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Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Online ESL Instructor

Nashville International Center for Empowerment


Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment, established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ethnic community-based organization dedicated to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. The Online ESL Instructor will provide ESL instruction to LEAD families and the greater Nashville community. This is a 10 hour a week position paid by LEAD Southeast via Dollar General grant funds. The position is for a low intermediate (EFL level 4) class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Teach an online English literacy course for adult English language learners for 4 hours each week. There will be opportunities for additional hours if/when substitute teachers are necessary.
  • Prepare and execute lesson plans from approved curriculum that are culturally responsive and targeted to the assessed needs of learners.
  • Utilize integrated education training techniques to incorporate workforce development opportunities into the classroom.
  • Incorporate digital learning tools as assigned.
  • Record and monitor student attendance and homework.
  • Record and monitor student progress through regular communication and assessment.
  • Co-teach with volunteer instructors as assigned.
  • Assist the education team in recruiting and registering potential students from LEAD Southeast families and the greater Nashville community
  • Attend meetings, training and workshops that address improved instructional and classroom management practices
  • Maintain regular communication with Adult Education Program Manager, Distance Education Coordinator and team

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to work with a diverse team.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, manage, control and execute tasks on timely matters
  • Ability to present a strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Have high levels of motivation, self-reliance, and independence
  • Ability to troubleshoot/problem solve


  • Availability Tuesdays, Thursdays from 6-8PM
  • Excellent written and oral English proficiency
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESL teaching strategies
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Google Drive, WhatsApp, internet and email


  • Qualification to teach English Language Learners. Acceptable qualifications include MEd, MA, or MAT in ESL or TESOL, TESL or TEFL certificate from a qualifying agency, CELTA or DELTA certification.
  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience with qualification or 4 year’s equivalent work experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

Additional Information



Job Type: contract with LEAD Southeast

How to Apply

Send cover letter, résumé, and to Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls. Applications without requested information will not be considered.



Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.


  • Date Posted: January 13, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: 20/hr
  • Working Hours: 10 hrs/week