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Adult Education Instructor - ESOL, Adult Literacy Program

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, 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 10,000 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. ​​

1 Part-time Evening ESOL Instructor Needed

CAMBA needs 1 ESOL instructor to teach part-time at its Education Center (885 Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn, N.Y.). The class will meet in the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday. It is required that candidates have at least a BA/BS in education or a related field and at least 2 years of experience as an ESOL instructor; MA/MS preferred. Candidates must be familiar with internet resources of relevance to English learners and be able to integrate technology and workplace skills into classroom instruction. To apply for this opening, please send updated and MS-Word formatted cover letter and resume as attachments to


  • 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.
  • Review at-home assignments in class.
  • Help students identify and make use of supplemental media resources, including
  • Prepare, distribute, and grade periodic written assessments of student's progress.
  • Facilitate peer tutoring in digital literacy.
  • Refer the case manager any students who have apparent barriers in achieving their personal goals (e.g., child daycare needs, possible health/housing issues, etc.). 
  • 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.
  • Organize and maintain class area, including equipment and materials.
  • Coordinate with CAMBA case managers regarding next steps in student's progress toward their goals, as needed.
  • Attend administration/norming workshops on TABE or BEST Plus as required/approved by a supervisor.
  • Attend onsite staff meetings and professional development workshops and/or trainings at CAMBA, the Literacy Assistance Center, the Department of Youth & Community Development, the Youth Development Institute, and/or online as required or approved by a program supervisor.
  • Read professional publications regularly to stay current with new teaching methods.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) and one year of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with best practices, including the whole language, balanced literacy, and Freirian methodology; familiarity with 'at-risk" and ethnically-diverse populations
  • 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 workplace skills in class activities and help ABE/HSE test prep students enhance or acquire skills in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry; or help ESOL students apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
  • Ability to integrate computer skills into the classroom instruction while working with students of different technical skills.
  • Must obtain Department of Education fingerprint clearance.
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of classes in a community-based organization setting or in a public school setting.
EOE: 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.​​​

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