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 ESL Instructor for its Manchester 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 Manager
*Please note that IINE-Manchester currently has 1 full time opening and 3 part time openings for this position, including two 30 hour/week opportunities, and a 26 hour/week opportunity. Please note any preferences or availability constraints in your cover letter. Unless otherwise indicated, all applications will be considered first for the full time position.
Instructors are responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum in adult English as a Second Language with integration of college and career readiness skills. Instructors are responsible for preparing students for the successful completion of their classes and transition to college and career.
This position may work a combination of day and/or evening classes at one of the two IINE Manchester Adult Learning Centers. Class schedules may rotate based on student needs. All ESL Instructors engage in ongoing, job-embedded, and collaborative professional learning, which includes coaching in addition to other required trainings. ESOL/IELCE students come to the program seeking English skills and preparation for college and career. ESL Instructors are expected to integrate College and Career Readiness (CCR) content such as time management, technology, civics, and soft skills to support all students in achieving their short and long-term goals. All instruction is expected to be standards-based, student-centered, and contextualized to ensure the classes are rigorous, pertinent, and meaningful for students.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; related MA preferred
- Certification in a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) field required
- Ability to model accurate American English pronunciation and grammar required
- At least one year of adult ESL 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 immigrant, refugee, and asylee issues
- Extremely well organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Adult Basic Education and/or ESOL instruction
- Adult learning theory, principles, and methods
- Non-traditional, student-centered approaches to instruction; maintain cohesive, multi-level diverse groups
- Strong content knowledge in math, writing, reading, and/or ESOL
- Curriculum development
- Contextualized instruction
- College structure, systems, and processes
- Strategies and tools for career navigation and exploration
- New Hampshire Adult Basic Education and College and Career Readiness standards; state and national guidelines
- Instructional material evaluation and selection techniques
- Use technology to support classroom instruction and other job-related duties
- Public speaking
- Work in a collaborative environment
- Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and implement high quality curriculum and instruction for adult learners that is flexible, student-centered, standards-based, rigorous, and contextualized
- Integrate CCR skills and computer literacy
- Deliver instruction to students using a variety of methods; adjust teaching styles to meet the needs of a diverse student population using adult learning theory/principles and content knowledge in ESL
- Prepare instructional materials, lesson plans, and classroom presentations in support of students achieving educational goals
- Administer standardized and formative assessments; assess student needs and goals; determine student placement in program; evaluate student skills; and, assess student progress for program continuation or completion
- Facilitate the process of critical thinking and reflection
- Complete accurate and timely data collection and reporting
- Facilitate goal-setting activities with students to set and monitor goal achievement
- Facilitate student persistence with individualized support
- Develop, research, review, and/or revise curriculum; select textbooks, equipment, and materials including evaluation of alternative delivery methods of instruction
- May serve as a resource for instructional staff throughout the program in specialized areas of instruction
- Represent Adult Basic Education Program and at conferences, state committees, and/or various types of work groups
- Establish and maintain a classroom environment conducive to student learning
- Engage in collaborative professional learning and continuing education to facilitate student achievement
- Adjust learning options for individuals with special needs, physical, and/or psychological differences
- Set up/break down classrooms or other physical activity related specifically to the subject being taught
- Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required
- 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.
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 the time of the interview.
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.