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ESL Educator

Requisition ID:

Job Title: ESL Educator

Department: Arts & Sciences

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: 35.00 - 35.00

Schedule: Varies; offering morning, afternoon, and evening classes depending upon demand.

Job Description:

Position Summary

The English As A Second Language (ESL) Educators provide quality instruction and maintain a supportive learning environment in virtual and in-person classes. This position teaches Basic English as a Second Language topics including, but not limited to, grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, and technology, as directed by the Language Institute (LI) Supervisor according to assigned schedule.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Positive Approach, Creating an Inclusive Environment, Planning & Organizing, Adaptability



Plans and implements learning activities that support course objectives and are appropriate to student needs. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for students to experience success through academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment. Answers questions and provides assistance to students regarding assignments and classroom activities. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course objectives.

Communicates progress in the course to students in a timely manner. Communicates and collaborates with other ESL Educators and leadership to ensure consistency and quality of education. Assists in the maintenance of course materials and facilities, as appropriate.

Classroom & Student Support

Keeps accurate and up-to-date records of attendance and scores in accordance with established College and departmental policies and procedures. Handles student concerns with respect, follows guidelines, processes and procedures, and escalates any issues to the LI Supervisor or Director. Assists in the identification of students with academic or other needs, and responds by utilizing appropriate resources.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.

Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work and learning environment where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment.

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attends all required department meetings and trainings. Ensures College name and image is perceived positively by external as well as internal audience/stakeholders. Actively participates in staff development workshops which contribute to personal and professional growth.

Usual Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: adult learning theory and teaching methods; English grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary learning strategies, and language modes; technology in learning. Skill in: communication (verbal, non-verbal and written), adjusting to audience; maintaining the audience's attention; presenting content in a logical manner; defining clear goals, measuring and communicating student progress toward those goals. Ability to: understand students’ needs and concerns; differentiate instruction appropriately; use learning aids; effectively work with a culturally and linguistically diverse population; build collaborative relationships with colleagues; maintain accurate and complete work records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in English, a world language, Communication, or other related field; One (1) year of ESL teaching or adult learning organization experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in TESOL or related field, or TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification; significant ESOL teaching experience; demonstrated excellence in an adult learning organization.

Additional Information: The Language Institute’s Basic ESL program aims to equip adult students with the English skills they need to participate fully in their lives in the United States. Our ESL Educators have strong classroom management skills and excellent communication skills; they are adept in collaborating with others, and compassionate while still holding students to high standards. ESL Educators provide quality instruction and maintain a supportive learning environment in virtual and in-person classes. This is a part-time position, and hours may vary term to term. Ohio residents only. *Candidates are asked to submit a resume AND a cover letter to be considered for the position.*

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