Job Details

Quinsigamond Community College
  • Position Number: 4606065
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Education - Adult and Distance Education (study of)

ESOL Instructor & Curriculum Developer -Adult Community Learning Center

Category: Administrative
Department: Adult Basic Education
Locations: Worcester, MA
Posted: Sep 15, 2023
Closes: 10/15/2023
Type: Full Time
Position ID:

About Quinsigamond Community College:

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), the largest community college in Central Massachusetts serving over 13,000 students in degree and certificate programs, adult education and workforce development. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, as well as a wide variety of classroom non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars. Classes are provided on the main campus, in downtown Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, Continuing Education), at the Worcester Senior Center (Hospitality & Recreation Management), at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology), and in the city of Southbridge.

QCC is committed to 100% student success as evidenced by its ambitious strategic plan. This commitment is furthered by a college-wide Equity Appraisal-currently underway-designed to assist the College to better serve students who have historically been underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.

Job Description:

General Statement

The ESOL instructor is a member of a team of professionals that implement the mission and vision of Quinsigamond Community College's, Adult Community Learning Center. The instructor is primarily responsible for the preparation and presentation of instruction that is relevant to our students' lives, using the program's curriculum that is aligned with Massachusetts ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards). Our instructors are closely involved in the assessment of student skills including ongoing communication with the students regarding their progress toward their individual goals. As the ESOL Curriculum Developer for the program the primary responsibility is developing, adjusting, communicating, and facilitating the Scope and Sequence, Unit Plans, and additional components of the curriculum for each level.

Supervision Received

The ESOL instructor & Curriculum Developer reports to the Director of the Adult Community Learning Center.

Supervision Exercised:


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide rigorous academic instruction in the core ESOL areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening to adult learners.
  • Use the Massachusetts ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards) to direct teaching.
  • Prepare and distribute a course syllabus to the students at the start of each semester.
  • Prepare, maintain, and submit electronic weekly class plans aligned to the program's curriculum and the appropriate standards.
  • Implement evidence based instructional practices within the classroom.
  • Integrate civics education, digital literacy, financial literacy, and workforce preparation in the classroom that is aligned to WIOA priorities.
  • Develop and implement class educational objectives based on students' needs.
  • Monitor students' progress by maintaining records that include examples of student work, informal and formal assessments, and completed conference forms.
  • Communicate frequently with individual students regarding their progress towards their goals.
  • Ensures that Adult Learning Theory best practices are followed and remains current in knowledge of resources available to adult learners.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers in the program to ensure a curriculum that is coordinated across levels.
  • Create and present information in staff meetings including common planning, curriculum development and ongoing professional and program development activities.
  • Become a member of SABES, the Massachusetts Adult Education Professional Development System, and complete 10 hours of professional development each school year.
  • Work cooperatively with the Career and Education Case Manager to develop and implement students individual educational and career goals.
  • Become proficient with the state reporting system (LACES).
  • Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  • Ensure the program curricula is aligned with the Massachusetts ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards)
  • Work collaboratively with instructors and staff in the program to ensure the curriculum is coordinated and consistent across all levels.
  • Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  • Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  • Provide flexible, responsive and high-quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and three (3) years' teaching experience in K-12, institute of higher education and/or adult education.
  • Experience working with adults from diverse ethnic, racial, and linguistic groups.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in English, education, or related field
  • Experience teaching adult ESOL classes
  • Experience with Blackboard.
  • Experience and skill using industry-standard computer applications, such as Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.); proficiency, familiarity, and comfort with computers.
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards) for Adult Education
  • Demonstrated experience delivering differentiated instruction.
  • Bilingual

Additional Information:

Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Quinsigamond Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.

Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Application Instructions:

The is a grant-funded position, anticipated salary range is $48,000-$51,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary will commensurate with education and experience.

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All applicants must apply online by submitting:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Equivalency Statement
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Quinsigamond Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you don't have access to a computer, please visit Human Resources Office Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Quinsigamond Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office 508-854-2883 or

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