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English as a Second Language (ESL) & Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instructor

Company: Chinese Mutual Aid Association Inc
Location: Elgin
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is seeking a committed full-time ESL/ABE Instructor to support its Adult Education and Workforce Transitions programming for our offices in Elgin, IL. Specifically, the instructor will prepare limited English proficient adult learners to transition to a GED program, access postsecondary education or training opportunities, and/or succeed in the workforce.

The ideal candidate will display a deep commitment to offering high-quality literacy, digital literacy, and adult education programming directed toward workforce development, with experience developing and delivering innovative and culturally-competent lessons. He or she will contribute to a forward-thinking team dedicated to building a sustainable Adult Education and Workforce Department.

About Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Chinese Mutual Aid Association is a fast-paced organization, dedicated to fostering the integration of the Pan-Asian immigrant and refugee community into U.S. culture. Established in 1981, CMAA has been a cornerstone of the Uptown community since then, providing programming for generations of low-income youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Adult Education and Workforce Department operates in both Chicago and Elgin, and provides English as a Second Language, Digital Literacy, Contextualized Healthcare Literacy, and Citizenship Education classes, and assists clients with transitioning into the workforce, through workshops and individualized counseling.

Job Responsibilities
The ESL/ABE Instructor is responsible for the following:
Planning, organizing, and providing functional everyday English language classes, workforce readiness, civics, and digital literacy workshops and classes to limited English proficient adults at CMAA's Elgin main office, virtually, and/or at Elgin service area local partner sites (including elementary schools and senior housing).
Developing and delivering lesson plans that utilize a broad range of differentiated techniques, addressing Illinois ESL and ABE Content Standards and ensuring that learners meet or exceed state-wide program metrics.
Monitoring student attendance, goals, referrals, and testing; administering assessments for the purpose of evaluating student progress; working with CMAA staff to ensure that students are able to access a wide array of support services.
Advocating on behalf of Adult Education students; working with management and development staff to identify opportunities for program growth.
Supporting outreach for classes and conducting new student registration..
Other duties as assigned.

We're seeking candidates who have excellent organizational skills, demonstrate initiative and strong critical thinking skills, and are strong communicators. You should have:
Bachelor's degree (required)
Previous experience teaching English as a Second Language or Adult Basic Education to adults (preferred)
A strong interest in working with a limited English proficient population
Experience managing multiple projects, the ability to keep concise and accurate records, the ability to adapt to changing work priorities and maintain flexible working hours
Proven ability to work both independently and as a team member, cooperating with and demonstrating cultural sensitivity to staff and constituents
Ability to complete work remotely as needed; access to reliable internet
Fluency in a second language is preferred, especially Lao or Spanish


Keywords: Chinese Mutual Aid Association Inc, Elgin , English as a Second Language (ESL) & Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instructor, Education / Teaching , Elgin, Illinois

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