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ESL Instructor, Part-Time (non-credit)

Community College of Philadelphia
Northeast Regional

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Arts & Humanities, English As A Second Language
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ESL Instructor, Part-Time (non-credit)

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General Description:

The Division of Access & Community Engagement (DACE) ESL Institute at the Community College of Philadelphia invites applications for part-time ESL Instructors.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute is responsible for helping students improve their English language skills and enhancing the growth of students’ abilities in the areas of college and career readiness/job preparation, citizenship, cultural integration, life skills, and active participation in society. The instructor of this part-time, non-credit course will effectively teach curriculum that is aligned with ESL standards (based on National Common Core Standards) in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Willingness to participate in a collaborative and dynamic instructional program model to include involvement in the development of curriculum, syllabi and lesson plans. Ability to establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and effectively communicate those objectives to students

• Foster the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills through instruction and in-class student interactions.

• Provide students with the necessary resources and materials to help them understand and master course content.

• Integrate technology in the delivery of instruction, student assessment and course assessment, to enhance and improve student learning outcomes.

• Actively instruct students in the ESL content areas through proven, successful, contextualized and accelerated approaches.

• Document and assess student progress toward mastery of standards, punctual attendance, etc., providing ongoing feedback to students of their progress.

• Participate in on-going professional development to enhance skills, instructional performance and resources to best meet the needs of students and the program.

• Deliver instruction through various modes to engage diverse learning styles and preferences (including but not limited to computer-assisted, web-based, self-paced, distance and hybrid, small group, learning communities, contextual learning, hands-on activities, on-line linkages to and examples from the workplace and career pathways).

• Possess good attention to detail and ability to provide accurate, on-time paperwork.

• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

• Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.

• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration.

• Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. • Proactively identify/address problems.

• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

• Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.

• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention.

• Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocate for their learning and well-being.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Adult Education with a concentration in the content area.

• Minimum of 1-year experience working with adult English languagelearners in an instructional capacity required.

• Proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word and PowerPoint, primarily), email, internet, Zoom, and Canvas or similar learning management systems for the purposes of instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Education or content area.

• Relevant instructional certification.

• Experience working with low beginning proficiency ELLs.

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for ESL and adult populations.

• Bilingual or multilingual.

Work Location:

Northeast Regional


“Success Starts Here” is our message to the Philadelphia community – and at Community College of Philadelphia, we recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.

Our benefits include:

  • 100% College-paid medical, dental and prescription drug for employees and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months (off on Fridays)
  • Most employees work from home one day each week
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.

• Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.

• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.

All candidates must have child abuse clearances, FBI fingerprinting, PA State Criminal Background Checks and have completed the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporter Training within the past 5 years or renew certifications/course completion prior to start date.

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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