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Vermont Adult Learning, Inc

Waterbury Village Historic District, VT | www.vtadultlearning.org

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Adult Basic Education Instructor

30 hours per week with benefits

Brattleboro, VT

Reports To: Regional Director

Primary Work Site: Brattleboro Learning Center

Vermont Adult Learning: Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is a private nonprofit and a member of Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy System. Working closely with other nonprofits, state agencies, and schools, we serve seven of Vermont’s 14 counties. We provide instruction in basic academic skills, work readiness, and English language skills; high school completion and GED prep; and transition to college and career services. Our programs are free to students, age 16 and older who lack a high school diploma or the equivalent skills. 

Purpose of the job: The ABE Instructor teaches basic math and writing skills, and high school level subjects, to a diverse group of adults with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, and learning styles. Instruction includes individual and group classes of students via in person and online, working closely with other VAL staff to create a dynamic, effective learning environment in which all students find success. Instructors are committed to providing high quality services to our students, and are expected to create engaging and effective lessons, projects, and courses for our students. Instructors also play a critical role in creating a welcoming, supportive environment for new and current students. This position demands a commitment to exceptional performance as well as working successfully within a team environment.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

●       Provides high-quality individual and group instruction, remotely and in-person, to VAL students.

●       Provides consistent learner-centered instruction in essential skills, as well as high school level math, grammar and writing, GED prep, TABE prep.

●       Teaches applied, academic and interpersonal skills to adults.

●       Develops curriculum and instructional materials.

●       Effectively teaches students with varied educational skills, backgrounds, and ages.

●       Completes required paperwork, other documentation, and data entry in a timely and accurate manner. 

●       Addresses individualized educational needs in group instructional settings.

●       Focuses efforts and attention on achieving program goals and objectives.

●       Participates in statewide and organizational-level professional development.

●       Maintains professional standards of confidentiality.

●       Collaborates effectively with other teachers and staff in helping students realize their Personalized Learning Plans and reach their educational goals.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

●       Bachelor’s Degree is required. Emphasis on education/English or related discipline plus relevant teaching experience is preferred.

●       Experience preferred with at risk students and involvement with alternative educational systems.

●       Experience teaching adult students with learning differences, and other significant barriers to mainstream educational programs.

●       Willingness to teach project-based classes and workshops.

●       Strong technology skills and ability to leverage these skills to enhance student learning. Preferably able to utilize distance learning strategies related to videoconferences, podcasts, collaborative project and accessing remote resources.

●       Must possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written English communication skills.

●       Requires the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

●       Strong organizational skills and computer competency are needed for administrative tasks.

●       Have demonstrated experience successfully supporting diverse students, including students of color, English Language Learners, and LGBTQ students.


Working Conditions & Environment: May require working some weekend and evening hours. Travel will be required utilizing personal transportation. Requires reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and insurance.

Criminal Background Check and Mandated Reporting: Vermont Adult Learning is committed to the safety of our students and staff. A confidential, national criminal records check as well as a check against the Vermont Child Abuse and Neglect Registry will be performed on all applicants offered employment. Continued employment is subject to the final determination reached based upon the results of these checks.

All Vermont Adult Learning staff are required to be familiar with Vermont’s Mandated Reporter law.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, Vermont Adult Learning offers the following excellent benefits – premiums based upon employee’s work schedule:

●       Medical insurance, including family plans and plans with employer contributions to a health reimbursement account (HRA).

●       Dental Insurance

●       Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance are available at no cost to the employee.

●       Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Benefits

●       Vision insurance

●       Parental leave

●       Retirement plan with immediate vesting and organization match of up to 4% after six months.

●       Generous paid time off includes:

o  Combined Time Off (vacation and sick time) which increases with years of service

o  11 paid holidays each year.

Starting Salary: Salary based on education and experience

Application Deadline: First priority given to applications received before July 23, 2021

Vermont Adult Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Adult Basic Education Instructor

30 hours per week with benefits

Brattleboro, VT

Reports To: Regional Director

Primary Work Site: Brattleboro Learning Center

Vermont Adult Learning: Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is a private nonprofit and a…

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