ESL Instructor

Greater Bergen Community Action
Hackensack, New Jersey
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Job Description


Title: ESL Instructor Passaic, Hudson and Bergen Counties

Reports to: Executive Director of Head Start and VP of Education and Training

Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Provides overall coordination and instruction for the ESL program including recruitment, testing of adult students, curriculum and lesson plan development, ESL level placements, and teaching, as well as collection of all statistics and compilation of required data entry and reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting students -Head Start parents, staff and other
  • Testing students for ESL educational level.
  • Teaching classes.
  • Maintaining statistics and other needed information.
  • Compiling quarterly reports and data entry.
  • Development of curricula and program design based on student educational goals and needs.
  • Coordinates with ETC Program Coordinator and Records and Head Start staff to insure all program supplies are ordered and class lists and schedules are arranged.
  • Other educational duties as needed.


  • A minimum of B.A. Degree with ESL teaching experience.
  • Teacher Certification preferred.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse, multi-cultural population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid NJ Driver's License

Physical and Mental Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for long periods; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment, reach with hands and arms; and lift or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems, observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks; and interact with program management staff, volunteers, representatives of public agencies and community organization and others encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may have occasional contact with abusive and/or physically violent clients. If the employee works in typical office conditions, the noise level is generally quiet. If the employee works in a classroom setting, the noise level could be above a standard noise level.

AAP/EEO Statement

Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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