ESL Instructor

Idaho Office for Refugees English Language Center

About the organization

The English Language Center and Idaho Office for Refugees are programs of Jannus, Inc., a forty-six-year-old nonprofit organization that operates a broad social-impact portfolio across Idaho. This full-time position is eligible to participate in Jannus’ benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, sick leave and a generous retirement plan.


Develop and teach level and topic specific adult ESL (English as a second language) classes; evaluate and adapt curriculum to client needs;
Plan and execute social events, field trips and community service projects for adult refugees
Work with outreach workers, case managers and resettlement agencies to develop and provide programs tailored to the needs of participants;
Register adults in multilevel class, assess and record participant progress, attendance, etc.;
Schedule presenters and interpreters as needed to connect class with community events and programs;
Research and apply best practices in working with refugees;
Provide instruction utilizing trauma informed service practices;
Maintain accurate records and compile and submit trimester reports to program director;
Maintain records of curriculum, lesson plans, and materials;
Maintain communication with program director on concerns, successes, updates and issues;
Regular attendance required.

For a full job description see application link.


Experience working with a variety of language groups and cultures;
Experience in adult education and familiarity with current trends in adult education;
Experience working with pre-literate individuals preferred;
Ability to be flexible in a classroom environment;
Committed to furthering the mission and values of the ELC, including racial equity, inclusion, and shared prosperity;
Demonstrated commitment to intentional inclusivity of culturally diverse perspectives;
Ability to apply objectives and sensitive judgement to a variety of unique situations faced by New Americans;
Experience living in a foreign country and/or learning a foreign language preferred;
Training and experience in providing trauma informed service preferred;
General computer skills required;
Must have a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation and be able to provide proof of state required liability insurance coverage;
Completion of a criminal history background check post offer of employment.


Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Linguistics, or related field or bachelors and 2 – 3 years’ experience teaching adults in English Language Training (ELT) setting preferred.


$16.00-$17.00 hourly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

TO APPLY: Go to the Jannus Employment page at and click on the job posting link to be directed to a secure application portal. Please note that a cover letter and resume are required and applications will be considered incomplete without this documentation. If you need any support completing the application, please reach out to Jannus HR at 208.336.5533. Applications will be accepted through June 18, 2021.

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