Business English Instructor

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Hybrid Work Model)
Position Code: JQULC
Salary Range:
$45,000 – $50,000/year


Position Summary:
The Train & Earn (T&E) Program is a career pathways program for youth and young adults ages 16-24 that provides work readiness support, occupational skills training, and employment services, along with supportive services such as High School Equivalency (HSE) classes, paid internships, access to post-secondary education and sector-based credential training. The Business English Instructor is responsible for providing contextualized hybrid instruction in all areas of the HSE and in Business English that will support the overall program model and relate to working in a general business environment.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily instruction in all five content areas of the HSE in accordance with NYS Department of Education standards.
  • Provide daily instruction in Business English and create and submit for approval an effective Business English curriculum that addresses Basic English concepts and touches upon resume writing, cover, thank you and resignation letters, business letters and memos, and formal and informal e-mails.
  • Update and enhance the curriculum and workshops with current digital platforms for hybrid learning that meet different learning styles’ needs.
  • Assist in administering and grading HSE predictors.
  • Assist in administering pre- and post-TABE testing.
  • Maintain the classroom and take responsibility for creating a classroom environment that reflects the goals of the overall program.
  • Coordinate instruction with the other staff to ensure overall curriculum integration that enhances the learning experience for participants and reflects a simulated work environment. (An example would be given an assignment for the participants to prepare that can be formatted during the computer class).
  • Enforce all participant rules and guidelines consistent with standard program policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure participants’ progress as it relates to each specific curriculum.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on each participant’s progress and report on such progress to other program staff and administration.
  • Facilitates public speaking curriculum and recruits debate team.
  • Supports all aspects of programming, including but not limited to recruitment and participant outreach.
  • Perform all other appropriate duties assigned by the Program Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good attendance/punctuality record.
  • Quality classroom instruction and effective lesson planning, effective classroom management and curriculum coordination, timeliness of progress reports and case notes.
  • Level of achievement in TABE post-testing and HSE attainment.
  • Proficiency in computer technology, including Microsoft Office, Excel, data entry skills.

Education and Experience/Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience or Associate Degree and four years of relevant experience.
  • HSE teaching experience preferred.

Other Qualifications:  These are the skills & attributes that all OBT employees need in order to meet the expectations of each other, our participants, and our partners.

Communicate with Clarity – Be clear, concise, and actionable. Be relentlessly constructive. Seek and provide meaningful feedback.

Work with Purpose – Exhibit a “We Can” mindset. Results outweigh effort. Everyone understands how their role contributes. Set aside personal objectives for team results.

Drive to Decision – Cut the swirl with defined deadlines and decision points. Be clear on individual accountability and decision authority. Guided by a commitment to and accountability for mission outcomes.

Own the Outcome – Defined milestones, commitments and intended results. Assess your work in context, if you’re unsure, ask. Demonstrate unwavering support for decisions.