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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

English Language Learner (ELL) & Writing Tutor

Haverhill, MA

Job Description


About Northern Essex Community College:

THE COLLEGE: NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.

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The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.

We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.

We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.

Job Description:

POSITION: Full-Time English Language Learner (ELL) & Writing Tutor: Special Programs Coordinator; Tutoring Services; This position will work both in the Haverhill Campus (100 Elliott Street) and the Lawrence Campus (45 Franklin Street); MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours/week, Ten-month position (8 weeks off for summer), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 11:00am - 7:00pm; Pay Grade 4; State Allocated Position.

SUMMARY: Northern Essex Community College seeks to fill a full-time English Language Learner (ELL) and Writing Tutor. The successful candidate will serve students on both our Lawrence and Haverhill campuses. The tutor will work 37.5 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, as well as a reduced schedule during the winter intersession and summer semesters for a total of ten months per year.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties for this position include:

  • Anticipate and meet all SOAR program participant needs accurately, professionally, and with a commitment to student success.
  • Attend SOAR staff meetings, college meetings, and events.
  • Tutor students individually on reading/writing assignments as needed.
  • Provide individual instruction in English grammar, writing, reading, conversation, and cultural context to adult English language learners.
  • Create and lead conversation groups.
  • Support students to develop and meet academic goals.
  • Record and report student progress.
  • Collaborate with and support faculty and staff to promote suitable college-wide ELL support.
  • Maintain contact with the Academic Coordinator.
  • Keep informed about issues and developments within the Tutoring Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The Classification Specification is available at: Programs Coordinator - HB 1112.doc





  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Composition, ELL or a related field with at least three years of experience tutoring or teaching in higher education; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience supporting students via online virtual platforms.
  • Familiar with MLA and APA writing styles.
  • Experience working with English language learners.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be comfortable using technology and computer systems.
  • Experience using EAB Navigate CRM platform.


  • Experience working at a community college.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English).
  • Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

GRADE AND SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $48,441.46 to $52,840.61 (MCCC Pay Grade 4 with a Bachelor's degree for 44 weeks/year) annually with complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.


Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

  • Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience
  • Resume/CV

Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled.

**Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:

Client-provided location(s): Haverhill, MA, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-240004D4
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program