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ESL Facilitator

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Date: Julu 1, 2022

Title: ESL Facilitator- Workforce Innovation Opprtunity Act (WIOA)

Grant- Professional Services: No Benefit Contingency

This position is represented by the Faculty Assosciation

Position Number: 847

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM and/or 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

10 - 22 hours per week until 6/30/2023

Compensation: $25.00 per hour

Reports to: Associate Dean of Strategic Outreach

Posting closing date: Until filled


GRCC is seeking to build a candidate pool for on-call or limited duration temporary non-benefited positions. GRCC Adult Education is interested in applicants who meet the qualifications mentioned below and possesses an interest in working with diverse learners from a wide range of age, ethnicity and national origin. They must be able to engage their students through innovative teaching methods and a variety of mediated instructional applications.

  • Deliver lesson plans and provide ESL instruction in the following areas: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Math per state curriculum guidelines for the WIOA grant.
  • Supervise and manage a classroom learning environment.
  • Administer and score all assessments tests, including but not limited to, CASAS, TABE, and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
  • Manage projects and meet projected time lines as required.
  • Implement adult learning and training methods in the classroom such as training manuals, demonstration models, visual aids, tutorials and reference works.
  • Proctor and document student progress.
  • Practice Continuous Quality Improvement to modify program delivery to meet existing and future needs of Learning Centers.
  • Able to adjust pace of curriculum delivery based on the needs of the students within the guidelines defined by the State of Michigan.
  • Implement technology whenever possible to assist student learning.
  • Follow established work safety policies and procedures.
  • Support the diverse needs of minority and underrepresented students.
  • Generate and maintain quarterly progress records on mandated student assessments and adult learning plans, as required by State Reporting System.
  • Possess an understanding of how to effectively deal with students with personal issues, and disruptive behaviors both in and out of the classroom.
  • Attend required meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by Associate Dean of Academic Outreach.
  • Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.

  • Project a professional image including punctuality, dependability and good attendance records
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn the college-wide system.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, Microsoft Office

Job Specifications

  • Certification to teach English as a Second Language in the following areas Reading, Listening, Writing and Math required.
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred but not required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of documented successful professional experience working with Adult Education and underrepresented populations.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred. Proficient verbal and written communications in English and Spanish
  • Possess strong interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in working with diverse student/learner populations that represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting a learning-centered environment

  • Computer skills using common office software, and Internet.
  • Knowledge with using as CASAS and WorkKeys.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills working with diverse populations.
  • Must be able to use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations.
  • Ability to work in an environment where students suffer from high rates of poverty, unemployment, and crime in their community.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a cross-functional team and a collaborative learning centered environment.
  • Ability to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm and the ability to be innovative and creative.

Mental Demands:
  • Ability to handle pressure situations in a professional manner
  • Possess mature judgment
  • Ability to learnand react quickly, make decision and execute them expeditiously

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions:
  • Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor environment
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as needed

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