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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: July 30, 2021
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Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Reading and HiSET Prep Teachers for Adult Education Classes (part-time or substitutes), Community Learning Center (CLC)
Job Code: K035
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 2-7 hours per week, including paid preparation time. Reading classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:45 and 9:15; HiSET prep class is on Monday.

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.

 See our job flyer HERE

We are looking for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Reading Teachers who will:

  • Dynamically teach ABE Reading classes (NRS Levels 1-2/GLE 0-2.9 through NRS Level 6/GLE 9-12, depending on interest and experience) to adult learners (in person, hybrid, or online, depending on program needs).
  • Provide scaffolded, explicit instruction, practice, and assessment to help students achieve educational 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.

We are looking for Adult Basic Education (ABE) HiSET Prep Teachers who will:

  • Dynamically teach HiSET prep classes to adult learners (in person, hybrid, or online, depending on program needs), including test taking strategies, strategic reading, study skills, test format.
  • Manage student participation in an online HiSET prep program.

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience teaching reading.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in reading instruction.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner population.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with the College and Career Readiness Standards.
  • Experience with HiSET test preparation and general test prep.
  • A passion for collaboration, problem-solving, and learning new things. 
  • Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities.

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

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Job requires evening work.  There is extensive computer use.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

RATE: $29.63

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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