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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.

Open Positions

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

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Student Advocate

Job Title: Student Advocate
Department: Pathways to Success
Supervisor: Attendance Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Full-Time
Salary: $21.00 per hour

Mission: The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to cultivate generations of engaged, thriving Latinos through educational foundations, workforce development and leadership opportunities.

Position Summary: The primary purpose of the Student Advocate is to monitor selected students with poor attendance 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

Program Implementation:

  • 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 counseling, case management, and follow-up with youth, parents, other adults, and community organizations; review and revise the action plan, as needed

Program Administration:

  • Upload individual identifiable data to the LCM’s data collection system.
  • Maintain case management notes, updates, and milestones for each participant in LCM database.
  • Maintain client files and confidentiality standards and compile statistical data Attends required training and orientations to become a Student Advocate.
  • Works with the Attendance Supervisor to ensure that data is accurately collected and reported as required by grant agreements.

Program Administration:

  • 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 Attendance Supervisor to represent the Latino Center of the Midlands at various community meetings, coalitions and groups.
  • Advocates for participants in relevant school, juvenile justice, or community-based matters.
  • Actively participates in agency events including forums, special events, and fundraisers.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or equivalent professional experience working with at-promise youth.
  • 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.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

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. Minimum physical exertion. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 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. Evening and weekend hours may be frequent to fulfill duties and to attend meetings/events.

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.

ELL Instructor

Job Title: ELL Instructor
Department: Workforce Education and Innovation (WEI) | Adult Education
Supervisor: Adult Education Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Part-Time
*Part-time: Up to 12 hours, morning, evenings, ando/or Saturdays
Salary: $20/per hour

Mission: The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to cultivate generations of
engaged, thriving Latinos through educational foundations, workforce development and
leadership opportunities.

Summary: The ELL Instructor provides instruction to adult learners at an intermediate level in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the English language. The instructor’s responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, delivering lectures and discussions to enhance vocabulary development, fluency, articulation, and comprehension of the English language. Lesson plans also incorporate aspects of U.S. culture and social norms. Additionally, the instructor tutors and supports students in areas such as verb tense, establishes clear learning objectives, assesses student progress with measurable objectives and timeframes, maintains accurate records, and assists in organizing ceremonies, events, and activities to celebrate student achievements. This position does not involve supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops course syllabus and lesson plans/activities to ensure proper implementation
    of course(s).
  • Help build positive relations within the team and program participants.
  • Prepares class materials and sets up classes, workshops, or seminars when
    appropriate; prepares and processes all related paperwork and order material.
  • Responds by email, phone, or in person to client/student inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain an updated class roster at all times; track attendance, as well as
    pre and post data.
  • Support efforts to collect, input and transcribe data for programmatic evaluations,
    forms, and surveys.
  • Implements course(s) thorough effective instructional techniques, including: engagement of students and proper implementation of course lesson plans.
  • Uses instructional experience to support program effectiveness.
  • Attend required team meeting and engage in team development opportunities.
  • Stays up to date on required HR Vector trainings.
  • Represent LCM, Adult Education and its programing within the community, at outreach events and among stakeholders.
  • Maintains work hours during the summer; assists in program planning, student
    enrollment, and program development.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, and other duties as assigned.

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

  • Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;
    listens and seeks clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group
    presentation skills.
  • Adaptability: Adapts approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required.

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 of related
    experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • No certificates, licenses, or registrations are 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. We believe in creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. We are committed to equitable treatment and the elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all levels of our organization and throughout all our programs.


At the Latino Center of the Midlands, we highly value providing our team with an attractive compensation package. This not only includes a competitive salary but also a range of appealing benefits. Here’s what awaits you.


Paid Health Insurance

13 Paid Holidays and 3 Weeks of PTO

Paid Dental Insurance

Paid Life & Disability Insurance

403(b) Retirement Match

Professional Development

Paid Vision Insurance

A Glimpse Inside LCM

2022 impact report

2022 was a year of growth and success for the Latino Center! We some special “firsts” in 2022 including the inaugural Siembra Synergy conference and a full year of operations at our new facility Latino Center South.

Destino 2023

We had a blast celebrating Destino 2023! Gracias to all the sponsors and donors who made the event a success. Because of your support we were able to surpass our fundraising goal. We hope to see at Destino 2024!

Internships at LCM

Siembra Nebraska: A Summer Internship Program

Our Siembra Nebraska internship program provides internships for local high school and college students.

Siembra Construction

Siembra Construction prepare students for a smooth transition into the construction industry.


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 CareerLink or email 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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