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ESOL Instructor(s)

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Category:: Faculty Positions
Department:: Adult Education Center
Locations:: West Barnstable, MA
Posted:: Oct 30, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time

About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


Instructor(s) are responsible for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in a respectful, student-centered, culturally inclusive setting while adhering to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines under the Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit.


  1. Align all curriculum, instruction, and lesson plans to incorporate lead learning standards from the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Frameworks.
  2. Develop students' academic, metacognitive, and digital literacy skills.
  3. Follow research-based best practices for effective adult learning when delivering the AEC ESOL Scope and Sequence for the appropriate level of instruction.
  4. Use a variety of instructional methods, techniques, and tools, including, but not limited to scaffolding and differentiated instruction to accommodate differences in learning styles, toward increasing student skills in English language listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  5. Work with advisors on an ongoing basis to incorporate into instruction individualized electronic student career and education activities, including, but not limited to: goal exploration; an inventory of each student's interests/values/aspirations; skills inventory; computer exploration of occupational choices that relate to student interests and skills; and assisting students in recording of activity exploration outcomes in the AEC My Life Plan digital portfolio.
  6. Teach the required number of sessions weekly/yearly (adding make-up sessions for snow days when needed).
  7. Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans that align with the AEC Curriculum/Scope & Sequence for the appropriate level.
  8. Monitor and record student attendance accurately on a daily basis; communicate attendance challenges in a timely manner to advising staff and/or program administrators; submit student and volunteer attendance records at the end of the last class of each month.
  9. Refer students to advising or administrative staff, when appropriate.
  10. Continuous and timely communication with advising and administrative staff regarding any student, class, curriculum, and programmatic challenges or issues.
  11. Attend scheduled staff meetings and participate in ongoing curriculum and continuous improvement program development meetings.
  12. Submit all required documentation in accordance with deadlines.
  13. Assist with intake, orientation, and assessment of new students.
  14. Arrange for substitute teachers (in advance) when needed and providing appropriate lesson plans for them.
  15. Manage and coach classroom volunteers to assist with delivery of the AEC ESOL curriculum.
  16. Attend at least 12 hours of professional development opportunities per academic year, as required for program facilitation and as per DESE guidelines. New staff will attend DESE required New Staff Orientation sessions.
  17. Complete and document (E5) college service, monthly staff meetings, and professional development.



  1. Bachelor's degree in education or another related field.
  2. Three years or more experience in ESOL adult education, with demonstrated ability to relate to the needs and interests of adult students.
  3. Experience using ongoing formative and summative assessments to inform teaching.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  5. Knowledge of diverse adult populations in ABE programs.
  6. Ability to teach Digital Literacy skills to students.
  7. Excellent organizational skills.
  8. Experience with multicultural students.
  9. Excellent problem-solving skills.


  1. Bilingual educator.
  2. Experience teaching basic math skills.
  3. Knowledge of the Massachusetts ABE System.
  4. Knowledge of assessments used in the Massachusetts ABE system.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION: $28.29 per hour for up to 6 hours of class time per week and 3 hours of planning time, 2 hours/month for staff meetings and 12 hours/year of professional development. Approximate period of employment: November 2018 - June 2019. Non-benefited, grant-funded, MCCC Unit Position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

This appointment is subject to the FY2019 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given the opportunity to submit a cover letter, which should specifically address the minimum and preferred qualifications, and a resume. Failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification. Please note that candidates invited to interview for the position will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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Posted: 1/2/2019
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