Represent LCM and the program within the community, at outreach events and among stakeholders.
  • Collaborate actively in the planning, coordination of program events/activities such as the Kick off event and field trips.
  • Assist with Special Projects as needed, and other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

Detail Oriented – Natural tendency to be thorough, accurate, organized and productive; have the ability to remember details, adept at note taking, ask probing questions to gain clarity, and proof all professional communication.

Proficiency of Personal Computer – Ability to effectively navigate and operate Microsoft Office and Google Docs systems including Calendar/Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills – Professional written and verbal communication skills and knowledge of professional email etiquette; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with co-workers, students and community members; eager to collaborate and work on a team.

Working Knowledge of Virtual Platforms – Able to navigate and support program staff and students/clients through the implementation of virtual platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet or like products).

Self-Motivated & Driven to Succeed – Must be proactive with a desire to stretch beyond the task list to support the team, its programs and the mission; mindful of deadlines and ability to problem-solve when challenges arise.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.

Preferred Qualifications and Experiences

Must have high school Diploma or GED equivalent, 2 to 4 years of relevant experience with program planning and implementation with the skills set to create evaluation tools,  and at least one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university

Or

  • Associates degree from community college or equivalent.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

No certificates, licenses, registrations required. 

Language

Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred but not required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described you’re a representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Resume accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While Performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to the outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Benefits

Paid Health Insurance

10 Paid Holidays and 3 Weeks of PTO

Paid Dental Insurance

Paid Life & Disability Insurance

403(b) Retirement Match

Professional Development

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Siembra Carreras: A Summer Internship Program

Our Siembra Carreras Program places students in a business or organization that aligns with their career interests.

Siembra Nebraska Community Impact

Siembra Nebraska is a community-wide initiative to provide fresh produce for family’s in need.

FAQS

Do I need to speak Spanish to work at the Latino Center?

For most positions Spanish is required.

What is the Latino Center’s remote work policy?

All of our employees begin their careers working at the Latino Center’s office in Omaha, Nebraska. This allows for new hires to get to know our community and services, as well as develop relationships with other members of the Latino Center team.

What benefits will I receive as an employee of the Latino Center of the Midlands?

As a full-time staff member of the Latino Center of the Midlands, you will be eligible to receive:

  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays and PTO
  • Dental Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Parental Leave

What are the top traits you look for in a potential candidate?

Generally we look for applicants who are engaged in the community, responsible and reliable, willing to learn new skills, and understand the importance of a healthy community. We recognize that everyone is unique and brings different talents to the table, which is why we prioritize job-specific interviews for all of our applicants.

Where do I apply?

Above! Please submit your resumé and cover letter through our websites career portal. You can also apply via Apply Now page email or email careers@latinocenter.org with your cover letter and resumé.

What precautions are the Latino Center taking regarding COVID-19?

Our office is open to the public and staff at this time, but we have protective measures in place to ensure the health of our community. Some of the things that we have done include:

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
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