New Americans Initiative Instructor

Employment Type
Job Category
International Programs
Flatbush YMCA

Salary: $30.00 - $32.00 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 Americans Initiative Instructor who will be responsible for developing curricula that are aligned with adult learning principles and the necessary educational gains, facilitating assigned classes (in ESOL, HSE/ ABE, Citizenship, Technology, Foreign Language, or other assigned class), evaluating students’ progress, and supporting the programs and services within the New American Initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development:

  • Develop and/or utilize lesson plans that reflect an understanding of how best to teach reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, 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.

Facilitation and Classroom Administration:

  • Teach ESOL, HSE/ABE, Citizenship, Technology, Foreign Language, or other assigned class in a manner which builds student skill level and confidence.

  • Complete student assessments each cycle within the communicated timeline of the Center.

  • 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 attendance regularly, including documenting classroom and submitting attendance for each class.

  • Ensure timely data entry into databases (DYCD Connect, ASISTS, Salesforce, and others as assigned) as needed.

Pre and Post Testing:

  • Pre and post-test students using Best Plus standardized testing.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Model the best practices of hospitality and positive culture.

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

  • Work enthusiastically as part of a team.

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

Desired Skills & Experience:

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

  • Minimum one year of relevant experience teaching English

  • Bilingual preferred.

  • Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with participants, the community, collaborators, and partnerships.

  • Ability and interest in working with diverse populations.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to adult literacy.

  • Knowledge in preparing lesson plans, syllabi, and curricula.

  • Knowledge in conducting and preparing assessment tools.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.

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

  • Knowledge of Best Plus Testing is preferred.

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

  • Must be available to work Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, OR, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 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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