Job Opening in Ware: Education and Career Advisor/Career Pathways Instructor

Education and Career Advisor/Career Pathways Instructor

Ware Site

20 hours per week

posted September 13, 2019

applications will be considered until the position is filled

position begins immediately


The Literacy Project is seeking an Education and Career Advisor/Career Pathways Instructor for our Ware site. The position is 20 hours per week. The pay rate is $22 per hour.


The Education and Career Advisor assists students with employment and college planning, and facilitates connections with community resources. This position works collaboratively with the TLP site staff, as well as with local social service agencies, community colleges and career centers.


Duties include teaching a Career Pathways class that covers workforce readiness, career exploration, job search, college awareness, and workplace contextualized math and English instruction. Additional duties include counseling students on their employment/education goals and facilitating referrals to needed services.


The position also includes 2 hours per week of community outreach and recruitment of students.


Desired qualifications include demonstrated knowledge and experience teaching GED level curriculum using a student-centered approach; experience with lesson planning and curriculum development; experience with transition-to-college programming, career planning, and job search activities; community-building skills, and the ability to effectively represent the agency in the community; excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent computer skills. 


Additional qualifications include experience working with under-educated adults, youth, and newcomer/immigrant populations, plus knowledge of and involvement in the greater Ware area. Job requirements include having your own transportation and being able to travel during the workday as required.


The Literacy Project is a non-profit, community-based organization offering adult basic education and GED preparation services at our classroom sites in Amherst, Greenfield, Northampton, Orange and Ware.  The agency incorporates community development, civic participation, computer technology, and arts/culture in its teaching.  Our philosophy is based in an empowerment model that is learner-centered and participatory.


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.

A background screening/CORI is required for this position.

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