Literacy Source is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQI community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.  

POSITION TITLE: ESOL Lead Instructor

LOCATION: Literacy Source Learning Center at 3200 NE 125th St. Seattle, WA 98125

POSITION DESCRIPTION & DUTIES:

This position is responsible for teaching ESOL classes at Literacy Source and providing support and mentoring to the other ESOL instructors. The instructor will work as part of a team to provide instruction and instructional case management to adult learners, and to provide training and support for volunteer instructors at the Center. 

This position reports to the Instructional Director. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

ESOL Instruction (10-12 hrs/week of contact time + 5 hrs prep):

  • Teach multi-level ESOL classes at the Center

  • Integrate the teaching of the CCRS, basic digital literacy skills, and employability into a content- and inquiry-based project-driven curriculum using inclusive methods geared toward the adult learner

  • Administer center-wide assessments, track progress, and provide feedback and support to help students make progress to achieve literacy & life skills goals

  • NEW (maybe):  Provide workshops for LEP/WF students during quarter breaks

Instructional Support/Advising (7 hrs/week):

  • Help conduct New Student Orientations, intake interviews, and assessments

  • Provide support and advocacy for a caseload of students, including: working with students to establish goals and identify challenges of barriers to learning, monitoring and interpreting on-going assessment results to track and support student progress, providing learning recommendations to students and instructors, monitoring student attendance in classes, and following-up with calls to absent students

  • Match students in caseload with tutors

Supervision and Training (9 hrs/week):

  • Support curriculum development for ESOL 1-5 classes – providing leadership and support for staff and volunteer instructors to ensure specific student learning outcomes and adherence to CCRS standards, delivery of student-centered curriculum, and use of culturally appropriate materials

  • Provide support and supervision to classroom volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and tutors for ESOL students

  • Work with the instructional team to plan and conduct tutor trainings and ongoing volunteer in-services/tutor cohort meetings

  • Provide ongoing support to volunteer instructors and tutors, including regular check-ins regarding curriculum and instruction, pre-term teaching team meetings, quarterly tutor cohort meetings, tutor match meetings, and other support as needed

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate program policies, procedures and standards; ensure adherence to governing standards for program quality; and facilitate long-term instructional program planning and goal setting as a member of the Literacy Source’s instructional team.   

  • Assist other instructors with advising and volunteer management/tutor cohort meetings

General Support (2 hrs/week):

  • Contribute to and support long-term strategic planning

  • Assist with ongoing Center needs, including answering phones

  • Provide program updates on student/volunteer activities for inclusion in monthly e-news and on website (as requested)

  • Contribute to and support long-term strategic planning and organizational development efforts

  • Keep up on research and trends in the field of Adult Basic Education and participate in trainings and meetings as needed

  • Work easily as part of a team and participate in all-staff and instructional team meetings

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least two years of experience teaching lower-level ESOL and basic skills adults

  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of learner-centered teaching methods, inclusive instructional materials, and formative assessment

  • Experience with culturally-relevant curriculum development tailored to specific student groups and aligned to Common Core standards (CCRS)

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology to enhance instruction and familiarity with online learning management systems

  • Awareness of diverse learning styles and demonstrated experience in applying that knowledge to the development of teaching materials as well as the delivery of instruction

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and experience in furthering the educational development of adult learners from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize competing demands

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's degree in TESOL, Adult Education, or a related field

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults

  • Knowledge and experience working successfully with adults with learning disabilities

  • Bilingual/bicultural with fluency in an additional language such as Spanish, Amharic, Tigrigna, Somali, or Chinese

COMPENSATION & HOURS:

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position. Working hours include 2 evenings/week. Compensation is $23/hr.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Eileen Aparis at: eileena@literacysource.org

CLOSING DATE:

Open until filled. Preferred start date is September 3.