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Part-time Adult Literacy Evening Instructor


Job posted by: YWCA National Capital Area

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Job description

The YWCA National Capital Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our Bold Goal is to provide a majority of women and girls of color in high need communities across the national capital area with the resources and support necessary to achieve personal, educational and professional success.

Position Summary:

The Part-time Instructor is responsible for developing and teaching lessons in Reading, Writing, and Math to adult learners in the program. This role must be able to create lesson plans that include real-life contextual learning experiences and be able to manage learners at varied academic levels. This position must also be able to integrate the use of technology into the lessons, as well as utilize varied curriculum resources.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Effectively integrate the CASAS competencies, student goals and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Develop lesson plans, using curricula that incorporates, "authentic" real-life contexts that are responsive to the needs, goals, and interests of adult students in their roles as workers, family members, members of the community, and lifelong learners.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Utilize a variety of tools and technology (eg. audio-visual, computers, video, etc.) to support classroom instruction and learning.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of student Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that incorporates specific, measureable, behavioral objectives and timeframes.
  • Incorporate instructional methods that include interactive activities to engage a range of learning preferences (eg. visual, aural, tactile, kinesthetic, etc.)
  • Utilize instructional strategies including whole group, small group, and individualized instruction. Must create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and promotes active classroom participation.
  • Must have written lesson plans, per class, per week, that addresses the various components of the lesson plan format.
  • Must be willing to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide quarterly academic progress reports for students.
  • Assist in the implementation of the continuous improvement plan to ensure that measurable, educational objectives and timeframes are met in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the identification of resources for recruitment and retention of participants.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other YWCA/NCA program staff and contractors.
  • Meet with the Lead Instructor on a weekly basis for supervision and guidance.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings, meetings, and conferences required by all contracting agencies and YWCA/NCA.
  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs to improve community resources for the program.
  • Understand and apply state and federal confidentiality regulations with regard to client records and correspondence.
  • Contribute to a positive work milieu by effectively communicating with co-workers, supervisors and administrators in regards to any issue of concern relevant to job responsibilities and the agency.
  • Maintain an objective, professional relationship with participants and staff at all times.
  • Maintain professional and respectful liaison with relevant community agencies, facility management, and community members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or the management team.


  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field with at least four years of experience in the instruction of high school students or adult learners in a non-traditional educational setting. A Master's degree in education or related field with, at least two years of experience teaching in a non-traditional educational setting working with adult learners desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to keep all participant data confidential.
  • Punctual, demonstrates dependable and consistent attendance according to work schedule.
  • Able to work independently when required.
  • Work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary treatment team and actively participates in treatment planning meetings when required.
  • A working knowledge of Windows applications, strong leadership abilities; organized, self-directed with a comprehensive knowledge of educational and social work counseling principles are desired skills.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.



2303 14th St. NW, Ste. 100, Washington, DC, 20009, US


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