RT is hiring a Vocational English language and computer literacy instructor to provide English language instruction at the agency's Oakland community site.  

Position Title: Adult Vocational English Language Instructor
Time Commitment: Mon-Fri  9:30 am-12:30 pm + 5 hours of preparation time/week (hours to be determined) and additional time as needed for meetings. The teaching schedule follows the Oakland Unified School District calendar.
Location: Refugee Transitions Oakland community site
Starting Date: Immediately
Reports to: Sonia Wong, Education Associate Manager
Compensation: $22-28/hr depending on education and experience. Dental, sick and vacation time included.

-Teach vocational English language and literacy class for adults (with very limited English and literacy skills);
-Teach basic computer literacy;
-Work with RT staff to supplement the agency’s curriculum and help conduct pre-and post- language assessments (using CASAS);
-Work with a bilingual teacher’s assistant who will be supporting students with limited literacy skills;
-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 staff, site partners and students; and
-Represent RT in a professional manner.

-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 lesson plans--based on a program’s goals and language objectives;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
-Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries; and
-Enthusiasm for working with limited educational backgrounds and literacy skills.

-From a refugee or immigrant family;
-Bilingual in English and Spanish, Arabic, Pashto, or Dari;
-Experience working with refugees or other newcomers who have experienced trauma;
-Experience teaching in a literacy program;
-Experience teaching computer literacy;
-Experience working with small nonprofits and organizations providing services in Oakland;
-Experience working at community or school sites in Oakland;
-Excellent administrative and organization skills;
-Experience with Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft office; and
-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; walking down stairs to classroom; 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 reftrans.org (subject line: Vocational Adult English Language Instructor--Oakland).

AuthorAndrew Bogrand