ESOL Instructor

Department/Team: Adult Education and Literacy (AELP)
Classification: Temporary/Part-Time/Non-Exempt
Work Location: Bushwick & Sunset Park
Salary Range: $38/hour
Hiring Code: YHPW2

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and inequity by providing education, job training, and employment opportunities. Our mission is to bridge the gap to economic prosperity for underserved communities, contributing to economic recovery. Through skills-based training, education, and job placement, we empower out-of-school youth and adults to achieve upward economic mobility, equipping them with a competitive edge in the job market. Our values of Integrity, Excellence, and Empowerment guide us, and we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. 

Equity Commitment: At OBT, we recognize the impact of systemic racism, discrimination, and power imbalances on inequality. We are actively integrating racial equity, diversity, and inclusion into our organization, striving to create a culture where all individuals, especially historically marginalized voices, feel valued and empowered. Our goal is to dismantle barriers and pave the way for an equitable workforce. 

Role Summary:

The AELP provides classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and HSE preparation for adults ages 18 and above. The AELP incorporates job readiness and college preparation and job placement into its curriculum. The goal of the program is to help adults improve their English language proficiency, enhance literacy skills, obtain HSEs, and obtain or improve employment. The ESOL Instructor is a dynamic, committed educator who has significant experience working with a diverse population of adult, including non-traditional learners. Candidate will provide contextualized ESOL classes to English language learners. Candidate must be able to work independently and have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be creative, organized, and committed to learner-centered, participatory education.


  • Develop and teach an integrated and relevant, student driven ESOL curriculum that integrates technology, authentic assessment, health literacy, and work readiness skills.
  • Monitor and track student time and attendance.
  • Administer BEST Plus and TABE testing where required.
  • Assist with student outreach, registration, intake, retention, assessment.
  • Participate in professional development and best practice sharing activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High student retention rate high quality classroom instruction and lesson planning that integrates performance-based assessments and technology.
  • Accurate BEST Plus 2.0 testing.
  • Effective classroom management and community building.
  • Effective sharing of best practices; accurate and timely completion of attendance reporting, weekly reporting, and student secondary gains reporting.
  • NRS educational gains targets met or exceeded.
  • Experience using technology to enhance learning.
  • Dedication to creating an inclusive classroom.
  • Must have superb presentation & classroom presence and be a dynamic instructor.

Education and Experience/Training:

  • BA/BS required, MA/TESOL, TESLA or CELTA preferred.
  • BEST Plus 2.0 Certification.
  • At least two years’ experience required, preferably with new American adults or in family literacy.
  • Proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and electronic ESOL resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

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