Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)
MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees — which work on the issues named above -implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visiting program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more.”
Current Opening: MRNY is seeking skilled adult education teachers to work as on-call/occasional ESOL and Civics substitute teachers to cover classes in our Brooklyn, Queens and/or SI community centers.
Subs would be responsible for delivering instruction to immigrant community residents seeking to improve their English skills and their lives and circumstances, and/or to pass their citizenship exams. Subs lessons and materials are provided to the subs. Subs are responsible for reviewing all materials in advance, getting to the location 20 minutes before class to get set up, delivering instruction, and upon completion, tracking attendance and communicating with the teacher for whom the sub is covering.
- Pre-Class set up/post class steps
- Review all shared sub lessons and materials in advance of the subbing gig. Communicate well with the team via email or phone before the actual class to confirm that the lesson is clear. Arrive 15 min before the class begins to get acclimated, find all materials, lesson, etc.
- Always email the teacher after class or leave them a detailed phone message so that they’re aware of what happened in class (if there were any activities that took longer, if there are things the students seemed to need more help with, etc.)
- Always make sure that you’ve taken attendance and put it back in the file box.
- Deliver material in the lesson plans in ways that are sensitive to different students’ ability levels and learning styles, the need to pace and scaffold information
- Communication with and support of students
- Maintain full awareness of class dynamics and support students during class if/as help is needed
Strongly Preferred: Teaching Certification or Masters in TESOL; experience working in community based social justice organizations; interest in collaboration and professional development with team members.
- Eligible to work in the US,
- BA, at least 3 yrs of ESOL teaching experience, preferably teaching adults.
- Must be creative, organized, and committed to thematic instruction and learner-centered, participatory education;
- Seeking candidates with senses of humor, good team players, teachers with excellent computer skills and BEST Plus certification (ESOL).
We need people to specify which offices and schedules they can sub. Please include in your emailed cover letter a note re: which schedules you can work, using the chart below for reference.
Ex- I am interested in subbing for schedules 1,2 and 3. I am interested in subbing for schedules 4,5, and 7. I am interested in subbing in SI only – schedule 6.
||4) T-W-Th 6-9
||3) 3-5 or 3-5:30pm
||5) M-Th 6-9 & 7-10
||7) 8:30-12:30, 9:30-3:30, 1:30-6:30
||6) M-Th 6-9
Subs might work anywhere from 5-15 hours a month.
Length of job: We will be calling on call teachers to sub until late June 2020. (Those interested in still being on call will be called for the school year beginning July 2020 as well).
Subs for MRNY are contractors. To be paid, subs fill out W9s to get on our list of contractors, and then submit invoices after every sub job. The hourly rate for subs is $22.50/hr. Note: When you invoice it’s like being self employed. No local, state or federal income and payroll taxes are being taken out by MRNY. When filing taxes at the end of the year you’ll receive a 1099 from us that will list all the income you earned. That will be used to calculate your taxes owed.
How to Apply: Applicants should send resumes and cover letters to Adulteducationjobs@maketheroadny.org
Interviews will be held ASAP.
MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.