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ESOL Advisor/Teacher, Community Learning Center

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City of Cambridge
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Cambridge, MA
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Published 9 days ago

The Community Learning Center (CLC) empowers a diverse community of adult learners to transform their lives and realize their potential through education, skills development, and community participation. Students are predominantly low-income Cambridge residents, come from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and racial backgrounds, and are currently enrolled in English or Adult Basic Education or training.

The Advisor/Teacher is a full-time position supporting adult learners with enrollment, persistence, and connection to support services as necessary. The ideal candidate has a commitment to racial equity and an understanding of the challenges adult learners face, particularly in the area of digital literacy and access. The Advisor/Teacher also serves as a core classroom instructor two evenings a week to a group of adult ESOL learners.

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We are looking for a dynamic individual who will flourish in these roles:

Education Advising

  • Support 4 groups of learners in successfully navigating barriers to persistence with their education and make appropriate referrals to agencies and programs for additional assistance when necessary
  • Communicate regularly with teachers on learner issues and goals
  • Keep, maintain, and update learner data and records, and administer standardized assessments
  • Work as a team with the CLC advisors to continually improve new student orientation and placement, and plan learner supports/referrals

Coordinating Technology Support for Learners

  • Create and monitor systems and resources to support learners accessing digital content both in person and remotely
  • Lead a group of volunteers and PT staff to support learners across the program
  • Provide group and individual technology support to learners as necessary 
  • Work with the Technology Team to determine needs for new resources and professional development

Teaching

  • Dynamically teach an ESOL class to adult learners, whether in person, hybrid, or online, depending on program needs 
  • Provide scaffolded, explicit instruction, practice, and assessment in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to help students achieve college, career, and personal goals 
  • Work as a team with other teachers and staff to develop materials, lessons, and share best practices

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships in order to effectively support diverse adult learners in achieving their goals
  • Knowledge of barriers to education and digital literacy experienced by low-income individuals
  • Experience teaching ESOL along with knowledge of methods and materials used in ESOL instruction
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and technology skills
  • A commitment to racial equity and a desire to understand and interrupt systemic racism and other forms of oppression
  • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies

PREFERRED:

You will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience teaching and/or advising adults in a community-based setting
  • Experience with remote instruction or distance learning and the basic digital skills needed for learners to participate
  • A passion for collaboration, problem-solving, and learning new things
  • Bilingual/bicultural identity
  • BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification

HOURS OF WORK:                          37.5 hrs/week, including 2 evenings per week until 9:15pm

RATE: $31.63 per hour. This is an 11-month per year position with salary paid over 12 months +  excellent benefits. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 08/18/2021. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.



The Community Learning Center (CLC) empowers a diverse community of adult learners to transform their lives and realize their potential through education, skills development, and community participation. Students are predominantly…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

excellent municipal benefit package

excellent municipal benefit package

Location

On-site
51 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

How to Apply

Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 08/18/2021. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax…

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