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ESL Instructor-Language Institute-Workforce & Economic Development (non-benefited)

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

Job Details

Category:: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions
Department:: Workforce & Economic Development
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Jan 11, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits
Position ID:: 171618

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Bunker Hill is also a Hispanic Service Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of undergrad full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.

Job Description:

The ESL Instructor for the Basic English Language Learning (BELL) program provides instruction to adult learners to prepare them for acquisition of English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking to transition to postsecondary and/or vocational education for career ladder employment. Instructors are required to have the ability to teach varying levels of ESL from the basic beginner level to high intermediate and align curriculum with the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELT). Instructional methods must reflect a student centered learning philosophy, varied lesson plans to accommodate different learning styles, integrated career pathways based on students' education and career goals, and agility with technology use in class instruction. The ESL Instructor works closely with the Language Institute Director to support student education and pathways for student success.

  • Align curriculum (scope and sequence, units, and lesson plans) and instruction with the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELT).
  • Utilize prescriptive syllabi and materials for class use; supplement materials each semester to maintain relevance.
  • Use technology effectively for timely grade and attendance submission as well as classroom instruction.
  • Keep up-to-date on current education research and best practices.
  • Maintain accurate grade and attendance records.
  • Collaborate with the program Director and Academic ELL to support curriculum alignment and transitioning to degree program goals.
  • Attend BELL program meetings.
  • Attend semester calibration meetings with AELL.
  • Attend professional development workshops and conferences.


  • Bachelor's Degree in TESOL, English or Education, possession of a teaching licensure a plus.
  • Experience working and teaching adult learners and diverse populations.
  • Experience in using technology in the classroom; experience in instructional design.
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

Please review our program webpage here:

Salary information: $45.00/hr ($2,700 per term). Opportunities for compensated professional development and curriculum alignment activities.

Review Date: open until filled

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.


Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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