ESL Coordinator

Faculty / Full-Time

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA

ABOUT JCDS: 

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, is committed to serving families across a wide spectrum of belief and practice. The school has several hallmarks: Hebrew and English spoken throughout the day; Jewish and General studies integrated in many areas; a commitment to creative, academic excellence; and living a joyful Jewish life in a welcoming community. JCDS was founded in 1995 and serves students in grades K-8. We encourage everyone in our community to approach life with a growth mindset. We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing development. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our mission. JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

A JCDS teacher models the core values of a JCDS education: integrity, perseverance/resiliency, curiosity, multiple perspectives/empathy, problem solving, reflection and evidence, and creates a student-centered, rigorous, project-based learning environment for students.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The ESL Coordinator will provide direct instruction to our ESL students and will coordinate the daily ESL learning experiences with students, classroom teachers, and families.  Candidates for this position should demonstrate a passion for teaching young children as well as a deep understanding of the English language and methodology for teaching English to non-native speakers.  The candidate should possess excellent communication, organization and relationship skills and should demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a joyful, Jewish learning community.  

Candidates must hold a current ESL or TESOL license.

This position reports to the Director of Learning and Teaching.

Responsibilities:

  • Assessing students to identify their WIDA level and needs;
  • Developing unit plans, lesson plans and instructional materials;
  • Providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student;
  • Communicating with teachers around content, vocabulary and projects being taught to the whole class in order to align learning;
  • Helping teachers to modify class assignments and shelter instruction as needed;
  • Collaborating with the Support Services Team around the ESL students with learning needs;
  • Assessing student progress on a regular basis;
  • Communicating regularly with parents;
  • Leading professional development sessions for the faculty; 
  • Writing Progress Report updates twice a year; and 
  • Systematizing requirements for “graduating” from the ESL program.

Skills:

  • Experienced and demonstrated expertise supporting and teaching English to non-native speakers;
  • Demonstrated pedagogical knowledge; 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; 
  • Experienced in differentiating for diverse learners; 
  • Experienced in providing professional development for teachers;
  • Skilled in fostering teacher-student and teacher-parent relationships.
  • Ability to support the creation of a joyful, Jewish learning environment;
  • Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into teaching;
  • Ability to joyfully engage children;
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@jcdsboston.org, placing the title of “ESL Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

JCDS is a pluralist co-educational Jewish day school serving students from families across a wide spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices. Visit our website at jcdsboston.org for more information.

 

JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

 

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School

Watertown, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated