ESOL Coordinator/Lead Teacher

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive compensation



Start Date


Application Deadline



20 South Street
Jamaica Plain
United States


The ESOL Coordinator/Lead Teacher is part of a professional team committed to empowering adult learners through academic achievement, career development, and identification and attainment of goals. With this position opportunities exist to: collaborate on new initiatives, gain experience in community outreach and development, and build skills in a variety of content areas. There are opportunities to grow within our leadership team. We also have part time ESOL and High School Equivalency teaching positions available.

General Statement of Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Instruct adult learners in ESOL language within a learner-centered, achievement-oriented program curriculum
  • Coordinate registrations and facilitate the student intake process and class placement
  • Organize and facilitate student orientations
  • In collaboration with the Assessment Coordinator, facilitate pre and post standardized assessments for all students and ensure that all students are pre- and post-tested
  • Work with the Assistant Director to coordinate student recruitment and outreach
  • Facilitate teachers’ meetings to promote teamwork and instructional excellence, and to ensure performance goals are met
  • Monitor teachers’ submission of monthly lesson plans
  • Oversee implementation of contextualized ESOL curricula aligned with Massachusetts College and Career Readiness Standards and Curriculum Frameworks, instructional materials, and activities while focusing on skills that will aid students in advancing to the next level and in preparing them for college and careers in industries that pay family-sustaining wages
  • Collaborate with the Education and Career Advisor to promote student persistence and advancement, including assisting students in achieving their individual education and career plans, and overcoming obstacles to their learning
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator regarding matches of tutors with in-class assistants; guide teachers to align tutoring materials and content with classroom lessons and student goals
  • Coordinate documentation and reporting for all evening ESOL classes on: attendance, enrollment, student progress reports, updated student information (drop-out, completion or goals achieved, etc.), funder reporting
  • Work with ALP Director and teaching staff on planning and implementation of program design and activities, and grant compliance
  • Constructively participate in staff and Coordinator meetings, and team based projects, including co-coordination of some events; participate in formulating and implementing annual continuous improvement plan and student surveys
  • Participate in professional development related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), performance standards, and the state performance accountability measures.

Schedule: 23 hrs./wk.: 9 hours of instruction, 6 hours prep time, and 8 hrs. coordination. Combined with a morning ESOL class makes this a full-time position of 38 hrs./wk. Evening classes are TuWTh 6-9, and morning classes are MTuW 9:30am-12:30pm.

Qualifications: B.A./B.S required, M.A./M.S. in instructional ESOL, education, or related field preferred; two+ years’ experience of ABE instruction and curriculum development to diverse adults at various levels; BEST+, TABE Clas-e certified preferred; experience with DESE-funded community-based organizations and participatory education preferred; must pass CORI/SORI background check. Demonstration lesson and sample curriculum required of final candidates.

JPCC is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Benefits include: paid sick days, holidays, personal days; extensive paid professional development opportunities; free membership to community center recreational facilities, free parking, accessible by T, on bike path. FT includes health insurance/vacation.

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, Spanish/Haitian Creole/French preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.