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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Employer
Forsyth Technical Community College
Location
Eller, North Carolina
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
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The English as a second language (ESL) instructor reports to the ESL Coordinator and the Director of College and Career Readiness. This person will be responsible for assisting adult learners with acquiring the English language, academic, and workforce development skills necessary to achieve a high school equivalency diploma and to transition to post-secondary or job opportunities.

This position is for in-person teaching, so local candidates need apply at this time.

This position will be open until filled. Candidates will be contacted throughout the semester.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior classroom experience teaching English as a second language.
  • Maintain proficiency in technology (Microsoft Office, Access, email, etc.).
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of NCCC.
  • Understand and appreciate the philosophy of the NC Community College System.

Preferred Qualifications
  • One to two years of classroom teaching experience in a secondary school, community college, adult education or alternative educational institution.
  • TESOL certificate.

Essential Duties
  • Develop lesson plans and course materials that maximize student learning in English as a second language and follow established curriculum. Evaluate student progress regularly, with an emphasis on building language skills to a level of high school proficiency on TABE, CASAS, or other, approved standardized assessments.
  • Develop lesson plans aligned to the NCCCS College and Career Readiness Adult Education Content Standards.
  • Use a communicative, student-centered approach that employs appropriate and diverse teaching and learning strategies - i.e. individual, group, hands-on and contextualized instruction as well as lecture and discussion. Incorporate instructional technology when available and appropriate.
  • Review course content and materials as well as student evaluations and make recommendations to Coordinator for course revision and/or development.
  • Maintain accurate records of student daily hours through self-service attendance, pre and post-test hours, and progress. Submit final rosters according to established deadlines.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of educational functioning levels (EFL's), post-testing guidelines and performance measures.
  • Implement best practices for the retention and recruitment of students.
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures. Enforce rules concerning student behavior.
  • Assist with the enrollment of students to improve retention efforts.
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and twelve hours of professional development annually.
  • Treat others respectfully, speak to others courteously, and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
  • Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Instructional Coordinator or Director.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee will regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear
  • The employee may frequently stand, walk, and sit
  • The employee may occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
  • Is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, disinfecting chemicals, burns from hot surfaces such as internal batteries, and other environmental factors that are commonly found in the computer support environments
  • Encounters low to moderate exposure to toxic or caustic/hazardous materials
  • Encounters low to moderate noise levels in the work environment
  • Encounters risk of exposure to communicable diseases, blood exposure, or possible contact with blood and body fluids due to classroom and lab environment

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