Lead Adult Education Instructor: Part Time (30 hours/week)
Martha O'Bryan Center
Education, Training & Library
Position Description / Responsibilities
Our Adult Education program prepares adult students for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) through classroom teaching, one-on-one tutoring, and online self-study support. The instructor provides contextualized education to adult students including instruction in literacy, numeracy, adult basic education, and HiSET preparation (Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing). The primary student population are individuals who are attempting to earn and complete a High School Equivalency Diploma. The instructor is responsible for planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating instructional practices, procedures, and materials for their students.
Other program and classroom responsibilities include; customizing and creating material on online learning management systems; classroom management; record-keeping; and promoting the use of agency and community resources.
Instructors will also use methods and develop processes that encourage student self-assessment and self-monitoring, as well as involve learners appropriately in the planning, conducting and evaluating of learning activities. The instructor will document, analyze and summarize learning gains, based on both formal and informal assessment measures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Curriculum implementation.
- Builds relationships with students.
- Provides virtual and in-person academic assistance to students daily.
- Analyzes initial student assessments (TABE) to determine individualized learning plan.
- Orients new students to individualized learning plan.
- Guides and supports volunteers and other teaching staff.
- Helps each student achieve success by encouraging students to reach individual goals.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, strong preference for experience in teaching adults. Experience with teaching individuals with learning disabilities highly valued.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Passion for working with people.
- Ability to work in a chaotic environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
- Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
- High level of detail, accuracy, and attention to grammar.
- Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and written and oral communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to operate and diagnose standard office equipment such as voice mail, e-mail, and Internet use.
- Ability to learn online Learning Management Systems such as Schoology, IXL, and Essential Education.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must be able to move with or without mobility aid(s) around the classroom. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
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