Ed Advisor/Instructor for English Language Learners (ELL) Brattleboro – Vermont Adult Learning

Vermont Adult Learning
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Location: Windham County,
About the Job
  • Are you passionate about helping Vermonters achieve success in their career, family, and community?
  • Are you certified in ELL/ESOL/TESL, or experienced in BestPlus, CASAS, and TABE?
  • Have experience in case management, education, or as an adult learner yourself?
  • Looking to join a team who loves their work – a group of colleagues who support you as much as you support your clients?

About the job:

Vermont Adult Learning is hiring an experienced English Language Learning professional to work as an ELL Educational Advisor and Instructor at our Brattleboro, VT learning center with adult students (16+) as they build skills and pursue their career and learning goals through an innovative and personalized learning approach. Student goals often include improving English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in order to further their education and/or career.

This in-person role plays a critical part in creating a welcoming, supportive environment for new and current students. The ELL Educational Advisor/Instructor is committed to providing high-quality services to our students, and to delivery of engaging and effective lessons, projects, and courses for our students. They will meet with students regularly to advise, deliver assessments, and offer instruction to adult language learners from multiple countries—both recent and long-term residents—and more recent refugees, with a variety of language levels. The Ed Advisor/Instructor will maintain certification(s) to conduct assessments for ELL students as part of VAL’s intake, to establish a language baseline as well as administer progress assessments, and will be responsible for ongoing management of student records.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a passion for the growing ELL community in Vermont, an interest in career development, demonstrated experience in building relationships and partnerships, the ability to ask for help when needed, and stellar organizational and communication skills for managing multiple priorities and program changes with patience and resilience.

If you have ELL certification, and experience: being an adult learner yourself, coaching or counseling, or other independent case management roles, you might be a great fit!

About the Company:

Vermont Adult Learning offers

  • generous paid time off in addition to 11 paid holidays per year
  • medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan and life insurance
  • 403b retirement plan with up to 4% employer match after 6mos
  • a statewide organization with room for professional growth
  • professional development opportunities
  • organizational commitment to work-life balance and positive work culture

Job Requirements:

● Master’s Degree is preferred, but will consider an appropriate certificate in ELL/ESOL/TESL with 3+ years of relevant teaching/training experience with adults.

● Experience in curriculum and materials development is preferred.

● Strong technology skills and ability to leverage these skills to enhance student learning.

● Ability to utilize distance learning strategies related to videoconferences, podcasts, collaborative projects and accessing remote resources.

● Must possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written English communication skills, and strong organizational skills

● Be excited to work with and have demonstrated experience supporting diverse students, including students of color, English Language Learners, and LGBTQ+ students.

● Ability to effectively lead geographically dispersed teams

● Successful national criminal background check and Vermont’s Mandated Reporter Law training

What Next?

● If this is the job for you, send cover letter and resume to Talent@vtadultlearning.org.

● This job is open immediately and until filled

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Vermont Adult Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity, equity, and inclusion in our mission statement. We support an active DEI committee and annual DEI initiatives.

Wage or Salary
$25/hr starting