English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist

SUNY Sullivan seeks to employ a part-time English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist to assist Career and Technical Education students, whose primary language is not English, in a variety of courses and with college readiness and student success strategies. 

This position reports to the Director of Learning and Student Development Services. 

This is a part-time grant-funded position. 


  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking is required.
  • Associate Degree required,  Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in helping individuals learn English as a second language
  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge in specific academic subjects
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population, at many skill levels, in a friendly and supportive way.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with designated ELL students on a regular basis as a group cohort to provide support in building their English language skills.
  • Meet with ELL students individually to provide academic coaching and English language skill support.
  • Conduct ELL workshops and offer conversational opportunities for students to practice their English skills.
  • Assess the needs of ELL students and work with professors, academic advisors, and athletic coaches to provide a platform for assisting with student success strategies. Offer assistance with study skills such as time management, note-taking, test preparation, etc.
  • Connect with faculty to review and reinforce what has been taught in classes for clarity and understanding through one-on-one or group tutoring. Attending classes that have ELL students enrolled as appropriate.
  • Work with faculty for assignment clarification and student guidance.
  • Examine Starfish progress reports with students and discuss grade improvement options.
  • Disseminate information and refer students to other services such as academic advising, disability services, personal counseling, and career and transfer counseling. Help students interpret important college information.
  • Collect student usage and participation data as outline in the Perkins grant 
  • Write report discussing how the grant objectives and goals were addressed and accomplished.
  • Participate in training, staff meetings, and professional development provided by the Department of Learning and Student Development Services, One Stop and SUNY Sullivan.
  • Perform other reasonable and appropriate duties as might be assigned.

*COVID-19 vaccination is required*

The hourly rate for this position is $22.91 per hour working a maximum of 25 hours per week. The review of resumes is scheduled to begin immediately. 

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American with Disability Act Requirements: External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the college on a case by case basis. 

All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently.  This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related instructions given by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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