UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
GRANT FUNDED 48 Weeks
Time off between June 30th and July 27th
JOB TITLE: Adult Education Advisor/Instructor
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Workers' Education Program
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU Cat 11
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
EEO STATUS: 3.2
JOB CODE: 234
REPORTS TO: Director of Workers' Education Program
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Assist students to develop, monitor, and fulfill an individual Education and Career Plan that aligns a student's interests, goals, and abilities with a career, and outline the steps needed to prepare for that career. Provide intake, assessment and support services to adults entering the Adult Education program; monitor student progress, attendance, retention, follow-up, and provide referral services as needed. Teach an evening ESOL class.
Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide assistance to students by developing individualized Education and Career Plans and identifying, monitoring, and achieving educational and career goals.
- Work collaboratively with teachers to ensure student goals inform instruction.
- Assist students with transition to concurrent and/or next steps in their education and career training experience.
- Teach one evening class or up to six hours to WEP students.
- Create lesson plans and select and develop appropriate materials for class use.
- Administer and evaluate placement tests and assists in appropriate academic placement.
- Orient new students to the program’s policies and activities.
- Maintain confidential student files including a record of advising notes and activities.
- Follow up every quarter with current and former students to monitor progress towards goals.
- Refer students to community resources as needed in order to enhance academic supports and address barriers to attendance.
- Build and maintain effective community collaborations to support student retention and progress.
- Attend staff and community planning meetings.
- Administer and evaluate student assessments for class placement and utilize Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education required standardized assessments for Pre-and Post-Testing [e.g. Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) for reading and math, Basic English Skills Test Plus (BEST Plus) for ESOL speaking and listening, and TABE CLAS-E for ESOL reading and writing].
- Maintain assessment certifications by participating in ongoing trainings and recertification activities.
- Provide input/participate in program development activities.
- Participate in professional development activities.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Director.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) experience in counseling
OTHER: Ability to speak Spanish. Ability to work both day and evening hours
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with MS Word and Excel
Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students
Excellent interpersonal, cross cultural, and organizational skills.
Degree in counseling, education, or related field
Demonstrated (over 3 years) experience working in ABE field
Experience in counseling, preferably with adult learners
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. Sponsorship is not available.
The deadline for INTERNAL candidate is September 12, 2018. The review of applications will begin September 13,2018 and continue until the position is filled.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.