Adult Education Instructor, Adult Literacy Program

Part Time

We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) also known as English to Work (ETW): CAMBA offers classes to people who live or work in Brooklyn’s Flatbush/East Flatbush communities. We target people who are most in need of literacy services. For instance, we are an approved NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) educational site. HRA allows clients to join our classes, and the center’s Case Managers report their attendance on a regular basis. Each year, over 1000 people from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States enroll in our classes. To be eligible for enrollment, an applicant must be at least 16 years old. In most cases, a student can attend a class Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon, or evening for at least 3 hours per session. Our classes are primarily designed for students whose initial test scores place them in the first 4 NRS levels of our classes. In our ESOL classes, we use a thematic and communicative approach to teach English to immigrants who need to acquire or enhance the listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy, and workplace skills necessary to communicate effectively in their daily activities. CAMBA’s IELCE/ETW program provides low-income English language learners with English language instruction and concurrent job training. IELCE/ETW services are provided 5 days a week. For 4 days, program participants work on their English and civics skills; and for 1 day in the week, they receive an 8-week-long training in Food Handling. The training is facilitated on site by trainers from the Kingsborough Community College. At the conclusion of the training, program participants take the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s exam in Food Protections. Those who pass the exam with at least a 75% rating receive a certificate from the department. In general, we provide our students with the type of educational, case management, career counseling, and technical services that can help them realize their family, educational, employment, and/or other personal goals.

Position: Adult Education Instructor-ESOL
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 955 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226

CAMBA needs 1 ESOL instructor to teach part-time at its Education Center and deliver instruction online in-person classes can restart at 955 Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn, N.Y. The class will meet in the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

What The Adult Education Instructor does :

  • Research new level appropriate materials and methods of instruction to keep lessons current and relevant.
  • Teach students at their level and provide instruction sequentially so that class participants can make standard educational gains (move up at least 1 class level higher based on the National Reporting System (NRS) standards) within 6 months.
  • Design daily lesson plans to meet core course objectives.
  • Personally assess each student’s level of ability to ensure appropriate placement.
  • Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom/homework use.
  • Provide classroom instruction on the subject of the course.
  • Manage the classroom effectively to maximize student learning.
  • Maintain daily student attendance records.
  • Contact students via phone calls in the event of a class scheduling change and/or after student is absent from class for two consecutive days.
  • Prepare reports on students’ attendance and progress, as required.
  • Implement an action plan to improve student class attendance when the rate of overall attendance falls below 70% during a cycle/quarter, as required by supervisor.
  • Maintain and update students’ individual learning plans and learning portfolios.
  • Deliver instruction online in-person classes can restart


Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • BA/BS in education or a related field and at least 2 years of experience as an ESOL instructor; MA/MS preferred..
  • Experience teaching online (especially on Zoom).
  • be familiar with internet resources of relevance to English learners and be able to integrate technology and workplace skills into classroom instruction.