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ESOL Instructor (Middle/High School)

New York NY

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York NY
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-16

Requisition ID: req51183

Job Title: ESOL Instructor (Middle/High School)

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 27.50 - 27.50 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program that prepares newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, social-emotional learning, physical education, field trips and life skills classes.

The IRC is seeking an ESOL instructor to create and implement an English language curriculum for true beginners through intermediate-level students for Upper School (Grades 6-12). The ESOL Teacher will instruct up to 12 lessons each week. The classes will be held between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, Monday - Thursday.  

Following pre-program training, the ESOL Teacher will be expected to understand how their contributions fit into the larger Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model for supporting students at the Academy and liaise with other professionals accordingly, especially the classroom teaching staff and the Student Support Team.  


Position term:  June 17 – August 16, 2024


  • Training: July 1-3, 2024: Up to 24 hours of training
    • Foundational online training modules to be completed independently ahead of synchronous staff training dates 
  • Main Program: July 8 – August 16, 2024: 4 hours per day, Monday – Thursday. 


Major Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in mandatory school programming. 
  • Contribute to collaborative planning sessions for all staff training and program meetings. 
  • Plan a 6-week culturally- and developmentally-responsive curriculum.
  • Plan for sheltered instructional approaches (SIOP) for English Language Learners/multilingual learners, grades 6-12 in the curriculum
  • Submit daily lesson plans, slide decks, and materials weekly in advance of the date of instruction
  • Perform formative, and post-assessments to inform planning and instruction. 
  • Record student observations and Complete the All-Staff program evaluation
  • Review student progress and maintain student data bodies of evidence 
  • Complete all required reports on time. 
  • Plan for, incorporate, and support Classroom Culture Lead Teachers and volunteer Peer Mentors as they integrate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into classroom instruction
  • Participate in one after-school parent/teacher conference evening during the academy
  • Complete weekly progress reports and final report cards for each student


Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelors in education, TESOL, ESOL, Linguistics; candidate for Masters degree preferred
  • 3+ years of classroom teaching experience in New York City public schools or another accredited school system strongly preferred
  • Professional experience teaching social-emotional learning to youth is highly desirable
  • Experience teaching English Language Learners/multilingual learners utilizing a Sheltered Instructional (SIOP) approach, highly desirable
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Second language proficiency in a relevant language (Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Fulani, Haitian Creole, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian.)  

Working Environment:

  •  NYSA occurs in a centrally located school in New York City. All applicants must be willing to relocate to the New York City area for the entirety of the Academy.


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.

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.

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: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period. 

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