Instructor (Adult Education, ESL, Smart Start)

Position Title: Instructor Adult Education/ESL/Smart Start

Department: Work Force                              

Immediate Supervisor’s Title:  ABE Director

Positions Supervised:  None

Term of Position: 12 months


Provides instruction to adult education students. Plans, implements, documents, and evaluates instructional practices, procedures, and materials. Provides direct, on-site, daily supervision of academic assistants.

Examples of Duties

The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

  • Provides instruction in literacy: adult education; HSE test preparation: English language acquisition; family literacy: (Integrated) English literacy and civics education: workforce preparation: integrated education and training, including career pathways; and workplace education, including National Career Readiness Certificate and Smart Start Pathway
  • Applies research-based instructional practices that incorporate the use of computers and other
  • Is knowledgeable of reading, writing, and/or math instructional strategies.
  • Uses instructional strategies, learning practices, and tools appropriate to the needs of the
  • Uses lesson plans that integrate instruction across content
  • Provides continuous feedback and adjusts instruction to maximize student
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and evaluate curriculum and materials aligned with CCRS.
  • Integrates work, family, and community related activities into
  • Administers and interprets appropriate placement and diagnostic
  • Facilitates the transfer of learned skills from the classroom to the
  • Plans learning experiences that are interactive and relevant to the specific workplace
  • Customizes and develops workplace education curriculum and lesson plans that facilitate transition from the classroom to tl1e job based on the workforce goals and expected training

Assessment and Monitors Learning

  • Uses formal and informal assessment data to monitor and document student
  • Collects and manages accurate data for program improvement and
  • Participates in the retention and follow-up of

Classroom Management

  • Maintains knowledge of program guidelines, regulations, policies, and
  • Maintains student
  • Supervises and monitors academic


Makes referrals to community agencies or postsecondary institutions as appropriate.

  • Advocates adult education at the local and state level and explains the impact of under-education on employment and
  • Assesses adult education needs and promotes program in community.
  • Promotes use of commw1ity resources and participates in activities of other community
  • Recruits students and matches them with instructional staff

Professional Development

  • Participates in required professional development activities.
  • Participates in additional professional growth opportunities to support student
  • Uses technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong
  • Assesses personal strengths and weaknesses as a basis for developing a professional development

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree (Education, Adult Education or related field preferred)

A copy of tl1is degree is required on file at the local director's office. All instructors hired must pass the Mississippi Adult Education competency test. All new instructors must attend the New Teacher Academy to learn basic instructional competencies and prepare for the state competency test.

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Coahoma Community College is an equal opportunity institution in accordance with civil rights and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities and employment opportunities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Michael Houston, Director of Human Resources/Coordinator for 504/ADA, Title IX Compliance Officer, Office #A100, Vivian M. Presley Administration Building, 3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614, Phone: (662)621-4853, Email: