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2 Openings (Job Descriptions Below)

RI Institute for Labor Studies and Research (ILSR)

Job Title: ESOL Enrollment Coordinator

Job Description: The ESOL Enrollment Coordinator plays an important role in the program as the first staff member who prospective students interface with when they call to inquire about classes. They are also the staff person who maintains communication with learners throughout their time in the program, refers them to other agencies or programs according to their needs and goals, coordinates material and technology pick up/drop off, and provides individualized, multilingual tech support for remote learning.


● Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred)

● Experience working with diverse, multicultural populations

● Enthusiasm for working with adult English Language Learners

● Strong interpersonal and active listening skills

● Organizational, planning, and time management skills

● Ability to identify adult learners’ needs and support participants to persist in learning

● Proficiency in using online platforms including Google Workspace, Email, and Zoom

● CASAS proctor trained

Responsibilities include:

● Recruit learners by designing and distributing promotional materials to agency partners and in the community, maintaining social media pages, and website.

● Field calls from prospective students, providing relevant information about how to enroll in classes and answering all questions.

● Manage the waitlist of interested prospective students (system in place)

● Organize the logistics of registration sessions and new student orientations.

● Add new and returning students to the roster

● Proctor all CASAS assessments and record scores.

● Refer learners to other agencies and programs for services, as appropriate.

● Create class roster spreadsheets for internal attendance record keeping.

● Manage all program communications with students, including announcements, reminders by email and text message.

● Send invoices (PayPal), collect and register payments from the students on the roster.

● Call students who missed for 2 consecutive weeks of class to make a plan for how the program can support their return to classes

● Attend monthly ESOL staff meetings and ILSR meetings.

● Participate in training/Professional Development opportunities related to intake, enrollment, assessment, and student support services

● Organization – wide duties.


To apply: Please submit resume to Margarita Martinez, ESOL Director:


Job Title:  Professional Development Instructor



Job Description:  The Institute for Labor Studies and Research, Cranston, RI, is seeking an experienced Instructor to provide professional development training to RI state employees. These individuals will deliver classroom instruction in a workshop format empowering participants to learn skills they can transfer to the workplace.


Course Subjects: 

  • Psychology

  • Cultural Sociology

  • Conflict Resolution



  • Create curriculum syllabus (unless otherwise provided by ILSR), class material and content focused assessments

  • Provide effective lessons – most importantly encouraging student engagement and participation

  • Prepare and manage classroom materials (PowerPoint presentations, handouts, surveys, exams, etc.)

  • Currently use ZOOM video conferencing to instruct classes

  • Take attendance each class

  • Face to face instruction could be required in the future

  • Courses are offered during the day and evening


Experience Required:

  • 5-years or more educational instruction with adult students

  • Prior online instruction



  • Masters Preferred


Work Location:

  • Remote currently, future face to face at our Cranston location


Hours per week:

  • Less than 10


Hourly wage:

  • $70 per hour

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Denise Cesino, Executive Coordinator:


ILSR mission: The Institute for Labor Studies & Research (ILSR) 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.

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research (ILSR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin. ILSR celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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