English Language & Community Orientation Workshops Instructor – IIMN

The Languages Department at the Institute provides free English Language classes, Citizenship classes, and Community Orientation Workshops (CW) to students from pre-literacy to advanced. CWs are geared towards new Americans in accordance with CCRS and Refugees Programs Office (RPO) Family Wellbeing Inventory topics and requirements. The CW program is provided with funding from RPO and in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC).

The English Language & Community Orientation Workshops Instructor’s role includes instruction and curriculum development for online English classes and in-person and online CWs, student data entry, and an active role in overall department programming.

The position has hybrid options and requires a weekly onsite schedule to be agreed upon. The regular working hours are Monday – Thursday 11:30a.m. – 9:00p.m.

English for Work & Community Orientation Workshops

Languages Department Manager

Salary range:
$42,000 – $45,000 (depending on experience)


FLSA Status:

Estimated start date:
January 15, 2024

Former refugees, New Americans, and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Instruction: Afternoon/Evening Online English Core Classes (NRS EFL 3-6+) and Community Orientation Workshops.
  • Supplemental Materials Development & Tracking: Develop materials, onboard students, and track progress on supplemental learning platforms including distance learning and Teacher Verification Model assignments.
  • Class Preparation & Student Testing and Tracking Tasks: Curriculum Development: Develop and update provided materials adhering to ACES/TIF, CCRS standards, and the RPO Family Wellbeing Inventory. Administer CASAS tests on a 6-week cycle or as directed by the program manager. Calculate test results, score levels, and complete all student attendance and case notes in SID and internal CRM.
  • Coordinate with Languages Program Manager and MCC to ensure program adherence to RPO requirements.
  • Coordinate with other Instructors to ensure program consistency and student referrals.
  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development opportunities with IIM and RPO
  • Contribute to report writing, record progress notes on students and program, enter student case notes as needed, and track student attendance and demographics.
  • Administrative Tasks: Contribute to report writing, record progress notes on students and program. Attend IIM All-staff meetings & weekly team meetings. Refer appropriate students to SNAP E&T staff to be thoroughly screened for the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the International Institute of Minnesota’s mission and vision.
  • History of English language or adult basic education teaching or program experience
  • Strongly preferred: Has M.A. in either English as a Second Language, Education, or Linguistics and/or a history of related teaching experience.
  • Strongly preferred: Has knowledge of ABE testing and reporting; especially, CASAS and TABE testing procedures and SID database.
  • Experienced in working with immigrant populations.
  • Skilled and comfortable using Zoom both as a participant and facilitator.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills, including negotiation and problem solving.
  • Fully vaccinated and bivalent boosted from COVID-19.

Physical Demands

  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, complete an application online.