Career Opportunities

To apply for a position listed below, please send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Wojciech Zolnowski, Executive Director, at wojciech517@yahoo.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an initial interview; however, IIMD lacks the capacity to respond to all inquiries. We thank all those who are interested.

Current Openings

Past Positions

Integrated ESL/Civics Instructor

There are no current open positions at this time. 

This position has been filled. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

IIMD is expanding its Adult Education/Workforce Development program through a newly created program, I-LEP. ILEP prepares low-income adult English Language Learners [ELLs] and native Detroiters with the skills, education and training needed to obtain sustainable living wage employment. This is accomplished through integrated and contextualized instruction, built on best practices and evidence-based teaching methods.

In preparing students for secondary and post-secondary education and/or an industry recognized credential, IIMD offers integrated ESL/Civics coursework that is aligned to the National Reporting System [NRS] Educational Functioning Levels [EFL] and the College and Career Readiness [CCR] standards. In doing so, I—LEP offers Beginning, Low Beginning, High Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced ESL classes.

POSITION OVERVIEW

IIMD is seeking an experienced full-time ESL/Civics Instructor who is passionate about providing high-quality ESL to ELLs throughout the City of Detroit and greater metropolitan areas. The position holds the potential for professional advancement opportunities dependent on the execution and investment made by the individual selected. The role requires that the ESL/Civics instructor work collaboratively with IIMD’s Foundational Skills Instructor and the Career Navigator/Workforce Preparation Instructor to ensure students succeed in their career pathways and long-term career goals.

IIMD is seeking individuals who understand the concepts of integrated, contextualized and evidence-based instruction. This requires the administration of class instruction and the systemic review, analysis and design or re-design of IIMD’s existing ESL/Civics curriculum, learning objectives and local assessments. The person selected for the position will provide class instruction to participants enrolled in IIMD’s I—LEP initiative which conducts classes in collaboration with IIMD’s community-based partners. Initially classes will be held virtually but eventually, depending on the pandemic, will be held in-person.

Job Coach/Workforce Preparation Instructor

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

IIMD has an exciting job opportunity for an individual who values relationships and is deeply committed to advancing economic growth and financial sustainability for metropolitan Detroit’s low-income immigrant and native-born populations.

The Career Navigator/Workforce Preparation Instructor will provide 1:1 job coaching and class instruction to participants enrolled in IIMD’s Center for Working Families [CWF] initiative funded by United Way for Southeastern Michigan [UWSEM] and Local Initiatives Support Corporation [LISC]; WIOA Title II IELCE funded by the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunities [LEO]; and Economic Advancement and Literacy Program funded by the Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Opportunity Fund [CDBG/NOF].

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Career Navigator/Workforce Preparation Instructor is critical in achieving IIMD’s mission. The person selected for this role will demonstrate a deep commitment to relationships building, dedication to advancing the economic wellbeing of low-income individuals and families and a self-starter who is able to successfully meet and exceed outcomes with minimal supervision.

The role entails meeting 1:1 with participants and includes conducing needs and skills assessments; creating, with the participant, career pathways plans; teaching effective resume, cover letter and thank you letter writing; assisting with achieving participants educational and career goals; and obtaining necessary credentialing, certification, trainings and/or apprenticeships. The Career Navigator will also guide participants through IIMD’s career pathways program; addressing barriers to success; providing on the job support; follow-up and accurate and timely reporting. IIMD strives to ensure participants gain employment within 3 months of entering the program with a retention of 365 days and more.

Foundational Skills Instructor

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

IIMD is expanding its Adult Education/Workforce Development program through a newly created program, I-LEP. ILEP prepares low-income adult English Language Learners [ELLs] and native Detroiters with the skills, education and training needed to obtain sustainable living wage employment. This is accomplished through integrated and contextualized instruction, built on best practices and evidence-based teaching methods.

As part of I—LEP, IIMD offers Integrated Education and Training [IET], simultaneously providing foundational skills [reading, writing, speaking, listening, civics, math and digital literacy] with workforce preparation, occupational training and linkages to essential support services. A team-teaching approach using a single set of learning objectives is executed to meet its goal. A career pathways program prepares students for secondary education or its recognized equivalent, post- secondary education, unsubsidized employment, or a credential in an in-demand industry. Instruction is offered directly in the heart of metropolitan Detroit’s immigrant neighborhoods.

POSITION OVERVIEW

IIMD is seeking an experienced part-time Foundational Skills Instructor who is passionate and committed to advancing economic opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and native-born Detroit residents. There is a strong ability for professional advancement dependent on the execution and investment made by the individual selected for this position. The role requires the instructor have an understanding of integrated, contextualized and evidence-based instruction. The position also entails an ability to work through team-teaching approach. This requires close collaboration with IIMD’s Career Navigator/Workforce Preparation Instructor in administration of class instruction and the systemic review, analysis and design or re-design of IIMD’s existing curriculum, learning objectives and local assessments.

The person selected for the position will provide class instruction to participants enrolled in IIMD’s IET program. The successful candidate will have a deep appreciation for establishing and maintaining relationships key stakeholders and will act in the best interest of IIMD at trainings, conferences, workshops, etc. Providing evidence-based instruction, standardized testing, active participation in affiliate meetings and conferences, ensuring accurate and timely reporting, continued professional development, and conducting 1:1 meetings to ensure student success and retention are critical components of the position.