UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
Adult Basic Education Instructor (43 Weeks)
32-Hour, Grant-Funded, Benefited Position, New Bedford
General Summary of Position: The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instructor provides group instruction to adult learners. Instructors are required to create lesson plans and align the curriculum with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and/or the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The ABE Instructor must maintain appropriate student records, conduct goal setting activities, facilitate activities to achieve students’ goals, and document student outcomes. The ABE Instructor is expected to provide academic advising to students and assist students with transitioning to next steps in their academic and/or career experience. Instructors also need to administer and evaluate assessments for class placement as well as ongoing Pre and Post Testing according to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) standards.
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.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Teach two classes or up to 23 hours to WEP students.
• Select and develop appropriate materials for class use.
• Create lesson plans and align curriculum with CCRSAE or MA ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL.
• Maintain appropriate student records (e.g. attendance, goals, outcomes, assessments, contact notes, exit information).
• Conduct goal setting activities, facilitate activities designed to achieve students’ goals, and document student outcomes.
• Provide academic advising to adult learners in morning and evening classes related to student progress, goals, and referrals to community resources.
• Assist students with transitioning to next steps in their job training and post-secondary school transitions.
• Administer and evaluate student assessments for class placement [e.g. Basic English Skills Test (BEST) for ESOL speaking and listening, writing assessments, and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for reading and math].
• Administer and evaluate student assessments utilizing MADESE 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 Complete Language Assessment System-English (CLAS-E) for ESOL 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.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) teaching experience.
OTHER: Ability to teach both day and evening classes
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, cross cultural, and organizational skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Word
- Demonstrated (over three years) experience working in the ABE field. Teacher certification.
- Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Workers’ Education Program
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU; Cat 11
EEO STATUS: 3.2
JOB CODE: 234
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Workers' Education Program
SALARY: https://www.umassd.edu/hr/policies-and-laws/union-contracts/ (salary will be prorated)
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The deadline for internal applicants is September 27, 2019. The review of applications will begin September 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.