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ELL English Language Learning - Adjunct

Green River Community College
Lake Tapps, Washington
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Position Summary


Green River College's student body is made up of approximately 41% Academic Transfer students, 34% Professional-Technical, 15% Adult Basic Education, 3% Applied Bachelor degrees. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.


The ELL Department serves all its diverse students with equity and inclusion and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to join us. We are committed to supporting our faculty as they join us in providing quality instruction.

Position Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned classes
  • Maintain communication with the ELL department on a regular basis and complete all needed paperwork for a program funded by the state Basic Education for Adult's Office
  • Conduct pre/post tests in CASAS as required
  • Participate in new student intake and appraisal
  • Attend ELL all faculty quarterly meeting
  • Use established materials and help create new materials for classes


  • B.A. degree
  • TESOL certificate or equivalent teaching experience
  • Knowledge of adult teaching methods, assessment, and instructional materials
  • Ability to use and create materials for classes
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness of and sensitivity to major refugee groups in South King County

  • Master's degree in TESOL, or a Master's degree in a related field and a TESOL Certificate
  • Experience teaching content based ELL to immigrants and refugees

  • Understanding of Career and College Readiness Standards
  • Experience with Reading Apprenticeship and contextualized instruction, and CASAS appraisal and pre/post assessment
  • Ability to be self-directed and responsible in meeting federal, state, and college reporting and testing deadlines
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to major refugee groups in South King County
  • Experience with on-line teaching
  • Experience using an LMS such as Canvas

Supplemental Information

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position.
  • A Cover Letter which specifically describes how you meet each qualification
  • Resume
  • Supplemental question(s)

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All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

At this time, Green River College does not offer H1B Visa.

Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report- Green River College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, 253-288-3315. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

More than Just a Paycheck!

Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.

Health Benefits:

Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only).

Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload* for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board.

Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload* at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances.

Leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract.
  • Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.


Describe your experience, education and professional development regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Question

Agency Green River College

Address 12401 SE 320th Street

Auburn, Washington, 98092


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