Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, VA is seeking a Part-Time Spanish Conversational Instructor for Adult Students.

About Sacred Heart Center 
SHC connects Latino families with tools to thrive and flourish.  Our work manifests through:  A continuum of educational opportunities for adults, innovative programs for youth and children, and strategic partnerships to meet community needs. We envision a Richmond community that actively embraces each other in our shared humanity.

Position Overview:

To implement and deliver an engaging, appropriate, and quality curriculum for Spanish language adult students, either basic or intermediate levels.  This position reports to the Adult Education Programs Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Teach consistently high quality lessons.
  • Prepare and submit lesson plans for the class at least a week in advance to the Adult Education Program Coordinator.
  • Arrive early to be able to prepare the classroom, materials & lesson plans, along with teaching assistant.
  • Attend welcome meeting with students on the first day of class, held at SHC.
  • Speak only in Spanish during the class, using gestures, sounds and leveled language to communicate.

Assessment, Feedback and Tracking:

  • Document and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
  • Assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.
  • Inform Adult Education Program Coordinator about tours or any activities outside the SHC with at least two weeks in advanced, for logistics purposes.
  • Talk with fellow teachers and SHC staff about any problems or challenges that occur.
  • Call students that aren’t attending class to find out why or let staff know which students to call.
  • Keep lesson plans, progress notes & attendance in the class binders.

Student Support and Progress:

  • Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students in the class.
  • Work with students to ensure that they become more confident speaking in the Spanish language.
  • Work with students in basic level to ensure that they are comfortable having conversations about daily activities.
  • Work with students in intermediate level to ensure that they are comfortable presenting in Spanish, having conversations over the phone, and keeping conversations for at least 30 minutes.
  • Work towards student retention at least 70% or above.
  • Work to ensure that students indicate they are satisfied or highly satisfied with their experience in this course/

Keys to Success:

  • 100% follow-through
  • Engaging classroom teaching skills
  • Customer service orientation, and ability to connect with diverse adult students
  • Positive attitude, solution-focused, and flexibility

Experience and Attributes:

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to our mission and to our values of compassion, inclusion, equity, and collaboration, and have related experience, including:

  • High school diploma, college degree preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Teaching experience, especially teaching Spanish to speakers of other languages.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments
  • Ability to incorporate cultural elements from various Latin American countries into the lesson plan.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for SHC’s mission

Schedule: Monday/Wednesday 6:00-8:45pm, Sept 17 – Nov 26, 2018. Classes are 6:30-8:30pm.  Pay will also include one hour of preparation per class.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to:

Claudia Guerrero Barrera

Sacred Heart Center