Adult Basic Education Instructor

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Classification:Training & Development 3
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Homer
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary: The KBC Adult Basic Education instructor will teach math, reading, writing, GED test preparation and ESL in an individualized and classroom format.

Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC) of Kenai Peninsula College is looking for an exceptional individual to serve as Adult Basic Education instructor in math, reading, writing, GED test preparation and ESL in an individualized and classroom format. This position encompasses KBC and southern Kenai Peninsula locations. It includes travel across Kachemak Bay.

This is a 9 month per year position, at Grade 78, Step 1 and includes benefits and tuition waivers. First review of applications will be 3/20/17 but later applications may be accepted until the position is closed. The position starts August 2017.

Position requires onsite interview at the candidate's expense. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits. 

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. 

SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college is located at four locations and is comprised of: 
‐Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
‐Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
‐Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 
‐Anchorage Extension Site, University Center, Anchorage 

This position will be located at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, situated on the shores of magnificent Kachemak Bay. The campus offers courses leading to 4‐year degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates. This campus has 5 full‐time faculty, 15 staff, and 25- 30+ part‐time faculty each semester. KBC averages 700-800 students/semester. 

Kenai Peninsula College is committed to increasing its diversity. KPC enrolls more Alaska Native/American Indian, Pacific Island, Asian, Black and Hispanic students than any other UAA community campus.

UAA is an AA/EO employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.  


 Please submit your on-line application and electronically attach the following documents: 

1. Cover letter; 
2. Comprehensive vita/resume; 
3. Three (3) professional references with titles, addresses, phone numbers and email contact information;

4. Unofficial transcripts

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should contact Eileen Reemtsma at 907-262-0317 or email

Required Education:
BA in education, adult education, math, English or related field.

Required Experience:
One year or equivalent teaching English and/or math

Preferred: Teaching experience utilizing instructional technology.
Multi-level teaching experience.
Adult teaching experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of successful adult and young adult teaching methods and learning styles.
Knowledge of characteristics of adult learners, at-risk older youth, and adults with learning disabilities.
Teaching skills in GED exam preparation, math (arithmetic through pre-algebra), literacy.
Strong communication and project management skills.
Traveling to outreach sites by airplane and car.
Current Alaska Driver's License Required. Must be able to meet the criteria in the University Transportation Safety Guide, VII. Safe Driver Criteria which includes getting a DMV driving record annually and attending the driver's safety course.

Preferred: Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with students, staff, agencies and public. Ability to plan, manage and deliver adult classroom and individualized instruction. Knowledge of multi-level academic and teaching strategies. Previous training/education in adult basic education.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time


15Maintain student files according to grant requirements. Document student progress and performance indicators and follow-up on individualized and educational goals. Maintain files for periodic assessment and reporting as required by state and federal governments. Complete and submit data and reports on activities, number of students served, and contact hours for funding sources. Document student attendance by site. Ensure compliance with Federal, state and campus rules, regulations and policies.Essential
15Prepare and conduct ABE and GED instruction at outreach sites, i.e. Old Believer villages, Nanwalek, Port Graham, for adults, older youth and at-risk/special needs'' students. Travel by vehicle and small airplane.Essential
20Conduct pre- and post-assessments of students'' ABE, GED or ESL academic levels and goals to determine appropriate instructional strategies for student success and in accordance with State and national policies. Provide next step guidance for students after assessments. Maintain required assessment documentation.Essential
45Organize and conduct adult basic education instruction in reading, writing, math, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language in Homer at KBC in an individualized and classroom format for adults, older youth and at-risk/special needs'' students. Conduct technology-assisted ABE instruction. Utilize published and original instructional materials/content as needed following standards/policy-based curriculum. Participate in professional development activities to stay current with best instructional practices . Provide guidance to volunteer tutors as needed.Essential
5Communicate with other human service organizations for recruitment/outreach and student case management including those representing special populations. Provide guidance to volunteer tutors as needed.Essential

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