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Literacy for Life ESL Instructor

William & Mary
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

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 at William and Mary’s School of Education in Williamsburg and at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton. 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 is embarking on a new project which will provide English language classes to businesses in the community. Businesses may select general English instruction to help their employees better communicate in English or customized English instruction to address contextualized language needed in the workplace. Examples of contextualized English might be learning safety policies and procedures.

This is a contract, part-time position.

Function: To deliver ESL instruction to adult learners

Specific Duties:

• Prepare and teach in-person, level-appropriate English classes
• Liaise with businesses who have contracted the classes
• Plan lessons which utilize a variety of instructional techniques, to include individualized instruction, pairing, group work, and whole class instruction
• 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

Conditions of Employment:


Essential Designation:


Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in curriculum development preferred.

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:


Job Open Date:


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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