Director of Education Services

Director of Education Services

  • Full Time
  • Boston

Website Rian Immigrant Center

New England's Welcome Center for Immigrants and Refugees




Director, Education Services
Full-time: 40 Hours per week


The Director of Education services will be primarily responsible for overseeing the ESOL program at the Rian Immigrant Center.



●      Oversee ESOL classes, ESOL conversation groups, Tech Goes Home computer classes, Individual Achievement Program (IAP), and citizenship tutoring program

●      Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and equity; actively participate in Rian’s efforts toward being an anti-racist organization; and value, promote, and integrate anti-racist ideas and policies into one’s work

●      Manage, supervise, recruit, train and evaluate program staff, volunteers, interns and co-ops

●      Ensure education program goals are met; lead program, curriculum and outcomes logic model development

●      Set and monitor ESOL attendance goals and retention; coordinate student referrals

●      Oversee student intakes, wait-lists, class and conversation group assignments, class scheduling, student surveys, and pre- and post-assessments in ESOL courses

●      Coordinate Chromebook loaner program and student ed tech support for remote learning

●      Manage education data in Salesforce; generate and organize reports; manage budget

●      Lead education staff meetings; promote professional development of staff, interns and co-ops; coordinate peer teaching observations

●      Collect student success stories to share with development and leadership teams

●      Work collaboratively with other program directors and staff to ensure integration of services between programs; support organizational leadership team by participating in regular meetings

●      Assist development team; prepare bi-monthly internal reports; prepare external reports; collect student documentation for grant reporting

●      Work with the Executive Director and Program Consultant to ensure education program goals align to the strategic plan, state guidelines and Rian’s outcomes logic model

●      Teach one ESOL class (4-5 contact hours per week) during fall and spring semesters in accordance with Rian curriculum guidelines



●      Enthusiastic commitment to the overall mission and values of Rian

●      A minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching ESOL to adults in a community-based setting and/or leading an adult ESOL program

●      Experience with curriculum development and adult ESOL assessment

●      Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and time management skills

●      Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of discretion

●      Strong computer and data management skills

●      Expertise with Google Suite as well as online teaching/learning platforms

●      Intercultural sensitivity, adaptability, a sense of humor, flexibility, empathy; ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines, and student-centered commitment to removing barriers to inequity in education and student career development

●      BA degree in adult education or related field, required

●      MA or certification in adult TESOL, preferred

●      Fluency in a language other than English, (especially Spanish, French or Haitian Creole) preferred


Status: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director


How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume as a PDF to with Director of Education Services as the subject line.


Rian Immigrant Center is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, creed or religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.



Rian Immigrant Center offers a comprehensive, multi-service approach to supporting families from more than 126 countries. Rian provides the immigration legal, resource and support services, and educational support immigrants need to gain stability, security, and build pathways to success. Rian was founded in 1989 by a group of immigrants, and we have assisted over 40,000 immigrants make successful transitions to new beginnings in New England.


In addition to our services, rooted in the tradition of welcoming others and social justice, we help newcomers find community, and stand up for immigration policies that are humane and just. We are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming immigrants to this country and working together to create a better future for all. Rian strives to intentionally create an environment for staff, individuals we serve and others, that fosters intercultural belonging, and is anti-racist and equitable. We are committed to valuing and promoting anti-racist ideas and policies.


Working at Rian: Our staff of thirty; immigration attorneys, social workers, educators, youth workers and others, bring enthusiasm and a commitment to our mission and the work at the Center. We work as one team. Our generous benefits package includes health benefits, 20 vacation days, 15 holidays, 5 sick days, a 403(b) plan, and occasional off-site community building time together.

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