ESL Instructor (Part-Time)

Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a part-time ESL Instructor for its Little Village Site; this is an evening position, 17 hours a week. Class time is Monday through Thursday, 6:00–9:00 pm with 5 hours of paid prep time. Reporting to the ESL/Literacy Coordinator, the ESL Instructor’s basic function is to develop ESL curriculum and provide ESL instruction for adult learners.

Position Responsibilities

  • Instruct ESL adult learners.
  • Develop ESL curriculum for adult learners that is based on student’s goals and motivations for enrolling in the program.
  • Incorporate Workforce, Technology, Math activities and Civics competencies into daily lesson plans.
  • Promote an inclusive and safe class community where students’ experiences and assets are resources for learning.
  • Track student progress and success through the CASAS test and alternative methods.
  • Create and maintain a course syllabus and daily lesson plans that are appropriate to the objectives of the course, and submit lesson plans to the ESL/Literacy Coordinator.
  • Maintain and submit attendance records weekly.
  • Follow up with students who have missed class with calls, emails or text message.
  • Document outcomes and student successes.
  • Employ teaching methodology that reflects research-based practices and interactive learning, addresses diverse needs, and employs methods that respond to a multi-level classroom.
  • Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House staff meetings, curriculum meetings, and events.
  • Participate in student recognition events.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with other site programs and staff. 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required, and a minimum of two years experience working with ESL students.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of adult learners, collaborate with the teaching team and volunteer tutors, and perform program administrative duties.
  • Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of adult learners.


Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accredited by NAEYC & National Afterschool Association
Recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ)
United Way Member
UnidosUS Affiliate


The Basics


Community Resources and Education

Reports to:

ESL/Literacy Coordinator


$15–$18/hour, 17 hours/week (12 hrs/wk class time, 5 hrs/wk preparation time)
Hourly rate paid for all professional development and staff meetings

Open Date:


To Apply

Please forward resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references by Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to:

Gloria Razo, MSW
Staff Development Manager
Human Resources
Erie Neighborhood House
1701 W Superior St Chicago, IL 60622



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