ENL Teacher for MAC Program (Math emphasis preferred)

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc.
2495 Main Street
Suite 530
Buffalo, NY 14214

Position Title: ENL Teacher for MAC Program
Supervisor: Coordinator of Educational Services
Status: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt $14/hour

Organizational Description:

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best-qualified personnel without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is a refugee resettlement and immigration services provider for the Western New York Region. Journey's End works to assist newly arriving refugees to find gainful employment and avoid dependency on social services.

Project Description:

The MAC Institute for Innovative Education is an alternative to high school for refugee youth that may be at risk of aging out of public school services or are better suited for a non-traditional learning environment. The MAC institute is ESL, TASC preparation, and job readiness focused.

Job Description:

The MAC teacher's primary responsibility will be focused on the development and implementation of a curriculum which combines the specified subject area (science, math, reading, writing, and social studies) and ESL curriculum aligned with New York States' Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) standards.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Lesson planning: This includes researching and finding age/level appropriate handouts, readings, and creating activities for each level. Finding or creating a variety of visual aids, textbooks, and create projects to engage students during each lesson
  • Lesson preparation: make copies, printing materials, stapling, organizing, and gathering materials for projects. Need to plan around sharing technology
  • Instruction: organize and deliver informative and engaging lesson plans for students, and instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials.
  • Grading/giving feedback: maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development; grading homework, projects, and tests; helping new students/absent students catch up on class material. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing school rules and procedures.
  • Attendance and participation of staff and department meetings
  • Create a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment in a diverse classroom with high expectations that encourage student responsibility and enhance motivation.
  • Attend all staff meetings and common JERS responsibilities.
  • Supervise students during break periods in bathroom, hallways, and classrooms to ensure safety and program effectiveness of MAC
  • Assist with TABE testing and intake process when needed.
  • Help with community service days and field trips as a chaperone.
  • Includes 5 hours planning time per week.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
  • Experience working with the refugee population or in a diverse classroom environment.
  • Possess the ability to be flexible, creative, and willing to collaborate with other teachers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification, concentration or expertise in the field of mathematics.
  • Valid New York State Teacher certification.
  • ENL certification or experience.
  • Two years' teaching experience.

Journey's End is committed to the purpose of providing refugees with the resources and support they need to become successful, active, and contributing members of the Western New York Community. The ideal candidate must be self-directed and able to work in a team environment.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: jobs@jersbuffalo.org

Please include job title in the subject of the email.

Please include phone and email contact in the cover letter.

***Incomplete applications will not be considered.***

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2495 Main Street - Suite 530 - Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 882-4963 | Fax: (716) 882-4977