PT Instructor, ESOL Program (IINE-Boston)

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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 evening ESOL 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

Reports to: Education and Training Programs Manager
Supervises: N/A
Status: Non-exempt

The ESOL Instructor provides ESOL and computer instruction to adult learners in the ESOL Program part time three evenings per week following a school year of September to June. Teacher preparation time ratio is 2:1. 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.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Human Resources ( 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.