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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 ESOL Evening Instructor for 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
Note: Certain position requires great flexibility and willingness to travel. A valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation may be required.
Primary Office: Boston, MA
Reports to: Evening ESOL Coordinator
Status: Part Time (14.5 hours)
The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.
The ESOL Teacher provides ESOL and computer instruction to adult learners in the Evening ESOL Program part time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., from September 2016 to June 2017. Teacher preparation time ratio is 2:1. Instructional methods should reflect a student-centered learning philosophy and include ongoing assessment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the assessment and placement of students into appropriate levels
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 curriculum guidelines and students' needs and prepare classroom materials
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
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
Refer student and classroom issues/needs to the Evening ESOL 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 other related duties as needed
Function independently with broad scope of established departmental policies and practices, generally referring specific issues to the Evening Program Manager.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, related MA preferred
Ability to model accurate American English pronunciation and grammar required
Previous adult ESOL teaching experience preferably with immigrant populations
At least one year of job development, work force development, or a related human service area helpful
Experience with DESE-funded community-based organizations preferred
BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification desirable
Bi-lingual and bi-cultural experience a plus
Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity
Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands
Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Human Resources (HR@iine.org) with your name and position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted; references will be required at time of interview. Please note, this position is dependent upon funding obtained through year-to-year grants and contracts. Loss of funding may impact the continuation of the position in any given year.
No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.
The International Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Immigrants, women, people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.