ESL Instructor for Saturday Escalera

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1530 Tremont Street
United States


Sociedad Latina, a non-profit organization serving youth and their families in the Mission Hill neighborhood and the Greater Boston Area, is looking for an ESL certified teacher to deliver instruction with our Escalera college and career readiness curriculum and supplement language acquisition to a cohort of up to 20 English Language Learners on Saturdays, at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

The academic instructor will work with the Program Coordinator to plan lessons, community-building activities, and lead classes of 15-20 students to develop the necessary skills for post-secondary success.

The school-based instructor will also support a positive program culture through leading opening circles and conversations with school day teachers.


  • 25 Saturday sessions: October 20th- November 17th, December 1st, December 8th (8 weeks), February 23rd- April 27th (10 weeks)
  • Hours: 9am-2pm
  • Class time: 10am-1pm
  • $27.00 per hour

The position is 5 hours a week, including time for planning and biweekly staff meetings.

Total time commitment: 90 hrs

Number of Positions Open: 2

About the Program: Early Escalera is a college and career readiness course designed to equip English Language Learners and recent immigrants with the tools necessary for postsecondary success in the United States. On a weekly basis, 9th- and 10th-grade students will attend workshops to develop the core competencies of educational attainment, leadership and personal development, technology, and career readiness. They will focus on themes of self- awareness, self-advocacy, leadership development, college, and career readiness, to meet these goals. In their junior year, Escalera students set personal and professional goals, identify strengths and challenges to their success, practice professionalism through mock college interviews, determine their best fit, create a personal statement, and develop financial literacy to fund their postsecondary endeavors. The optional STEM units address the under-representation of Latinos in STEM careers by introducing youth to these fields through inquiry-based instruction and exploratory activities by connecting students to STEM workplaces and providing access to local role models. As high school seniors, youth continue in the program integrating more practical college access content including financial aid, essay writing, and choosing the best-fit college.

Education Required:

  • ESL certified teacher

Qualifications include:

  • A commitment to and experience working with youth
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with youth
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student behavior
  • Interpersonal and cultural sensitivity
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Strong project planning skills, detail oriented, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Comfort/willingness in working with ages 16-21 and with families
  • Applicant must have excellent management, interpersonal, and computer skills

Sociedad Latina is an Affirmative Action/EOE Employer.

We regret that Sociedad Latina is not able provide visa sponsorship at this time.

Level of Language Proficiency



Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please include a cover letter and resume to apply