• ESL Instructor

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 10:02 AM)
    Req ID
    2018-15546
    Dept
    Boston Public Library
    Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    BPL: COPLEY BRANCH
    Salary Min
    47,280.18
    Salary Max
    63,759.20
    Union
    PSA
    Openings
    1
    Contact Email
    ELINCOLN@BPL.ORG
  • Overview:

    Brief job description (essential functions of the job):

     

    Position Overview

    Under supervision and within the framework of the library’s policies and practices, assumes responsibility for the effective execution of programs and services in support of ESOL/ABE within the Library’s broader program of services to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting, performing work which requires substantial application of professional knowledge and experience.

     

    Reports to

    Literacy Coordinator (P3)

     

    Supervises

    As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members, volunteers, and teachers in absence of the Coordinator

    Responsibilities:

    Scope of Responsibility

     

    1. Works with Literacy Coordinator to develop, plan and implement the Library’s ESOL/ABE and Adult Literacy programs and services.
    2. In cooperation with the Literacy Coordinator, designs, develops, and instructs adult basic education workshops, including ESL, basic English, computer, life skills, workplace and other special projects, at the Central Library, neighborhood branches, and other remote locations.
    3. Under the direction of the Literacy Coordinator, implements on-going community and patron outreach and recruitment activities to increase the use of literacy resources system-wide.
    4. Designs and provides development support for adult literacy curriculum and lesson planning for English as a second language and Adult Basic Education classes, tutoring, and other patron-centered literacy programs.
    5. Provides instruction to increase patron skills in the use of literacy resources available system-wide.
    6. Participates in training and evaluation of literacy teachers, volunteers and interns.
    7. Assumes responsibility for oral presentations and written reports on literacy services activities system-wide.
    8. Assists in training and supervising professional and non-professional staff.
    9. Performs other related and comparable duties, as assigned.

     

    Competencies

     

    • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.
    • Ability to execute library policy.
    • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
    • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.
    • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
    • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
    • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
    • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
    • Collaborates with internal and external partners.
    • Ability to work well with staff and public.
    • Superior knowledge of bibliographical tools and resources.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    Qualifications

     

    Education 

    Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university; Master’s degree in adult literacy or Library & Information Science required.  Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.  Fluency in additional languages preferred.

     

    Experience

    Two years of appropriate professional experience working with individuals or groups engaged in literacy education and in working collaboratively with community based organizations, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. Experience in literacy program development; knowledge of book and non-print materials and specialized resources related to the literacy field desired; experience of outreach and recruitment techniques and demonstrated interest in library work related to literacy; demonstrated interest in community library work and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships.

     

    Requirements 

    1. Some evening and weekend hours.
    2. Ability to travel to off-site locations, as assigned.
    3. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    4. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
    5. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

    Terms

    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA / P 1

    Hours per week: 35

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