ESOL Instructor

Sunnyside After School Program @ P.S. 199


Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th street
Sunnyside, NY, 11104



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Part Time

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Maximum Hours/Week:

9 hours/week

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Job Description:

 Position Overview

Fall evening position (6pm-9pm) available!  Reporting directly to the Director of Adult and Immigrant Services, the Instructor will implement the ESOL Program. The Instructor is primarily responsible for delivering courses, including tailoring the curriculum for different levels of instruction and developing lesson plans. The Instructor also is responsible for tracking and reporting student data and achievement results, and for maintaining relationships with designated partners to refer program participants to receive additional services across a variety of life domains.

The Instructor must be an active member of the Sunnyside Community Services Youth and Family Services team and demonstrate a strong commitment to the agency’s overall commitment to community building.

Position Responsibilities

 1. Program Implementation

  • Provide English language instruction to adults whose primary language is not English in a program operating three days per week, nine hours per week.
  • Teach courses using a contextualized curriculum that is relevant to student life experiences such as parenting, health care, finances, and job development.
  • Administer BEST Plus test as a pre-test and post-test to all students and report on achievement results.

 2. Planning, Evaluation, and Referral

  • Tailor the curriculum for each level of instruction to match student needs as reflected in pre-test scores on BEST Plus test.
  • Develop daily lesson plans, provide instruction, evaluate academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, and track relevant data.
  • Refer students to designated partners for help with assessing career options, finding employment, applying for jobs, advancing their education, attaining legal immigrant status, and obtaining childcare.

 3. Data Collection, Management, and Reporting

  • Enter data into student database systems to track student demographics, attendance, persistence, performance, and post-program outcomes, while insuring that it is complete, accurate, verifiable, and up-to-date.

 4. Training and Development

  • Attend mandatory professional development trainings and meet regularly with supervisor and other staff members to share best practices and address challenges.

 5. Perform other duties as required.


  • MA TESOL, with a minimum of three years’ experience.
  • Experience with BEST Plus test is desired, as is familiarity with additional language assessment tools.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and accurate data, with keen attention to detail.
  • Experience working with adult immigrant population.
  • Must be committed to providing services in a manner that is sensitive to the diverse cultures and backgrounds of participants.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Johan Lopez, Director of Adult and Immigrant Services at Indicate “ESOL Instructor” in the subject line.

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Johan Lopez