Lutheran Services in Iowa

Education-Teaching/Admin, Social Services | Other | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/3/24

Job Description

LSI is seeking an occasional Teacher in our Immigrant and Refugee Community Service program in Des Moines.

We are looking for a person to teach English at the basic or beginning level. This person may also teach some other skill classes.

What You'll Do

The Teacher supports the Refugee Education Program by teaching classes as assigned, participating in professional development, developing research-based curriculum and providing innovative, high-quality instruction on language, literacy and culture to the Program's students. The Refugee Education Program offers language and cultural training to newly-arrived and former refugees in Polk County, including English language instruction, employment-readiness training, Citizenship preparation, and community-based language and literacy classes.


Examine and respond to the needs of refugee and immigrant learners in our community by creating relevant educational programming and student-centered curriculum
Work with a co-teacher to plan and instruct English language and cultural topics to diverse learners
Facilitate classroom volunteers
Perform relevant opening and closing duties at the assigned site
Complete and maintain accurate records of attendance, student assessment, and progress reports
Engage in professional development opportunities and become members of a learning community to identify and model best practices in refugee education
Provide and facilitate transportation needs of clients as needed to attend programming
What You'll Need

Required: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.

In addition, preferred applicants will have one year or more experience working in the refugee community teaching beginning level ESL and/or literacy and language skills to meet the needs of the community served.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at https://lsiowa.org/who-we-are/

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Deadline to Apply 6/30/24


Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Anna Mortale

Deadline to Apply 6/30/24

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