ESOL Teacher: English for Parents

May 28th, 2021
ESOL Teacher: English for Parents

ESOL Teacher: English for Parents

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Other, Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education

POSITION: ESOL Teacher: English for Parents 

STATUS: Full-time exempt

LOCATION: New York City 

START DATE: August 2021

Literacy Partners strengthens families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, community-based workshops, and educational media, low-income parents develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Our research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social emotional growth. 

The Position: The English for Parents Teacher will be responsible for teaching four classes of ESOL adult students who are parents of young children. Currently, the program meets online. The innovative program meets twice a week via zoom for two hours each session, but is supplemented by volunteers who support speaking and vocabulary activities both in and outside of the classroom and a weekly Parent Workshop that is team-taught. 

Classes are designed for parents of young children and emphasize parent-child connections, reading with children, early childhood development, and health literacy. We focus on parents in order to have a two-generation impact: helping low-income, immigrant parents gain the skills they need to create a better life for themselves while advancing their children’s cognitive development and health.

Reporting to the Program Manager, English for Parents, this position is a member of a three-person teaching team and will join our diverse, social justice-oriented team of 27 staff and more than 100 interns and volunteers.


  • Lead four online English for Parents classes and weekly workshop for parents (18 direct teaching hours per week) for 36 weeks.

  • Collaborate with the ESOL teacher team and program manager to develop, adapt and execute lesson plans that integrate reading with children, connection between parent and child, and health literacy. 

  • Ensure lessons are logically sequenced, level appropriate, address various learning styles within the online environment and adhere to the scope and sequence. 

  • Maintain a class atmosphere that is culturally responsive and inclusive.

  • Include all students in lessons, elicit responses from less vocal students, work one-on-one with students as needed.

  • Work with Health Equity Manager and support staff  to ensure that students’ extracurricular needs are met (e.g., referring students for assistance, coordinating with counselors to arrange and prepare workshops, and integrating materials and information in the classes).

  • Manage in-class volunteers and interns and integrate them meaningfully into the lessons using a communicative language approach. 

  • Report on key indicators of students’ progress through the use of BEST Plus testing, registration information, and surveys. 

  • Participate in weekly Community of Practice, attend staff and program meetings, and participate in professional development opportunities.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum two-year experience teaching ESOL to adult students (preferably parents of young children)

  • Degree in related field (e.g., Education, Early Childhood, Public Health, Social Work)

  • TESOL certified 

  • Proficiency in Zoom and online instruction, proficiency in Salesforce preferred. 

  • Bilingual a plus, but not required (Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities

  • Experience in non-profits preferred

  • Great sense of humor

Compensation and Benefits

$50,000 including 5 weeks paid vacation over the summer.

Benefits include:

  • 25 vacation days, 3 personal days, 11 holidays 

  • Excellent medical, vision and dental plan

  • Employer-matched contributions to retirement plan

How to Apply: Send resume with a brief cover letter to [email protected] Put “ESOL Teacher” with your name in the subject line. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a start date mid-August 2021. 

Literacy Partners is committed to diversity and is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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  • New York, NY 10038
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