This job requires a bachelor’s degree.
The Adult Education Instructor (AEI), under the supervision of the Director of Women’s Programs, will lead computer-based instruction and the integration of computers into classes and will assist the Lead Adult Education Instructor in providing instructional oversight and coordination of volunteers and students. This is a 22 hours/week part-time position. The hours of the position are from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
The AEI will
• Lead and oversee all computer-based instruction including leading a class and overseeing integration of computer-based instruction into the program.
• Oversee students and volunteers engaged in the self-paced Pace program.
• Assist the Lead Adult Education Instructor in assigning individual students to classes, self-paced work, or one-on-one tutoring as appropriate for academic needs.
• Ensure that students are appropriately engaged in their assigned work and adhering to the policies and procedures of MEP.
• Ensure that volunteer instructors and tutors have the appropriate training, assigned, and supported to effectively work with students and have a satisfactory volunteer experience.
• Maintain student records, including hours, progress, and coursework, for computer-based instruction.
• Serve as a substitute instructor for non-computer-based classes, as needed.
• Assist with student testing and special events and overall paper and electronic student record-keeping.
• Communicate directly and work actively with the Director of Women’s Programs, the Lead Adult Education Instructor and the Volunteer Coordinator.
Skills / Qualifications:
• Certified teacher in the State of Michigan.
• Experience integrating technology into the classroom.
• Experience leading computer-based instruction.
• Proficient in the use of the Internet and MS Office and in navigating computer-based programs.
• Deep level of knowledge and experience in working with struggling students.
• Able to coordinate task assignments of multiple volunteers on a daily basis.
• Able to ensure that MEP standards of behavior for students and volunteers are upheld.
• Able to interpret TABE test results and prescribe appropriate curriculum paths within established MEP programs.
• Able to become familiar with individual student learning styles and academic needs and to match students with grade level appropriate materials and instruction.
• Able to become familiar with the materials and procedures of the self-paced Pace program and to train volunteers and students in its utilization.
• Able to effectively communicate with MEP staff, students and volunteers.
• Personable, caring, and professional demeanor.
• Strong work ethic and initiative.
• Passion for the mission of the organization.
• Bilingual – Spanish-speaking, a plus.
Mercy Education Project is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation range: $20.00 – $23.00/hour. Benefits include a 403b defined contribution plan.