Resource ESL Teacher

Heartland Alliance

Title: Resource ESL Teacher

Location: Varying shifts and locations

Shift: On-demand subbing role, up to 10 hours a week

Salary: $18.13 hourly rate

Summary: Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of English language learners? We’re excited to welcome passionate individuals to our team as Resource ESL Teachers! As a vital part of Heartland Human Care Services, you’ll have the chance to shape the educational journey of our participants while enjoying flexibility in your work hours.

Why Join Us?

  • Make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals seeking education and career pathways.
  • Collaborate with a diverse and passionate team dedicated to the mission and vision of our organization.
  • Enjoy a hybrid work arrangement, providing flexibility and work-life balance.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and expertise.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Vision insurance.
  • 401(k) match.
  • Paid maternity leave.
  • Paid paternity leave.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Student loan assistance.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Disability insurance

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Provides direct instruction to English language learners.
  • Utilizes existing curriculum and, in collaboration with the team, develops and refines curriculum.
  • Subjects may include ESL, Citizenship, Computer Skills, Vocational Training, Job Readiness, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Exam Preparation, and Family Literacy.
  • Cultivates a welcoming, engaging, and supportive learning environment, online or in-person depending on program needs.
  • Provides instruction online or in-person as dictated by the needs of the program and participants.
  • Collaborates with team members to ensure instructional continuity and adequate student instructional support is provided.

Program Administrative Support:

  • Tracks attendance at each session and may record individual and group progress as dictated by contract compliance and professional standards.
  • As schedules allow, administer pre/post-tests to students.
  • Completes intake interviews with new students.
  • Assists with program administrative duties during any non-instruction time as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma.
  • Minimum two years of teaching or tutoring experience.
  • Relevant lived experience in refugee resettlement or forced migration considered.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (K/S/A):

  • Strong preference for multilingual skills, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively in different languages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to prepare reports, and correspondence, and effectively address diverse audiences.
  • Must be sufficiently flexible to pick up a class in progress, adjusting to diverse populations and skill levels.
  • Strong networking abilities, with experience building and sustaining relationships with diverse work teams, stakeholders, and community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information professionally and diplomatically.
  • High level of collaboration and emotional intelligence, fostering effective communication and engagement with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently, remain self-motivated, and adapt to various situations with minimal direct supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and other software routinely used by the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and navigate situations where only limited standardization exists. Capable of interpreting various instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Arrangement: This role is eligible for a “hybrid” or “remote” work arrangement. If hybrid, it is expected this person would be able to meet for “in person” meetings when needed or at the request of others. In-person meetings may be required regularly (weekly, monthly, etc.). There may also be the availability to work from home when appropriate.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Heartland Human Care Services makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization’s AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

On-demand subbing role, up to 10 hours a week

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