ESOL Instructor - Full Time & Part Time - Parker Hill
Requisition Number:2023-ET/Y-027
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Regular w/ Temporary Date
Hours Per Week:10-35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides community members services to learn English or improve their ability to speak, read and write in English.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for providing individualized and group instruction to adults in English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes.
  • Conduct on-site activities; plan and develop curricula and materials. Participate in activities of the ABCD Adult Education System.
  • Work with Education and Career Advisor in the development of Individual Education and Career Plans based on learner goals, needs, and assessment.
  • Utilize online platforms and other resources to conduct classes and maintain communication with students.
  • Develop and document materials, curriculum and resources.
  • Provide periodic academic assessment and program evaluation.
  • Participate in staff and program development activities, including developing and implementing an Individual Professional Development Plan.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences or related field, and one to three years of previous teaching experience with adults and/or youth, preferably in ABE, ASE, or ESOL in a community based setting required.
  • Masters in TESOL and familiarity with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MA Curriculum Frameworks and College and Career Readiness Standards preferred.
  • Certification in administering and scoring the TABE Reading and Writing and BEST Plus 2.0 preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum design, development, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish is a plus.
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Morning and evening shifts available.