Associate English Language Instructor (Part Time) - 2024252

Carol Stream, IL
US Programs – Education /
Regular, Part-time /
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief seeks an Associate English Language Instructor. This position has the primary responsibility for providing English language instruction for adult refugees and immigrants in level-specific online classes (Zoom and Canvas). This position helps students gain practical English language proficiency for self-sufficiency, community engagement/communication, further education, and/or employment and career advancement in the United States. Instructors facilitate students moving toward stability and healthy integration in their communities and workplaces. Instruction for needed courses occurs remotely 4 mornings a week, and/or remotely 2 evening per week.

Role & Responsibilities

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Instruction:
    • Provide student-centered English language instruction for adult refugees and immigrants from literacy to intermediate levels.
    • Design scaffolded multi-level lesson plans and corresponding materials focused on English language skills development, driven by World Relief curricula, Illinois ELA Content Standards, English Language Proficiencies, College & Career Readiness Standards, and grantor requirements.
    • Develop lessons appropriate to method of delivery: in-person, remote, or hybrid.
    • Integrate civics education, digital literacy, relevant math concepts, and career pathways into rigorous English Language instruction and practice
    • Provide meaningful tasks for volunteers to engage with individuals or small groups to support student learning.
    • Create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, engaging, and active.

    • Assessment & Record Keeping:
    • Conduct student assessments and attendance.
    • Complete monthly reports (i.e., attendance, volunteer hours, and lesson plan summary) as scheduled to ensure program compliance.
    • Complete monthly story as scheduled to support development efforts.
    • Collect signed student work samples at regular intervals.
    • Track professional development on appropriate forms and with certificates.

    • Professional Development:
    • Complete a minimum of fifteen hours of professional development each fiscal year.
    • Share teaching skills, materials, information and ideas in department professional development meetings.
    • Attend staff meetings and other trainings as required.
    • Participate in Education Department meetings or events.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Knowledge of Second Language Acquisition Teaching Methods for Adults
    • Develop communicative and engaging lesson plans and implement them to assist students in English language acquisition
    • Communication Skills (oral and written)
    • Initiative Interpersonal Skills
    • Collaborative Team Player
    • Learner
    • Flexible


    • Mature and personal Christian faith
    • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
    • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
    • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
    • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
    • M.A. in TESOL or MA/BA in related field (Linguistics, English, Education) with an approved TESOL Certificate Digital literacy skills
    • Adult ELA teaching experience preferred

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Offer 16 company Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!
- Paid Sick and Vacation Time
- Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks for qualified employees)
- FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
- Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
- Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident insurance policies
- Legal Shield Insurance
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
- Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
- Long Term & Short-term Disability
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Long Distance Travel Insurance

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package for Part-time positions (less than 25 hours per week): 
- Offer 16 Paid Holidays
- Sick time available as required by state/local law

All part-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

World Relief - Retirement:
- Eligibility: After 1000 hours in a year 
- Automatically enrolled at 4% 
- 401K & Roth through Fidelity 
- WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%  
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
- Verizon
- Pet Insurance through Nationwide
- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
- Working Advantage Discount Program
- Active & Fit Gym Membership
World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Gold-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.