JobID 4013 : 1-2 Part-time English Language Acquisition/ Language Arts Instructor (#1959905)

Job | Posted 2 months ago

POSITION:     English Language Acquisition/ Language Arts Instructor (4-16 hours/ week)

LOCATION:     Varies (Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster)

CALENDAR:     Aug-June (no classes in July)

Reports to the Coordinator of the Adult Learning Center.  Plans, develops, and implements the English Language Acquisition (ELA) and Language Arts curriculum, which are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adults.  Prepares learners for increased community engagement, career and/or college. Helps learners develop and follow up on education and career plan.



  • Able to work two to four evenings Monday - Thursday, except July

  • Able to interact with anyone regardless of cultural, language and socioeconomic background with dignity and respect 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university

  • Minimum of two years experience using a curriculum and syllabus to plan English Language Acquisition (ELA) and/or Language Arts lessons for non-native English speaking and native-English speaking youth and/or adults 

  • Experience must be in a school/ program that has outcomes/targets for attendance, retention and academic growth

  • Experience using standardized assessment results to inform instruction  

  • Proficient using technology to plan and deliver instruction and willing to become proficient using online learning platforms and the learning management system (LMS) used by the Adult Learning Center

  • If don’t hold valid Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) issued by CDE, must be willing to earn within 3 years of date of hire

  • Lift and/or move items that are up to 10 pounds



    • Valid ABEA

    • TESOL or TEFL Certificate

    • Experience using a LMS, e.g., Google Classroom, Canvas Instructure, Moodle, Blackboard, or Edmodo  

    • Current certification for proctoring the Comprehensive Student Assessment System (CASAS) exams


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. Access to reliable transportation, regular attendance, and timeliness are essential to performing the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    • Participates in student centered coaching and in Professional Learning Communities to ensure program is of the highest instructional quality and professionalism

    • Uses adult appropriate materials (not materials clearly designed for children or teens) 

    • Uses CCR Standards, results from standardized assessments and knowledge about learners to write lesson plans aligned with Madeline Hunter’s WIPPEA model

    • Uses techniques and activities that make content accessible to language learners 

    • Uses formative assessments to evaluate mastery of learning objectives each class

    • Delivers instruction from start time to end time of each class as listed on the schedule, exhibiting cultural sensitivity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude

    • Retains learners and ensures that at least 60% of learners who begin the course take a standardized posttest after earning the required minimum hours of instruction 

    • Engages and challenges all students through active learning, rigor and higher order thinking skills so that at least 37% of learners improve one or more levels on the approved standardized assessment



    • Assigns activities in Google Classroom each week in advance of Learning Lab class

    • Monitors learner progress on the online learning platform(s); contacts learners who are not actively using the platform to determine if they need technical support



    • Updates attendance in program’s online database within 24 hours of the class meeting using the correct subject area, reaching out to non-attending and struggling learners after each absence documenting three attempts

    • Communicates at least weekly with Learning Lab Instructor(s) who teach your learners

    • Submits an online form in a timely manner to communicate changes to learner information, e.g. enrollment status, telephone number, address, goals, employment, barriers



    • Helps enroll learners each of the five registration periods per year

    • Actively contributes to program improvement efforts 

    • Participates in a positive, professional manner when representing Adams 14 at events and in all meetings and professional learning opportunities 

    • Participates in annual training on policies, procedures and processes

    • Maintains certification in administering standardized assessments used by ALC

    • Participates in monthly meetings with Coordinator and other part-time instructors to discuss what is working, any challenges, upcoming tasks and activities and any questions (option to join meeting remotely)

    • Collaborates with ALC Career Advising Coordinator to provide supportive services to learners who are looking for employment or seeking to enter postsecondary education


    SALARY:  Range 15 on Adams 14 Classified Employee salary schedule. Adams County School District 14 is a direct deposit employer. This is a grant-funded position with funding contingent on annual approval in the federal budget.  All new employees must be fingerprinted per H.B. 90-1077 at a cost of $40.00 to the employee.
    APPLICATIONS:   All candidates must complete the district's online application for employment and upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online at  For more information, call 303-853-3333.
    ABOUT THE DISTRICT:  Adams 14, a nationally recognized leader in education innovation, is Colorado's 23rd largest school district and serves more than 7,500 students annually. Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City, Adams 14 strives to ensure academic success for every student by providing highly effective classroom instruction, supplemental enrichment opportunities and parent/family collaboration opportunities. To learn more about Adams 14, visit
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant shall be required to verify, within 72 hours of employment, their legal right to be employed in the United States. All contracts for employment of personnel shall be subject to approval by Adams County School District 14 Board of Education. Selected applicant must comply with all Adams County School District 14 Board of Education's policies, rules, and regulations.
    Inspire. Educate. Empower.  Adams 14 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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    Adams County School District 14

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    $10,714 (USD)

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    % ELL Students


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    Student Teacher Ratio


    State Average: 17.36

    % IEP Students

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