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ESOL Instructor

Adult Education and Digital Literacy Coordinator

 

Title

ESOL Instructor

Position Description and Duties

This position is responsible for teaching ESOL classes at the Literacy Source Learning Center as well potentially teaching an ESOL class in the community. 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 tutors. Essential duties and responsibilities include: 

ESOL Instruction and Student Support:  

  • Teach multi-level ESOL classes 
  • Create lesson plans aligned with the CCRS and use instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting 
  • Integrate the teaching of employability and  basic digital literacy skills into curriculum  
  • Maintain and express enthusiasm and commitment to helping adult students learn 

Instructional Support/Advising:     

  • Help conduct New Student Orientations, intake interviews and assessments 
  • Provide support and advocacy for 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 as interested, and provide on-going support to volunteer instructors and tutors, including regular check-ins regarding curriculum and instruction 

Supervision and Training:  

  • Provide support and supervision to classroom volunteers and one-on-one tutors  
  • Help plan and conduct trainings for volunteers 

General Support:   

  • Assist with ongoing Center needs, including phone answering and greeting the public  
  • 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  
  • A degree in TESOL, Adult Education, Education, or a related field 
  • Experience with curriculum development tailored to specific student groups and aligned to Common Core standards or CCRS
  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of appropriate teaching methods, instructional materials, and forms of assessment
  • 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 Adult Basic Education or related field
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults 
  • Experience as a language learner
  • Experience with CASAS appraisal system
  • Knowledge and experience working successfully with adults with learning disabilities  
  • Bilingual/bicultural 

Compensation and benefits

Full benefits, including medical, dental, paid holidays, employer-matching pension plan, vacation and sick time.  Compensation is $22.68 per hour.  

Hours

This is a full-time, exempt, 35 hours per week position.  Classes at the Learning Center are Monday to Thursday between 8:30am and 8:30pm.  Schedule will be determined by teaching assignment - with additional hours on Fridays and weekends as needed. 

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Lynn Livesley

Closing Date

Open until filled. Preferred start-date September 4th, 2018.  

 

TITLE

Adult Education and Digital Literacy Coordinator

Position Description and Duties

Funded in part by the City of Seattle as part of a broader vision to engage historically underserved communities and empower residents with digital literacy skills, this position will provide community leadership, develop curriculum, teach basic digital literacy to adult learners, train staff and volunteers, develop partnerships with interested organizations, and collect and report digital literacy outcomes.  Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Instruction and Training:

  • Provide oversight and support for the computer Learning Labs at Literacy Source
  • Develop curriculum and design workshops to meet the basic digital literacy needs of adult learners with limited English proficiency
  • Work with community partners to adapt/tailor the workshops to meet the needs and goals of specific groups of adults
  • Teach digital literacy workshops at Literacy Source and at partner sites in the community
  • Develop/adapt assessments to measure student digital literacy learning gains
  • Work with staff to ensure digital learning skills are integrated into all classes at Literacy Source
  • Teach ESOL + computer classes at area hospitals in conjunction with the SEIU NW 1199 Health Care Training Fund, including designing and adapting curriculum to meet learner needs, and supervising other instructors as needed
  • Develop and conduct trainings for volunteer tutors and instructors around teaching digital learning skills

Supervision:

  • Provide supervision and support for Digital Literacy AmeriCorps member
  • Provide supervision and support for digital literacy volunteer tutors

Grants and Contracts:

  • Manage relevant grants and contracts, including tracking and monitoring outcomes and submitting monthly reports and invoices as needed.
  • Work with Executive Director to prepare proposals to increase funding for digital literacy programs.

Office and Other:

  • Manage the inventory of laptops, ipads and peripherals in coordination with IT Director to ensure we have an updated suite of tech tools at our disposal.
  • Help troubleshoot day to day office IT issues
  • Assist with ongoing office activities, including phone answering
  • Work easily as part of a team and participate in regular agency staff meetings
  • Contribute to and support long-term strategic planning along with Board and staff

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ years instructional experience in Adult Basic Skills, ESOL
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and facility with computers and technology
  • Experience teaching students who may have little formal education
  • Experience with adult multi-level, multi-lingual classroom settings with ongoing enrollment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships and group facilitation
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong technology and organizational skills, including Microsoft Office, database experience and course management system (such as Canvas)
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends
  • Ability to utilize statistics as a tool for highlighting student and program achievements

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree or certificate in adult education or TESOL
  • Experience being a language learner
  • Fluency in an additional language, such as Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, or Somali
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults
  • Experience with curriculum development tailored to specific student groups and aligned to Common Core standards or CCRS

Compensation and HOURS

This is a part-time, 30 hour per week position.  Full benefits, including medical, dental, paid holidays, employer-matching pension plan, vacation and sick time.  Compensation is $23/hour. 

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Lynn Livesley

Closing Date

Open until filled.  Preferred start-date September 4, 2018.