Literacy Specialist (ESOL)

Holyoke Community College
United States
Apr 02, 2024
Apr 05, 2024
Job Role
Provides student-centered ESOL instruction to adult English learners with career and college readiness focus, aligned to MA ESOL Professional Standards. Multiple positions available: Mornings: Level 1 ESOL instruction (Tu/Th/F 9:30am-12:30pm) in person on the campus of Holyoke Community College. Mornings: Level 1 ESOL instruction (M/W/F 9:30am-12pm) on Zoom Evenings: ESOL for Culinary Arts (M-Th 5-9pm) in person at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. Provide contextualized ESOL instruction for intermediate-level adult students who are completing line cook training. Program meetings on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm.

Possibility of additional hours for substitute teaching, conversation groups or additional low-intensity classes, and/or assessment if TABE-E or BEST+ certified,

up to a maximum of 18.5 hours/week. Provides high quality, communicative ESOL instruction related to skill development and college/career readiness.

The program seeks to guide learners in identifying career goals and developing ESOL and work readiness skills in relation to that goal, leading to employment or placement in a job training or educational program. Integrates technology into instruction. For ESOL for Culinary Arts: Contextualizes ESOL instruction to culinary/hospitality field through collaboration with culinary trainers. Supports student vocabulary development, conceptual understanding, and study skills of content related to ServSafe Manager exam, other industry recognized credentials, and culinary/hospitality instruction. Works closely with Director/Assistant Director, Career Advisor, and other teachers and staff to provide comprehensive instruction and support. Works closely with intake/assessment coordinator to develop and maintain student assessment schedule in order to meet program goals and fulfill funding requirements. Participates in program planning, curriculum development, and professional development. Promotes positive relationships with partners, engaging in collaborative planning and coordination as needed. REQUIRED:

Bachelor”s degree and at least two years” experience teaching adult ESOL/ESL/EFL; Strong written and interpersonal communication and technology skills; Commitment to professional and program development; Commitment to learner-centered teaching; Ability to work effectively and flexibly with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Ability to deliver services and instruction in person. EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


TESOL Certification; Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Russian, or another language other than English; Familiarity with DESE-funded ABE system (including MA English Language Proficiency Standards and/or College & Career Readiness Standards); Experience with online learning and curriculum design,

ability to integrate math (operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportion) into ESOL instruction in relation to career goals; Prior experience with career-focused ESOL instruction. Part-Time, MCCC Unit position


$32.00/hour; no benefits Hours:

14-18.5 hours/week. 7.5-10 hours teaching, 5.75-7.5 hours prep, paid staff meeting and professional development time. Funding Source:


April-June with possibility to continue in fall 2024.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


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