English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist

Harford Community College

Job Description


Posting Category
Part-Time Staff

Starting Hourly Rate Range
$19.18 - $21.24/hr

Faculty Position (if applicable)

About Harford Community College
Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.

Job Description
The ESL Specialist provides program support for all areas that serve ESL learners. The ESL Specialist conducts the appropriate intake, assessment, and goal development for ESL learners, serves as a resource for all ESL instructional staff, and works as a team member with the Adult Developmental and Literacy Programs unit. Duties include, but are not limited to, orientation, intake, assessment, and goal development for ESL learners; placement testing, advising, and post-testing; referrals to support services or outside agencies, providing support for teachers and instruction; communication with ESL learners and instructors/tutors regarding placement, progress, and attendance issues; processing and maintaining student records; recommending, preparing, and maintaining instructional technologies, materials, and resources; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience
One year of related ESL teaching experience. Experience administering standard tests, experience advising adult learners, and experience supporting teachers and instruction preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of adult education and assessment, as well as procedures, methods, technologies, ethics and standards, and requirements in area of expertise
  • Ability to teach students in area of expertise;
  • Ability to maintain current and accurate student files and records;
  • Ability to work and cooperate with co-workers and supervisors at all levels;
  • Ability to work with, within, and promote a diverse workforce and environment;
  • Knowledge of relevant computer software applications;
  • Ability to understand and act on oral and written instructions in English;
  • Ability to maintain customer service and satisfaction as it relates to assigned unit or area of expertise;
  • Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree & ESL curriculum development experience is preferred

Hours per Week

General Weekly Work Schedule
Flexible 20 hours, occasional evening work required – advising sessions, instructor observations, class visits and Professional Development meetings.
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