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AmeriCorps ESOL Citizenship Instructor

Position Description and Duties

Literacy Source is hiring two AmeriCorps Members to work as part of our instructional team out of our Learning Center in the Lake City neighborhood in Seattle. The AmeriCorps positions are full-time for 10.5 months from September 1, 2018 to July 15, 2019. In addition to teaching small group ESOL and citizenship classes for adults, the AmeriCorps Members will provide ongoing support to students and to volunteer tutors.

The AmeriCorps position duties and responsibilities include:

  • Plan and teach on-going classes focusing on English language, basic life skills, civics and citizenship, and basic digital literacy
  • Manage caseload of students, conduct intake interviews and on-going testing, help students to establish a learning plan and class schedule, and connect students with learning opportunities to make progress in achieving their literacy and life skills goals
  • Match students with individual tutors
  • Provide direct lesson planning and instructional support to volunteer tutors  
  • Conduct outreach to increase community awareness of Literacy Source programs
  • *Coordinate and produce a monthly student newsletter and regular center-wide class announcements

Minimum Requirements

  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 years of age, US citizens or have permanent resident status, and be able to commit to full time service for 10.5 months from September 1, 2018 – July 15, 2019
  • Interest in working with refugees and immigrants
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and appreciation for working with diverse groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships
  • Strong organizational skills – ability to use initiative, work both independently and as part of a team, assume personal responsibility and take on a leadership role  
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • A degree in TESOL, Education, social work, or a related field
  • Previous experience teaching basic skills to adults
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults
  • Strong computer skills - proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Documents  
  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of appropriate teaching methods, instructional materials, and forms of assessment.

Compensation and benefits

AmeriCorps stipend of $1,307 per month from the Washington Service Corps. Basic health insurance, $5,920 education award provided by the National Service Trust upon completion of service, forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term, ORCA LIFT monthly bus pass.


40 hours per week. Hours will vary depending on quarter.

How to Apply

Please apply online at the AmeriCorps website. For questions, contact Cat Howell at or 206-782-2050.

Closing Date

July 13, 2018