Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Adult Education Instructor

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary

The IRC in New Jersey seeks an Adult Education Instructor to deliver English Language Training (ELT), Cultural Orientation (CO), Job Readiness Training (JRT) and Digital Literacy instruction to support its education programs for refugees and other immigrants. Under the supervision of the Adult Education Coordinator, they will provide humanitarian entrants with contextualized instruction that promotes English language skills needed to obtain and retain employment and achieve self-sufficiency. The Adult Education Instructor is expected to work independently and effectively engage students in support of high retention rates. They must also ensure client data is collected and managed to effectively report on grant-funded programs.

Hours: 37.5 per week.

Approximate breakdown of weekly hours, subject to change: 20 hrs. teaching, 10 hrs. lesson planning, 5 hrs. administrative work, 2 hrs. team meetings.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide content-based English language instruction (ELT, JRT, CO, and/or digital literacy).

  • Develop and implement engaging lesson plans that assist students in meeting their goals and offer a variety of instructional methods adapted to diverse learning styles.

  • Incorporate job readiness and technology into ESL classroom instruction.

  • Design and administer student assessment tools that gauge student learning and monitor achievement of performance outcomes.

  • Create a welcoming environment that fosters community and learning among program participants.

  • Submit weekly lesson plans and/or bi-weekly unit plans that address material to be covered in class.

  • Coordinate registration, intake and pre- and post-testing as needed

  • Monitor and track student participation in program.

  • Assist with reporting requirements as needed

  • Attend regular team meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree, plus at least 1 year of Experience teaching adult English language learners (ELLs).

  • TESOL degree/certificate preferred.

  • Experience living in a country outside of the U.S. highly desired.

  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and student-centered teaching strategies.

  • Comfort working with refugees and immigrants from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills.

  • Strong culturally responsive Interpersonal Communication skills.

  • Experience working with interpreters.

  • Experience using Zoom or Online Learning platforms.

  • Detail oriented and organized.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Language Skills: English fluency required, fluency in another language strongly preferred

Working Environment:**

  • Standard office work environment.
  • Hybrid- Some remote work optional for virtual classes.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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