WRD Job Opportunities – 11.01.13

featureimage_mawrdHere’s the latest list of WRD job opportunities. You’ll find positions in teaching, tutoring, professional writing, and editing.


Part-time Adult Education ESL Instructor—Morton College—Cicero, IL
Teach beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced levels of English as a Second Language. Attend staff development activities and submit data on student attendance and progress as required. Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education or related field, demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English, training or coursework in second language instructional methodology. Desirable qualifications include an MA in TESOL or related field, three years of teaching ESL, knowledge of a second language, completion of at least 3 instructional workshops in ESL.

ESL Instructor—Solex College—Wheeling, IL
SOLEX College, an independent, for-profit, post-secondary institution located in Wheeling, IL is accepting applications for day, evening and weekend English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors for its Wheeling, Chicago Belmont, and Chicago Loop locations. Job expectations include preparation of daily lessons, daily course instruction, conduct routine classroom management activities, timely submission of student attendance and scholastic records, and participation in faculty discussions of curriculum and instructional techniques/ materials. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or related field and two or more years academic English language teaching experience are preferred. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and appropriate coursework in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Linguistics. If the bachelor’s degree is not in these fields, candidates must have at least two years of related experience and/or coursework with evidence of specialized training or competency in the assigned teaching field, such as academic or vocational training and credentials, related work experience, licensure, and/or certification.

Full-Time Lecturer—Southern Illinois University-Carbondale—Carbondale, IL
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), SIU Carbondale is seeking one or more individuals for full-time non-tenure-track teaching positions in the intensive English program. Minimum qualifications include MA or higher degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field; two years ESL/EFL experience (TA or faculty); one year experience teaching in an intensive English program (IEP); demonstrated experience in teaching a variety of ESL courses, levels and skills; and exceptional English language fluency and communication skills.

Professional Writing and Editing

Entry Level Editor / Content Manager—CFE Media—Oak Brook, IL
Our Content Manager will be responsible for writing and editing technical content as well as finding new content sources for our engineering focused media products, including a monthly magazine, website, newsletters, and webcasts. You must be willing to travel to tradeshows, user groups, and other customer events and find relevant content that supports our media products; and build new and cultivate existing content partnerships to fill the content funnel for our publications, websites, webcasts and other products. Attending Speaking engagements at magazine, customer, industry events, or via webcasts would be expected as well. This is a contractor role, with potential to become full time. Compensation up to $20/hr.

Proofreader—RPM Advertising—Chicago, IL
We’re looking for someone who has a talent and a passion for details.  If you love the English language, can demonstrate an expertise in both formal and informal writing styles, and have mastered the art of grammar, punctuation and spelling this is the place for you. Responsibilities include: proofreading direct mail, digital and collateral materials from initial creative concept to final release for printing; reviewing each printed piece for completeness and clarity; correcting minor copy errors and make copywriter and/or account team aware of necessary changes; ensuring that all brand elements, colors and proper fonts are in place. Check whether the proper trademarks, service marks, client offers, pricing and disclaimers are within established requirements.

Grant Writer—Near North Health Service Corporation—Chicago, IL
The Grant Writer works in collaboration with the Director of Development in researching, developing and submitting  grant proposals to current and new funding sources in order to obtain support for activities related to NNHSC’s mission and clinical programs. The Grant Writer also implements other methods of raising funds for the organization.

Content Specialist—Northwestern University—Evanston, IL
The Content Specialist works with faculty and staff to write and edit documents and digital assets supporting distance education courses for the School of Continuing Studies (SCS). This position helps create and maintain an online presence (website, blog, and social media) for distance education. This position works with SCS staff and faculty to provide written technical support on various technologies and software. The Content Specialist is responsible for creating, organizing, and maintaining all documents. This position may also assist with the editing and management of graphic content and populating online courses.

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