ESOL Instructor (Part Time)

Job Type

Part Time




45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
United States



Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multiservice agency with a staff of over 100 serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs, integrating numerous crisis intervention services under one roof. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families from crisis to self sufficiency.

  • Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, and health.
  • Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
  • Our Education and Career Services program imparts individual community members with the additional practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.


The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor is responsible for teaching English to students in NMIC’s adult education program in a way that is dynamic and contextualized for students’ practical use. In addition, the instructor will develop and submit regular lesson logs, write student case notes, provide insight on the existing curriculum and meet professional development requirements. This is a part time role with scheduling options for mornings (Monday-Friday, 9-1) or evenings (Tuesday-Thursday, 5:40-9). Classes will be held at NMIC's main office (45 Wadsworth Avenue in Manhattan) or nearby satellite locations (515 West 182nd Street or 2183 Amsterdam Avenue).


  • Develop and deliver daily lesson plans and educational activities for students in ESOL programming.
  • Administer assessment tests and track results.
  • Monitor students’ educational progress and liaise with staff members to provide feedback and establish educational plans.
  • Complete and submit weekly lesson logs and bimonthly student case notes.
  • Maintain attendance records, ensure their accuracy and submit them to program staff.
  • Attend professional development sessions according to NMIC, city and state standards.
  • Attend and participate in regular program meetings.
  • Initiate and participate in case conferencing as needed.
  • Work with the Academic Coordinator to integrate technology into class work.

Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.


  • BA/BS in relevant subject required; MA in education or TESOL preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of ESOL instructional experience, preferably with adults.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.  


Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.

Level of Language Proficiency

English (bilingual English/Spanish is a plus)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit the following to Jason Bocko, Academic Coordinator, at with the job title in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (one page or less)

All attachments should be in Word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.