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VOLUNTEER TEACHING ASSISTANTS-ADULT ESOL CLASS(REMOTE)-Immediate Need

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Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

  • 1 person is interested
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Education Services Program: Education Services offers a wonderful opportunity for
someone interested in immigration, education and social justice to join a team dedicated
to supporting immigrants in meeting basic needs and successfully into their new
communities and economies. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a positive
difference in the lives of adult immigrants, to learn new skills and to gain a deep
appreciation for a diverse range of cultures. Education Services provides many services,
including ESOL classes, ESOL conversation groups, citizenship tutoring, individualized
career coaching, and computer literacy classes. The ability to build relationships with a
diverse range of people is key for any role in this program.

Rian Immigrant Center is currently recruiting Volunteer Teaching Assistants for our
Adult ESOL classes to support our ESOL teachers and students during class.Volunteers
are NOT required to be native English language speakers or U.S. Citizens.

Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit on a longer term basis (6+ months, as opposed to for just one semester). Students and non students encouraged to apply.

Start Date: ASAP

Schedule - pick one that works for you, or if you are open to any time slot, let us know when you email.

  1. Mon and Wed: Level 3, intermediate: (5:45) 6-8pm (also plugged into whatsapp group during the week to provide support via text to students) evening
  2. Tues and Thurs: Level 2, high beginner: (5:45) 6:00pm - 8:00pm (also plugged into whatsapp group during week to provide support) evening
  3. Tues and Thurs: Level 1: 10:00am - Noon (also plugged into whatsapp group during week to provide support) morning

To apply: please email volunteering@riancenter.org confirming your interest and
availability and also attach a copy of your current resume. We also ask that you complete
our online application form which can be found here: https://fs24.formsite.com/koboyleiicenterorg/form1/index.html


Time Commitment:
● 4.5 hours a week in class: either Monday/Wednesday (intermediate ESOL) or
Tuesday/Thursday (beginner ESOL) evenings from 5:45-8:00 p.m.
● <1 hour outside of class for student communication

Fall and spring semesters run for 18 weeks; summer session runs for 6 weeks -
please inquire about class schedule.

Duties/Responsibilities:
● Assist ESOL instructor during live, remote classes
● Support students’ language development and mastery of new technology skills
● Communicate with ESOL instructor and students via WhatsApp
● Support in building community and fostering a welcoming, safe environment where
adult English learners can relax into the learning process and develop their
language skills and cultural knowledge
● Meet with other ESOL teaching assistants and Director of Education and/or ESOL
instructors in monthly team meetings

Skills/Qualifications:
● Adult ESOL teaching or tutoring experience, preferred
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Proficiency with Zoom, Google Drive, email
● Comfortability teaching adult English learners of various language proficiency levels
● Fluency in English (native fluency not required)
● Strong personal commitment to anti-racism

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages
candidates of diverse backgrounds and language

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About Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

Location:

1 STATE ST, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

Description

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

The Rian Immigrant Center works independently, and in partnership with other organizations to maximize our services for our clients, advocate for the rights of immigrants and change legislation (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) to enable immigrants to become permanent residents and US citizens. We run a number of cross-community, cross-border programs through our partners in Northern Ireland for young unemployed adults. Rian is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. Checkout out our website: www.riancenter.org, Facebook Page and on Twitter: rian_center

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • See above

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