Job Title: ESL Teacher

Reports To: Principal/Board of Directors

Work Days: 9 months

Salary: $42,000 to $62,130


Job Goal: To work with staff, students, and community to ensure a “high quality” educational program overall implementing the school’s mission and vision and strategic goals.  To assist the principal in ensuring that we create an environment that is not only safe and nurturing, but one with high expectations and accountability for faculty, staff, students, and parents.


Job Description:



  • Organizing coursework and learning materials

  • Assessing student progress and writing reports

  • Following national and regional policies for teaching English as a second language

  • To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal. Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following: ∙

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.

  • Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.

  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing community rules and procedures.

  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.

  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.

  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.

  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations.

  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.

  • Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.

  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare classroom for class activities.

  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.

  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.

  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments. Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.

  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.

  •  Participate in appropriate professional activities.

  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:


Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.

  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.

  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.

  •  Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.

  • Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


  • Previous experience as an ESL teacher or similar role

  • Knowledge of various methods of teaching English to non-native speakers

  • Great organizational and communication skills

  • A calm and resilient personality

  • Ability to handle classroom crisis

  • ESL or TESOL certification

  • Degree in English Language, English Literature or similar field

  • Desire and ability to work with students at the specified age level with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability toward accomplishing their educational goals.

  • Ability to organize tasks and manage time to meet many and varied deadlines and communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss topics which may be sensitive.

  • Working familiarity with student assessment tools, especially in evaluating and interpreting standardized test results.

  • Knowledge of educational software.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or appropriately related field

  • Knowledge of Restorative Justice Principles for Schools


Start Date: August 2021