Description: these positions will be temporary to replace a staff member who will be on leave between Jan - June 2015. The 4 classes taught will target residents from around the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood who need to develop the English language skills necessary to pass their Naturalization exams. The classes will use ESOL techniques to help students develop the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills necessary for their exams, and for civic engagement both as residents and future citizens.
The instructor will use core texts and materials provided by USCIS and compliment them with a variety of ESOL and EL-civics texts. Attention to 4 skills, to thematic instruction, cooperative learning, and integration of technology when possible, is expected. The teacher will tailor existing materials to the needs of their students and will use Spanish very occasionally to assist with student comprehension when necessary. Additionally, the teacher is expected to take responsibility for basic administrative duties such as attendance tracking, follow up calls, and some 1 on1 conferencing and surveying to track educational progress as well as to assure that students are connected with support services as needed.
Bilingual Spanish/English, experience teaching ESOL at multiple levels, masters or certification in ESOL instruction strongly preferred, BEST Plus certified, excellent organizational skills, experience teaching in social-justice focused community-based organizations, willingness to participate in brief bi-weekly meetings with program Director either in person or via phone, willingness to call students regularly re: class and attendance issues.
These temporary positions will take over classes starting in January, but we would like anyone we hire to plan to work a couple of hours in December to shadow and plan with the teacher they’ll be temporarily replacing. There are 4 classes--- we are hoping to have two teachers teach two classes each.
M/W 6-9 in Q, T/Th 6-9 in Q & Saturdays: 9-1 & 1:30-5:30 in Queens.
• For a teacher taking the2 night classes you’ll be paid for about 20hrs/wk
• For a teacher taking the 2 Sat classes you’ll be paid for about 14 hrs/wk.
• If 2 teachers each take a pm and a Sat class you’d each be paid about 17 hrs/wk.
Pay: Starting compensation is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. (Average hourly rates for PT instructors run between $20-25 an hour depending on experience, but teachers are paid for prep and meetings on top of teaching time so the rates end up being fairly comparable to other CBO based classes.)
How to Apply: If interested, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and experience teaching, planning curriculum and working with immigrant New Yorkers to Tempcivicsinstructor14@maketheroadny.org.
Interviews will be held in the second half of November.