ESL Support Specialist

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Posted: August 24, 2021
Level: Temporary Part-time Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time 17 hours per week
Job Posting: CCC 21-11
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis.


Capital Community College

Manchester Community College

Middlesex Community College

Three Rivers Community College

Quinebaug Valley Community College

Anticipated Start Date:

Continuous open recruitment

Position Summary:

The ESL Support Specialist performs a full range of operations and administrative tasks in support of the admission and enrollment of students at a two-year Connecticut Community College which has open enrollment and which offers degree and certificate programs in a broad range of liberal arts, transfer, occupational and career studies. Working under the supervision of the ESL Program Administrator, the ESL Support Specialist provides one-on-one and group support to students whose first language is not English. The Support Specialist’s main function is to aid ESL students during the onboarding process as well as during their coursework.

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriately related field.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience in Advising and/or student support programming
  • Experience with Technology and data maintenance
  • Experience in Outreach and/or recruiting

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) or more years of relevant experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish, etc.)
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the ESL Program Administrator or other administrator, the ESL Support Specialist is accountable for providing one-on-one and group support to students whose first language is not English. The Support Specialist’s main function is to aid ESL students during the onboarding process as well as during their coursework.

This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$32.14 hourly.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity


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