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Part-time ESOL/Citizenship Preparation Teacher


Job posted by: Make the Road New York

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Job description

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Current Opening:

MRNY's Adult Literacy Team is seeking an experienced, bilingual/Spanish proficient, ESOL/Citizenship instructor for a part-time position in our Queens location. The instructor will teach one ESOL/ Citizenship class on Saturdays, as well as do class planning, materials creation, individualized follow up with students, and some meetings and professional development.

Description: This class will target residents from around the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood who need to develop the English language skills necessary to pass their Citizenship exams. The students are low to high beginner level in English. The class will use ESOL techniques to help students develop the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills necessary for their Citizenship exams, and for civic engagement both as residents and future citizens.

The instructor will use core texts and materials provided by USCIS and complement them with a variety of ESOL and EL-civics texts and activities. Attention to 4 skills, thematic instruction, cooperative learning, and integration of technology is expected. The teacher will tailor existing materials to students' needs and will use Spanish when needed to assist student comprehension. Additionally, the teacher is expected to take responsibility for basic administrative duties such as attendance tracking, follow-up calls, and some 1 on 1 conferencing and surveying to track student educational progress.

Required: BA, experience teaching adults & multi-level ESOL or Civics classes, bilingual English/Spanish, excellent computer skills. Must be creative, organized, and committed to social justice focused teaching in a community based organization. Must be willing to participate in brief bi-weekly meetings and call students regularly regarding class and attendance issues.

Preferred: Teaching Certification or Masters in TESOL; BEST Plus certified.

Class schedule: The teacher will teach Saturdays, 8:30 am - 2 pm in Queens.

Hours: 8.25 hours/week (including 5.5 teaching hours and 2.75 prep/meeting hours).

Pay: Starting compensation is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education.

How to apply

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and experience teaching and creating ESOL/Civics curriculum to esolcitizenship@maketheroadny.orgby August 15.

Interviews will be held the last week of August and classes will begin on September 13.

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.