Job Opening: Northampton Instructor/Education and Career Advisor - POSITION FILLED


Instructor and Education and Career Advisor

Beginning and Intermediate Classes, Northampton Site

32 hours per week

posted May 17, 2019

applications due by May 31, 2019

position begins September 3, 2019


The Literacy Project is seeking an Instructor to teach adult students in both a Beginning Level class (GLE 0-4) and an Intermediate Level (GLE 4-8) class at our Northampton site.  The Beginning class meets Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00. The Intermediate class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00. The Advisor conducts goal-setting and personal readiness activities in class and meets with students individually to support them in making progress towards their goals. The position is 32 hours a week for 39 weeks a year, and includes 12.5 hours of instructional time, 9.5 hours of preparation time, 5 hours for student advising, and 5 hours for administrative tasks, site and agency meetings, and professional development.  The pay rate is $22 per hour plus full benefits.  


The Instructor is responsible for teaching 12.5 hours of adult basic education classes per week to adults and out-of-school youth integrating student education and career planning, computer literacy, and community engagement activities into reading, writing, and math topics as appropriate. The instructor is required to learn and implement evidence-based reading instructional methods. The instructor is also responsible for lesson planning and curriculum development, initial and on-going assessments of students, and working with and supervising classroom volunteers.  Student Advising includes a mix of classroom activities and individual meetings with students to ensure that each student setting realistic goals and making progress towards them. Additional responsibilities include record keeping, responding to inquiries and taking messages, outreach and recruitment, participating in the general upkeep of the site, and participation in The Literacy Project staff meetings and staff development opportunities.


Bachelor’s Degree is required. Desired qualifications include teaching experience in adult basic education utilizing a student-centered approach, knowledge of strategies for working with beginning readers and/or English-language learners, experience with lesson planning and curriculum development; experience working with diverse groups of people including immigrants, refugees, and out of school youth; demonstrated group and community-building skills; experience advising adults and knowledge of community resources and resources for career planning and job search activities; excellent computer skills, and ability to effectively represent the agency in the community.


If interested in this position send a resume and cover letter to or mail to:

Search Committee, The Literacy Project, 15 Bank Row, Suite C, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Deadline for applications May 31, 2019

A background screening/CORI is required for this position.

The Literacy Project is an EOE/ADA employer.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.