Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


E Somerville Community
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3396034 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 4, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Bilingual Curriculum Translator (English to Spanish)

Job Goal: The Unidos program currently adopts the Somerville Public Schools’ curriculum while also adhering to the guiding principles for dual language education. This year, due to remote learning, the district is rolling out weekly slide decks in English for classroom teachers across the district. The Bilingual Curriculum Translator will support classroom teachers and the Unidos specialist to translate the decks into Spanish and make the necessary modifications for dual language learning.

•High level of Bi-literacy in English and Spanish
•Organizational skills and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
•Familiarity with on-line learning platforms
•Knowledge of elementary curriculum, Common Core, and WIDA Standards

•Prepare a slide deck for use in a Spanish-based classroom or for a grade where students rotate between Spanish and English weekly
•Slide deck language is translated to Spanish
•Important vocabulary words for the lesson are inserted in a pre-teach slide
•Oracy sentence stems are added to each lesson
•Language domains are added to each lesson
•All images with text, audios, games, and mentor texts are translated or removed and replaced with a culturally and linguistically appropriate version that meets the same learning objective
•A bridge slide added as appropriate
•When the content is not applicable to the Spanish language (e.g. phonics lessons, alternative lessons) it is replaced with appropriate material.
•In the week-on, week-off model, English lessons must partner with the Spanish lessons, and thus require some modifications.

Terms of Employment:
•Yearly Appointment - Funding Source: ELE Department (Title III LEPs)
•Scheduled school year (September, 2020-June, 2021)
•Stipend: Not to exceed $3000 (Up to 120 hours @$25/per hour)
•Remote/Virtual and In-School learning

Position Reports to: District Administrator of the English Language Learner Program or designee

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to E Somerville Community!

The East Somerville Community School (ESCS) is a diverse school in an ethnically rich neighborhood. ESCS lives its motto, "Every Student Can Succeed," by preparing students to achieve at high levels in their next stage of education, while applying the skills of life-long learning. The dedicated staff members provide regular education and special education services through a team approach, which combines high quality, challenging classroom instruction with academic support. ESCS offers the best qualities of a large school with a welcoming and respectful atmosphere that makes each student feel valued and part of a community.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Sarah Davila, ELL Program Administrator
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600