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Part-Time Literacy Program Specialist - ESOL

City of Jacksonville, FL
United States
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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The Jacksonville Public Library is seeking a part-time ESOL Instructor (English Speakers of Other Languages) reporting to the Literacy Program Manager. Benefits are not offered for this position. Some Saturdays are required.

This is professional work in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining literacy assistance programs. The work requires knowledge of educational and instructional principles, practices, methods, and techniques, needs assessment and computer-assisted instructional programs and software.

Examples of Work
  • Develops lessons, organizes content, and conducts small group, literacy training classes.
  • Conducts student recruitment and assessment.
  • Schedules classes and case manages student progress through the program.
  • Compiles and interprets statistical data.
  • Supports the overall mission of the Library by providing customer service in a manner that creates a positive customer experience.
  • Operates standard office equipment such as personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other related software.
  • Assists with maintaining appearance standards by reporting facilities issues and picking up litter on library grounds.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Jacksonville's competencies.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of educational and instructional principles, practices, methods, and techniques to include adult learning process and teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of educational needs assessments.
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted instructional programs and associated software and hardware.
  • Skill in interviewing and data gathering techniques.
  • Skill in determining appropriate course of instruction for meeting program participant's needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to collaborate with others on tasks and projects.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to assign, monitor and review the work of others.
  • Ability to compile and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other related software.
  • Depending on assignment, must have ability to travel between various locations to meet the assignments of the position.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

This is a part-time position.
  • Four years of education and/or professional level experience teaching youth and adults 16 years of age or older.

  • At least one-year of ESOL/ESL teaching experience.
  • TESOL Certification
  • DOE ESOL Teaching certification or endorsement and/or advanced degree.

  • Depending on assignment, a valid driver's license may be required and must be maintained during employment in this class.
  • Depending on assignment, must qualify for prior to appointment, obtain, and maintain during employment a City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification.

A FULLY COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.Apply at Work history is required for all employment/volunteer work in which qualifications are being based. When meeting/basing qualifications on education, a copy of your college transcript, with your social blacked out, is required with your application. Transcripts do not need to be official, but must state your name, the school's name, classes taken, grades received, type of degree, and date degree was conferred.

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Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and the family members of such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge. You must also attach the Veterans Preference Certification Form and if applicable, the additional forms as noted here:

If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran's preference, he or she may file a written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to:

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

Attention: Veterans' Preference Coordinator

11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K

Largo, FL 33778-1630


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