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ESL Instructor

Oklahoma City Community College
Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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Classification Title Temporary Non-Exempt Working Title ESL Instructor Datatel Position ID AELF0ESLINST0A Annual Hours 6-18 hours a week depending on available classes. Not to exceed 25 hours a week or 1000 hours per fiscal year. Placement Range $23.00 per hour Position Type Temporary Part-time Job Category Non-Exempt General Description

The ESL Instructor will assist adults in acquiring the necessary academic prerequisites to access further post-secondary education and skill training opportunities, or employment and workplace training opportunities; increasing educational levels for purposes of self-improvement; learning and developing living and social skills; and acquiring and developing English language skills.

This appointment is contingent upon availability of grant or contract funds. If the funds from the grant or contract that provide funding for this appointment are no longer available, this appointment may be terminated without cause upon written notice to the employee.

Reports To ESL Coordinator What position(s) reports to this position?


Minimum Education/Experience

Oklahoma Teacher's Certification or Masters Degree

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and web-based technology to enhance classroom instruction.

Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
  • the characteristics of the ESL students;
  • successful ESL teaching strategies for adults;
  • administering a standardized test for adults and how to use this instrument effectively with adult students;
  • adult educational materials available for use in ESL classes;
  • planning and implementing an individualized career or academic pathway for the adult learner;
  • teaching a multi-level class of adults;
  • teaching language acquisition skills to various levels of adults whose primary language is not English

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Light work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the classroom to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer, other office/classroom equipment and mobile devices to prepare instructional documents, answer email correspondence, and complete other activities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, classroom or office setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching ESL in an adult education program.

Required Training Work Hours

Hours depend upon class schedule. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

Department Community Outreach & Education Job Open Date 07/10/2023 Job Close Date 06/30/2024 Open Until Filled No HR Contact Beth Holmes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the electronic application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate if meeting the minimum requirement via the teaching certificate option OR a transcript conferring a minimum of a master's degree if meeting the minimum requirement via the degree option.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

Applicants needing assistance may call Human Resources at 405.682.7542

Posting Number Student, Work Study, Temporary_0402712

Job Duties

Job Duties (Position Specific)

(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.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)

Teach integrated ESL and how it relates to the adult's role as a worker, parent, and citizen

Provide successful teaching strategies and appropriate accommodations for adults with Learning Disabilities and Special Learning Needs

Develop ESL lesson plans for adults based on their educational needs and goals and keep them available onsite

Teach a multi-level class of adults

Use online platforms and PowerPoint in the classroom for instructional purposes

Serve people in the community, including those adults who have low incomes or minimal literacy skills

Make learning student-centered and relevant to the individual student's goals

Engage in active adult ESL teaching strategies which emphasize problem-solving skills and relate learning to the student's prior experiences and knowledge

Provide an accessible and barrier-free environment

Provide learning in real life contexts to ensure that an individual has the skills needed to compete in the work place and exercise the rights and responsibilities of a citizen and a parent

Complete 15 hours of professional development

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC's established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

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