Adult Education Instructor

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

Position Summary:

The Adult Basic Education Instructor will organize, prepare and teach English as a Second Language, GED subjects, literacy, computer literacy and life skills online and in small groups. Subjects will be taught online, on campus as well as at outreach sites for adults, older youth and at-risk/disabled students.


10Develop relationships with individuals in local human service organizations for outreach, referrals, and student case management as well to refer students representing special populations needing local services. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the public.Essential
15Prepare and conduct Adult Education and GED recruitment and instruction via in-person and distance at outreach sites, i.e. Old Believer villages, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia and Anchor Point for adults, older youth and at-risk/special needs students. Complete and submit data and reports on activities, number of students served, and contact hours for funding sources. Travel by car and small airplane.Essential
30Establish and maintain individual education plans for each student through assessment, interviews and analysis to determine appropriate instructional strategies for student success. Complete all intake procedures on each student (including assessment), document student progress and performance and follow up on goals. Enter data monthly, ensuring compliance with state and federal grant requirements and funding sources. Maintain student files according to grant requirements. Ensure compliance with federal, state and campus rules, regulations and policies.Essential
45Organize, prepare and teach basic math and English, all GED subjects, literacy, English as a Second Language, computer literacy and life and job skills based on an individualized plan of instruction, online, one-on-one and in small groups on campus and at outreach sites for adults, older youth and at-risk/disabled students. Assess students’ academic levels, learning challenges, and goals to determine appropriate instructional strategies for student success. Conduct computer assisted ABE instruction and computer literacy training. Create original and modify instructional materials/content and utilize standards-based curriculum. Participate in professional development activities to stay current with best instructional practices. Provide guidance to volunteer tutors as needed.Essential

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, and digital literacy in an online and classroom format. This position encompasses KBC and southern Kenai Peninsula locations. It includes travel across Kachemak Bay by small plane. This is a 9 month per year position, at Grade 78, Step 1, $23.84 per hour, 32 hours per week. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, annual and sick leave, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.  This position is not eligible for relocation benefits. The position starts August 2021. First review of applications will be 4/23/21, 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time. Applications may be accepted until the position is closed but to ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.
To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 


Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of characteristics of adult learners, at-risk youth, different learning modalities and adults with learning disabilities.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize best practices in the instruction of adults and at-risk youth in the classroom, individually and in small groups.
Ability to prepare and/or modify individualized educational materials.
Ability to maintain student files according to federal, state and program requirements.
Knowledge of and ability to practice effective teaching methods, techniques and strategies; interpersonal skills; collaboration; organizational skills.
Position requires skillful presentation of material to a diverse population of students who may have multiple barriers such as learning disabilities, substance abuse problems, and/or poorly developed life and employ-ability skills.
Ability to travel to outreach sites by airplane and car.
Current driver's license required. Must be able to meet the criteria in the University Transportation Safety Guide, VII. Safe Driver Criteria.
Well-developed ability to plan, manage and deliver classroom and individualized instruction both face-to-face and online. Knowledge of multilevel academic and teaching strategies.

One year or equivalent teaching/tutoring English and/or math or adults.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail for student intake, tracking student data, maintaining files, grant reports and student progress.

Teaching experience utilizing instructional technology.
Experience in a position requiring effective interpersonal and communication skills, developing relationships and collaborating with students, staff, human service agencies and the public.
Previous experience or training in adult basic education.

BA in education, adult education, math, English or related field.
Driver's License required for travel to outreach sites.


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

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, 20 staff, and 30+ part‐time faculty each semester. KBC averages 700-800 students/semester.


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

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Current Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) driving record
  4. The names, titles, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

*This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

To ensure consideration, please apply by the April 22, 2021 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time. Application review will begin on April 23, 2021. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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