Adult English Language and Literacy (AELL) provides ESOL and adult literacy instruction throughout the New York Public Library system. Professional teachers offer free instruction to adult patrons in reading, writing, speaking and listening from a 0 to 8th grade level. Through formal classes in language and literacy, as well as elective offerings such as English conversation and citizenship preparation groups, AELL has taken on the charge to expand ESOL instruction both in the Library and remotely.
The Specialist II position is responsible for delivering formal classes in ESOL/Literacy and specialized workshops necessary to increase instructional intensity and student persistence. The Specialist II is responsible for entering and maintaining student data related to this instruction. This position also contributes to the student intake, registration, and assessment of students which happens between each cycle.
This position is eligible for a performance based upgrade to $60,574 after one year of successful performance
- Teach formal classes in ESOL and basic literacy in both in-person and online formats to assist adult ESOL/Literacy students in improving their English skills.
- Provide specialized workshops (citizenship, WANY, numeracy, etc.) that promote language and literacy acquisition at various levels.
- Prepare lesson plans that align with the curriculum.
- Work as part of the student intake team at system-wide student information sessions and registrations.
- Maintain program information using ASISTS database (student attendance, assessment, demographics, etc.)
Required Education, Experience & Skills
Required Education & Certifications
- Master’s Degree in TESOL, Education, English, or a related field
- Minimum 3 years of experience teaching adults in both in-person and online settings
- Successfully demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom
- Successfully demonstrated knowledge of technology-assisted learning, instructional software, video, audio and distance learning.
- Lesson plan creation using a backward design approach
- Experience administering standardized assessments
- Successfully demonstrated knowledge of current theory and practice in adult education with a focus on language acquisition and literacy development.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work well with a variety of people, in a multicultural setting, involving a variety of team situations.
- Ability to meet deadlines for administrative tasks.