VESL Instructor

VESL Instructor

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San Diego, California
Position Type
Organization Type
Government Agency/Public Sector
Professional Level
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Advanced Degree Required

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VESL Instructor
International Rescue Committee

Job Posting Date July 23, 2014
Application Deadline August 22, 2014


The Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) Instructor is responsible for providing group-based instruction to adult refugees with limited English proficiency. This position is responsible for developing and implementing an engaging, effective curriculum that supports refugee acquisition of English language skills that will support employability. This position reports to the Employment Training Supervisor.

This is a part-time position (18-20 hours/week) that includes benefits.


  • Teaches daily Vocational English as a Second Language classes
  • Assesses students in order to evaluate their progress
  • Tracks and reports student attendance
  • Develops VESL curriculum in collaboration with agency staff; this may include the development of sector-specific curriculum and other customized curricula as directed
  • Participates in the evaluation of instructional effectiveness and makes changes to the curriculum as needed
  • Stays current on best practices, pedagogical approaches, and strategies to engage adult ESL learners
  • Coordinates with the VESL Plus Program Coordinator, Employment Training Supervisor, and other relevant staff through regular communication, participation in team meetings, and other activities as requested
  • Participates in Resettlement Department team meetings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • B.A./B.S. in related subject such as education required; Master's degree preferred
  • Two or more years' related professional experience
  • ESL certification strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching ESL and developing curriculum strongly preferred
  • Experience working with immigrant populations strongly preferred
  • Experience with workforce and job training programs preferred

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