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Adult Education Instructor

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: New York
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
Job Overview/SummaryThe IRC in New Jersey seeks an English Education Facilitator to assist with English Language Training (ELT), Cultural Orientation (CO), Job Readiness Training (JRT) and Digital Literacy to support its education programs for refugees and other immigrants. Under the supervision of the Adult Education Supervisor, instructor will provide humanitarian entrants with contextualized instruction that promotes English language skills needed to obtain and retain employment and achieve self-sufficiency. Instructor is expected to work independently and effectively engage students to ensure high retention rates. They must also ensure client data is collected and managed to effectively report on grant-funded programs.Hours: 37.5 per week.Breakdown of weekly hours: 20 hrs. teaching, 10 hrs. lesson planning, 5 hrs. administrative work, 2 hrs. team meetings.Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide content-based English language instruction for classes meeting 2 times per week in ELT program.
  • Provide strength-based, client-centered instruction for classes in JRT, CO, and Digital Literacy programs.
  • Develop and implement engaging lesson plans that assist students in meeting their goals and offer a variety of instructional methods adapted to diverse learning styles.
  • Incorporate job readiness and technology into ESL classroom instruction.
  • Design and administer student assessment tools that gauge student learning and monitor achievement of performance outcomes.
  • Create a welcoming environment that fosters community and learning among program participants.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans and/or bi-weekly unit plans that address material to be covered in class.
  • Assist with registration, intake, and pre- and post-testing as needed
  • Monitor and track student participation in program.
  • Assist with reporting requirements as needed
  • Attend regular meetings with the program coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.Job Requirements:
    • University degree, plus at least 1 year of Experience teaching adult English language learners (ELLs).
    • TESOL degree/certificate preferred.
    • Experience living in a country outside of the U.S. highly desired.
    • Knowledge of adult learning theory and student-centered teaching strategies.
    • Comfort working with refugees and immigrants from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills.
    • Strong culturally responsive interpersonal communication skills.
    • Experience working with interpreters.
    • Experience using Zoom or online learning platforms.
    • Detail oriented and organized.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.Language Skills:
      • English fluency required, fluency in another language strongly preferredWorking Environment:
        • Standard office work environment.
        • Hybrid- Some remote work optional for virtual classes.Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

          Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period.


          Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.


          Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, New York , Adult Education Instructor, Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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