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Adult High School (HS+)/GED Completion Faculty

Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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GHC is looking for a talented, dedicated, equity-minded, full-time tenure-track faculty member to teach Adult High School Completion (HS+) and GED located at Stafford Creek Correction Center (SCCC) campus of Grays Harbor College. Faculty in HS+ and GED programs are responsible for teaching Adult Basic Education reading, writing, math, GED preparations classes, establishing educational and professional pathways for students, collaborating to shape and develop the program. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about the latest standards and practices adult education for HS+ and GED completion programs and can revise the curriculum accordingly. Additional faculty responsibilities include academic student advising, outcomes assessment, committee work, accreditation requirements, and other duties as assigned. The instructor will also be required to attend a 6-week Correctional CORE Worker Training, sponsored by the Department of Corrections. The position will begin in July 2022.

HS+ is a program of the state of Washington providing the opportunity for students who need to complete high school to earn a HS diploma using their prior learning and current credit completion to meet current WA State graduation requirements.

The Department of Corrections contracts with Grays Harbor College to provide educational services for offenders. This position is located at Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC). Although safeguards are implemented to protect staff, this work will be performed in a corrections facility where the potential for violence exists. Applicants for this position must be able to pass an N.C.I.C. background check and be cleared to work in a prison. Continual access to the facility is a critical element of employment.

The placement on the salary schedule for 215 Day Contract will be determined by education and experience at the time of hire. The 215 Day Salary Schedule can be viewed at The benefits package includes a medical, dental, and vision plan, and employee/employer participation in an excellent retirement plan. Faculty positions at Grays Harbor College have been designated as bargaining unit positions represented by the Grays Harbor College Federation of Teachers, Local 4984. The faculty union and the college have a bargaining unit agreement (referred to as the contract) that is posted on the GHC website at


Grays Harbor College serves the communities of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties on the Pacific coast of Washington. Located in Aberdeen, Washington at the base of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, the College is less than an hour away from scenic Pacific Ocean beaches and close to both the Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks. Grays Harbor provides the perfect landscape to enjoy the abundance of excellent outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, clam digging, surfing, boating, and various kayak/canoe paddling opportunities.

Grays Harbor is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities. We prioritize student learning, promote student and faculty success, foster an inclusive environment, manage our resources, and connect with the community. We strive to create a culturally relevant environment on campus and in the community by learning and practicing equity-mindedness and promoting faculty, staff, and student diversity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach HS+ and GED courses maintaining a course load of no more than 20 credit hours per quarter.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise HS+ & GED curricula and instructional materials, including face to face and hybrid classes.
  • Learn and use technology to enhance student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Develop, assign, and assess learning activities appropriate to the course and program learning outcomes. Provide students with course syllabi at the beginning of the quarter and distribute or post appropriate learning resources. Provide instructional feedback and assign grades in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and submit accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters, no-show reports, student grades, and student course evaluations by dates requested by the college; use course Canvas page utilizing Universal Design strategies.
  • Assess course, program, and institutional student learning outcomes to improve success in teaching and learning.
  • Incorporate elements of work ethics and professionalism.
  • Maintain a classroom environment that affirms a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrates an understanding of historically disadvantaged populations and awareness of cultural relevance.
  • Order and inventory instructional supplies and instructional material.
  • Participate in student education and career development through advising, guided pathways activities, and high-impact practices like collaborative assignments and projects, internships, and capstone projects.
  • Engage in shared governance by serving on college committees and participating in department, division, and college meetings.
  • Stay current in Washington State high school and GED graduation requirements through professional development, professional organizations, and professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.
  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in secondary education or related field OR a Bachelor’s degree with professional experience teaching adult education.
  • One-year successful teaching experience with adults or middle/secondary school level or experience working historically disadvantaged populations.
  • Recent Adult Learner teaching experience.
  • Experience with curriculum revision and development.

  • Master’s degree in education or closely related discipline (English, Reading, Writing, Math) from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching that supports the success of students and staff from historically disadvantaged populations, or similar experience in industry.
  • Demonstrated experience working to close equity gaps in education.
  • Familiarity with the latest standards in HS and GED instruction.
  • Experience the curriculum and program development.
  • Experience working in the correctional setting.
  • Supplemental Information

    This position is open until filled. First review date is 4/24/22. In addition to the GHC online Application you will need to submit the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

  • Cover letter clearly addressing the relationship between the candidate’s qualifications/experience and the position description and required/preferred qualifications.
  • Detailed resume or CV of experience and education.
  • A brief description of your teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how they are actively engaged in conversations or professional development to expand their knowledge.
  • Contact information for at least three references.
  • Transcripts of all college work completed. Unofficial copies are acceptable, official copies will be required at time of hire.
  • Vaccinated campus - All employees in higher education are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID as a condition of employment. Employees may apply for exemptions for medical and deeply held religious reasons.

    Background checks - Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

    Grays Harbor College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Title II/Section 504 Coordinator - Darin Jones, Chief Executive of Human Resources
    Grays Harbor College
    1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520

    Title IX Coordinator – Kari Collen, Dean of Student Access and Success
    Grays Harbor College
    1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520

    For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481
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