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City of Cambridge Reading Teacher for Adult Education Class (part-time), Community Learning Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Depending on areas of expertise and experience, teach a basic (GLE 0-3.9), Pre-ASE (GLE 6-8.9), or ASE (GLE 9-12+) reading class
  • Follow a theme-based CCRS-aligned scope and sequence and a series of instructional units developed by CLC staff; prepare lessons for the class
  • Apply knowledge of the special needs of students with learning and other disabilities to create a classroom environment that is responsive to the needs of all learners
  • Train classroom aides in working with small groups or individual students as necessary
  • Engage in paid professional development and meetings with supervisor on a regular basis
  • Participate in 2.5 paid planning weeks
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Ability to work under the supervision of a full-time staff person and to take constructive feedback
  • High level of organization, motivation, and conscientiousness
  • Interest in periodically revising existing curriculum


  • Master's degree preferred
  • At least two years of experience working with adults in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Coursework in reading and learning disabilities
  • Wilson or Orton-Gillingham certification
  • Experience administering the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR)
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Job requires some computer use. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.**


Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copiesof bothyour resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit bothyour resume and letter of interest via email to: or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax: (617) 349-4312. Applicants may also apply directly through and apply for Job ID # 3160739 or go to of resumes is ongoing. Position is considered open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Department: Human Service Programs

Job Title: Reading Teacher for Adult Education Class (part-time), Community Learning Center

Job Code: K035

Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position

Union Affiliation: None

Hours Per Week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:45-9:15 p.m. plus 2 hours of preparation (5 hours in all)

POSTING DATE: August 20, 2019

RATE: $28.33 per hour