Citizenship Instructor


Requisition ID: req35129

Job Title: Citizenship Instructor

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: San Diego, CA USA

Job Description


Job Overview:

The Citizenship Instructor will teach Citizenship Education Classes geared toward the educational needs of lawful permanent residents on their way to become U.S. Citizens. The Citizenship Instructor will be responsible for the class curriculum and materials, teaching classes including ESL and civics related content, assessing student progress using Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) pre and post-tests, recruiting and enrolling students, and tracking student progress in accordance with project requirements. Will maintain student files, provide student data to project staff, and direct the activities of in-class volunteer aides and interns. The Citizenship Instructor will work in both IRC’s offices (El Cajon and City Heights).


Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach classes in accordance with the donor contract, internal workplan, and program objectives;
  • Responsible for lesson planning and curriculum development as necessary;
  • Ensure pre/post tests are provided to all eligible students in a timely manner;
  • Attend USCIS and CASAS meetings;
  • Follow student enrollment procedures, including verifying the legal permanent resident (LPR) status of all students;
  • Record and track students’ gains via TOPSpro, Efforts-To-Outcomes (ETO), and note student progress in student files;
  • Responsible for growth and implementation of Civic Engagement programming;
  • Responsible for outreach and maintaining student enrollment;
  • Liaise with Volunteer Coordinator and direct the activities of in-class volunteer aides and interns.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in education, English, or a related field;
  • Possess a TESOL degree/certification from state licensing agency, or must have substantial experience in TESOL instruction in a classroom setting with a structured curriculum;
  • Minimum of 2 years adult teaching experience, with minimum of 1 year teaching ESL or Citizenship;
  • Familiarity with offering standardized testing (i.e. CASAS Training);
  • Experience in writing curriculum;
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer, organizational and interpersonal communication skills are essential;
  • Knowledge of TOPSpro – WIOA Title II database is a plus;
  • Ability to be flexible, work independently and prioritize within tight deadlines;
  • Self-directed and able to work well within a team;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; some knowledge of one of the predominant languages of the local client base is a plus (Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Dari/Pashto);
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.


Working Environment: 

  • Standard, professional office environment combined with traditional classroom environment;
  • Requires weekend and/or evening work;
  • Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.




COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.


Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.