Jobs in Adult Basic Education

This page lists job postings at adult basic education programs that are funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Job postings must be funded, at least in part, by WIOA Title II funds.  To post a job, please email the job posting to lbailey@tiu11.org.

Delaware County Literacy Council - multiple jobs

Delaware County Literacy Council is a community-based nonprofit organization that serves adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, and English language skills to gain or improve their employment opportunities. DCLC works across Delaware County with offices in Chester and Upper Darby.

ESL Instructor (FT) – Seeking experienced Instructors to plan and implement adult education classes. Instruction will be 20-25 hours per week plus professional development, prep, and admin responsibilities. May include evening classes. Requires BA plus at least 2 years teaching experience.  Experience working with CCRS preferred.  Year-round position with benefits.

Case Manager (FT) – Seeking experience Case Managers to support adult education students’ success in completing GED/ESL program. Services will include case planning and documentation in a team structure that includes academic and employment services. May include evening hours. Requires BA plus at least 2 years of Case Management experience. Experience working with immigrants and adult students preferred.

Employment Coach (FT) – Seeking experience Employment Coach to support adult education students’ success in obtaining or improving employment. Services will include individual and group employment coaching and working in a team structure that includes academic and employment services. May include evening hours. Requires BA plus at least 2 years of Case Management experience. Experience working with immigrants and adult students preferred.

Director of Student Support Services (FT)- Seeking experienced  social work professional to lead a Student Support Services team that includes Case Managers, Employment Coaches, and Student Recruiter. The Director will oversee coordination of services to adult education students including immigrants, returning citizens, and adults who face barriers to successful employment. Requires BA plus 5 years work experience, MSW preferred. May include occasional evenings.

Interested individuals should send resume and cover letter to Kate McGeever at kmcgeever@delcoliteracy.org.

Adult Basic Literacy Education Advisor 1

Do you have experience administering grant-funded adult basic education programing?  Join our team of adult basic education advisors and put that experience to use ensuring high-quality adult basic education programs that support commonwealth residents to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

  • Full-time employment
  • Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid
  • This position requires regular overnight and multi-day travel mostly within Pennsylvania and occasionally to Washington, D.C.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As an adult basic education advisor 1, you will work with adult basic education programs receiving federal and state funds through the Division of Adult Education. Our goal is to ensure the highest quality programing that leads to successful outcomes for all commonwealth residents attending the programs.

You will work closely with your assigned agencies to monitor and evaluate their activities. You will conduct ongoing review and monitoring of all assigned programs for compliance with federal and state policies, procedures, guidelines, laws, statutes, and regulations. This includes on-site monitoring visits, desk monitoring, and ongoing review of program data, especially as the data relate to evidence of quality programming and positive outcomes for adult students and evidence of the need for program improvement or corrective action. You will work with program staff to find solutions to problems of compliance with state and federal requirements, respond to questions and issues related to division programs and initiatives, and provide technical assistance to improve programming and services.

Advisors also fully participate in the annual review and revision of policies and guidelines and in the annual grant application process, including identifying priorities, providing technical assistance, and reviewing submitted applications. Advisors work as a team to ensure that everyone is providing the same information and support to the field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Must meet PA residency requirement
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements – Four years of professional experience in the field of adult basic or literacy education, including one year in an administrative capacity; and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes one year of administrative experience in adult basic or literacy education
  • Knowledge of and experience with adult basic and literacy education programs including new developments, significant curriculum, instructional and assessment materials, and research that exists regarding programs and program development
  • Knowledge of and experience with the analysis of grant-related data and provision of technical assistance and guidance to local programs on the administration of program grants and contracts
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • Score may be lower than deserved
    • Application processing may be delayed
    • Disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided
  • Only most recent exam score is counted

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans’ preference, and other items can be obtained from:

  • Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
  • Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
  • Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
  • Internet:  http://www.scsc.pa.gov/

To apply for this position go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2125099/adult-basic-literacy-education-advisor-1?department%5b0%5d=Department%20of%20Education&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

IELCE (Integrated English Language Literacy and Civics Education) Instructor

General Overview of Position

The Integrated English Language Literacy & Civics Education (IELCE) instructor is responsible for developing and implementing a curriculum and lesson plans that integrate civics, literacy and English language acquisition (ELA) in preparation for post-secondary education or employment. The IELCE instructor will work with the IELCE Program Coordinator in helping ESL students interested in health care training to progress through the IELCE instructional program so that they may qualify for enrollment in a Home Health Aide Integrated Education and Training Program offered by the Training Fund. This is a part time position with day and/or evening hours.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement curriculum and lesson plans that integrated civics, literacy, and English language acquisition (ELA).
  • Instruct up to 20 ESL adult learners for 6 hours/week.
  • Achieve the program goals for the class in increasing English proficiency, increasing literacy and civics proficiency, and transitioning into the Home Health Aide Integrated Education and Training Program.
  • Utilize the Foundation Skills Framework and CCRS (College and Career Readiness Standards) as the basis for the instructional program.
  • Integrate technology in both classroom and supplemental activities.
  • Promote student engagement, collaboration in learning, and project-based learning.
  • Work with students individually to support their specific education and career goals including some career coaching.
  • Ensure that instruction is delivered as an inquiry-based learning process that includes interactive activities, scaffolding and evidence-based practice teaching methodology.
  • Participate in student orientation, and ensure that pre and post assessments are administered according to schedule.
  • Attend all team meetings and professional development activities.
  • Perform all related administrative duties and reporting such as: completing time sheets, documenting student attendance, academic progress, assessments and submitting monthly reports to the IELCE Program Coordinator.

Education and Experience:

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in TESL with three to five years of classroom experience teaching ESL learners. Equivalent experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Technical Proficiencies:

To perform this job successfully, an applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including:  Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Power Point and the Windows Operating System. Must be able to operate general office equipment. Must be comfortable integrated technology into the classroom instructional experience.

Work Requirements:

Must possess strong teamwork skills; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to motivate others towards achieving goals while maintaining a clear sense of boundaries; ability to multi-task; excellent organizational, time management, and critical thinking skills; positive problem solving skills; ability to work independently and with a team; ability to work efficiently and at a highly productive rate to achieve required outcomes; ability to work with a strong sense of focus, remain task-oriented, detail oriented and nonjudgmental.

To apply, please submit the following documents by July 16, 2018:

  • Cover letter outlining education and relevant experience and resume.
  • Copy of Degree and Transcript of grades for the highest degree obtained.

Application should be sent electronically to Cheryl Feldman: cfeldman@1199ctraining.org

IELCE (Integrated English Language Literacy and Civics Education) Program Coordinator

General Overview of Position

The IELCE Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the IELCE and IET (Integrated Education and Training) programs for ESL students interested in pursuing training and employment in healthcare and human services. This position entails providing oversight of the instructional program and the instructors who are implementing the required IELCE and IET program activities, student recruitment, orientation, assessment, student post testing, case management goal setting, barrier removal, and transition into the IET program or other training and employment opportunities. The position also involves supporting the joint upfront and ongoing planning process of the ESL and occupational instructor in developing and implementing the IET program, and development of class schedules. This is a full time position with benefits that reports to the Director of the College and Career Readiness Department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support on-boarding, orienting, and assigning new instructors
  • Finalize class schedules and classroom assignments
  • Coordinate upfront and ongoing instructor planning schedule, and participate in these meetings
  • Ensure that curriculum and lesson plans integrate all required components and follows state guidelines, and provide ongoing supervision of instruction
  • Recruit students in collaboration with organizational partners and use of social media
  • Perform student intake, orientation, assessment, and assignment of students to classes, ensuring full enrollment
  • Provide case management – student goal setting, barrier removal, and transition support
  • Coordinate with instructors to ensure post-testing is implemented timely
  • Coordinate with Quality Data Specialist and Data Clerk to ensure data is input as required by state guidelines
  • Engage instructors and participate in agency’s Program Improvement Team and PLC activities
  • Ensure that supplemental online learning is provided and technology is embedded in instruction
  • Ensure assignment of Classroom Aides
  • Coordinate with the agency’s Nursing Director and Workforce Development Director in engaging the nursing instructor assigned to teach the IET program along with the ESL instructor
  • Ensure all IET credentials are provided – CPR, First Aid, and Home Health Aide
  • Track student transition from the IELCE program into the IET program, ensuring 50% of the IELCE students transition into the IET program
  • Work collaboratively with the agency’s placement services and CareerLink in developing job placement opportunities for graduates of the IET program
  • Generate relevant reports of student and program performance outcomes
  • Obtain and maintain all needed documentation in student files
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in TESL/Linguistics or Education. Must possess a minimum of 3 years of classroom experience along with program administration and case management experience. Proven skills in data management/analytics; excellent technology, organizational, and program management skills.

Technical Proficiencies:

To perform this job successfully, an applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including:  Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Power Point and the Windows Operating System. Must be able to operate general office equipment. Must be highly proficient in using databases, and effectively use the PA Department of Education’s “E-data” system, the City’s “ASAP” system, and the agency’s ETO database. Must be accurate/efficient in using technology to keep up to date records.

Work Requirements:

Must be able to work two evenings per week and be available for flexible hours as needed. Will be required to meet offsite with CareerLink staff, employers and post-secondary programs in the Philadelphia area. Must possess strong communication/interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to motivate others towards achieving goals while maintaining a clear sense of boundaries; ability to multi-task; excellent organizational, time management, and critical thinking skills; positive problem solving skills; ability to work independently and with a team; ability to work efficiently and at a highly productive rate to achieve required outcomes; ability to work with a strong sense of focus, remain task-oriented, detail oriented and nonjudgmental.

To apply, please submit the following documents by July 16, 2018:

  • Cover letter outlining education and relevant experience and resume.
  • Copy of Degree and Transcript of grades for the highest degree obtained.

 

Application should be sent electronically to Cheryl Feldman: cfeldman@1199ctraining.org

College and Career Readiness Department Director

General Overview of Position:

The Director of the CCR Department is responsible for oversight and supervision of District 1199C Training Fund’s adult basic education/ELL, IELCE (Integrated English Language Literacy and Civics Education), and tutoring programs, Bridges to Career Opportunities program, and the Training Fund’s myPlace campus; collaboration with PA CareerLink, literacy, social service and training partners; documentation, data reporting and grant writing; and, other duties as needed. This full time, grant-funded position with benefits reports to the Executive Director and serves on the agency’s leadership team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and direct the CCR, IELCE, tutoring, BCO and myPlace staff with monthly meetings and weekly (or more frequently if needed) check-ins.
  • Implement monitoring system that enables staff and faculty to track adult education/ESL student enrollment, retention, pre and post assessment and educational functioning level outcomes, core goal attainment (high school equivalency, post-secondary, obtaining employment and retaining employment), and IET outcomes.
  • Ensure faculty members have pre-test assessment diagnostics before the start of class, and use this information to individualize student learning.
  • Ensure monthly review of e-Data reports, ASAP documentation, myPlace input, documentation requirements and fulfillment of contractual obligations.
  • Ensure selection of high quality program staff, instructors, tutors, classroom aides, and case managers leading to excellent educational functioning level outcomes and attainment of core and secondary outcomes.
  • Ensure quality instruction is offered that includes facilitated, interactive learning, project based learning, consistent use of curriculum and lesson plans that embed technology, workforce preparation and career awareness.
  • Engage staff and teachers in implementing the agency’s MyPath program that moves students through a series of workforce preparation and career pathway planning activities.
  • Provide oversight to implementation of supplemental online learning activities.
  • Provide oversight to implementation of volunteer classroom aides and tutoring program in coordination with Tutoring Manager.
  • Provide oversight to implementation of IELCE and IET program development, implementation and student recruitment in coordination with the IELCE Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure implementation of a high quality career coaching delivery system.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies.
  • Hold staff accountable for time and attendance, quality performance, student-centric approach to working with diverse populations, and outcome attainment.
  • Handle HR issues for the CCR Department in coordination with the Director of Administration and Finance.
  • Provide oversight to the Program Improvement Team in coordination with IHPD Coordinator. Monitor the professional development and PLC/PIT implementation to ensure that all CCR staff and faculty are participating as required.
  • Ensure a strong working relationship with Philadelphia Works and PA CareerLink, providing oversight to implementation of the terms of the MOU.
  • Monitor monthly expenditures and part time teacher payments to ensure expenditures do not exceed grant allocations.
  • Ensure regular communication and submission of reports to PA Department of Education, Philadelphia Works, CareerLink, Office of Adult Education, and other partners.
  • Lead grant-writing efforts, and engage the CCR team in contributing to the process.
  • Provide oversight in ensuring that the work schedule for CCR staff is implemented as planned, and inform the Finance Department of any changes.
  • Implement bi-annual performance evaluations of CCR staff and faculty.
  • Prepare monthly outcomes reports for the Executive Director.
  • Participate in internal staff/team meetings and external partner meetings. Support agency initiatives and events.
  • Present at annual PAACE Conference.
  • Collaborate with internal department leaders and external partners to aid student transition into post-secondary education/training and/or employment or social services.

Education and Experience:

An Ed.D, education related Ph.D., or Master’s Degree in education is required. This individual needs to have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in adult education (or education related experience);experience with ESL populations is preferred. Five (5) years of teaching experience, proven skills in data management and analytics, excellent technology skills, strong administrative and supervisory experience are required, and a high level of organizational, program management, and most importantly teamwork skills. In addition, the individual must have an established network within the field, including other literacy and social service organizations. This individual should also have an understanding of High Priority Occupations, and preferably possess working relationships with the CareerLink System, the Office of Adult Education, Philadelphia Works as well as employers and post-secondary providers.

Technical Proficiencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a high level of proficiency in using:  Internet Explorer and other internet browsers; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; PowerPoint; Microsoft Word and the Windows Operating System. In addition, the individual must be highly proficient in working with databases and have strong experience in  how academic assessment testing systems are implemented correctly. Ability to operate general office equipment is required.

Work Requirements:

Produce quantitative and qualitative reports; ability to multi-task; work evenings and weekends as needed; exhibit flexibility; handle high volume of phone calls, emails, staff and student interactions; lead a diverse team; maintain positive relationships with funders; utilize data for decision making; create policies and systems; utilize conflict resolution skills; utilize a high level of organizational and time management skills; utilize critical thinking and positive problem solving skills; and, promote innovation in program development.

To apply, please submit the following documents by July 16, 2018:

  • Cover letter and resume.
  • Vision statement for the College and Career Readiness department, laying out a road map for the current and future direction of the department (no longer than 500 words).
  • Copy of Degree and Transcript of grades for the highest degree obtained.

Application should be sent electronically to Cheryl Feldman: cfeldman@1199ctraining.org

Workforce Policy Coordinator-Administrative Officer I

Position Purpose

This position reports to the director of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board (PA WDB). This position provides leadership to PA WDB committees, research and analysis on workforce development policies, represents the PA WDB at internal and external meetings, and general administrative support

Position Duties

Committee Leadership, Planning, and Support (65 percent)

  • Schedule and plan PA WDB committee meetings
  • Lead an inter-agency committee staff team responsible for providing staff support to committee(s)
  • Develop subject matter policy expertise based on committee assignment(s)
  • Research and analyze workforce development policy and best practices
  • Prepare detailed committee meeting minutes and reports
  • Provide technical assistance and policy advice to committee(s) and stakeholders
  • Manage relevant PA WDB and/or PA L&I initiatives related to committee assignment(s)

General Administrative Support (25 percent)

  • Schedule and plan PA WDB quarterly meetings, including communicating with PA WDB members and staff, preparing agenda and committee packets, and making logistical arrangements
  • Prepare quarterly meeting minutes
  • Manage and update PA WDB website content and email distribution list
  • Coordinate meetings and travel arrangements for the PA WDB director

Special Projects Management (10 percent)

  • Track PA WDB communications and social media
  • Manage PA WDB website content
  • Develop and manage new PA WDB member and staff orientation program
  • Represent the PA WDB at meetings, events, presentations, webinars, and work groups
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned

Decision Making

This position requires decision making at a variety of levels, from basic day-to-day planning and coordinating decisions, to higher-level strategic decisions. Decision making in this position requires input of the director, board chair, committee leadership, agency leadership, board members, and other stakeholders.

Essential Functions

  • Learn workforce development, economic development, and education policy
  • Conduct policy analysis and research
  • Manage projects and initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with others, including individuals with diverse perspectives
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Take initiative and work independently
  • Lead people and programs
  • Travel as needed

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two-years of professional work experience, or equivalent experience.

To apply to go: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau?keywords=50262206

Adult Tutoring Program Coordinator

Full-time 32 hours per week

Chester County OIC in West Chester, PA, is searching for an outgoing candidate who is practical and positive to help fulfill our mission to provide free adult basic literacy education to adults seeking to learn English or to obtain a high school equivalency diploma in our Adult Tutoring Program. The tutor coordinator acts as a point of contact for tutors and students. S/he recruits students and tutors, provides orientation, training, and continuing support to the tutor pair. The tutor coordinator strives to find the best fit for tutor and student that benefits the learning needs of the student. S/he conducts intakes, assessments, maintains confidential student and tutor files, and seeks out best practices to enhance the program, while building and sustaining relationships with funders, program partners, and supporters.

Responsibilities: The coordinator will recruit eligible tutors to teach students who need one-on-one instruction in math (includes algebra and geometry) language arts, social studies, science, calculator and basic computer skills to prepare adult students to take the 2014 GED computer-based examination or English as a Second Language. The coordinator will also use community contacts and will frequently attend meetings such as The Rotary, Lions Club, and other civic and volunteer organizations to promote CCOIC and seek volunteer tutors.  Recruitment should also be directed to local businesses, government and educational entities, as well as non-profit agencies to find qualified volunteer tutors.

The coordinator will recruit eligible students to receive tutoring services.

The coordinator is responsible for tutor orientation and training, communication and providing professional development for tutors. Each tutor should help create individual learning plans (ILP), which are based upon student assessment (pre and post TABE testing), and the ILP lesson plans must be career pathway contextualized.

The coordinator must become a certified test administrator of TABE and CASAS assessments; administer assessments to prospective students before matching with a tutor.

The coordinator must meet program performance goals as determined by PA Department of Education (Division of Adult & Post-Secondary Education) and the President and CEO of Chester County OIC.  Performance goals include: number of students served, students meeting required number of tutoring hours, student gains in educational functioning levels, student achievement of employment and retention of employment.

The tutor coordinator is responsible for student and program record maintenance, collecting teaching hours from tutors and submitting to data administrator, individual student files and reports that may be required by the data administrator and/or the program director.  S/he will participate in professional development opportunities – 6 hours mandated per contract year.  S/he will contribute to overall program improvement.

The coordinator is located off-site from main office and is responsible to maintain excellent communications and connections with supervisor and main office.

Minimum requirements:

  • BA/BS from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • 2 years’ teaching experience or program management experience (preferably adult education)
  • Computer literacy and competency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility to maintain some regular evening hours to meet with tutors and students
  • Comfortable as a public speaker

If you would like to be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to ybrownlee@cc-oic.org, Human Resources Coordinator