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Adult Basic Education Instructional Lead

Position Description & Duties

The Instructional Lead is responsible for teaching Adult Basic Education classes at the Learning Center. 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. Essential duties and responsibilities include:


  • Teach the M/W evening GED prep Reading and Writing class, creating lesson plans aligned with the Common Core Standards (CCRS) and using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting
  • Integrate the teaching of basic digital literacy skills into curriculum
  • Maintain and express enthusiasm and commitment to helping students learn  
  • Administer assessments, track progress and provide feedback and support to help students make progress and achieve literacy & life skills goals

Volunteer Supervision and Training 

  • Provide support and supervision for the volunteer instructors facilitating the evening High School completion/GED Lab class
  • Provide support and supervision for the volunteer instructors facilitating the pre-GED Math class
  • Provide support and supervision to classroom volunteers and one-on-one tutors.  
  • Work with other instructional staff to help plan and conduct trainings for volunteers Center-based

Center-based Instructional Support/Student Advising

  • Help conduct New Student Registrations, intake interviews, and assessments
  • Provide support and advocacy for caseload of students, including: working with students to establish goals and identify challenges of barriers to learning, monitoring, and interpreting ongoing assessment results to track and support student progress; providing learning recommendations to students and instructors; monitoring student attendance in classes and following up with calls to absent students.
  • Match students in caseload with tutors, and provide ongoing support to volunteer instructors and tutors, including regular check-ins regarding curriculum and instruction

General Support

  • Assist with ongoing Center needs, including answering the phone and assisting students
  • Provide periodic program updates and updated information on student/volunteer activities for inclusion in monthly e-news and on website
  • Contribute to and support long-term strategic planning
  • Keep up on research and trends in the field of Adult Basic Education and participate in trainings and meetings as needed
  • Work easily as part of a team and participate in regular agency staff meetings

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in Adult Education, Education, or a related field.
  • Minimum one year experience teaching basic skills to adults
  • Demonstrated experience with using a wide range of appropriate teaching methods, instructional materials, and forms of assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology to enhance instruction and familiarity with online learning management systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Adult Basic Education or related field.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with immigrant adults  
  • Experience with curriculum development tailored to specific student groups and aligned to CCRS.
  • Experience with CASAS appraisal system.
  • Knowledge and experience working successfully with adults with learning disabilities
  • Bilingual/bicultural

Compensation and Hours

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position. Working hours include 3 evenings per week. Compensation is $22.38/hour.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lynn Livesley.

Closing date

Open until filled. Preferred start date: beginning of March 2018.