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Adult Education/GED Instructor

Fairbanks, AK, USA

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The Literacy Council of Alaska is looking for a full-time instructor to assist our students in reaching their educational and vocational goals with an emphasis on high school equivalency attainment, adult basic education, and workforce development. Our ideal candidate is an experienced teacher or tutor with a flexible and collaborative mindset. This position will have the opportunity to assist students in a classroom setting and through distance education. On-the-job training is available for candidates who are not prepared to teach all subjects required, with thorough training and support from the start.


  • Generous paid time off, with an additional two weeks off during the winter holidays

  • 3% retirement contribution after two years

  • Mission driven work with an established nonprofit

Job Duties:

Instruction & Instruction Preparation (90%)

  • Instruct individuals in a classroom setting, including distance delivery 

  • Monitor participants' needs in order to remediate educational deficiencies

  • Prepare instructional plans for students on the study hall schedule each day

  • Collaborate with our small team of program staff to offer excellent services to students

  • Work with students to develop and pursue career and post-secondary pathways; make referrals to partner programs as necessary

  • Assess program students using state mandated assessments

Instruction Preparation (10%)

  • Willingness to learn the ins and outs of program curriculum

  • Work with other instructors to improve and implement new teaching strategies

  • Find resources and professional development to share with team

Administration (10%)

  • Regularly update the Program Director with attendance records, student progress, and  test readiness

  • Attend program and agency staff meetings

  • Update and maintain the confidentiality of records, portfolios, and student progress reports

  • Program reception, student intake, and student orientation

  • Consult with Program Director to determine educational plans of action for each participant

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • Confident or willing to learn  teaching all four GED test subjects (Science, Social Studies, English, and Math)

  • Create a classroom environment that is welcoming, positive, and motivating 

  • Average or above average digital literacy

  • Must be able to pass a background check 

  • Flexible and collaborative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Adult Education or with non-traditional students

  • College degree in Education or related field; or equivalent experience

  • 6 months+ volunteering with LCA programs

This position is supervised by the AE Program Director

$20-$21/hr @ 40 hrs/wk

LCA is an EOE

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