English to Speakers of Other Languages Instructor
Job Overview: The ESOL Instructor is responsible for providing integrated English language instruction for non-native English speakers. The instructor successfully tailors curriculum and materials to meet the needs of students enrolled into the program, supports overall program administration by conducting student recruitment, registration, and attendance tracking, and supports student retention, progress, and assessment efforts.
This is a part-time (20 hours per week), non-exempt position, reporting to the Instruction & Curriculum Coordinator of the Adult Education program. The instructor will work with supervising staff to fix a regular schedule that fits the needs of the program and supports the enrolled students.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Deliver integrated ESOL instruction. - Plan and prepare curricula and lesson plans for mixed-level classes to meet the English Language learning needs of students. Integrated ESOL combines English language lessons with job skills and workforce preparation, digital literacy skills, civics, and other life skills. - Orient and conference with current and potential students, assisting students in completing necessary intake and enrollment forms virtually, using phone and web-based platforms, and in-person. - Administer English language assessments to measure and track student progress and gains. - Assist with record-keeping and data entry to support program administration and compliance with programmatic requirements. Document student progress by keeping accurate and timely attendance records, case notes, assessment data, program participant surveys, and observations of student progress. - Maintain a positive learning environment. Facilitate student learning activities that build cultural and community knowledge and encourage collaboration and positive peer support. - Maintain open and effective communication with Adult Education team members. Report regularly on program goals, client attendance, learning activities, student progress, and any problems or concerns with clients or the program. - Actively participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and professional development opportunities. - Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree (4-year) required. - Must possess or be able to possess within 90 days of hire an Arizona Standard Adult Education Certificate. - Completion of a certification program in Adult Education, TEFL, TESL, and/or TESOL is preferred.
- Relevant professional experience in education and/or human services strongly preferred. - Experience working with immigrants or refugees preferred.
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
- Strong desire to support vulnerable populations and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting. - Enthusiasm for adult education and language learning. - An interest in immigrant, refugee, and asylee issues and the resettlement process. - Strong communication abilities, including the ability to lead classes and oversee community volunteers and adult learners. - Comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment, in-person, online, and over the phone, with adult learners, sometimes with little or no English proficiency. - Ability to take initiative, work independently on projects, and follow through on critical tasks. - Ability to work in a collaborative environment, co-teaching and facilitating learning through others. - Strong time management skills and comfortability with computer and web-based office and communication platforms. - Fluent in spoken and written English. Bi-lingual abilities in a language spoken by an IRC client group is desired. - Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle. - In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
- Standard office work with in-person and virtual delivery of orientations, meetings, and class sessions.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement****: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity****: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer****: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.