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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: October 2, 2018
Position is Considered Open Until Filled

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Teacher for Adult Education Basic 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)


  • Prepare lessons for each class for two levels of students (GLE 1-1.9; GLE 2-3.9).
  • Apply knowledge of the special needs of students with learning disabilities and basic literacy issues to create a classroom environment that is responsive to the needs of all learners-including ESOL students whose literacy needs override their need for further English classes.
  • Train classroom aides in working with small groups.  
  • Follow a theme-based CCRS-aligned scope and sequence and a series of instructional units 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; master's degree preferred
  • Coursework in reading and learning disabilities
  • At least two years of experience working with adults in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Wilson or Orton-Gillingham certification strongly preferred
  • Experience administering the DAR strongly preferred
  • Ability to prepare and use leveled reading materials to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners
  • Ability to guide classroom aides in running homogeneous reading groups
  • 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


RATE: $27.64 per hour


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 apply directly through and apply for Job ID# 3023795 or go to Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position is considered 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.


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