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English Language Instructor

International Rescue Committee
Abilene, Kansas
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world”s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

Scope of Work: The English Language Instructor will develop and teach English language instruction (ELI) classes to Afghan clients, refugees and other ORR-eligible adolescents and adults to support successful integration, academic success, and increase employability.


  • Using existing curriculum, develop and implement ELI classes to be held at the IRC. Differentiate teaching segments to meet the needs of pre-literate clients as well as literate clients.
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers for ELI programming to assist in classroom instruction, and as English conversation partners
  • Assess barriers to attendance and provide access to ELI outside of regular business hours by hosting classes at alternate times and locations, utilizing trained volunteers and developing external referrals and follow up for ELI resources.
  • Provide pre and post instruction testing to all ELI clients
  • Maintain client files and documentation
  • Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor”s degree preferred, preferably in the areas of education, or social work. TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) certification required, BEST certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching literacy or English as a second language.
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Valid driver”s license, access to reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area
  • Ability to work hours conducive to meeting with middle and high school students outside of school.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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