City of Cambridge ESOL Advisor/Teacher, Community Learning Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Community Learning Center (CLC) empowers a diverse community of adult learners to transform their lives and realize their potential through education, skills development, and community participation. Students are predominantly low-income Cambridge residents, come from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and racial backgrounds, and are currently enrolled in English or Adult Basic Education or training. The Advisor/Teacher is a full-time position supporting adult learners with enrollment, persistence, and connection to support services as necessary. The ideal candidate has a commitment to racial equity and an understanding of the challenges that adult learners face, particularly in the area of digital literacy and access. The Advisor/Teacher also serves as a core classroom instructor two evenings a week to a group of adult ESOL learners. See our job flyer HERE Watch this video to learn more about us*!* We are looking for a dynamic individual who will flourish in these roles: Education Advising * Support 4 groups of learners in successfully navigating barriers to persistence with their education and make appropriate referrals to agencies and programs for additional assistance when necessary * Communicate regularly with teachers on learner issues and goals * * Keep, maintain, and update learner data and records, and administer standardized assessments * Work as a team with the CLC advisors to continually improve new student orientation and placement, and plan learner supports/referrals Coordinating Technology Support for Learners * Create and monitorsystems and resourcestosupportlearnersaccessing digital content both in person and remotely * Lead a group of volunteers and PT staff to support learners across the program * Provide group and individual technology support to learners as necessary * Work with the Technology Team to determine needs for new resources and professional development Teaching * Dynamically teach an ESOL class to adult learners, whether in person, hybrid, or online, depending on program needs * Provide scaffolded, explicit instruction, practice, and assessment in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to help students achieve college, career, and personal goals * Work as a team with other teachers and staff to develop materials, lessons, and share best practices Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. *MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: * Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience * Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships in order to effectively support diverse adult learners in achieving their goals * Knowledge of barriers to education and digital literacy experienced by low-income individuals * Experience teaching ESOL along with knowledge of methods and materials used in ESOL instruction * Ability to work as a team, as well as independently * Excellent organizational, communication, and technology skills * The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies PREFERRED: You will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications: * Experience with remote instruction or distance learning and the basic digital skills needed for learners to participate * A passion for collaboration, problem-solving, and learning new things * Bilingual/bicultural identity * BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification WORK ENVIRONMENT:General office and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: *There is extensive computer use. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer telephones and maintain multiple files. Ability to lift and carry up to five pounds of books and papers. Job requires evening work. *APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 08/18/2021. Position will remain open until filled. THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Department: Human Service Programs Job Title: ESOL Advisor/Teacher, Community Learning Center Job Code: K016-706 Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position Union Affiliation: None Hours Per Week: 37.5 hrs/week, including 2 evenings per week until 9:15pm POSTING DATE: July 21, 2021 RATE: RATE: $31.63 per hour. This is an 11-month per year position with salary paid over 12 months + excellent benefits.