Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community development organization serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community organizing and youth and family support services programs and projects. With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community. 


Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one (1) Part Time Instructor in the Potencia NOW Program in the Career and Education Programs Division. This position is paid on an hourly basis.  We seek a competent ESOL teacher that can teach from a student-centered perspective. Students will select classes based on a theme of interest. This position will be based at J.H.S 218 James P. Sinnott in East New York.


Principal Duties:

       Customize instructional materials by building on own training and experience to create high quality lesson plans to instruct adults in English as a Second Language, using an integrated and relevant, student-driven curriculum.

       Personally assess each student's level of ability to ensure appropriate placement.

       Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom/homework use.

       Manage the classroom effectively to maximize student learning.

       Attend monthly staff meetings and work collaboratively with the staff concerning curriculum development.

       Communicate with program director/site coordinator regarding apparent barriers to student success (e.g., child daycare needs, possible health/housing issues, etc.).

       Maintain daily student attendance records.

       Prepare reports on students’ attendance and progress, as required.

       Maintain and update students' learning portfolios.

       Coordinate with program director regarding next steps in student's progress toward their goals.

       Participate in registration at the beginning of class cycles.

       Participate in initial staff training and at least 15 hours of additional training each program year.

       Demonstrates commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change

        Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.


Position Requirements:

       Bachelor's degree (B.A.) required. TESOL, English certificate preferred.

       BEST Plus certification preferred.

       Three years experience serving adult learners, teaching ESL / ESOL.

       Experience in working with immigrant communities.

       Appropriate reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English.

      Ability to provide services in a manner sensitive to the backgrounds and cultures of program participants.

      Bilingual Spanish required.

Salary Information

$27.50 - $29.00 per hour.

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 6.00 pm – 9:00 pm

To Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Maribel Colome, Sr. Director of Adult Education at Three (3) written and signed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

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