American Language and Culture Program Instructor
Job no: 526551
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 14 - CSUMB - English as a Second Language Instructors, Temporary, Time Varies, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Classification: ALCP Instructors
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $33.22 per hour
FTE / Hours: Hourly/Intermittent - Temporary
Open until filled.
(This position is an hourly/intermittent and temporary vacancy that may be renewed based on operational needs.)
Powered by an inspiring https://csumb.edu/about/founding-vision-statement, https://csumb.edu/about (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
The university's https://csumb.edu/about/mission-strategic-plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.
Under the general supervision of the American Language and Culture Program Director, the ALCP Instructor works with students whose native language is not English to help them acquire both fluency and accuracy in English. ALCP Instructors develop, plan, organize, and provide classroom instruction consistent with the program's learning outcomes responsible for providing office support to maintain the administrative objectives of the Associate Dean of International Programs and Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student's ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets, and allow English learners to meaningfully access the campus' instructional program. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by the law, CSU policy and administrative regulation.
• ALCP Instructors engage in instructional activities including, but not limited to the following: lesson plan preparation; production of syllabi, maintenance of accurate and complete course, student assessment and student attendance records; grade reporting; office hours.
• ALCP Instructors engage in program activities such as the following: participation in orientation, program review, and activities; assistance with administration of English language proficiency exams, tests and assessments; participation in professional development activities; attendance at regular and ad-hoc instructor meetings; assistance with registration activities; participation in planning, developing, and evaluating the program's curricular and instructional goals; service on and attendance at program committees as assigned.
• Provides a supportive and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
• Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students, and provides both social and emotional support for English language learners.
• Employs a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students, including current technology and whole-group/small-group or individual learning.
Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Expertise in applied pedagogy for teaching the following to non-native English language learners: the core disciplines of listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar in general or academic purpose; integrated skills and/or sub-domains such as vocabulary, test preparation, everyday functional communication, and aspects of American and Western cultures. Extensive knowledge of the following: English grammar, phonetics and phonemics, and semantics; theories of teaching and learning second languages; trends in English language teaching; knowledge of theories of second language acquisition; methods and materials for language teaching; curriculum design and development; testing and assessment in language education; applications of technology in language teaching and learning. Competence in language program evaluation; current research and developments in language education; and communication, organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to: communicate with linguistically, culturally, and ethnically diverse populations; work collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty, colleagues, and administrators across institutional departments.
Education: Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); or a Master's degree in Linguistics, or Applied Linguistics; or a Master's degree in Education in Second Language Acquisition or Bilingual Education; or a Masters of English or Education with certificate in TESOL; or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum two years of EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign/Second Language) teaching experience.
Overseas teaching is a plus. Excellent spoken and written language skills, with English and foreign languages Institution-wide administration or planning experience as well as budgetary program analysis. Experience in information retrieval and data presentation and reporting. Experience working with diverse populations in an academic setting preferred. Exceptional ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, persuasive and tactful manner. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, academic environment. Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & POSITION DESIGNATIONS:
• All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
• The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
• This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
• This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the https://csumb.edu/it/information-classification-standard?_search=Information+Security+Data+Classification+Standards.
• This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
• Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
• Occasional evenings and/or weekend work is required.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.
Employees who are not initially eligible upon hire date for CalPERS retirement membership are required to participate in the CSU Part-time/Seasonal/Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan in lieu of Social Security. Employees enrolled in this program contribute 7.5% of their gross wages, on a pre-tax basis, to a retirement account that is available after separation of employment.
CSUMB offers health or FlexCash benefits to employees in eligible positions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There may be other benefits available dependent on appointment type. Please refer to the https://csumb.edu/up/voluntary-benefit-plans.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/mb/en-us/listing/. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or email email@example.com. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at https://csumb.edu/clery/asr-and-fsr-notices-availability/.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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