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ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher

Posted: 06/18/2023

Job Title: English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Academic Coach

Compensation: $19.00/hourly

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, 9 hours/week

Shift: Monday & Tuesday, 6:00PM-8:30PM

Supervisor: Sr. Director of Adult Education

Location: Pottstown, PA


YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YW serves more than 2,500 people annually in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties as a leader in advocating for girls, women, and families. YW’s quality programs and services focus on education, designed to build individual, family, and community success: early childhood education; Youth Empowerment Programs that include enrichment, STEM learning, and recreation; adult education and English as a Second Language; workforce development; Foster Grandparent Program; and holistic wraparound services.


YW3CA is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salaries and benefit packages such as:

  • YWCA Retirement Plan- 7.5% company contribution, 3% fund contribution.
  • Paid holidays (business closures) for YWCA
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Discount on private pay childcare tuition
  • Membership discount at Greater Philadelphia YMCA Facilities
  • Tuition discounts at local colleges & universities
  • College America 529 Saving Plan
  • T.E.A.C.H Pennsylvania Early Childhood Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship for Google Career Certification

**Restrictions may apply based on position hours


YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) provides English classes to adults whose first language is not English and want to learn English literacy skills so that they can get a job, navigate through the community, or continue their education. The ideal ESL Academic Coach should possess the following:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree required (BA or BS minimum)
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish a plus
  • Experience working with adults in education or related fields
  • Have previous experience teaching ESL and a sincere interest in working with individuals from other cultures, languages, and countries
  • Must be able to create a positive learning environment for adult learners
  • Believe in the value of every individual and can help others believe in themselves
  • A strong commitment to serve the local community and projects attitude of respect, empathy, and cultural sensitivity to all
  • Attends to detail and accuracy and able to multi-task
  • Strong organization skills and good time management
  • Comfortable with technology (laptops, Smart Board, etc.) including strong computer literacy skills
  • Reliable, good problem solver, able to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Able to accept guidance and feedback and support teamwork and efforts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Responsibilities:

YWCA is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated ESL instructor whose primary responsibilities are:

  • Teach the introductory level class of ESL students
  • Will help students also develop their digital literacy skills
  • Will implement supplemental activities to reinforce learning
  • Will avoid lecture-style teaching and engage the students in conversation, activities, and practice to advance their skills learned
  • Support ESL learners in listening, speaking, writing, and reading the English language
  • Engages students in communication activities that help further their skills on the job and within the community
  • Maintain documentation of students served and student progress
  • Follow all guidelines as required by YWCA and the web-based program developer.
  • Work closely with other team members in Pottstown and Norristown
  • Participate in agency and state professional development training


If you are ready to be a part of a rewarding organization whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, we invite you to send your cover Letter and resume to:

To learn more about YW3CA’s programs and services, check out our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer

YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer, and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws. Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. YWCA Tri-County Area is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. Unfortunately, YWCA Tri-County Area is unable to sponsor employment for international candidates at this time.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Evening shift

School subjects:

  • ESL

School type:

  • Development center

COVID-19 considerations:
YWCA Tri-County Area is following all CDC and State guidelines to keep our employees, program participants, and community safe.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pottstown, PA 19464: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Adult education: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person


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152 East High Street, Suite 200
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900