This a full-time, 40 hour per week grant-funded position that includes days, some evening hours and weekends at ASU-Mid-South campus and off-site locations that may include out-of-county travel and correctional facilities. Adult Education Instructor assists with the Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE), Integrated Education and Training (IET), correction education and reentry services for program participants. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Adult Education.
Facilitate WAGE, Workforce Readiness, & Academic specific courses
Create lesson plans that effectively utilize all materials and resources available to achieve the objectives of the curriculum
Evaluates adult understanding of the information and adjusts instruction accordingly
Facilitate earning and growth by ensuring program participants are working towards their academic and career goals and reaching standards
Motivate learners to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process
Document accurate records of attendance, behaviors, and learning progress within all appropriate systems to ensure learners are receiving proper credits or certifications
Participates in career technical academic support programs, certification, programs, and student professional organizations
Act as a basic-skills instructor as needed for Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs classes
Conduct job coaching, career advising, and workforce development for corrections education students
Facilitate initial career assessments, student learning plan, student orientation, and college and career plan.
Utilize industry standards to advise Adult students toward careers of interest and of growth
Conduct industry-focused assessments of program participants to gauge their readiness in various career pathways
Meet frequently with Instructors, the Lead Career Coach, and the Enrollment Coordinator to ensure collaborative case planning.
Be available to program participants who have completed active participation in the program to continue to assist in job coaching and advising, as needed
Connect with local employers to create internship and long-term job placement for participants
Collaborate with correctional facility to prepare re-entry plans and other initiatives to enhance a student’s re-entry experience
Offer academic support, college access, post-secondary retention, and reentry help
Work with adult learners develop and maintain their student learning plan
Provides college support for 1st-year college students
Support students one-on-one to maximize financial aid, minimize loan debt and make informed financial decisions about the best post-secondary option available
Empower students with the knowledge and skills to face future obstacles and access the financial aid that enables them to complete their degree with limited debt
Monitor academic progress and counseling focused on progress reports and report cards
Support and guide on the college enrollment process; begin support with navigating the ASU Mid-South, along with FAFSA application process with each eligible student
Model and teach effective problem solving, self-advocacy, academic mindset, self-regulation, persistence, and positive behavior to all students on caseload
Develop and execute a recruitment and retention plan.
Engages in professional development for job enhancement and growth
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 success.
Completes the required number of professional hours for program compliance.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education – Master’s degree in education, administration, or related field preferred.
Credentials – Valid Arkansas Teacher License or an Arkansas Division of Workforce Services – Adult Education Section Teacher Waiver required. If not licensed in Adult Education, the selected applicant must obtain licensure within three years of employment and show progress toward certification annually. Valid Career Service Provider or Career Development Facilitator Credential required.
Experience – Two to three (2-3) years’ experience as a career and college readiness trainer, or basic skills instructor for workforce preparation or On-the-Job-Training classes.
Knowledge – Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory. Knowledge of Arkansas Career Fields, Clusters and Pathways outlined by the Department of Education – Division of Career and Technical Education.
$40,000. Actual salary commensurate with education, experience, and credentials.
Required Application Materials:
Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest and fit for the position; (2) a current resume; (3) three professional references; and (4) a completed ASU Mid-South Employment Application: https://www.asumidsouth.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Employment_Application.pdf.
Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Please note all employees of Arkansas State University Mid-South are subject to a background check.
Please submit all requested materials to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Human Resources
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-733-6719 (Fax) or email to HumanResources@asumidsouth.edu.
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.