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Literacy for Life ESL Instructor – Hampton/Newport News

William & Mary
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Arts & Humanities, English As A Second Language
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number:


Position Title:

Literacy for Life ESL Instructor – Hampton/Newport News

Employment Category:

Part Time Professional


William & Mary


3M1000 Education Operations

Unit Mission Statement:

Founded in 1975, Literacy for Life is an independent 501© 3 organization located in William and Mary’s School of Education. Literacy for Life’s mission is to empower adults by building foundational skills for success in life and work. Literacy for Life provides professional instruction and volunteer tutoring in reading, writing, math, English language, citizenship, computer skills, high school completion (GED and NEDP), health literacy, workplace readiness, and preparation for post-secondary programs.

Position Summary:

Please Note: This is a courtesy posting for Literacy for Life and not a William & Mary position.

Literacy for Life has recently expanded to serve adult learners in the Lower Peninsula. This 16-hour a week position is for an Instructor at Literacy for Life’s Peninsula Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton.

• Prepare and teach 4 (1.5 hour each) in person ESL classes
• Prepare and teach 2 (1.5 hour each) virtual classes
• Plan lessons which utilize a variety of instructional techniques, to include individualized instruction, pairing, group work, and whole class instruction (7 hours of planning a week)
• Oversee and manage any volunteer teacher aides in the classroom and ensure they have the teaching resources needed to facilitate small group and/or individual activities
• Maintain and report accurate learner attendance
• Contact students who have missed several consecutive lessons
• Ensure that the classroom environment is welcoming and conducive to learning
• Assist with intakes and assessments when needed

Conditions of Employment:


Essential Designation:


Required Qualifications:

College degree required. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills. Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively. Experience as an ESL instructor, working with diverse populations and/or experience working with adults.

Is the position remote work eligible?:

Not eligible

Remote Work Disclaimer:

Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

Advertised Pay Range:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Advertised Pay Range Statement:

All hiring rates are commensurate with relevant experience up to the advertised amount considering internal alignment.

Benefits Summary Statement:


Open Until Filled:


Special Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to Jason Thornton at

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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