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POSITION TITLE: ESOL Instructor – Ready to Work West Program

LOCATION: This position will primarily work off-site, teaching a Ready to Work ESOL class at the Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle (6400 Sylvan Way SW)


The ESOL Instructor is responsible for teaching the new Ready to Work class at the Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle (6400 Sylvan Way SW). Additionally, the instructor is responsible for collecting and managing student enrollment and assessment data, interacting with Neighborhood House case managers to ensure student support, and maintaining relationships with community partners and funders.

Ready to Work is a comprehensive program that provides opportunities for people with very limited English (ESOL levels 1-3) to work towards economic self-sufficiency. English language learning is supplemented with job placement services and ongoing skills training opportunities appropriate for the student’s English proficiency level. With funding from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Literacy Source partners with Asian Counseling and Referral Service to offer two RTW classes in Southeast Seattle, offers a RTW class at our Center in Lake City, and a class in West Seattle with Neighborhood House.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Instruction and Student Support:

  • Teach the Level 3 Ready to Work ESOL class: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Create lesson plans aligned with the CCRS and use instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting

  • Work with the RTW instructional team to enhance and further develop the RTW curriculum to support emerging and ongoing needs of the students

  • Integrate the teaching of employability and basic digital literacy skills into curriculum

  • Maintain and express enthusiasm and commitment to helping students learn

  • Administer assessments, track progress, and provide feedback to students

  • Work with students to establish goals and identify challenges or barriers to learning; provide support to help learners make progress in achieving literacy & employment goals

  • Monitor student attendance in classes and work with case managers to follow-up with calls to absent students

Program Coordination:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners

  • Provide support and supervision to classroom volunteers as needed

  • Report monthly attendance and student progress and track volunteer hours. Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of student and volunteer records through regular monitoring of data

  • Participate in Literacy Source all-staff meetings and RTW instructional team trainings

  • Work as a team on assigned projects as needed


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

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

  • 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


  • A Masters degree in Adult Education, TESOL or related field

  • 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

  • Experience with CASAS appraisal system

  • Knowledge and experience working successfully with adults with learning disabilities

  • Bilingual/bicultural


This is a part-time, hourly position. The instructor is compensated for 12 teaching hours each week as well as an additional 9 hours for planning time, and additional hours for meetings as needed. Compensation is $22.68/hour.


Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Eileen Aparis at:


Open until filled. Preferred start date on or before September 2019