JOB TITLE: ESL and Digital Literacy Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Health & Social Services
REPORTS TO: Adult Literacy and Access Coordinator
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time or Full time
EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of ESL and Digital Literacy Instructor. SEAMAACis a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.”
The ESL and Digital Literacy Instructor plays a vital role in helping immigrant and refugee adults reach their digital literacy and English literacy goals. The ESL and Digital Literacy Instructor will teach ESL classes, ESL-Digital Literacy Classes, and English For Citizenship Classes. The Instructor will assist with class recruitment, register students, develop and implement lesson plans, facilitate classroom instruction, conduct pre and post assessments, conduct mock interviews for employment and naturalization students, train and manage program volunteers, and complete online data collection. This is a hybrid position, with some remote work and some in-person work required. In-person work will take place at the Hansjörg Wyss Wellness Center, 1902 S. 8th St., Philadelphia.
Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations:
Assist with class recruitment planning and implementation
Plan and implement lessons for online classes and in-person classes
Maintain and facilitate student attendance, intake, testing, and evaluation records
Plan and implement student retention plan
Conduct pre-tests and post-tests of all students
Provide one-on-one educational support such as assisting with online employment applications,
conducting mock interviews for naturalization tests, and other ESL-Digital Literacy student needs
Refer students to case management, Digital Literacy lab, digital navigation resources,
naturalization, and other services as needed
Complete accurate and timely data entry, data collection, and data evaluation
Train program volunteers
Actively participate in organization-wide efforts at a minimum of 5 events per calendar year
Other duties may be assigned from time to time
• Experience working with immigrants and refugees who have Limited English Proficiency
• Bachelor’s Degree and
1. TESOL or equivalent Certification; and
2. Minimum one-year experience teaching adult learners of ESL, Civics, and/or Digital
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• Passion for delivering high impact services to low-income immigrants and refugees
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with groups and individuals
• Excellent classroom management and group facilitation skills
• Excellent digital skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, video conferencing,
electronic databases, and other platforms, ability to troubleshoot basic hardware and connectivity
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff and program participants
• Understanding of and commitment to SEAMAAC’s principles, concerns, and considerations
regarding issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team
• High emotional intelligence as defined by the ability to empathize, people skills, motivation, selfregulation, and self-awareness
• Time management and organizational skills
• Bilingual skills are desirable. Priority languages include Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Khmer,
Laotian, Indonesian, Burmese, Karen. Chin, Spanish, Arabic, French, Berber, and Nepali.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is a hybrid role with some in-person work and some remote work required. All duties
are subject to change, depending on COVID-19 public health guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The
employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools,
or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Necessary Special Requirements: Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background
checks. SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to
determine whether they affect the applicant’s suitability for the job. A job offer is contingent upon being
fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and providing proof of vaccination before start date.
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add
or change the duties at any time.
Salary and Benefits:
Hours: Full-time position is 40 hours/week. Part-time position is 20-30 hours/week.
Salary: $40,000-42,000 annual equivalent (approximately $20/hour)
Benefits: Full-time position includes paid health insurance, holidays, vacation leave, personal days, and
sick leave. Part-time position offers paid sick and holiday leave.
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