2454 Project Coordinator - TESOL


TITLE Project Coordinator, TESOL




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Principal Investigator


The Project Coordinator – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) coordinates aspects of an in-service program for public school teachers, including recruiting participants, creating informational materials, monitoring program participants’ progress, assisting with testing and data collection, and serving as a liaison with participating local educational agencies. The coordinator also facilitates aspects of ancillary grant projects (e.g., professional development in schools and a mini grant program). This is a grant-funded position; continuation of the position is dependent on continued grant funding.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in education or a closely related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred with Missouri teacher certification and K-12 English as a Second Language (ESOL) endorsement. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: A least one year of academic advising or parallel experience is required. Public school administrative experience, demonstrated excellence in certified K-12 public school teaching with English language learners (ELLs), and bilingual proficiency are preferred. Experience with data management, assessment, teacher observation, practitioner inquiry, and educational research are preferred.

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Data tracking, event organization, and budget management skills are preferred. Readiness to serve language minority students and their families is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Recruits in-service teacher participants, facilitates enrollment, and provides program orientation.

2. Coordinates support for participants to meet their educational goals.

3. Creates informational materials, including handbooks, quarterly newsletter, and websites.

4. Maintains a repository of data and documents that serve accountability and replicability of the Show Me Multiliteracy project.

5. Monitors participants’ progress toward completion, including successful completion of a service learning project with practitioner inquiry.

6. Assists with testing and data collection to evaluate the outcomes of an educational intervention.

7. Serves as liaison with the participating local educational agencies.

8. Maintains the program budget, keeping financial records and completing monthly reports.

9. Coordinates travel details for conferences, etc.

10. Advises participants in the MSIS and TESOL Graduate Program.

11. Facilitates a professional development program and mini grant program funded by the grant.

12. Travels to districts to conduct teacher observations.

13. Coordinates the schedules of project personnel (e.g., team meetings, practicum supervision, baseline and exit observations).

14. Tracks and manages the timely completion of assigned tasks by project personnel and subcontractors.

15. Follows up with inquiries from prospective applicants, University and school district stakeholders in a timely manner.

16. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

17. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

18. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal Investigator.


The Project Coordinator – TESOL is supervised by the Principal Investigator.