Refugee Transitions (RT) 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

Note: We may have an upcoming position at our Oakland location, so please state in your cover letter if you would prefer San Francisco or Oakland.

Start - End Date: Jan. 28th, 2019- May 16, 2019

Compensation: The instructor will be paid $20-26/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, English 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).

+ Maintain the integrity of RT's curriculum. Although RT will provide curriculum, the teacher is responsible for supplementing and adapting the agency's curriculum.

+ Help conduct pre- and post- language assessments (using CASAS). Training provided.

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

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

+ 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 beginning 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;

+ 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;

+ Basic 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 jobs at (subject line: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - San Francisco).

AuthorAndrew Bogrand