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Skills Training Specialist

International Institute of New England

The mission of the International Institute of New England (IINE) is to create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. One of the oldest and largest human services organizations for New Americans in the region, IINE serves more than 2,500 people each year in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire. Our programs include case management, youth and family services, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), employment and skills training, and immigration legal services.

A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Successful candidates will join a committed team of professional staff and volunteers who are devoted to welcoming and serving new Americans.



The Skills Training Specialist will provide integrated English language instruction for adult learners as part of a new skills training program designed to prepare immigrants and refugees for careers as Licensed Nursing Assistance. S/he will recruit and assess potential students; plan lessons and develop learning materials; and instruct an integrated ESOL and “softs skills” course. In addition to classroom instruction, the Skills Training Specialist will provide one-on-one “coaching” for refugee clients who are seeking to develop and advance toward specific goals financial and career goals.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Healthcare, Education, or related field; Master’s Degree in Education and/or TESOL preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of adult teaching or tutoring experience, preferably with immigrant populations.
  • Previous experience in or exposure to healthcare sector strongly preferred.
  • Strong counseling/advising skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in additional languages a plus.
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, and asylees.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Support logistics planning and curriculum development for an integrated ESOL/Licensed Nursing Assistant training course
  • Recruit LNA training participants through presentations at career centers, community-based organizations, and training vendor fairs
  • Assess applicants’ eligibility for training programs by verifying work authorization documents, conducting interviews, and administering/scoring written and oral English tests.
  • Teach integrated ESOL and “soft skills” classes and evaluate student progress.
  • Support the development and revision of curricula for training programs; create lesson plans, and assess lesson plan success.
  • Provide individualized job readiness counseling for clients upon their completion of training program courses. 
  • Provide individualized coaching to additional clients with an emphasis on career, educational and financial success.
  • Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and events.
  • Contribute to program data collection following contractual guidelines.
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to workforce development interns and volunteers.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
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Date Added: June 30, 2021

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