ESOL Instructor ($20 – $24 an hour)


  • Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages
  • Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals
  • Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well
  • Fully embraces HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)

Essential Functions

  • Work with adult participants to assess personal strengths and English language needs
  • Plan for every lesson
  • Assist in enrollment and assessment
  • Monitor student progress
  • Keep student attendance record
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service activities
  • Participate in other program activities
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement of processes
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

. Requirements:

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • ESL, Education or Reading Certifications a plus
  • Training and experience in adult education preferred
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English effectively
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Knowledge of virtual meeting room platforms (Webex, Zoom) required
  • Instructors must have own devices and access to the Internet to teach lessons.
  • People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships

Physical Standards

  • Job allows for variance in work routine, requiring considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and sitting
  • Strenuous activity required, such as carrying bags or boxes of books (weighing up to 30 lbs.) or arranging rooms for events and classes

Additional Details

  • Contractual position; Salary $20.00- $24.00 hourly
  • Works under the supervision of the Adult Basic Education Manager
  • Work hours vary, approximately 5-10 per week, based on need
  • Typically Monday – Friday evenings, some weekends required
  • Position closes 5:00pm Friday, January 29, 2021
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