Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island. With a membership of 20,000 low-income New Yorkers, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant civil rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.
MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our Education Department offers English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation and in-school and after-school youth programs. Our Community Organizing Projects help New Yorkers to implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. Our Departments of Legal, Health & Support Services provides direct legal representation, case management, and facilitated enrollment into public health insurance programs, training, and strategic support for members and organizing campaigns. Our attorneys and advocates specialize in labor and employment law, public benefits, disability benefits, housing law, healthcare and health insurance access, immigration, public education, domestic violence, and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) civil rights issues.
Current Opening: Make the Road New York's Adult Literacy Team is seeking experienced, bilingual/Spanish proficient ESOL instructor to teach 1 class for 6 months for a new city grant. (The possibility remains of work again beginning in Aug or September 2018, should the grant be renewed.) The instructor will teach ESOL as well as do class planning, materials creation, individualized follow up with students, and some meetings and professional development.
The class is in Bushwick, Brooklyn for January- June 2018.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Brooklyn: Tues & Thursday- 6-9 pm, Beginner level
Total hrs per week:
You will work 9.5-10 hrs/wk (6 hrs for teaching, 3 prep, .5 calls/texts with students) +.5 hr/wk or 1 hr every other week for support meetings
Strongly Preferred: Teaching Certification or Masters in TESOL; experience working in community based social justice organizations; interest in collaboration and professional development with team members.
Required: BA, at least 3 yrs. experience teaching ESOL to adults & multiple ESOL level classes. Must be creative, organized, and committed to thematic instruction and learner-centered, participatory education; must be able to speak some Spanish with students outside of class if not occasionally within class; Sense of humor/good team player a plus. Excellent computer skills, BEST Plus certification.
Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. Typically, the hourly rate is in the mid $20's but you're paid 1/2 hr prep for every teaching hour so it comes out on par with other community based salary rates.
How to Apply: Send resumes and brief cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be held week of Dec 18th or the following week(s).
Prep/mtgs begin wk of 1/1/18 and classes begin week of 1/8/18.