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Job Opening

Vocational Literacy Instructor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Vocational Literacy Instructor teaches English contextualized for the workplace to English language learners receiving TANF funds. The ESL Instructor interacts with adults who have barriers to both employment and challenges in achieving their educational and professional goals. Classes have a strong emphasis on employment skills and job preparedness.

Responsibilities

  • Make lesson plans that provide English instruction, introduction to workplace culture, and practical job skills
  • Provide English instruction using strategies that (1) are effective with participants of various linguistic, educational, cultural competence, and ability levels and (2) incorporate a workplace focus
  • Develop engaging, creative, and authentic learning environments for participants through in-class tasks and activities and out-of-class learning excursions emphasizing applicable workforce knowledge and skills
  • Use assessment methods to measure student progress
  • Provide regular feedback and progress reports to participants and staff
  • Enforce program rules in the classroom, i.e. getting to class on time and prepared to work
  • Manage attendance, documents, and student reports as requested
  • Select, delegate and manage volunteer tutors who will deliver differentiated assistance for participants
  • Collaborate other Welcoming Center staff regarding participant goals, progress, and employment opportunities/career pathways

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages; a combination of education and experience will also be considered
  • At least one-two years experience teaching adults
  • Experience working with a wide range of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and various levels of education and language ability
  • Proven classroom management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with encouraging appropriate workforce behavior
  • Expertise working with adults with personal barriers and professional challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Bilingual ability is a plus, though not required

 

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “Vocational Literacy Instructor”. No phone calls please.

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in interning at the Welcoming Center and developing valuable workplace skills? Check out our internship openings.