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The Literacy Council is an inspiring place to join, with staff positively impacting the lives of so many adults in Northern Virginia. LCNV offers paid employment opportunities and unpaid internships.

Become an AmeriCorps ELL Instructor 

 Raymond Chow, Setara Habib, Catherine Ludwig, and Jessica RainesThe Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, in partnership with Loudoun Literacy Council ( in Leesburg and BEACON for Adult Literacy ( in the greater Manassas area, is recruiting AmeriCorps members for a service term of one year, beginning in early September. Our organizations teach adult beginning language and literacy learners the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. Members are trained to assess our adult learners, teach and/or support instruction at different class sites throughout northern Virginia, coordinate volunteers and collaborate with partners at the sites, and to participate substantively in organizational operations of the literacy councils. Evenings and some weekends, as well as a car are required; mileage beyond normal commuting distance is reimbursed.

During the period of service, AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $16,000, payable in bi-weekly allotments, plus an education award of $5,550 from the Corporation for National and Community Service upon completing a minimum of 1,700 hours of service. Health coverage is provided.

For information on how to apply, see the LCNV ESL and Family Learning Program page on the AmeriCorps website. Learn more about the AmeriCorps program.

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ELL classroom teachers

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is seeking experienced ELL teachers for an 8 to 12 week session.  Part-time positions (6 hours/week) are available in Herndon, Springfield, and Alexandria, Va.  Please send resume and cover letter to Teaching Position, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 or via EOE/AA