Employment Opportunities

Filling the following position

Part Time ESL Teacher

The MIssion of Holy Cross High School is to assist in the total Christian education of young men and women.  We offer world-class academics that transcend the classroom, athletics and arts programs that emphasize teamwork, creativity and growth, and service-based programs that strengthen our commitment to philanthropy and spiritual growth.  The School’s purpose is to foster the development of conscience and a sense of responsibility in each member of the school community. 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT contributes to the fulfillment of the school’s mission and objectives by providing international students with the educational and social tools they need to succeed, particularly in their early years of transition to high school.  This position is established to assist individuals who need to expand their English language skills and/or receive support with their classes in order to succeed at Holy Cross. 

Holy Cross currently has an opening for a part-time instructor to teach approximately 25-hours/week during the regular academic year.   This is a 10-month appointment subject to renewal.   The ESL teacher will teach a course required for all first year international students.  Based on performance, including but not limited to GPA, the ESL teacher will recommend students who would benefit from continuing their ESL training in their second year at Holy Cross.  The ESL teacher will work in close collaboration with the Guidance Office and align her/his efforts to complement the support services and programs offered by the Guidance Department.  The ESL teacher will also work in close collaboration with Holy Cross’ international student recruitment and placement agency, AIEP (Apex International Education Partners), which provides support to international students and their host families.

The qualified candidate will have the ability to deliver instruction to students of varying English language proficiency, both within a class and with different courses. Duties include teaching grammar/writing, reading/ conversation, and supporting students through the use of supplemental classroom materials, as well as recording grades and attendance. This position also requires collaboration with other teachers at Holy Cross. 

A master’s degree in TESOL or related field is required. Experience in teaching second-language learners preferred.  Although not required, the ideal candidate will also speak Mandarin and be able to teach one section of Mandarin to upper level students.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Salary range will be discussed with candidates after an initial screening/narrowing of the field.

EEO Statement:  Holy Cross High School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application closing date:  June 1, 2020

To apply, submit (1) a resume and (2) cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position.   All submissions should be emailed to:

Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino
President Holy Cross High School