Join the Team at ILSR!


Job Title: Employment Support Coach 

Hours: 35 Hours/week

Salary: $21.00/Hr - $26 Instructional Hrs

Start Date: ASAP

Full Family Health Benefits paid by employer

Dental Insurance
403(b) Employment Retirement Plan 
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off (vacation/holidays/sick days)

ILSR seeks a dynamic Employment Support Coach to support its Teacher Assistant Certification Program. Candidates must have experience working with adult immigrant multicultural populations. We seek well-organized applicants with attention to detail. Familiarity with MS Office Suite and Google Workspace is strongly preferred.

The main responsibility of the Employment Support Coach is to provide individualized work readiness support to participants in ILSR’s Teacher Assistant Certification Program. They will be responsible for tracking and supporting participants through completion of the training program, as well as assisting participants with updating their resumes, writing cover letters, practicing interviews, and completing online job applications. Responsibilities also include weekly Work-Readiness instruction, data entry, participant follow-up, and staff meetings.

The Institute for Labor Studies & Research provides education and training that enables working Rhode Islanders and the labor movement to have a stronger voice in the workplace, to participate more effectively in the changing global economy, and to create a more just and equitable society.



  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all program participants

  • Provide work readiness and occasional workplace ESL instruction an average of 3+ evening hours per week ($26 instructional hourly rate)

  • Schedule and facilitate one-on-one appointments with program participants to provide them with personalized support in their job search and application process

  • Coordinate and monitor participants’ progress throughout the training program

  • Track program outcomes and job placement data

  • Program and organizational meetings.

  • Organization-wide duties


Skills required:


  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills

  • Adult education instruction experience (1+ years preferred)

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks

  • Aptitude to communicate with and work with diverse populations/cultures

  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills for keeping case notes, assessments, outcome measures, narratives, and reports

  • Data entry and management: Must be proficient in MS Office Suite and Google Workspace

  • Ability to identify problems and develop solutions

  • Familiarity with online video conference platforms, i.e. Zoom, Google Classroom

  • Case management: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Adult education: 1 year (Preferred)


Learn more about our Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program by checking out our conversation on LaborVision RI. Click the video button below and jump to the 2nd half of the show!