FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Department of Adult ESLTITLE:
Adult ESL Lead Instructor
2023-2024 School YearPOSITION SUMMARY:
The primary objective of this position is to support the Manager for Curriculum and Instruction in guaranteeing that all FAESL+ are better served. The individual in this position will participate in weekly team meetings, conduct classes, and, as directed by the Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, offer guidance and mentorship to fellow Adult ESL Instructors. Additionally, the role will involve managing substitute teachers and developing substitute plans.OUR MISSION:
Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. Our mission statement guides our work: Through a comprehensive education, we aim to create and empower free-thinking, responsible citizens who can participate equally in our rich and diverse community. FPS and the community stand united in our core values: Providing a safe, inclusive, culturally responsive teaching and learning environment; Engaging antiracist and responsible civic advocates; Respecting diversity of thought, learners, cultures, and community; Fostering learning and healthy growth of all students and staff; Ensuring every school will be an active, participatory, equitable community.
Diversity among teachers undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish a baseline that we seek to exceed. As a district, Framingham Public Schools is committed to achieving, developing, and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.
Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.
Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from persons with disabilities and who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Bachelor's degree required.SKILLS AND ABILITY:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Extensive experience in adult education, notably teaching.
- Proficient in working with diverse student populations, including individuals from various cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
- Proven track record of creating curriculum-aligned lesson plans.
- Possesses coaching skills and can provide and receive constructive feedback.
- Demonstrated ability to mentor new teachers effectively.
- Knowledgeable in computer use and proficient in utilizing MS Office, Google Suite, and databases.
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational abilities.
- Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing.
- Maintains confidentiality of information.
- Flexible, punctual, with excellent multitasking abilities in a fast-paced environment.
- Committed to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Familiar with working effectively with students, staff, funders, community partners, and volunteers.
- Skilled in building relationships and influencing students, colleagues, funders, and community members.
- Fluency in a second language preferred (Spanish or Portuguese).
- Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams.
- Effectively collaborates with building administrators regarding program implementation.
- Exhibits discretion in managing sensitive and confidential matters.
- Demonstrates sound judgment and meticulous attention to detail when handling complex tasks.
- Displays initiative and self-motivation.
- Capable of prioritizing and managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
As a Lead Instructor:
- Collaborate with the Director and Manager to develop high-quality adult education programs that prioritize student needs and engagement.
- Efficiently manage the schedule of substitute teachers.
- Oversee the program's supply of substitute lesson plans.
- Potentially assist the Director and Manager with classroom observations.
- Support team members in creating a welcoming, effective, and culturally responsive program for both staff and students.
- Work alongside the Manager to facilitate professional development sessions for new staff and volunteers.
- Foster a culture of inclusion and achievement within the program.
- Establish and nurture relationships with students, volunteers, peers, funders, and the school community.
- Plan and coordinate logistics for both on- and off-campus events.
- Attend weekly administrative meetings and relevant professional development sessions.
- Potentially contribute to the development of ABE (Adult Basic Education) curriculum to align with state standards.
- Assist with the creation and organization of curriculum support materials, including student consumables.
- Collaborate on various curriculum projects.
- Fulfill other assigned duties as directed by the Director or Manager.
As Classroom Instructor
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Develop comprehensive instructional plans that encompass appropriate objectives, engaging learning activities, and relevant assessments to cater to the diverse needs and ability levels of adult learners.
- Keep track of student attendance and closely monitor their academic progress.
- Regularly assess and evaluate students' academic and social growth, providing written assessments on an annual basis.
- Foster an inclusive and achievement-oriented classroom culture, ensuring that all students feel valued and empowered to succeed.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and is required to traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 30 lbs. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. At times the employee will be exposed to students who are emotionally and/or physically dysregulated.REPORTS TO:
Director of Adult ESL Plus SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
NoneFAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:
This position is classified as Exempt (Salary) positionTERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Covered under the Framingham School Committee.
This is a 12-month, 35-hour-per-week position. Evening hours are required. HELPFUL LINKS:
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