Course Instructor - English as Second Language (ESL)
Guild Education - Denver, CO - Part time
This is a part-time contract position for 10-20 hours per week, with potential to develop into a full-time position. Course development times are flexible, though live-sessions will be offered some nights and weekends (2-4 times per week), so you must have availability during these times.
As a Course Instructor at Guild, you will:
- Teach 2-4 live, virtual workshops per week (each 1.5 hours long), potentially during nights or weekends. Facilitate a strong classroom community that is both dynamic and welcoming for English Language Learners
- Guide students through the course, provide meaningful student feedback, and respond to student communication to best meet the needs and learning styles of English Language Learners. Instructors will need to commit 10–15 hours a week preparing to teach, grading assignments and providing feedback
- Create curriculum that comprehensively develops student success in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.
- Collaborate with Guild teaching team as necessary to ensure that ESL curriculum aligns with the top needs of employers to help foster meaningful and lasting employment for our students. Provide meaningful feedback to Guild teaching team on course materials and live-sessions in order to create a consistent student experience
- Passionate about education as a means of social mobility
- Believe that we learn best in context and have experience designing practical, real world applications of content
- Your reputation precedes you. You can demonstrate your creative, practical curriculum design through lesson plans, products and references
- Committed to continual improvement of your professional abilities and desire to continually deliver the highest quality experience for students.
We hope you have:
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships and trust with others quickly, both amongst your team and with prospective students and partners
- Strong computer, oral, and written communication skills
- Evidence of your ability to roll up your sleeves, particularly in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
- A love of goal-setting, as you will be on a high-performing, metrics-driven team
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Have 2+ years of experience teaching ESL courses at the secondary or postsecondary level or facilitating adult ESL education
- Preference is given to candidates with Master’s degree or relevant certificate in ESL instruction
Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
3 or more years
The pathway to a stable career is changing in the U.S. & many young adults are struggling to navigate that path. For the 30+ million Americans without a college degree, finding the path back to college to get more training is expensive. We believe that everyone - not just the fortunate few - deserve a great start to their working lives. Guild is paving a new path - offering online classes, programs and degrees for working adults, in partnership with top U.S. universities.
We work directly with large employers to offer “education as a benefit” to their employees, allowing employers to improve their recruitment and retention, while offering their employees a path to a meaningful higher education credential.
- We’re a mission-driven company with a proven business model that addresses a massive problem and market opportunity. It’s our goal to to support as many Guild members as possible, and change the world along the way
- We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
- We’ve recently closed our $8.5M Series A round, and we’re eager to bring new members to our team who can help us keep up with our growth
- We’re a rapidly growing team with 40+ years of combined experience at three different ed tech companies, guided by leading investors including Redpoint Ventures, Social Capital, Harrison Metal, and Cowboy Ventures
- Training in Design Thinking - we’re disciples of the process with experience building businesses at Stanford’s Design School, and we love sharing the methodology
- Our co-founders have collaborated together for 10+ years, including two past ventures in education technology and higher ed, and are committed to building a community and company where we all love to work
- Unlimited growth potential - we’re looking to grow smart, talented people with our company
What you won’t get from Guild:
- Micro-management or hourly directions. We want people who thrive when given ownership and autonomy to take initiative and run with projects. That said, we’ll support you and give you feedback regularly
- A 9-5 mentality. We believe in what we’re trying to accomplish and work hard to try to do it. This doesn’t mean putting in face time. It does mean working until the job is done
- Reverence for the status quo. We believe what’s out there today for our students doesn’t cut it, plus we love change and believe it’s our job to function as a learning organization. That means near-constant evolution, reflection and change
- Corporate pace or precision. At Guild, done is better than perfect. If you like having certainty about your plans or dislike quick turnaround times, we’re not a great fit
- Corporate perks. We’re scrappy and place our students first above all else. Everyone who works with us full time is an equity owner, and we want you to love coming to work but that unfortunately won’t include a $500 chair or an on-tap kombucha bar ;-)