New Americans Initiative Instructor

Employment Type
Job Category
International Programs
Flatbush YMCA

Salary: $30.00 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Flatbush YMCA is seeking a New American Initiative Instructor who will be responsible for developing and teaching contextualized curricula that is aligned with adult learning principals and the necessary educational gains, facilitating assigned classes, evaluating students’ progress, and supporting the programs and services within the New American Initiative.

Work schedule is Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, plus 1 hour of prep time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach ESOL, Civics, Citizenship, Workforce Readiness, Technology, or other assigned class in a manner which builds student skill level and confidence.

  • Develop and/or utilize lesson plans that reflect an understanding of how best to teach reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, workforce and technology skills in thematically organized and developmentally/culturally appropriate ways.

  • Maintain up-to-date hard and soft copies of lesson plans, syllabi, curricula, and handouts.

  • Complete student assessments, within the communicated timeline of the Initiative.

  • Maintain accurate and timely student files, including students’ work, documentation of skill development, test results, and case notes, as appropriate.

  • Support with classroom administration, including ordering supplies as appropriate.

  • Manage and submit class attendance and interactions daily.

  • Ensure timely data entry into databases, as needed.

  • Pre and post-test students using Best Plus 2.0, Best Literacy and/or TABE standardized testing or alternative assessment tools.

  • Model the best practices of hospitality and positive culture.

  • Support all aspects of programming, including but not limited to community outreach, recruitment, and participant outreach.

  • Work enthusiastically as part of a team and establish positive relationships with participants, the community, collaborators, and partnerships.

  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and events.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in education preferred.

  • Minimum one year of relevant experience teaching English as a Second Language.

  • Bilingual preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of civic education, immigration legal services, and case management, preferred.

  • Knowledge of Best Plus Testing required.

  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, patient, and able to work well with others.

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule during hours of operation, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

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