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 an experienced, bilingual/Spanish proficient ESOL instructor committed to social justice for an intensive part-time position at our our Jackson Heights, Queens community center for our Sept 2017- June 2018 academic year cycle (and potentially for work again beginning in September 2018, depending upon budget.)
The instructor will teach ESOL as well as do class planning, materials creation, individualized follow up with students, and some meetings and professional development.
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.
Classes will run from early Sept thru the end of June 2018 with the following schedule:
Tues - Thursdays, 6:15-9:45 pm, High beginning/low intermediate
16-17 hrs: (10.5 teaching hrs, 5.25 prep, .5 for mtgs and communication with students)+ on average 1 hr wk for meetings- depending on the week
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 $20's but you're paid for prep hours so it comes out on par with other community based salary rates.
How to Apply: Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will likely be held 7/31 or 8/1 or wk of 8/21 if need be. Work begins 9/1 or 9/5.
Make the Road New York is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to insure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.