ESL Instructor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000
Maximum: $42,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



5847 Germantown Avenue
United States



Founded in 2003, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians seeks to open doors of economic opportunity for work authorized immigrants. By doing so, we enhance the economic development of the city and the state. Our organization believes that immigrants strengthen the productivity, profitability and stability of this region and contribute to Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s economic growth.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the ESL Instructor teaches English contextualized for the workplace to English language learners at Cardone Industries, Inc. The ESL Instructor interacts with adults who have barriers to both employment and challenges in achieving their educational and professional goals. Classes have a strong emphasis on employment skills and job preparedness. This position will oversee a newly established class of higher level English speakers and be located at located in the northwest part of the city at CareerLink, 5847 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144.


Mission and Values

WCNP is devoted to immigrant integration and economic development through education and training, employment and entrepreneurship. Individuals who work at Welcoming Center need to be enthusiastic about with working in a setting of diverse individuals and with a staff of diverse talents. Staff need to be comfortable with ambiguity, able to be nimble and adaptable to change. We are seeking self-starters with a strong work ethic, the ability to ask questions and demonstrate on a daily basis the passion to work as a team to support our participants.



  • Make lesson plans that provide English instruction, introduction to workplace culture, and practical job skills
  • Provide English instruction using strategies that (1) are effective with participants of various linguistic, educational, cultural competence, and ability levels and (2) incorporate a workplace focus
  • Develop engaging, creative, and authentic learning environments for participants through in-class tasks and activities emphasizing applicable workforce knowledge and skills
  • Use assessment methods to measure student progress
  • Provide regular feedback and progress reports to participants and staff
  • Enforce program rules in the classroom, i.e. getting to class on time and prepared to work
  • Manage attendance, documents, and student reports as requested
  • Collaborate with employment specialists and student support coordinators regarding participant goals, progress, and employment opportunities/career pathways
  • Participate in program-specific and all-staff meetings as requested
  • Undertake other responsibilities as requested



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one-two years experience teaching adults
  • Experience working with a wide range of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and various levels of education and language ability
  • Proven classroom management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with encouraging appropriate workforce behavior
  • Expertise working with adults with personal barriers and professional challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Bilingual ability is a plus, though not required


Health Insurance and 401k

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject “ESL Instructor.” We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities, including those of any age, race, religion, gender, ability, or sexual orientation.