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Job listing closed on 2 Apr 2024
24 Feb 2024

English Language Instructor (Japanese)

🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, USA
1+ year exp.
US$50 – US$60 per hour

POSITION TITLE: English Language Instructor (Japanese)

TYPE:Independent Contractor

SCHEDULE: 1-2X a week; 1-2 hours a session



Seattle Sounders FC is looking for a part-time Instructor with Japanese language fluency to work with players on improving their English language skills. The Instructor will meet with students for 1-2 hours a day, approximately 1-2 times a week virtually via Microsoft Teams/Zoom. May transition to hybrid learning with virtual and in-person sessions at Sounders Headquarters & Training Facility in Renton, WA depending on location of Instructor. Candidates must have experience teaching ESL; experience in sports and teaching athletes is a plus.

Compensation for this role will be paid at a rate of $50 – 60/hour; contract terms will be outlined and agreed upon by the Independent Contractor (IC) and Sounders FC (SFC).


  • Provide regular and ongoing ESL instruction to players and/or coaches including, but not limited to, regular online and/or in-person classes, tutoring sessions and assessments, as well as supplemental applied language and cultural immersion experiences.
  • Maintain records of student’s progress, assignments, and goals.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Head of Education and Director of Development.
  • Provide translation services as requested.
  • Adhere to all club policies.


  • Japanese language fluency required.
  • Must have at least one year of ESL teaching experience or equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Certification in teaching and ESL is a plus.
  • Preferably based in Washington to work a hybrid schedule if needed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and virtual teaching methods.
  • Must be able to pass a standard criminal background check.