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Job Description

HANA Center (HANA) is a Chicago-area non-profit organization working to meet the critical needs of Korean, Asian American, and multiethnic immigrant communities and build power toward systemic change. HANA has offices in Chicago and Prospect Heights, Illinois.

 HANA Center’s Education & Workforce Empowerment (EWE) program equips English-language learning Korean and multiethnic immigrant community members with the education, tools, and resources toward developing core skills and actualizing their goals, including naturalization, enrollment in continued education, and employment in safe, living wage jobs. Outreach to HANA’s community is a critical aspect of the EWE program, including engagement of instructors, volunteers, and interns.

The Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing curriculum and coordinating day-to-day administration of HANA’s Education and Outreach programs, which include English as a Second Language (ESL), Technology, ESL Citizenship, Korean Language and Korean Art classes, and ESL tutoring. The Education & Outreach Coordinator is also responsible for conducting outreach to community members and organizations and coordinating engagement of volunteers, interns, and other community members with EWE and HANA’s broader services and organizing programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate day-to-day administration of education classes and tutoring, including registration, testing, monitoring student attendance and progress, providing referrals, and follow-up.

  • Develop missionally aligned classroom curriculum and Know Your Rights training that promote community empowerment, leadership development, and opportunities for students and volunteers to engage in broader community efforts that aim to bring about systemic change, including HANA Center’s community organizing and advocacy campaigns.

  • Facilitate regular group meetings, trainings, and individualized coaching with instructors and volunteers to enhance program quality by sharing best practices, resources, and evaluation tools.

  • Develop and conduct robust outreach activities on a regular basis.

  • Recruit and coordinate ongoing placement and onboarding of volunteers and interns to support one-on-one tutoring, classes, and programs across HANA Center.

  • Ensure completion of timely and accurate grant reporting.

  • Maintain excellent record-keeping; ensure confidentiality and integrity of data collected.

  • Provide instruction for weekly Advanced ESL Civic Education class.

  • Act as a back-up substitute teacher for all classes as needed.

  • Plan and organize community-building and special events for students, volunteers, and instructors.

  • Conduct outreach to a wide range of organizations to develop and strengthen referral partnerships.

  • Participate actively in professional development, learning cohorts, working groups, and coalitions.

  • Provide task supervision for instructors, volunteers, and interns as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social, racial, and economic justice.

  • Belief in communities’ ability to support each other, heal, organize, and achieve desired goals together.

  • At least one year of experience teaching and/or administering adult educational programs with diverse learners.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related field.

  • TESOL, TEFL, and/or CERTA preferred, or must be willing to obtain post-hire. Familiarity with Illinois Content Standards a plus.

  • Bilingual fluency in Korean and English preferred.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy and track record of meeting deadlines.

  • Self-starter; works independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to think creatively and independently; commitment to learning.

  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members to take initiative, problem solve, and innovate.

  • Basic computer proficiency required, including experience with Microsoft Word and Google suites.

  • Previous supervision experience preferred.

  • Willingness to travel and work with a flexible schedule, including evenings and occasional weekends.

  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable access to a car.

Reports to: Director of Education & Workforce Empowerment.

Compensation: HANA offers a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life, and 401K.

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HANA Center Chicago
4300 N California Ave

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Entry level Years of experience: 1 Salary: 37 /Per Hour Publish date: 27 Feb 2021 Expire in: 11 months

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