Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 24,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer) ). Make the Road New York is in a bargain agreement with National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW).
MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), citizenship preparation and health job training classes and our adult ed classes integrate digital literacy and case management, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more."
MRNY would like to hire a temporary ESOL instructor for one cycle of an ESOL/Food Protection class that will run M-Th 6:15-9:15 from 3/27 until 5/29. Monday classes will be in person at a space near our Queens office, T-W-Th classes will be held on Zoom. All candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid. The position will be for 17 hrs. a week: 10 instructional hours, 5 prep hours, 1 hr. a week to communicate with students outside of class, and 1 hr. a week for meetings with supervisors/other teachers.
The teacher will also be paid for occasional additional meeting or training time and are expected to help with attendance tracking for the class. (Training on any of the related admin tasks will be provided as well regular support on curricular and student related issues/questions.)
Please note, MRNY staff are currently working both remotely and in-person. The position will require a mix of remote instructional work and in person instructional work at a space near our office.
Key Responsibilities but not limited to:
- Curricular design work- MRNY has extensive curricular materials that can be used to teach this ESOL/Food Protection content but the instructor will need to review and tailor the materials to the enrolled students as needed.
- Student Assessment- the instructor will be asked to support students in taking some pre certification quizzes in class and supporting them in coordination with our admin staff, to attend and pass their Food Protection certification exam.
- Instruction- Deliver content material in ways that take into account students’ levels and learning styles, the need to pace and scaffold information, and the need to balance the 4 skills + vocabulary development and grammar skill development
- Communication with and support of students - Call absent students every day and document calls; make referrals to MRNY’s case manager as needed
- Related admin/grant related tasks- in addition to tracking attendance, help with post testing, grading of samples of students’ work, and writing monthly progress notes for a portion of students in the class, as funders require
- Participate in meetings and trainings- attend external professional development according to funders’ requirements, & 1:1 support, team and staff meetings
- Eligible to work in the US
- Full vaccination with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to first day of employment
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Teaching Certification or Masters in TESOL
- Strong communication skills
- Enough Spanish to communicate with students outside of class if not occasionally within class
- Very strong facility with most or all of these: GSuite, Microsoft Office, Zoom
- Commitment to thematic instruction and learner-centered, participatory education
- *Preferred: At least 3 yrs. ESOL teaching experience preferably in community based settings, experience, exposure to/interest in Food Protection certification content.
- Self-starter with strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail
- Be highly professional and team oriented with a passion for excellence and eagerness to help the department meet our goals.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work under pressure required.
- Have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, Microsoft Office suite, and using a database (ideally Salesforce) to run reports.
- Flexible work schedule, some evenings or weekends required
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole
Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. Temporary employees are eligible for sick time. The hourly range for this position is from $23.57 to $31.90.
How to Apply:
Please attach a cover letter/resume and submit all documents to the Make the Road New York career center.
For external applicants, please click here.
MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.