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Long Island Part-Time ESOL /Citizenship Prep Instructor

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Make the Road New York | Brentwood, NY
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July 20, 2020

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. Make the Road New York operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island. With a membership of over 24,000 low-income New Yorkers, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant civil rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.

Make the Road New York  https://maketheroadny.org/ is a multi-service organization. Our Education Department offers English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), citizenship preparation, health job training classes and in-school and after-school youth programs. Our Community Organizing Projects help New Yorkers to implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. And our Departments of Legal, Health & Support Services provides direct legal representation, case management, and facilitated enrollment into public health insurance programs, training, and strategic support for members and organizing campaigns. Our attorneys and advocates specialize in labor and employment law, public benefits, disability benefits, housing law, healthcare and health insurance access, immigration, public education, domestic violence, and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) civil rights issues.

Current Opening: MRNY is hiring a LI PT ESOL / Citizenship Prep Instructor  to teach for 4 cycles of classes a year. 

  • The instructor will teach 4 hours one evening (6-10pm) & 4 hours on Saturday mornings
  • The position is for 15 hrs/wk ( 8 teaching hours, 4 prep hours, 1-1.5 hrs for meetings and calls to students). Additionally, occasional meeting hours, training's, or admin work hours would be added if/as needed. Teacher will have access to materials, copiers, supplies, etc at MRNY as well.
  • Level: beginning and low intermediate ESOL, intermediate level Civics students

Responsibilities:

  1. Curricular design work- Hand in course outlines, unit and lesson plans and related materials in the requested format by the deadlines that are set and agreed to. Maintain all of that in the Google drive, and integrate certain thematic content and materials into lessons as required by funders or decided by the team (do so in collaboration with the LI Senior Teacher/Adult Ed program Coordinator who’ll be teaching the ESOL students 4 other evenings/wk
  2. Student Assessment- combine BEST Plus initial assessments with original reading and writing assessments at the beginning of the cycle and continue to assess students in an intentional and structured way throughout the cycle
  3. Instruction- Deliver content material in ways that take into account students’ levels and learning styles, the need to pace and scaffold information, and the need to balance the 4 skills + vocabulary development and grammar skill development.
  4. Communication with and support of students - Call absent students regularly and document calls; make referrals to the program coordinator for case management support
  5. Related admin/grant related tasks- in addition to tracking attendance, help with post testing, grading of samples of students’ work, and writing monthly progress notes if funders require
  6.  Participate in meetings and training's- attend external professional development according to funders’ requirements, as well as 1 on 1 support meetings, team and staff meetings

Strongly Preferred: Teaching Certification or Masters in TESOL; experience working in community based social justice organizations; interest in collaboration and professional development with team members.

Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Bilingual Spanish/English, BA,
  • At least 3 yrs. ESOL teaching experience teaching adults. 
  • BEST Plus certification (ESOL) required
  • Supervision experience
  • Committed to thematic instruction and learner-centered, participatory education
  • Database management experience
  • Grant Reporting
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Experience with Zoom meetings

Job Competencies:

  • Must be creative
  • Excellent Computer skills
  • Organized
  • Sense of humor
  • Team Player 

Length of Job:  The job will begin in early August. (Employment could be renewed again for the school year starting July 1, 2021, depending on performance and funding).  

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

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities 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, genetic information, disability or marital status.

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. Make the Road New York operates…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English and Spanish.

Bilingual English and Spanish.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter and a resume in Make the Road New York's Career Center. Interviews will be held as soon as possible and training/onboarding will begin soon afterward.

Please apply with a cover letter and a resume in Make the Road New York's Career Center. Interviews will be held as soon as possible and training/onboarding will begin soon afterward.

Location

1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

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