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ESL Training Specialist, Part Time Temporary

San Francisco Goodwill
Panhandle, California
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Part-time, Temporary



The ESL Training Specialist conducts targeted ESL trainings to Goodwill employees and Comprehensive Job Center participants across 6 Bay Area counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Solano, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties). The ESL Training Specialist creates and fosters a positive learning environment and inspires participants across diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.

This role requires experience working with ESL students from a variety of age ranges and language abilities, as well as knowledge of best practices for ESL teaching and effective classroom management. The ESL Training Specialist provides contextualized ESL-language training opportunities in the workplace designed to remove barriers to success and advancement and targeted job-readiness-training to ESL community members. This position reports to the Learning and Development Senior Manager. This temporary position will end on September 30th, 2024.

  • Facilitate ESL trainings and workshops for employees and community members.
  • Present information to participants in a clear and effective manner using a variety of teaching aids and instructional methods that reinforce learning.
  • Provide feedback on participant performance and provide updates to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and conduct assessments.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to schedule classes around business needs.
  • Maintain documentation and records to meet requirements for specific funding sources and perform data entry.
  • Support the Learning and Development team with other trainings and assignments as needed.
  • Support organizational initiatives and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • ESL teaching certification.
  • This position requires reliable transportation to travel between worksites in multiple counties across the Bay Area.
  • 2+ years of experience facilitating in-person, web-based, virtual learning or distance learning training to ESL students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with participants with limited English-language ability.
  • Knowledge of best practices for ESL teaching
  • Knowledge of best practices for teaching adult learners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums (in-person, phone and electronic-based)
  • Team player who demonstrates flexibility, and is able to manage multiple competing, changing priorities.
  • Receptive to feedback, willing to learn and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Strives for high customer satisfaction.
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to exercise discretion and judgment in confidential matters.
  • Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of educational, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Respects and has knowledge of cultures, ethnicities, gender, sexual orientations and age groups other than one's own, able to work effectively with all.
  • Follows and promotes workplace quality and safety standards and contributes to a culture of safety.

Salary Description

$32.45 per hour

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