Framingham Adult ESL Advertising For Special Project Manager

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Schools Adult ESL Plus Program began advertising for a manager of Special Projects this week.

The position was posted on Tuesday, July 26 for the 2022-23 school year.

“The goal of Manager of Special Projects is to expand access to adult basic education in the MetroWest area. This position will manage onsite adult basic education classes and deliver onsite education at several locations. These programs may be part of a Workforce Education Training grant or a grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This position will ensure that these programs deliver Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. This position may also include teaching an adult basic education class for six hours per week,” noted the job posting.

The Framingham Adult ESL Plus is a unique program for people who want to make a successful transition into American society and develop the academic skills necessary to meet their goals. In addition to English classes, our program offers a wide range of options and opportunities for every student, including classes in citizenship, computer technology, adult basic education, and high school equivalency. Advising is available whenever class is in session. 

At FAESL+, students and teachers work together to create activities that are realistic, relevant and rewarding for all participants. In dynamic learning environments, students strive toward English fluency, academic achievement, economic development, and civic involvement. The common goal is the development of communication and academic skills that will allow our students to integrate their talents and energy into the life of the community and the country.

“Teaching Certification is preferred. Completion of a TESOL certificate program or degree in TESOL is preferred,” noted the job posting.

“At least a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of major study. Experience in a supervisory or managerial role is required. Experience as a classroom teacher is required. Bilingual candidates are very strongly preferred (Spanish and/or Portuguese),” noted the job posting.

The position would

  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field; to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, and the general public; to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations; to write reports and correspondence, as needed; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decision; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, the contracting company, and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all relevant district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies; to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.);  to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google; and ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development.
  • Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports to interpret/summarize findings. Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student success. Strong data-collection skills to help to inform decisions for students. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs. Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures. Adequate technology skills, including working on shared documents in a shared drive. Experience with videoconferencing. Experience with public speaking. Ability to work evening hours is required. Bilingual ability is strongly preferred.


  • As a teacher:
    • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, etc., and communicating these objectives to students.
    • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
    • in the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom.

  • As an administrator:
    • Counsels with colleagues and students on a regular basis.
    • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct
    • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff, school, or community committees as directed.
    • Participates in staff development programs.
    • Coordinates and helps conduct biannual student registration.
    • Serves as the primary point of student contact onsite during evening classes.
    • Coordinates with partner agencies on student and program needs.
    • Attend relevant FPS and DESE meetings.
    • Answers texts, email, and WhatsApp messages from staff, when required.
    • Writes communications for the staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Adult ESL

output of students.

The position reports to the Director of the Framingham Adult ESL Plus program Kevin O’Connor.

The salary range for the full-time position is $59,000 to $65,000 annually.


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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