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Aspire Instructor/ Adult Education Instructor

The Guild is seeking an Adult Ed Instructor to provide educational instruction and transition services for clients seeking to enhance basic education skills, earn their High School Equivalency, pursue postsecondary opportunities, and/or obtain employment.

Essential Responsibilities

A. Provide educational leadership to students in the classroom, in small groups, in individual settings, and online.

  1. Develop, plan, and supervise all instructional/educational activities of participants individually, in small groups, or in the classroom to meet the varying needs of clients with different learning styles, disabilities, and special needs.

  2. Review and interpret TABE, CLAS-E, and other assessment data to prescribe a program of learning for each participant.

  3. Coach participants through the development and completion of short and long-term educational goals.

  4. Maintain a clean, safe, welcoming, organized, attractive, and relaxed physical and/or virtual learning environment.

  5. Prepare and facilitate weekly lesson plans. Lesson plans include small group and classroom instruction in computer literacy, math, reading, science, social studies, and/or writing.

  6. Refer participants to agency and community resources.

B. Monitor, evaluate, and document student activity and outcomes.

  1. Complete required documentation and reports for participants.

  2. Track and record participant attendance.

  3. Create and update student portfolios (physical and digital).

  4. Monitor and review student work.

  5. Correspond and meet with participants to provide feedback regarding progress towards meeting academic goals.

C. Engage in agency activities and initiatives.

  1. Participate in agency meetings and committees as assigned.

  2. Assist in the development, planning and execution of special projects and events (i.e., graduations, research, potlucks, etc.).

  3. Participate in professional development and training.

  4. Performing other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

A. Work independently with minimal supervision.

B. Effective Communication: Speak clearly and appropriately to the intended audience in both formal and informal settings.

C. Information Management: Use technology to teach and manage the exchange of information.

D. Detail Orientation: Pay close attention to the details of your work product to eliminate all errors and meet the highest possible standards.


Work Experience and Education

A. Bachelor’s degree required with at least 1 year of teaching or adult tutoring experience.

B. Valid driver’s license with no major or DUI offenses in the last five years.

C. Requires intermediate computer skills and experience using office equipment.

D. The ability to speak other languages preferred.

E. Expert level written and verbal communication skills.

F. Requires satisfactory background check.

G. If teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL/TEFL certification or similar required.


Other Requirements

A. Must be able to lift, push and/or carry up to ten pounds (i.e., textbooks, carts, etc.).

B. The ability to work independently to complete remote work assignments.

C. The ability to drive agency vehicles and transport clients, as needed.

D. Demonstrate patience and understanding with clients.

E. Must have access to a working phone or cell phone.

F. Must have access to reliable WIFI or internet connection other than at Guild offices.

G. The ability to work non-traditional hours. Some evenings and weekends required based on class assignments.

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