City of Cambridge Teacher for Adult Education STAR Intermediate Reading Class (part-time), Community Learning Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Employ STAR teaching methods to develop students' word identification, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills (4-5.9 GLE).
  • Prepare lessons for each class for an assortment of homogenous skill-based groups.
  • Apply knowledge of the special needs of students with learning disabilities to create a classroom environment that is responsive to the needs of all learners.
  • Train classroom aides in working with small groups.
  • Follow a theme-based CCRS-aligned scope and sequence developed by CLC staff.
  • Engage in paid professional development and meetings with supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Participate in 2.5 paid planning weeks.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years' teaching experience
  • STAR certification or willingness to take the STAR training in 2018-2019
  • Experience administering the DAR strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching adult basic education students strongly preferred
  • Ability to use leveled reading materials to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners
  • Comfort overseeing two to three reading groups at one time
  • Ability to guide classroom aides in running homogeneous reading groups
  • Knowledge of EBRI
  • Interest in periodically revising existing curriculum
  • Ability to work under the supervision of a full-time staff person and to take constructive feedback
  • High level of organization, motivation, and conscientiousness

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Job requires some computer use. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: *General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting*


Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copiesof bothyour resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit bothyour resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax: (617) 349-4312. Applicants may also apply by going to and apply for Job ID #2954807 or go to Review of resumes will begin June 15th. 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.


Department: Human Service Programs

Job Title: Teacher for Adult Education STAR Intermediate Reading Class (part-time), Community Learning Center

Job Code: K035

Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position

Union Affiliation: None

Hours Per Week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:45-9:15 p.m. plus 3 hours of preparation (6 hours in all)

POSTING DATE: June 8, 2018

RATE: $26.96 per hour (2.5% COLA will be added effective 7/1/18)