We’re Hiring! Contract Instructor (ELA/ABE)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Part-Time, Contract
SCHEDULE: Mo-Th, 12-20hrs/wk
REPORTS TO:Education Services Manager


Tacoma Community House is a nationally respected, community-based service center for immigrants, refugees, and members of the South Sound community seeking enrichment and pathways to self-sufficiency. Since 1910, we have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success.

The Education department offers affordable classes year-round, Monday through Thursday, at various times to accommodate students’ schedules. English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes help adults improve their basic English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program helps students to advance their employment standing or to prepare for their high school equivalency tests by improving their skills in reading, writing, and math. Each of our programs offers instruction in computer use to prepare students for the ever increasing technology demands of the 21st century.

Instructors provide in-person classes in the morning and virtual instruction in the afternoon to ELA and ABE students. The Instructor works as part of a team to develop, update, and implement curriculum and is responsible for following program guidelines and record keeping requirements.



To be considered for this position, applicants MUST submit the following to Jobs@TacomaCommunityHouse.org:
• Resume
• Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for this position
• Three (3) Professional References

Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to a benefits package worth about 30% of your salary.
Insurance – We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.
Retirement – Tacoma Community House employees may participate in a 403b plan which includes generous support from the Agency after 1 year of service.
Paid Leave – Leave benefits include 24 days of paid time off in the first year and 11 paid holidays.

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.