The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking an Adjunct Instructor for the ESOL Program at its Boston office.
A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
- Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
Reports to: Education and Training Programs Manager
Status: Part-time (10-12 hours per week), Non-exempt
The Adjunct ESOL Instructor provides ESOL and computer instruction to adult learners in the ESOL Program part time three evenings per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Teacher preparation time ratio is 2:1 and typically is 3-4 hours each day. Instructional methods reflect a student-centered learning philosophy and include ongoing assessment.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; related MA preferred
- Ability to model accurate American English pronunciation and grammar required
- At least one year of adult ESOL teaching experience preferably with immigrant populations; experience with non-literate learners
- Outstanding communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated organizational and logistical experience
- Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
- Interest in international, refugee, and asylee issues
- Extremely well organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide classroom instruction that reflects a cohesive approach to L/S and R/W.
- Maintain attendance records and reports, as required. Contribute to the overall retention of students in assigned class.
- Plan a syllabus appropriate to assigned class level according to ESOL/ computer curricula guidelines and students’ needs.
- Prepare lesson plans and classroom materials utilizing program text books and supportive resources.
- Contribute to the on-going curriculum development process. Review and adopt new materials as needed.
- Coordinate instruction with other components/programs within workforce development to ensure that clients have maximum opportunities to improve their communication and job readiness skills, gain employment, and advance towards their career goals.
- Assist in the assessment and placement of students into appropriate levels. Evaluate and document student progress, make placement recommendations and changes in accordance with the NRS descriptors for Student Performance Level and program class levels/focus.
- Participate in the goal setting and meeting process with students assigned in class.
- Refer student and classroom issues/needs to the Evening ESOL Program Coordinator.
- Attend regularly scheduled program meetings and periodic professional training sessions. The Institute requires 20 hours of professional development per year.
- Ensure compliance with funding guidelines.
- Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their name and position in the subject line. In the cover letter, please be sure to include the following:
- Salary expectations
- Any work or volunteer work done with refugees or immigrants
- Languages spoken
Qualified applicants will be contacted.
No telephone calls please.
The International Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Immigrants, women, people with disabilities, people of color and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.