The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

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Current Positions

Education Department: Manager, EiA Immigrant Programs:  The English-Speaking Union seeks a congenial outgoing and entrepreneurial individual for the position of Manager, EiA (English in Action) Immigrant Programs to work closely with the organization's Director of Education.  The Manager, EiA Immigrant Programs is responsible for development, implementation and expansion of all aspects of ESU programs for adult English language learners, primarily English in Action (EiA) and the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC).  The Manager, through a combination of formal and informal opportunities, empowers recent immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and temporary residents to develop the language, skills and networks needed to integrate fully into the economic, social and cultural life of the United States. 

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • strategize outreach to attract new clients/members, partners and funders
  • develop workshops, classes, and "city as classroom" opportunities
  • identify , establish and sustain partnerships with other service organizations
  • develop written materials in conjunction with Education and Communications Staff
  • responsible for creating and managing program budgets
  • oversee EiA Education staff, including program coordinators and assistants, contract ESL teachers, interns and volunteers

In order to sustain and expand immigrant programs, the Manager will:

  • oversee assessment of EiA and ARNIC
  • develop Advisory Board in conjunction with Executive Director; serve as liaison
  • develop programs to engage ARNIC alumni
  • write reports/proposals for funders and grants, in conjunction with Director of Education and development staff 
  • work with Director of Education on national expansion model of EiA

The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU) is a New York-based non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political organization with some 60 American Branches and more than 6,000 members and with affiliates in more than 50 countries.  It fulfills its mission through a range of educational activities geared toward high school and middle school students as well as their teachers; a conversational English training program, English in Action (EiA); and the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center. For detailed information, please consult the ESU's website:  www.esuus.org.

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred in social work, ESL, applied linguistics, international development or related field, with a minimum of 3 years' experience in program development in the field of immigration services.    

The ESU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  To be considered an applicant, please submit a cover letter (required—please address how your skills, experience and interest relate to this position) and resume as a single PDF attachment to Carol Losos at jobs@esuus.org


Current Volunteer Positions

English in Action (EiA) Tutor:

EiA, a program of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, matches non-native speakers with American volunteers for one-to-one conversation practice. English in Action is always looking for friendly new tutors. As an EiA Volunteer you will make a difference in your community, meet new people, share your culture and experiences, and learn about other cultures. English in Action may mean the beginning of a lifelong interest in a particular area of the world, or even a deeper understanding of one's own culture.

Qualifications:  Volunteers need no formal training, just an interest in other languages and cultures and the willingness to befriend a newcomer.

Time commitment: 2 hours per week. Volunteer leadership positions available. Currently we are looking for tutors for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

How to Apply:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in New York City, please contact English in Action at eia@esuus.org to schedule an appointment. We encourage all prospective tutors to reserve a place at one of our weekly orientation sessions.