Part-Time Instructor of Adult Education
Part-Time Instructor of Adult EducationASU-Newport
ASU-Newport invites applications for the position of Part-Time Instructor of Adult Education. This is a part-time, grant-funded position that includes daytime hours at the ASU-Newport campus and off-site locations in Jackson County that may include out of county travel and correctional facilities. The instructor will facilitate Adult Education classes during scheduled times using best practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides effective instruction for Adult Education students using state-approved best practices:
- Designs and selects classroom activities and lessons that help students progress toward skills achievementCounsel students monthly on their progress in the classroom, making applicable notes in the students' filesParticipates in team teaching and planning as appropriateMaintains order and discipline in the classroomProtects the confidentiality of student information and records by maintaining them in a secure environment at all timesCommunicates resource needs to ASU-Newport Adult Education Office staff.Maintains the integrity of all classroom materials
- Uses students' test data to develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each studentMay administer BEST or BEST Plus Test to determine student placement for English Language Learner (ELL) studentsTracks student progress and attendance to ensure post-tests are administered promptly by reviewing the program database system weeklyDocuments student performance: daily attendance, test results, and classroom work. Report student data weekly to the database administratorParticipates in GED graduation and Adult Education recruitment activitiesWorks with ASU-Newport and other state agencies (i.e., Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – WIOA) to promote student retention and advancement to post-secondary education or workplace opportunities through programs such as Accelerating Opportunities and WAGE.
- Attends conferences and/or workshops to learn about developing practices and program requirements.Attends college advisory and registration meetings and other workshops related to student retention and successCompletes the required number of professional development hours for program compliance
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSA valid Arkansas Teaching License is required. General computer skills required, attention to detail, ability to organize and execute multiple tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision. Must have a demonstrated track record of professional dependability and reliability, including punctuality and attention to detail, and the ability to work both without supervision and as part of a team. Must maintain up-to-date licensure and credentials, as required by the State of Arkansas.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Elementary Education or Secondary Education
COMMUNICATION SKILLS Experience in peer-to-peer communication for program interaction between online learning program and on-site adult learning MATHEMATICAL SKILLS The ability to teach math at the adult basic education level, regardless of licensure area, including math instruction taught at the K-6 grade level equivalency CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS The online adult learning instructor works autonomously with intermittent guidance from the Director; thus, the ideal applicant has critical thinking skills. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDThe Director of Adult Education will work with full-time instructors to train the instructor of adult learning. PLANNING Full-time instructors in math and literacy will assist in program planning and operations. DECISION MAKING The Director of Adult Education will oversee program-related decision making to assist in decision making thought matrices ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING Ideally, the applicant can identify a problem, infer solutions, collect information through research, and execute solutions. Additionally, the applicant should be able to learn how to organize and sort data.
USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERSCopier machine usage and program provided work-site computer CONTACT WITH OTHERSThe instructor of adult education will have frequent contact with program participants to improve retention along with department staff for program operations on a daily basis. REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS A valid Arkansas Teaching License (K-12)
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED Microsoft OfficeOnline learning managementMicrosoft Teams preferred
TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGYComputer Operating System Ability: PC or iOS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or regularly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. This work involves walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly moving from one classroom to another. This work involves talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas through spoken words; those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and quickly. This work involves hearing, receiving detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The instructor is subject to inside environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions but not temperature.