Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). CAMBA offers these 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. A student can attend a class Monday through Thursday in the morning or evening for at least 3 hours per session. 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. 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 Director
Location: 10 Snyder Avenue (aka 955 Flatbush) – 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
What The Adult Education Instructor – ESOL Does:
- 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
- Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom/homework use
- Manage the classroom effectively to maximize student learning
- Review at-home assignments in class
- Help students identify and make use of supplemental media resources, including those on literacycamba.org
- Prepare, distribute, and grade periodic written assessments of students’ progress
- Facilitate peer tutoring in digital literacy
- Refer to the case manager students who have apparent barriers in achieving their personal goals (e.g., child daycare needs, possible health/housing issues, etc.)
- Contact each student by phone, text, and/or email in the event of a class scheduling change and/or after any student is absent from class for at least two consecutive days
- 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
- May conference students’ cases with appropriate Career Advisor and Job Developer to ensure job placement and retention throughout each course
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) and one year of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
- Strong/Advanced abilities in using Microsoft products (such as Word, Outlook, Excel, and Teams), Zoom, Acrobat, and Google products
- Familiarity with Internet sites of relevance to learners, both to support classroom instruction and to enhance community engagement and/or knowledge of subjects being discussed in class
- Familiarity with Common Core State Standards
- Ability to integrate computer skills into the classroom instruction while working with students of different technical skills
- Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of classes in a community-based organization setting.
Compensation: $35.36 hourly
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.
Status: Part-time (12 hours per week) (Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 12pm)
Benefits: Paid sick-time off, 1 hour of prep at the end of each work week, and 6 hours of prep between teaching cycles.
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.