Refugee Transitions (RT; is a nonprofit agency that provides education, family engagement, and community leadership programs to low-income newcomers who have sought refuge in the U.S. Refugee Transitions is hiring an Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor to provide English language instruction at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center.

Position Title: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - San Francisco

Time Commitment: 12 hours of instruction and 4 hours of preparation time (hours for preparation time to be determined by the instructor and supervisor) as well as additional hours for meetings as needed. The classes are offered Mon-Thu (Level 1: 9:00-10:30 am and Level 2: 11:00-12:30 pm). The teaching schedule follows the San Francisco Unified School District calendar (note: the class will not be offered during the summer).

Location: Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, 1294 Potrero Ave. San Francisco CA 94110

Start - End Date: August 20th or 27th, 2018 - May 2019 TBD

Compensation: The instructor will be paid $23-27/hr (depending on education and experience) for teaching and preparation time for this hourly non-exempt position. Part-time benefits, including vacation, some paid holidays, and sick time.

Reports to: Dion Zizak, Education Associate Manager and Language Instructor


-Teach two English language and literacy classes for adults (Level 1 targeting adults with very limited English and literacy skills; Level 2 targeting High Beginner and Low Intermediate Level adults). Students are primarily moms of small children, and there will be a few babies and small children in the classroom. Must be comfortable with teaching while babies and small children are present.

-Teach basic tech literacy (i.e., apps on phone, digital reader, Google maps, navigating community resources).

-Work with Refugee Transitions' staff to supplement the agency's curriculum and help conduct pre- and post- language assessments (using CASAS).

-Maintain online attendance sheets and submit progress reports as needed.

-Uphold RT's systems of student enrollment and intake.

-Maintain the integrity of RT's curriculum.

-Maintain professional relationship with site partners.

-Represent RT in a professional manner.


-Ability to teach multi-level groups;

-Bachelor's Degree;

-Completion or near completion of MA TESOL or TESOL certificate;

-Training and formal classroom experience teaching level English in the U.S. (to low-income newcomers);

-Experience creating and/or adapting lesson plans from existing curriculum, following program goals and language objectives;

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

-Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries;

-Enthusiasm for working with those of limited educational background and literacy skills.


-From a refugee or immigrant family;

-Proficiency in Spanish;

-Experience working with refugees or other newcomers who have experienced trauma;

-Experience teaching in a literacy program;

-Experience teaching computer literacy;

-Knowledge and experience in applying new and emerging technologies to facilitate and advance student learning;

-Experience working with small nonprofits and organizations providing services in San Francisco;

-Experience working at community or school sites in San Francisco;

-Excellent administrative and organization skills;

-Experience with Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft Office;

-Experience working with English language learners with interrupted education and/or limited literacy skills.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to (subject line: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - San Francisco).

AuthorAndrew Bogrand