ESOL Teacher (Boston and Lynn)

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Part-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

The mission of all of KIPP Massachusetts schools is to create an environment where students develop the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to maximize their potential in high school, college, and the world beyond. Our program is based on:

  • A focus on high-quality instruction supported by rigorous professional development to ensure that our students develop the academic skills necessary to pursue the life they choose.
  • High regard for character development to ensure that our students and staff celebrate and develop their character and identity strengths.
  • An emphasis on family engagement, because we believe that our students are most likely to be able to maximize their potential when we work in partnership with our students and their families.
  • A focus on college readiness for all students so that all students can make choices about their post-secondary education and future.

What We Do

We seek to provide a world-class education for students from educationally underserved communities in Lynn and Boston. Our student demographics mirror those of neighborhood schools in terms of race, socioeconomic status, English Language Learners, and students who receive special education services.

Our promise to families is that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop the zest for learning and grit necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in Lynn and Boston.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Vision

At KIPP Massachusetts, we believe that Knowledge is Power. Every day, our team and family have the opportunity to either perpetuate systems of oppression or disrupt them. We are compelled by the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Therefore, we continuously commit to operating as an anti-racist organization.  Read more at Diversity Equity Inclusivity Vision.

Who We Are

KIPP Massachusetts began enrolling students in 2004. We currently hold two charters, operating two “districts.” Our first district, KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School, is based in Lynn, MA.  Our second district, KIPP Academy Boston Charter School, is based in Mattapan, MA. Each district is housed on one or more “campuses,” which we use to refer to different grade spans, for example, elementary grades, middle school grades, or high school grades.

In Lynn, KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (serving grades K-4), KIPP Academy Lynn Middle (serving grades 5-8), and KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (serving grades 9-12), are all under our Lynn charter.  Admission to any grade in the Lynn district is admission to all remaining grades in the Lynn district K-12. 66% of our students in Lynn are Hispanic, 23% are Black, and 11% are other races/ethnicities.

KIPP Academy Boston(serving grades K-8) operates under our Boston charter. Admission to any grade in the Boston district is admission to all remaining grades in the Boston district, K-8. 68% of our students in Boston are Black, 30% are Hispanic and 2% are other races/ethnicities.

Across both districts, in the school year, 2020-2021 KIPP Massachusetts will serve over 2,100 students.

KIPP National

KIPP Massachusetts is part of the nation-wide KIPP non-profit network of 255 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students.

KIPP Massachusetts is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all of our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members.

Job Description

ESOL Teacher

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Instructor provides in-person instruction for developing adult students’ ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the program's curriculum materials so that students meet and exceed learning targets. 
  • Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of techniques and strategies that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure language skill development. 
  • Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress. 
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and attendance.
  • Provides a supportive and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
  • Adapts instruction to a virtual setting if classes switch from in-person to remote learning for safety reasons.
  • Understands and complies with policies, rules, and regulations regarding the Community Learning Programs at KIPP Massachusetts. 
  • Performs other duties as may be requested by the Family and Community Engagement Managers and Managing Director of Equity & Engagement.

Requirements

  • Teaching experience (TESOL Certificate a plus)
  • Availability to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in Boston or Lynn
  • Ability to pass a CORI check

Qualifications

Qualifications

At KIPP Massachusetts, we believe that an excellent ESOL Instructor:

  • Believes that all of us can and will learn;
  • Thrives as part of a team-oriented, mission-driven culture;
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development;
  •  Has a strong work ethic and commits to doing whatever it takes for students to excel, including:
    • Ability to instruct and communicate using a range of methods and strategies
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders (Spanish or Haitian Creole proficiency is a plus)
    • Deep commitment to bridging the opportunity gap and in advocating for equity in education
    • Deep belief in our students and their families as partners and leaders in this work

Additional Information

Compensation

KIPP MA is an employment at-will organization. This is a part-time position that does not offer benefits. We compensate our ESOL instructors $80.00/class and $25.00/per hour for scheduled professional development. On average, our instructors will work two nights a week for a total of four hours a week. 

Application process:

  1. Submit your resume and application through our online job board  at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/massachusetts
  2. The KIPP MA Recruitment Team will select candidates to move forward to the phone interview stage.
  3. Following the phone interview, the KIPP MA team will invite qualified candidates to interview with KIPP MA School or Regional Office Teams. 

KIPP Massachusetts, KIPP Academy Lynn, and KIPP Academy Boston are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, special need, proficiency in the English language, or a foreign language. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

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