Part Time/ Temporary - ESL Literacy Coach

Montclair, NJ
Aug 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 16, 2017

Position Title Part Time/ Temporary - ESL Literacy Coach

Vacancy # N/A

Department Center of Pedagogy

Program Academic Affairs

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

Under the auspices of the Center of Pedagogy, the Teacher Education Advocacy Center (TEAC) employs the services of an ESL Literacy coach to provide undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Education and Human Services with reading, writing and/or ESL support to ensure the academic success of students in education and human services-related majors and programs of study. The ESL Literacy Coach will provide individual and/or small group assistance with term papers, essays, research projects and other writing assignments, as needed. The ESL Literacy Coach will be available by appointment. The Coach will also facilitate workshops and provide PRAXIS preparation when indicated. The Coach will compile and analyze data; and prepare reports as necessary. The Coach will also provide support to TEAC in the assessment and diagnosis of students' writing strengths, needs, and deficiencies.

The Coach's scope of work will focus on the following population of students: graduate students whose primary language is not English; students needing assistance with getting accepted to the Teacher Education Program, including provisional students and English Language Learners; students who need help with passing the PRAXIS I and II exams; and scholarship applicants and recipients.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Knowledge of instructional/tutoring practices related to developing literacy skills in a higher education environment with students preparing to become teachers
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain organization when keeping appointments
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data and write reports
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relations and work collaboratively with students, faculty and administration
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Teaching experience preferred

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communication, ESL, Education or related field.

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Send resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Carolina E. Gonzlez
Director, Teacher Education Advocacy Center (TEAC)
Center of Pedagogy

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