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Workplace Literacy ESL Instructor(s)

January 2023: The Literacy Council is currently recruiting candidates.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County seeks experienced ESOL instructors who display a high degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, a belief in lifelong learning, and a strong commitment to adult learners to join a collaborative team.

Level/Salary Range:

$23-25/hour (commensurate with prior experience) for instruction and preparation time, plus stipend.

Position Type: Part-time, hourly, contract for class preparation/instruction.

Job Description: We are seeking applicants for a part-time, hourly Workplace Literacy Program Instructor. Click on the position name for a more detailed description of job responsibilities, as well as other details. See job posting on LinkedIn.

Schedule: We currently have need for an instructor or instructors for Workplace Literacy Program classes in Frederick, Maryland.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Teach English to classes of adults representing a wide range of cultures and educational backgrounds.  Responsible for instructing workplace classes for adult English language learners employed by local businesses for the Literacy Council’s Workplace Literacy Program. Instructor(s) will utilize curriculum that concentrates on English language literacy and life skills.  Instructor(s) will be under the supervision of the Literacy Council’s Workplace Literacy Program Coordinator.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years ESL/EFL/English for Specific Purposes classroom teaching experience with adults or other strong teaching background
  • Experience working with a diverse learner population
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with students from diverse language, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in teaching English as a second language (TESOL, TEFL, etc.) or completion of a 120-hour TESOL certificate with practicum (e.g., CELTA, SIT TESOL Certificate)
  • Experience delivering customer service training or similar experience

SKILLS

Basic computer skills required, including Microsoft (or Google equivalent): Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Must have own transportation and a valid driver’s license. Vehicle insurance must meet minimum requirements.

REFERENCES

Must be able to provide references relevant to recent teaching experience.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is an Equal Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking candidates who are interested in joining a growing team of nonprofit professional staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting adult basic education and literacy programs for a diverse community of adult learners and their families in Frederick County.

For more information, contact Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Frederick County.  (301) 600-2066 or lauriefisher@frederickliteracy.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Laurie Fisher, or apply through LinkedIn.

Adult Literacy ESL Program Manager

Note: This position has been filled.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking candidates who are interested in joining a growing team of nonprofit professional staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting adult basic education and literacy programs for a diverse community of adult learners and their families in Frederick County.

We are seeking applicants for a full-time Program Manager.  Please click on the position name to see the job description details. See job posting on LinkedIn.

The focus of this full-time Program Manager position is to oversee all adult basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs provided by the Literacy Council of Frederick County, including:

  • One-to-one/small group tutoring (Basic Literacy/English as a Second Language)
  • Community Classes
  • Parent Literacy
  • Workplace Literacy

This position will specifically oversee and manage an intake and assessment process for adult learners, volunteer training, community classes, data management and reporting, and outreach to the community to build relationships and coordinate delivery of services. This position is ideal for an experienced professional in the field of adult literacy who has program management experience and a proven track record teaching adults who are English language learners.  Certification in TESOL or equivalent training is a priority.

For more information, contact Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Frederick County.  (301) 600-2066 or lauriefisher@frederickliteracy.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Laurie Fisher, or apply through LinkedIn.

Office Assistant

Note: This position has been filled.

We are seeking applicants for an Office Assistant.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking a candidate who is interested in joining a growing team of nonprofit professional staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting adult basic education and literacy programs for a diverse community of adult learners and their families in Frederick County. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

The focus of this part-time Office Assistant position is to provide overall support for the Literacy Council’s tutoring, community classes, parent literacy and workplace literacy programs.  This position will have the benefit of interacting directly with prospective and current adult learners from many diverse backgrounds, as well as an amazing team of dedicated volunteer tutors, class instructors, and staff. The position will be located at the Literacy Council’s office located at 110 E. Patrick Street, Frederick.

A general description of duties include:

  • Ensure that the office is accessible during regular work hours
  • Answer telephone, front desk inquiries, greet and assist visitors
  • Coordinate office volunteers, day to day volunteer tasks, including training office volunteers
  • Support curbside pickup/drop off of teaching and learning materials from lending library
  • Respond to general email and channel requests to appropriate team members
  • Distribute workload among the volunteer staff; Maintain volunteer staff time records; Train volunteer staff
  • Schedule tutor rooms and classroom
  • Manage lending library (new inventory, accurate inventory, new patrons, check in/out, overdue notices)
  • Respond/prepare material requests for tutors/students 
  • Order and maintain office supplies/classroom materials/books as needed
  • Maintain information and referral for students
  • Help with publicity, press releases, online newsletter  
  • Submit facility work order requests 
  • Data entry and outputs
  • Support tutor intake and assessment process 
  • General office maintenance 
  • Maintain current signage/classroom schedules posted 
  • Update website with current classroom & volunteer training schedules
  • Make copies as requested, organize and process mailings, open and distribute mail
  • Distribute promotional materials to library and other agencies on a scheduled basis 
  • Support special events

You will join a collaborative team of colleagues who display a high degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, a belief in lifelong learning, and a strong commitment to help lift lives through literacy programs.

For more information, contact Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Frederick County.  (301) 600-2066 or lauriefisher@frederickliteracy.org. Interested applicants, please email a cover letter and resume to Laurie Fisher.