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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: March 29, 2022
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), Part-Time, Community Learning Center (CLC)
Job Code: K035
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 5 to 19.5 hours per week, evening and day hours. Paid preparation time: 4 hours of preparation time for 6 hours of teaching.

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, and come from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and racial backgrounds, and are currently enrolled in English or Adult Basic Education or training.

We are looking for ESOL Teachers who will:

  • Dynamically teach ESOL classes to adult learners, whether in person, hybrid, or online, depending on current conditions 
  • 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
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to continually improve our services 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • One year of experience teaching ESOL
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in ESOL instruction
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner population
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A commitment to racial equity and a desire to understand and interrupt systemic racism and other forms of oppression
  • 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 teaching adults in a community-based setting
  • Experience with remote instruction, digital literacy, and distance learning
  • A passion for collaboration, problem-solving, and learning new things 
  • BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification
  • Background in special education or teaching reading
  • Availability to teach two evenings per week, from 6:15 to 9:15pm.

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Job requires some computer use.

RATE: $29.63 per hour

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: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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