Employment Opportunities

The University's best practices are 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.

Adult Educator Instructor - 11 months

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Adult Education Instructor                               

DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs


DEPARTMENT: Workers' Education Program



FLSA STATUS: Exempt   

SALARY: $60,923 -$74,769* (Prorated for 48-week position)-Commensurate with experience/education.                                           

REPORTS TO: Director of Workers' Education Program


SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Adult Education (AE) Instructor teaches Adult Education classes, Adult Basic Education (ABE), including GED/HiSET and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  The instructor creates lesson plans, develops and revises curriculum, administers and evaluates assessments, collaborates with the advisor regarding student outcomes, progress, goals, transitions to job training, employment, and secondary education, and referrals to community resources.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and support student academic success and retention and assists in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all students.


  • Teaches (in-person, virtual face-to-face, remote) and maintains classes in Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Creates a classroom environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse learning needs, identities, and cultures
  • Uses a variety of technologies to provide students with the tools and digital literacy skills needed to navigate systems
  • Creates and regularly revises curriculum and aligns with the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) for ESOL and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for ABE
  • Creates lesson plans and selects and develops classroom materials informed by qualitative and quantitative assessment data and responsive to diverse learning needs, identities, and cultures
  • Uses differentiation and scaffolding techniques (instructional supports) that are universally designed and culturally responsive
  • Provides input/participates in program development activities
  • Collaborates with an advisor regarding student outcomes, progress, goals, transition to job training, employment, secondary education, and referrals to community resources
  • Administers placement and standardized pre-and post-tests.  Evaluates assessment results to monitor student progress, place students appropriately, and guide program design
  • Maintains student records (e.g. program rosters, assessments, attendance, waiting list, outcomes, contact notes, exit information)
  • Conducts orientations and returning student registration sessions
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Maintains assessment certifications by participating in ongoing trainings and recertification activities
  • Completes any other duties as assigned by the Director


EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) teaching experience

OTHER: Ability to teach both day and evening classes


  • Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet the 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 AE field
  • Teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits for ESU Union: ESU

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 June 5, 2023.

The review of applications will begin June 6, 2023 and will be ongoing.


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