GED Instructor: Congreso

Posted May 17th, 2017 at 3:07 pm.

Position Summary

Congreso’s Adult Education department provides GED and college-prep instruction for out of school youth from ages 17 to 21 and adults in the areas of Education, Employment, and Empowerment. The Adult Ed Instructor position is a key component of the educational portion of the program and plays an important role in student success at Congreso. This position will report to the Adult Academic Manager. The instructor will partner with the E3Center team to deliver comprehensive GED and college readiness curriculum and projects in a variety of academic and supplemental subjects, including Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Math.  In addition to developing and delivering classroom instruction, this position assumes a role in areas such as instruction related data entry, student-internship support, team planning meetings, student case consultations, facilitating new-student orientations, and planning / chaperoning field trips and events.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepare and deliver comprehensive GED 2014 and College & Career Readiness (CCR) academic curriculum to out of school youth and adults.
  2. Utilize technology including Microsoft Office software, email, and web-based applications to deliver curriculum.
  3. Develop mastery of GED 2014 Exam materials and subject matter through research, data analysis, and professional development trainings.
  4. Develop mastery of GED 2014 testing and registration process and requirements.
  5. Assist students in gaining critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, and proficiency in numeracy and literacy.
  6.  Demonstrate instructional expertise in all of the key GED 2014 subject categories.
  7. Analyze aggregate and individual student performance data for TABE and GED 2014 Practice Exams in order to customize curriculum to students’ needs.
  8. Serve as coach and mentor to students regarding academic progress, life skills, internship success, professionalism, and pursuing post-secondary education / employment.
  9. Facilitate project-learning model for GED 2014, CCR and JRT curriculums, including design, implementation, and evaluation of cumulative student projects.
  10. Work with team members to evaluate student academic progress, identify solutions to students’ academic and social barriers, assess project performance, and participate on selection panel for student internship interviewing.
  11. Work diligently to achieve program outcomes as related to staff performance evaluation.
  12. Attend regular staff, team, divisional, and individual supervisory meetings, as scheduled.
  13. Participate in agency activities, quarterly meetings, and committees in order to share information that will promote the purpose and mission of Congreso.
  14. Perform any other duties and tasks such as coordinating field trips, graduation ceremonies, job fairs, etc., as required by the division.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Career Pathway: Education)

All Staff Competencies

1.   Basic understanding of Congreso’s mission, vision, values, services, and business plan.

2.   Knowledge and understanding of the targeted community needs and demographics.

3.   Understanding of legal criteria for issues such as confidentiality, domestic abuse, child abuse, and mandated reporterrequirements.

4.    Ability to provide nonviolent intervention with a high level ofethical standards of conduct, cultural sensitivityand within appropriateboundariesand limits.

5.   Ability to effectively use standard office equipment.

6.   Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse  groups of co-workers,external business partners, and the community.

7.   Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, UNIDAD, and customized databases.

8.   Adheres to all Congreso and departmental policies and procedures.

9.   Attends all Congreso in-services as required.

10.  Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.

Educational Staff Competencies

1.         Ability to plan and deliver comprehensive GED, Career and College Readiness, and Job Readiness Training curriculum to at-risk youth learners in accordance with Congreso’s PCM standards for group facilitation.

2.         Ability to manage busy classroom environments with students of varying backgrounds and educational abilities.

3.         Ability to uphold and enforce programmatic attendance and disciplinary policies.

4.         Possess a relentless stance to move clients towards targeted outcomes.

5.         Ability to work in concert with case management personnel to deliver holistic services to all clients.

6.         Ability to conduct and analyze research in order to drive curriculum and policy development.

7.         Ability to maintain responsibility for students’ achievement of coursework and academic progress through one-on-one tutoring, directed self-learning, and implementation of youth and adult learning principles.

8.         Ability to work in a team structure – demonstrating ability to collaborate and contribute

to the team’s work, displaying highly effective written and verbal communication with teammates, support staff, and supervisor.

 Experience, Education, and Licensure

 Minimum Experience:

  •  2 to 3+years work experience providing direct educational services to youth, young adults, the community, or related experience.
  • Experience teaching subject matter associated with GED exam and experience working in alternative education settings preferred.
  • Candidate should have knowledge of the Puerto Rican and Latino community of Philadelphia; and excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft OfficeSuite, particularly in Excel and Word, required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Classroom facilitation abilities in Spanish are a plus.

Minimum Education:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Math-Science, Social Sciences, or related field.

Certification/License:

  • TABE Administration certificate a plus
  • Microsoft Office Certifications a plus

 Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 1.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

2.   Although work is primarily indoors, you may be required to travel outside to client and

      community locations.

3.   Position may require occasional trips to attend conferences seminars, and meetings.

4.   Certain visits or work related appointments might be scheduled outside of traditional work

      hours as necessary.

EEOC

Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

About Congreso

Congreso is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

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