(MCCC, Non-Benefited) English Language Arts/Digital Literacy Instructor

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: Business & Community Services/Holyoke Adult Learning Ctr
Locations:: Holyoke, MA
Posted:: Aug 9, 2019
Closes:: Aug 23, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: PT No Benefits
Ref. No.:: 20018

About Holyoke Community College:

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.

For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:

Delivers classroom instruction at the HCC Adult Learning Center (at PAFEC), an evening community education program providing adult basic education HiSET (high school equivalency and career/college readiness) classes located in downtown Holyoke. The program seeks to guide learners in identifying career goals and developing college and career readiness skills, leading to employment or placement in a job training or educational program leading to employment.

Provides reading and writing instruction for ELA/digital literacy level 2 (grade level equivalent 6-8) and ELA/digital literacy level 3 (grade level equivalent 9-12) classes for 6 hours per week, with 3 hours per week of planning and 1 hour per week for staff meeting. ELA reading instruction focuses on improving fluency and comprehension, especially of complex non-fiction, and provides writing instruction focused on moving toward mastery of Standard Edited English grammar, mechanics, usage and spelling; and the elements of composition. Digital literacy instruction covers computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and areas of editing text and locating information from credible sources.


  1. Participates in continuous improvement of ELA/Digital Literacy curricula and teaching strategies.
  2. Aligns subject content to curriculum with College and Career Readiness Standards and HiSET curriculum.
  3. Creates weekly written lesson plans aligned with DESE curriculum frameworks and CCR standards.
  4. Creates learner-centered classroom environment.
  5. Delivers differentiated classroom instruction in a variety of formats including large group, small group, one-on-one and computerized instruction.
  6. Incorporates technology and digital literacy into instruction.
  7. Integrates and effectively uses tutors in the classroom.
  8. Collaborates with Educational and Career Advisor to facilitate student next steps to Transition to College and Career program.
  9. Develops familiarity with WIOA guidelines.
  10. Creates and maintains academic and attendance records.
  11. Attends SABES, ABE and online professional development trainings that align with program and personal professional development goals.
  12. Attends weekly HCC/ALC staff meetings and periodic retreats.
  13. Maintains compliance with DESE and ACLS guidelines.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in Adult Basic Education or related field; strong written and interpersonal communication and technology skills; excellent organizational skills; commitment to professional and program development; commitment to learner-centered teaching; ability to work effectively and flexibly with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree, strong knowledge of Adult Basic Education pedagogy and understanding of issues confronted by ABE learners in Holyoke. Flexibility and creativity in curriculum development targeting student needs. Trained on MAPT for reading and math assessments; familiarity with DESE-funded ABE system; familiarity with Common Core Standards or College and Career Readiness Standards; proficiency in Spanish or language other than English.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

COMPENSATION: $28.29/hr., non-benefited.

HOURS: 10 hrs./week for 36 paid weeks; evening position


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE: Screening will begin will applications received by August 23, 2019. Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Returning applicants - Login to your Holyoke Employment Account to check completed application. https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp




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Posted: 8/10/2019
Application Due: 8/28/2019
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