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ESOL Co-Instructor for Hampden Prep
Category: Workforce Development/Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Department: Workforce Development
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Dec 4, 2023
Closes: Jul 31, 2024 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type: PT No Benefits
Position ID: 170540

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC)'s Hampden Prep Computer program, under the auspices of the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Workforce Development Center, offers high-impact computer & digital literacy training and job readiness skills. The Hampden Prep Computer program offers computer skills ranging from beginning skills to advanced skills with opportunities to earn certificates, take workforce development training, and continue their education and/or enter the workforce.


The English as a Second Language (ESOL) Co-instructor will be responsible for daily classroom instruction, student assessment, and creating a contextualized curriculum and lesson plans in line with career pathways to help improve English language skills of students enrolled in Workforce Development non-credit programs. May be responsible for collaborating (co-planning and co-teaching) with a content instructor to provide contextualized English instruction.

  • Plan and deliver effective instruction that develops and utilizes an array of instructional techniques to assist students in building digital literacy and computer-based skills.
  • Collaboratively plan and and implement.
  • Align subject content to curriculum with College and Career Readiness Standards.
  • Utilize effective instructional techniques to create a learning environment that consistently and continually communicates high standards and draws on content of a relevant theme-based curriculum and customized for the World of Work and college.
  • Identify appropriate curricular resources and translate materials as needed.
  • Use evidence based reading instruction.
  • Incorporate computer and digital literacy into instruction.
  • Administer standardized and informal assessments.
  • Create a learner-centered classroom environment.
  • Deliver differentiated classroom instruction in a variety of formats including large group, small group, one-on-one and computerized instruction.
  • Complete administrative reports that assess and summarize student attendance, participation, educational progress, and gain, as well as needs to successfully complete the program.
  • Integrate and effectively use tutors in the classroom.
  • Regularly communicate with students to support enrollment, orientation, retention, and successful completion of the course.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication and technology skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Commitment to learner-centered teaching
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body


  • Master's degree
  • Licensed educator with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Experience developing thematic based/contextualized curricula
  • Ability to teach in person and online
  • Flexibility and creativity in curriculum development targeting student needs
  • Experience teaching workplace literacy and college readiness
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Duties normally performed in a classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to bend, stoop, sit, climb, walk and reach overhead as needed.

Additional Information:

Salary: $30 per hour of instructional time, up to 18.5 hours per week
Benefits: No
Work Schedule: To be determined, flexibility needed depending on the course
Grant Funded: Yes
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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