Adult ESL Instructor - Mornings

  • Posted by Moody Career Services
  • Bridgeport, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jan 14, 2020
Part time TESOL/ESL

Job Description

World Relief Chicago

Job Description

Job Title: Adult ESL Instructor - Mornings

Reports To: Director of Education Services

Work Location: The Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago

Status: Part-time: 10 hours/week

Hours: Mornings: Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00-10:00am


World Relief Chicago is looking for an experienced ESL instructor to teach a morning class that is starting in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. The ESL Instructor will create and teach creative and interactive ESL lessons that incorporate life, literacy, digital literacy, employment-preparation, and college & career-readiness skills. If you are an energetic individual that has strong interpersonal skills and a passion to teach English to adult immigrants, this role may be a good fit for you. This is a 10 hour/week position. Classes are held Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 8:00-10:00am.


· Create and teach ESL lessons that incorporate life, literacy, digital literacy, employment-preparation, and college & career readiness skills;

· Assist students in exploring and setting educational and career goals;

· Adapt lesson plans and materials for a multilevel classroom;

· Mentor, guide, and assist classroom volunteers;

· Conduct formal and informal student assessments according to department guidelines;

· Document student attendance and report inconsistencies to the Program Coordinator;

· Follow up with students who are absent from class via phone calls;

· Complete all required professional development trainings in a timely manner;

· Maintain proper care of class equipment and teaching site;

· Maintain clear and timely communication with World Relief Chicago’s Director of Education and partner site coordinator;

· Communicate and coordinate with staff of the ministry partner hosting the class;

· Meet with World Relief Chicago’s Director of Education monthly;

· Attend monthly department meetings at the World Relief Chicago office;

· Perform other duties as assigned.


· Personal Christian faith and a desire to serve vulnerable people;

· Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief;

· Bachelor’s in TESOL, related field or significant education, training, and experience in teaching ESL, literacy, adult basic education or related fields.


· Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills;

· Creative and impassioned;

· Self-starter;

· Team player;

· Able to incorporate digital literacy into classroom instruction.


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.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds. • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


• General office setting. • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required. • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending. • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands • Normal office setting • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier. • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.