• Part Time
  • Anywhere

Website Union Settlement

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. More than 350 staff work in our organization, and our services impact 10,000 people every year. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem. For more information about Union Settlement, please visit our website at www.unionsettlement.org.


Position:    Education Specialist (ESOL Instruction)

Department:    Adult Education

Reports to:     Director of Adult Education

Hours:    Part-Time

Rate:         $35 Hourly

FLSA:        Non-Exempt



Union Settlement Adult Education is seeking an Education Specialist (ESOL Instructor) to provide in person support that reports to the Adult Education Director. The Education Specialist has the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the academic curriculum, program compliance and quality assurance. The agency has embraced the concept of a fully integrated system of care for all consumers of service.  This requires that all Agency staff assess the client’s needs holistically and see it as their responsibility to connect the client with services need – internal or external to the agency, regardless of the door through which the consumer enters the system.  The ideal candidate will be a hard-working professional able to undertake a variety of teaching approaches. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.




Develop and implement academic curriculum for students seeking to improve his/her academic/social performance.
Assess the educational needs of the students.
Research and develop new resources and materials to enhance the teaching curricula.
Review the academic learning curriculum of the program with Program Director.
Maintain class attendance records and student participation.
Design and recommend individualized curriculum needs for students.
Meet with students to review progress and need for additional help.
Identify program needs to the Program Director.
Review and coordinate Educational Lesson Plans.
Provide monthly narrative progress reports for participants.
Attend Staff development training, program meetings and related conferences.
Assist with client follow up.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be well organized.
Develop and / or utilize lesson plans that reflect an understanding of how best to teach reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, and technology skills in thematically organized and developmentally / culturally appropriate ways.
Must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience.
Must present material to students each day in an engaging and easy to understand manner.
Teach basic computer literacy and mobile device skills, in a manner which builds student skill level and confidence.
Ability to build an effective classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for adult learners.
Must implement a variety of instructional delivery methods, including group or individualized instructions.
Ability to instruct in a manner that develops confidence and encourages creativity.
Ability to engage students who may have had no prior, or limited, access to technology and or language learning.
Maintain and ensure HIPAA confidentiality of records (daily).



Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education.
Minimum of three years of experience teaching English to immigrant community.
Ability and interest in working with diverse populations.
Knowledge of principles and practices related to adult literacy, preparing lesson plans, Microsoft Office, including Excel, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
Must be a self-starter, highly organized, patient and able to work well with others.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 30 pounds.



To apply for this job email your details to lnater@unionsettlement.org

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