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Substitute ESOL Instructor - Boston, MA

International Institute of New England
United States
Closing date
Jan 18, 2024

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The mission of the International Institute of New England (IINE) is to create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. One of the oldest and largest human services organizations for New Americans in the region, IINE serves more than 9,000 people each year in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire. Our programs include case management, youth and family services, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), employment and skills training, and immigration legal services.

A dynamic, forward-looking, and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Successful candidates will join a committed team of professional staff and volunteers who are devoted to welcoming and serving new Americans.


The Substitute ESOL Instructor provides English as a second language and computer instruction to adult

learners in the ESOL Program in an as-needed, on-call capacity. The Substitute ESOL Instructor uses lesson

plans created by the classroom Instructor and is not required to prepare material. Instructional methods

reflect a student-centered learning philosophy.

Position: Substitute ESOL Instructor
  • Department: Education
  • Reports to: Education Manager
  • Status: Non-Exempt, PT-ON CALL
  • Location: Hybrid
  • Pay: $25.00/hour


Full-time employees will be eligible for all benefits including Personal Time Off (PTO), sick days, and twelve paid holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that IINE establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, IINE offers medical, dental and vision. Company-paid life insurance, company-paid short-term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD), accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 403(b) with company match plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 403(b)-plan document. Other perks such as discounts through our vision plan, fitness reimbursement and more.

  • Provide classroom instruction that reflects a cohesive approach to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
  • Prepare lesson plans and classroom materials utilizing program textbooks and supportive resources.
  • Contribute to the on-going curriculum development process. Review and adopt new materials as needed.
  • Coordinate instruction with other components/programs within workforce development to ensure that clients have maximum opportunities to improve their communication and job readiness skills, gain employment, and advance towards their career goals.
  • Refer student and classroom issues/needs to the Education Manager or Education Program Coordinator.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to model accurate American English pronunciation and grammar required.
  • Outstanding communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required.
  • Interest in international, refugee, and asylee issues
  • Extremely well organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to demonstrate alphabetic writing skills with a marker, pen, or other hand-held writing implement.
  • Must be able speak and hear verbal English used in the class instruction and student communication.

Education & Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in related field required.
  • Masters Degree in teaching, education, or a relevant field preferred
  • TESOL/TEOFL Certification preferred.
  • At least one year of adult ESOL teaching experience preferably with immigrant populations; experience with non-literate learners.

Work Environment/Conditions
  • Occasional evening hours.
  • Exposure to bright, overhead office lighting, use of office technology such as laptops, printers, mail machines, and other in-office equipment.
  • While working remotely, this position requires reliable internet connection and space free from interruptions.

Physical Demands
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, and pulling materials (boxes, equipment) of 50 pounds or more.
  • Continuous sitting or standing at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Occasional driving to and from IINE offices as needed.
  • Frequent bending, reaching overhead, and reaching at or below shoulder level required.

Covid-19 Policy

IINE does not require applicants for most positions to show proof of Covid-19. Some federal contracts, however, require IINE staff to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and some immigration status adjustments, such as a Green Card, require proof of Covid-19 vaccination as well. Consequently, for some positions, IINE staff may be required to show proof of vaccination, and in others, IINE staff will be supporting clients who are required by law to have proof of vaccination in order to adjust their status in the United States.

US Work Eligibility Notice

This position requires lawful authorization to work in the United States, and IINE is unable to provide visa sponsorship in connection with this.

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