ESL Instructor (3 Positions Available)

Boston, Suffolk County / Dorchester, Suffolk County / Uphams Corner, Suffolk County
Jul 15, 2014
The ESL Instructor (3 positions available) works with the Director of ESL/University Prep Programs to implement instruction in English for non-native speakers in all of College of Advancing and Professional Studies’ (CAPS) ESL and international programs, whether based on open enrollment, the workplace, distance learning, grant funds, departmental or community collaboration, or special cohort arrangements, including programs developed in conjunction with the China Programs Center or stemming from other inter-institutional agreements. The position entails interactive and communicative instruction that provides language training through a variety of approaches focused on specific programmatic goals: a) university preparation, academic skills, and personal development; b) workplace communication and presentation skills; c) cultural experience and personal growth; d) English language survival skills and basic literacy. The position also requires the development and delivery of basic workshops to foster multi-cultural understanding and insight, as well as orientation activities concerning practical matters of campus and daily life in the U.S. The ESL Instructor will assist generally in most aspects of program design, delivery, coordination, management; and related organizational and logistical support activities. This position may be offered either as a 43-week or as a 52-week position. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Perform up to 24 hours a week classroom instruction in various programs, writing and revising of curricula in accordance with stated goals and methods of each program and/or implementing pre-established guidelines and course syllabi to create challenging and educationally valid classes; • Mentor and advise students; • Participate in pre-arrival activities and orientation of new students; • Conduct entry-level proficiency assessment; • Maintain records of participant attendance, instructional activity, and performance; • Conduct progress testing and writing periodic student evaluation reports; • Collect and format information to allow the Director to make student admissions recommendations; • Assist the Designated School Official with international student visa and I-20 compliance procedures; • Participate in regular staff meetings and professional training activities, including mentoring of novice teachers; • Assist with basic program marketing and promotional activities; • Participate in CAPS workgroups, as assigned; • Perform other related duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and one to three years of teaching experience required; Master’s Degree preferred. • Knowledge of basic information and instruction technologies. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong oral and written communication skills Additional Information: UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday. Application Instructions: Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references. • Professional Union. Benefited. • Full-Time. Grade 30. • Normal Hiring Range: $42,215-$46,172 • Unrestricted funding. Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. Closing date for applications: August 29, 2014