GED/ESL Instructor

International Institute of St. Louis
United States
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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The GED Instructor establishes the best possible learning situation for refugee/immigrant clients in a multilevel classroom of adult learners in Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies. The GED Instructor incorporates current teaching techniques, subject area developments and up-to-date technology providing a variety of classroom experiences including small group instruction, teacher-directed instruction, self-paced instruction and computer-assisted instruction to meet the needs of the learner. Areas of instruction are specifically geared toward the General Educational Development (GED) High School Equivalency Test.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree, minimum
  • 2+ years of curriculum design in ESOL and GED instruction
  • 2+ years of experience teaching GED to adults
  • 2+ years of experience teaching ESOL to adults of various levels of English
  • Robust knowledge of computer-assisted instruction and platforms
  • Adult Education and/or TESOL or similar certification, preferred

  • Provide culturally competent, equitable client services with minimal supervision
  • Provide classroom and remote instruction and administer assessment in accordance with grant requirements
  • Develop and implement curriculum to span the entirety of GED instructional needs for the following subject matters: Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Prepare comprehensive lesson plans that meet learners' needs
  • Complete required paperwork (lesson plans, attendance records, test results)
  • Administer student evaluations as required by funder
  • Create, maintain, and submit timely and accurate client records and input data into Client Track the state-wide MO-RAP database and an additional agency database
  • Administer licenses for EnGen English-language upskilling platform to clients and provide computer literacy training as needed
  • Assist in creating and implementing client recruitment and retention plan in conjunction with counterpart in the Workforce Solutions Department
  • Assist with recruiting volunteers as needed
  • Train, supervise and effectively engage volunteers as needed
  • Attend meetings and trainings
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as necessary
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of client and organization's information
  • Ability to work productively in a multicultural environment and demonstrate respect for differences
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft 365, Zoom, and WhatsApp

The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Services Provided on a Non-Discriminatory Basis

IISTL mandates that all employees and volunteers have proof of current COVID vaccination and booster with allowances for disability and religious exemptions.

The International Institute of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization, is our community's immigrant service and information hub. To learn more about the International Institute, visit our website at

Our programs and services for immigrants, their families, and the wider community are locally and nationally-acclaimed. We connect new arrivals with first-touch services and resources, engage foreign-born and the wider community, and build a more inclusive community. To apply through our website or to view other job openings, visit

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