Literacy Source is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Adult Basic Skills Instructional Advisor 

LOCATION: Literacy Source Learning Center - 3200 NE 125th Street, in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.              


The Instructional Advisor is responsible for teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes at the Learning Center and Workplace ESOL and Digital Literacy at the center or at partner locations. This position will work as part of the instructional advisory team to provide instruction and instructional case management to adult learners, and to provide training, support, and supervision for volunteer instructors and tutors.

The Instructional Advisor reports to the Instructional Director. Essential duties and responsibilities include:


  • Teach evening GED prep class 2 nights a week (5 hours/week instruction): creating lesson plans aligned with the CCRS and using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting.

  • Teach workplace ESOL classes at a community partner site (4-6 hours/week of instruction) 

  • Integrate the teaching of GED content, the CCRS, employability skills, and basic digital literacy skills into curriculum.

  • Administer assessments, track progress, and provide feedback and support to help students make progress to achieve literacy & life skills goals. 

  • Support students directly with GED test preparation and registration.

Program Coordination and Volunteer Supervision and Training:

  • Provide support and supervision for the volunteer instructors facilitating the evening GED: Math/Language Arts/Distance Learning Lab class, Pre-GED Reading and Writing, and Pre-GED Math classes.

  • Provide support and supervision to classroom volunteers including an AmeriCorps member and tutors for ABE learners.

  • Work with instructional staff to help plan and conduct trainings for volunteers and/or partner organizations.

  • Integrate the CCRS, best teaching practice for adult learners, teaching for social justice, workplace skills, and digital literacy instruction into instruction and volunteer support.  

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners . 

  • Report regular attendance and student progress and track volunteer hours. Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of student and volunteer records through regular monitoring of data. 

Center-based Instructional Support/Student Advising:    

  • Help conduct New Student Registrations: intake interviews and assessments.

  • Provide support and advocacy for a caseload of students, including: working with students to establish goals and identify challenges of barriers to learning, monitoring and interpreting on-going assessment results to track and support student progress; providing learning recommendations to students, instructors, and volunteer tutors; monitoring student attendance in classes, and following-up with calls to absent students.

  • Match students in caseload with tutors, and provide on-going support to volunteer instructors and tutors, including regular check-ins regarding curriculum and instruction.

General Support and Partnership Management:  

  • Assist with ongoing Center needs, including answering phones and assisting students.

  • Provide periodic program updates and updated information on student/volunteer activities about equity and inclusion in monthly e-news and on website.

  • Keep up on research and trends in the field of Adult Basic Education and participate in trainings and meetings as needed.

  • Participate in regular staff meetings and model the behavior you wish to see in your teammates.

  • Represent Literacy Source’s ABE program and/or coordinate with other GED/HS 21+ providers across the Seattle metro area.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate program policies, procedures, and standards; ensure adherence to governing standards for program quality; and facilitate long-term instructional program planning and goal setting as a member of the Literacy Source instructional team. 


  • Minimum one-year experience teaching basic skills to adults, including curriculum and lesson planning.

  • Committed to anti-racist practices and teaching for equity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of appropriate teaching methods, instructional materials, and forms of assessment.

  • Awareness of diverse learning styles and demonstrated experience in applying that knowledge to the development of teaching materials as well as the delivery of instruction.

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology to enhance instruction and familiarity with online learning management systems.

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and experience in furthering the educational development of adult learners from diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekend days (for trainings).

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize competing demands.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships.


  • A Masters degree in Adult Basic Education or related field.

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with ESOL students, immigrant and refugee adults, and/or adults with learning disabilities.

  • Experience with curriculum development tailored to specific student groups and aligned to Common Core standards, CCRS, SCANS skills or GED.

  • Bilingual/bicultural with fluency in an additional language, such as Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Tigrigna, or Chinese.

  • Experience with CANVAS and/or completed training for CANVAS.


This is a 35 hour per week position. Working hours include 2-3 evenings per week. Benefits package included. Compensation is $23.00/hour. 


Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to:

For more information, contact Eileen Aparis at 206.782.2050

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.