The ESL/Civics instructor will be a part of and key member of the Citizenship Project at Advancing Justice – LA. The instructors’ primary duties will include teaching and managing ESL/Civics classes and to support English acquisition and successful passage of the U.S. civics portion of the naturalization exam. Instructors will teach and prepare students to pass the U.S. citizenship exam using a curriculum developed by the Civics Coordinator in partnership with the ESL/Civics Instructors. Instructors will be responsible for maintaining class attendance sheets, administering assessments, and keeping detailed notes of students’ progress. Instructors will also be responsible for developing and maintaining individual case management systems with detailed information including student information, assessments, progress, class hours, and progress towards naturalization.
Responsibilities and Duties under the supervision of the Citizenship Project Director:
Teach up to three ESL/Civics education classes at local libraries in LA county;
Administer pre and post assessments and provide regular student progress reports;
Collect data from classes for reporting on grant deliverables;
Develop in-language tools and study guides to facilitate the acquisition of English and successful passage of U.S. civics exam, and
Work with the Civics Coordinator and other ESL/Civics instructors to continue development of the ESL/Civics course curriculum and materials.
Bachelor’s degree required (Certification or Masters in TESOL/ESL instruction preferred);
At least one year experience teaching English as a Second Language and/or U.S. Civics/Citizenship in adult education;
Excellent organizational skills, detailed and task oriented;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated experience working with immigrant or limited English proficient community;
Ability to work independently under general supervision;
Ability to work in a team toward broadening the vision of ESL/Civics instruction, and
Fluency in Mandarin/Cantonese and/or Vietnamese strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Additional language stipend available. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance. Parking Provided.
About Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to pos...itively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI communities while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice.