Staff Position

CELE Short-Term ESL Teacher

Position Details

Job ID # 19-987
Department Center for English Language Education
Reports To Academic Director
Time Commitment Temporary: June to July; averaging 30 hours per week with some variation. Mon-Fri, 9 am to 3 pm.

Position Summary

Northwest University's (NU) Center for English Language Education (CELE) is seeking ESL teachers for our summer ESL camps at our main campus in Kirkland, WA.  Every summer, NU hosts a number of groups from South Korea, China, and Japan who wish to improve their English language skills. These camps usually begin at the end of June and finish at the end of July.

This is a great opportunity to gain ESL teaching experience and meet people from around the world.  The teachers are supported with training time and on­ going mentoring throughout the camp.  Instructors usually teach three, 50- minute classes Monday through Friday.  Classes usually begin at 9am and finish at 12pm.  Typically, teachers are assigned one ESL skill or class and then different English class levels rotate every 50 minutes.

Instructors need to prepare and deliver engaging and student-centered lessons, support other teachers in a team-oriented environment, interact with students, and receive feedback in a positive way.


  1. Either has a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or is a current NU undergraduate student.
  2. Has a strong passion for teaching cross-culturally or working with international students. Teaching experience is a plus.
  3. Is teachable, flexible, and has a good attitude.
  4. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit­ filled life.
  5. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, and the general constituency of the University.

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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