Requisition ID: req46296
Job Title: VESL Instructor
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: USD 22.96 - 25.55 Hourly
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Work Arrangement: Hybrid
The Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) Instructor is responsible for providing group-based instruction, in the classroom and/or remotely, to adult refugees with various levels of English proficiency. This position is responsible for helping to implement an engaging, effective curriculum that supports refugee acquisition of English language skills that support employability. The Instructor will work closely with the Senior VESL Plus Instructor, other VESL Instructors, Employment Specialists, the Employment Training Supervisor, and other agency staff to ensure that clients achieve goals and objectives.
- Teach Vocational English as a Second Language classes, including specialized tracks focused on acquiring basic digital literacy skills, knowledge about driving so as to pass permit and behind-the-wheel driving tests, child care licensing, industrial sewing, and others as developed and needed;
- Assess students in order to evaluate their progress; track and report student attendance as advised;
- Develop lesson plans and materials in collaboration with the VESL Coordinator;
- Follow established policies and procedures in gathering and recording classroom attendance, homework completed, and other data required by grant funders;
- Coordinate with the VESL Coordinator, other VESL Instructors, Employment Specialists, the Employment Training Supervisor, and other relevant staff through regular communication, participation in team meetings, and other activities as requested;
- Participate in Early Employment and CFO Department team meetings, and staff development activities, as possible;
- Stay current on standard methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and strategies to engage adult ESL learners;
- Follow all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;
- Assist program supervisor with developing outreach materials and other administrative tasks, including tracking data;
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Undergraduate degree in a related field;
- Strong written and oral English language skills;
- ESL certification strongly preferred;
- Experience teaching ESL; 2+ years ESL teaching experience preferred;
- Experience working with immigrant populations and adults strongly preferred;
- On-line instruction/learning experience preferred;
- CA drivers license and car required;
- Experience with workforce and job training programs preferred;
- Proven cultural competency and sensitivity to working with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds;
- Able to maintain accurate and timely data records of student enrollment and participation;
- Able to take initiative and work independently to resolve challenges;
- Able to bring creativity to the classroom to teach to audiences with varied levels of English;
- Flexible, adaptable, and willing to work in a team environment.
- Standard office environment, including the current hybrid mode of remote work within San Diego County and required in-office days, and some field time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities. Office working environment is subject to change based on organization/business need.
- May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
- Offices hours are scheduled as Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.
- Access to a reliable vehicle to travel throughout the service delivery area with a valid driver's license and current insurance required.
Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
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.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.