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PT Adult Education Instructor for Level 3 (GLE 9-12) class
North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts
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Date Posted 10/30/2019
Admin-Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 


Job Description:

PT Adult Education Instructor for Level 3 (GLE 9-12) class

Up to 20 hours per week / 43 weeks per year

Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 - 12:30, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:30 - 2

Additional hours are for paid prep time, professional development, and staff meetings

Non-benefited, grant-funded MCCC unit position


The Adult Learning Center (ALC) of North Shore Community College, based on the Danvers campus, is funded by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide general instruction and College/Career Readiness services to individuals who have not earned a high school diploma. The goal of the program is to provide adults with opportunities to develop the literacy skills necessary to qualify for further education, job training and/or better employment.

Instructors in the ALC are responsible for planning and implementing instruction for adult learners who are transitioning to college and career. Instructors will need to be able to:

  • Participate in on-site and off-site training sessions to develop expertise with College and Career Readiness Standard-based curriculum resources

  • Work collaboratively in a team-teaching environment to develop and incorporate lessons from contextualized curriculum into classroom activity

  • Develop lesson plans and teaching strategies that accelerate accomplishment of student learning goals within the established Scope & Sequence

  • Engage in monthly evaluation of Scope & Sequence and adjust as needed

  • Provide direct classroom instruction, documentation of weekly lesson plans, oversight of classroom tutors and occasional follow-up with students

  • Collaborate with the College and Career Advisor to introduce students to career pathways and additional services that will support their transition to college


Instructional Activities

  • Prepare and deliver group lessons for classroom instruction in the subject areas of literature, math, science, social studies, writing and workplace skills

  • Understand and able to teach higher level high school math concepts and skills

  • Document lesson and unit plans with an established DESE template

  • Utilize online curriculum resources; tailor lessons to the specific learning needs of the class and offer differentiation to individual students

  • Incorporate technology into group and/or individualized curriculum

  • Elevate digital literacy level of all students

  • Evaluate student progress on a regular basis using both formative and summative assessments

Support and Advising

  • Support students on academic matters in consultation with the College & Career Advisor

  • Incorporate student goals into lesson planning

  • Refer students to other college and community resources as appropriate

  • Establish a safe and supportive classroom environment


  • Communicate with ALC Coordinator regularly

  • Submit weekly electronic attendance information

  • Conduct follow-up contact with students as needed

  • Ensure student participation in pre- and post-tests as necessary

  • Compile listings of desired instructional materials and supplies

  • Submit information or student work to the ALC monthly newsletter

  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Development

  • Attend weekly in-house staff meetings and share ideas and resources

  • Participate in relevant, professional development that contribute to the ALC's Continuous Improvement Plan

  • Commit to ongoing self-reflection and assessment of teaching effectiveness

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Reports to the Coordinator of the Adult Learning Center



  • Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum of two years' experience teaching adult learners

  • Demonstrated success teaching to various learning styles

  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations

  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers that challenge adult learners

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize, manage schedules and keep accurate records

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and public speaking skills

  • Ability to work flexible day time hours in response to program needs

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.


Additional Information:

SALARY: $29.06 per hour (DESE ABE grant rate), non-benefited, MCCC position


North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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