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K-5th ESL Teacher

Northwestern Univ
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Northwestern University Settlement seeks a dedicated professional with an appreciation for its mission. The English as a Second Language Teacher will be selected based on alignment to our mission and vision, relevant experience, and demonstration of potential to yield excellent educational outcomes for our scholars.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

  • Utilize evidence-based practices to develop lesson plans
  • Use various strategies to reduce anxiety and improve scholars' confidence in the English language in reading comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for our diverse learners
  • Frequently assess scholars to review their understanding of the lesson
  • In addition to the duties expressly provided above, the ESL Teacher shall from time to time perform such other duties and functions as assigned by their direct supervisor

Ideal Skills/Traits

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and work with colleagues
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Organized and dependable
  • Able to develop lessons that are meaningful and that entice our scholars to want to learn
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in education, Master’s degree preferred
  • Hold a current Illinois Educator License with ESL and/or Bilingual endorsement
  • Fluent in Spanish is highly preferred

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work



Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a robust health benefits package. In addition, all staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated workspace, laptop, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Northwestern Settlement is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.

Northwestern Univ


Chicago, IL
60642 USA



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