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 Matt Manfred at


Family Literacy English as a Second Language Instructor – United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA is accepting applications for the position of an English as a Second Language Instructor for the Family Literacy program.  The ESL Instructor is responsible for developing and teaching Family Literacy classes in an ESL context, working to enhance English language skills among caregivers and foster family literacy development. This role is ideal for a passionate educator dedicated to supporting English language learners and their families. The instructor will engage with caregivers to improve their English proficiency, provide parenting education, and conduct interactive literacy activities involving both adults and children. This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week; two 12:00-8:00 p.m. days and three 9:00-5:00 p.m. days.

    Director – PSU’s Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy

    The Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (founded 1985) and Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy (founded 2001) are part of Penn State’s College of Education. We are seeking a dynamic Director to lead the Institutes’ administration, day-to-day management, and professional development projects and to write and support grants and related projects. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in professional development, direct service programming, policy advocacy, and research and evaluation projects consistent with the Institutes’ missions. The Institutes are known for a collegial, supportive workplace culture and highly respected work in adult basic education and literacy, adult English as a Second Language (ESL), family literacy, and workforce education. Working closely with the Director of Research, the Director will become part of an intellectually stimulating environment with access to the resources of a top-tier, public research university.

    Learn more about qualifications and applicaction process. 

      Adult Basic Education Coordinator – Intermediate Unit 1

      Intermediate Unit 1 is accepting applications for the position of Adult Basic Education Coordinator for Washington and Westmoreland Counties. This position exists to serve the adult ESL population in both counties, specifically Charleroi and Greensburg, PA.  The duties in this position include managing the ESL student waiting list through running dialogue circles, implementing orientation and assessment practices, providing student support services, engaging in ongoing professional development, and serving on the agency program improvement team. In addition, the holder of this position acts as the regional resource by providing communication and information between staff, supervisor, workforce partners, PDE, and students. This position works to ensure a result of meeting the educational needs and goals of students, while maintaining compliance with state and federal guidelines.  This position requires a bachelor’s degree in education or related field. PDE teaching certification and experience in adult education are preferred.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.

      Read the job posting on Intermediate Unit 1’s website for more information and directions on how to apply.

        Course Development Coordinator

        Join our team at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 (TIU11) Community Education & Workforce Services (CEWS) as a Course Development Coordinator! In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of developing professional development opportunities for adult educators working in Title II-funded programs within Pennsylvania. You will work closely with our Professional Development System (PDS) projects, especially the Technology Project and the Professional Learning Opportunities (ProLO) teams, and coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of various courses and programs. From finalizing syllabi to providing technical support for instructors, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring seamless learning experiences for our participants. If you’re passionate about adult education and have a knack for organization and communication, we encourage you to apply and make a difference in the lives of individuals through continuous learning and growth. This is a full-time position, fully remote work within Pennsylvania, with excellent benefits. 

        Required Skills and Qualifications: We are seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, along with a minimum of five years of experience in adult education and/or professional development. You should be able to demonstrate organizational and communication skills, as well as experience navigating learning management systems. Proficiency in technology use, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are essential. If you’re ready to contribute to our mission of fostering lifelong learning opportunities, apply on the TIU website by June 3. 

        Questions about the position can be directed to Destiny Simpson,, or Chelsea DeLeo,