GED/HSED Instructor - Faculty Fellowship

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay

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The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

You belong here. See why you will love working at NWTC.

Department: General Studies

Reports To: Associate Dean

FLSA Status: Exempt

Positions Supervised: None

Salary Grade: FAC A

Travel Required: As Necessary

LOCATION: Green Bay - We All Rise: African American Resource Center and NWTC Green Bay Campus. Position requires availability to instruct on campus and in flexible delivery modes.

HOURS: Flexibility in schedule is required for day, night or weekend classes as needed.

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY RANGE: $45,181--$54,693/year based on industry and individual experience. Position will receive full benefits along with a 75% standard 176-day workload obligation.

** For applicants interested in pursuing this faculty fellowship track (hired not meeting all the minimum educational/work experience requirements), the fellow will have a reduced teaching schedule to provide the time needed to pursue obtaining these requirements within three years of acceptance into the fellowship.

*Anticipated start date: July 31, 2023.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is an innovative leading-edge college dedicated to student success. An instructor’s primary purpose is to design instruction and assessment in an engaging environment to foster learner success. An instructor continually improves the overall quality in the delivery of learning to support the achievement of college outcomes and priorities utilizing evidence to support decision-making. Instructors work in alignment with the college’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles. Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities. In addition, instructors commit to ongoing professional growth in both instructional and technical areas, as well as the development of their colleagues and teams.

The Faculty Fellowship Program is an ideal opportunity to make an impact and gain a valuable teaching experience. This Faculty Fellowship is an important part of NWTC’s focus on diversity and inclusion, which strives to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and surrounding community.

The Faculty Fellowship program offers an opportunity for an aspiring instructor to teach, participate in professional development training opportunities (e.g., Instructor Preparation Academy, Faculty Quality Assurance), be assigned a mentor, receive tuition reimbursement, and obtain an insider’s perspective on navigating instructing at NWTC. The College is committed to create an educational and work environment that reflects, appreciates, and celebrates the diverse society and community in which we live and one that creates a climate for the success of every person by appreciating the uniqueness that they bring to NWTC.

For applicants interested in pursuing the Faculty Fellowship track (hired not meeting the minimum educational/work experience requirement) the Fellow will have a reduced teaching schedule to provide time needed to obtain these requirements within three years from acceptance into the fellowship.

The selected individual will also participate in the creation of an Individual Development Plan. This plan covers performance expectations and measures identified in NWTC’s Faculty Progression Structure (course success data, learner feedback, team action plan progress, self-reflection, and ongoing development) in the areas of subject matter expertise, instructional excellence, student success, and career aspirations.

Basic Education is designed to help people succeed in college, on the job, and in daily living. Group and individualized education in a structured class helps students develop skills to achieve any or more of the following specific goals: 1) earning a General Education Development (GED®) certificate or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) in conjunction with passing a state required Civics exam; 2) reaching personal goals; 3) keeping a job; 4) preparing for a new job; 5) succeeding in courses; 6) preparing to enter college; and/or, 7) participating in NWTC post-secondary programs with bundled BE/ELL remediation within program coursework, with the goal of students completing embedded technical certificates and technical diplomas and/or associate degrees.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help diverse population of learners acquire Basic Education skills and reach their goals for education, employment, and personal enrichment through learning opportunities provided in a positive and nurturing environment
  • Provide student advising within the following areas of instruction:

A. Math skills - whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements, real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, word problems and measurements ratio/proportions, geometry

B. Reading skills – reading rate, comprehension, and vocabulary

C. Language skills – Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Paragraphing and Writing Conventions

D. Study Skills Seminars - strategies for textbook study and concentration, using your notes and your time to your advantage

E. Preparing for tests and easing anxiety

F. Test taking Strategies

G. Civics—Wisconsin and Federal Government structure and function

H. Social Studies—Civics and government, US History, economics, geography and the world

I Science—Life science, physical science, earth and space science

J. College 101(or On Course principle)—embedded activities within curriculum coursework

  • Proctor TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) pre-testing and post testing.
  • Facilitate completion of State and NWTC required paperwork for each student: Intake and Exit forms, PEP (Personal Education Plan), Registration form, NWTC Basic Education form, Basic Education Client Reporting form, attendance tracking and maintenance of class lists. Additional State reporting forms required for GED/HSED: DPI (Department of Public Instruction), and PathwayU (Career Plan)
  • AHS Delivery of 118.15 instruction for high-school aged youth enrolled in local high schools.
  • Jail and Huber Center instruction for adults seeking GED/HSED and/or Program Prep.
  • NWTC Career Pathways Bridge basic skills instruction that includes contextualized BE/ELL instruction related to state-approved NWTC post-secondary programs. Team Teaching and integrated instruction is inherent in this programming.


Minimum Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Master’s degree in English/Communications, Reading, Math or Education required OR a Bachelor’s Degree and actively pursuing completion of a Master’s Degree.* If Master’s degree is in Education, then one of the following is required: 18 graduate level semester credits in one of the areas of English/Communications, Reading, or Math; or Bachelor’s degree in the subject area of English/ Communications, Reading or Math.
  • Candidates that have successful teaching experience with minority students or in minority communities preferred.

**For a Faculty Fellow, an exception could be made to allow for completion of a Master’s degree or occupational experience during the fellowship program.

Other Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Strong background of working with non-traditional students in GED®/HSED preparation, Bridge programming and/or developmental education preferred.
  • Candidates that have successful teaching experience with minority students or in minority communities preferred.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Create and utilize engaging instructional strategies and methodologies which foster student success both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Provide immediate, routine, and consistent feedback to students to assist them in improving performance in technical and core ability competencies.
  • Create a learning environment that integrates best practices for the participation of students in authentic service learning, student club events, and engagement in profession specific activities.
  • Participate in the referral of students as needed for student success strategies including tutoring, counseling, advising, etc.
  • Use data to measure quality outcomes related to course success, and to design improvement strategies based on the evidence.
  • Engage with business and industry through engagement and participation in advisory committees.
  • Participate in community and college-sponsored events to promote the college’s programs and enhance community relationships.
  • Engage in division, department and team meetings.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge and skill in emerging trends and current occupational practices.
  • Make progress toward minimum instructional requirement goals/expectations.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, socio-economic background, or job type.
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.


Physical Demands



F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


O (Occasionally)

Handling / Fingering

O (Occasionally)

Reach Outward

O (Occasionally)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)


N (Not Applicable)


N (Not Applicable)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

O (Occasionally))

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


12 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Talent and Culture.

NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, creed, marital status, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic testing or other applicable legislated categories, (“each a protected class”). Inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at (920) 498-6826 or


When it comes to student success, NWTC has set the standard for the state’s technical colleges. In 2010, NWTC was the first college in Wisconsin to join Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students succeed. Under the leadership of our president, Dr. Rafn, student success has become the center of our work. As a result, NWTC has been named a Leader College by Achieving the Dream for student success initiatives and one of four finalists for the AACC Awards of Excellence in the Student Success category.

In 2017, the College was selected to join Frontier Set, a diverse group of high-performing, high-potential postsecondary institutions identified by the Gates Foundation as leaders in transformation.



NWTC offers the opportunity to work in a professional and stimulating environment where the intended culture of inclusion and a holistic view of the employee is promoted.  We empower employees to be their best selves and contribute to a culture of engagement and innovation.  We are committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry.  Benefits of working at NWTC are measurable in ways such as greater knowledge and awareness of cultural differences, motivation for improved personal and professional relationships and a cohesive work environment. We provide our employees with a high-quality compensation and benefits package and professional development opportunities.



At NWTC, we believe everyone has worth. We are not limited to age, gender, social status, and religion. We are unified in dignity and diversity.

We believe everyone — no matter where they are in their personal and professional journeys — can dream big and rise above their current places.

"We believe everyone can soar higher. The fact of the matter is, everyone has different needs.  Out college must think about what our people need, and how are we going to meet those needs.  That’s when we start to talk about equity."  - Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, NWTC President

The Division of DEI fosters a culture of equity and inclusivity by providing leadership and procedural structure to ensure that all members of NWTC can engage in academic pursuits, obtain and maintain employment, and utilize college services without experiencing discrimination. The function of the College’s Diversity Team is to serve as the key voice for the Division of DEI to advocate for and support an inclusive culture while enforcing accountability around the College’s Strategic Directions.  The College has four focused areas that various strategic practices, initiatives, and goals fall under.

  1. Institutional Climate
    • Supports and monitors strategic college wide indicators and standards.
  2. Workforce
    • The focus is recruitment and retention of employees of a workforce.
  3. Education
    • Develops, guide and evaluate educational opportunities for students and employees.
  4. Student Success  
    • The focus is to enhance services and programs for the recruitment and retention of students.



iRespect! is a college-wide movement to cultivate a welcoming and safe environment for all. 

  • We stand beside our students regardless of race, religion, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, and age.
  • We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe space for all members of our community to work and learn.
  • We maintain a zero tolerance policy for discrimination, bullying, and behaviors intended to intimidate or demoralize members of this community.

Whether you are a student or employee, there are many opportunities for you to get involved with iRespect! 


Diversity and Inclusion Education – Inclusively Course Series

Walk into any lab, classroom, or office at NWTC, and it’s clear we love what we do. We understand how we impact the lives of our students and communities, and we thrive on that responsibility. Through the employee Inclusively Course Series, you can enhance your work at the College and increase your positive impact on students. You’ll gain tools and knowledge to help individuals from all walks of life discover and develop their unique gifts and talents.

Living Inclusively: The purpose is to develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of culture and how it relates to personal and societal history, social perception and influence, personal values, beliefs, biases, societal structure, local and global societies, cultural practices, and functions and trends. All employees are required to take this course.

Teaching Inclusively: The purpose is to develop materials and strategies for ensuring that their classrooms are inclusive and engage all students, especially students of color. All benefit eligible faculty are required to take this course.

Serving Inclusively: The purpose is to develop policies and skills for ensuring that the campus environment is inclusive and engages all community members. All benefit eligible staff will be required to take this course.

Managing Inclusively: The purpose is to continue building upon the understanding of equity and inclusion and to begin applying this knowledge within a supervisor/leader role. Key components of the curriculum include: leading a multicultural environment; developing strategies for managing conflict; demographic data, student/alumni feedback, identity and bias, highlights from Teaching Inclusively and Serving Inclusively, and a capstone

To learn more, our A Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at NWTC highlights various strategic practices, initiatives, and goals that support diversity and inclusion at the College. 

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2740 West Mason Street
Green Bay

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