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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: June 13, 2017
Open Until Filled

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: ESOL Teachers for Adult Education Classes (ESOL Literacy through Intermediate ESOL), Community Learning Center (CLC)
Job Code: K035
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: Part Time 3.5 to 19.5 hours per week, mornings and/or evenings. Paid preparation time: for each 1.5 hour contact time, 1 hour paid preparation time


  • Teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to adult students
  • Develop instructional materials and lesson plans, based on CLC Curriculum and Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
  • Follow CLC scope and sequence for ESOL levels 1-5
  • Provide on-going assessment of students
  • Keep records of student attendance
  • Conference individually with students at the end of each semester
  • Review and track goals and achievements with students 
  • For higher level classes, assist students in developing or reviewing education and career plans through classroom activities
  • Integrate technology into instruction
  • Communicate with advisors about student issues
  • Participate in paid staff and program development activities including level groups



  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in ESOL instruction
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching ESOL, preferably to adults
  • Experience teaching English using computer-based programs preferred
  • BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification highly desirable
  • Experience with the needs of adult learners in a community-based setting



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 and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting


RATE: $ 26.31 per hour (2.5% COLA will be added effective 7/1/17)


Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit both your 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# 2808164 or go to   Review of resumes will begin immediately.  Positions begin in September, 2017.


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.


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