Instructor Positions - Greenfield, Amherst and Ware - Applications Due June 20

Position Title: Instructor

Supervisor: Site Director      

Hours: 27-32 hours per week (varies by site), Monday-Friday, for 38 weeks per year; some early evenings required in Greenfield and Amherst; hourly rate of $22/hour with benefits

Positions start September 3, 2018



The Instructor is responsible for planning and teaching 12 hours of adult basic education classes per week to adults and out-of-school youth, integrating career planning, computer literacy, and community engagement activities and implementing evidence-based instructional methods. The Instructor is also responsible for conducting initial and on-going assessments of students, supervising classroom volunteers, keeping records, responding to inquiries,  maintaining the classroom site, and participating in Literacy Project staff meetings and staff development opportunities.  The Instructor works in a team setting with other site staff, including the Site Director, additional Instructors, and the Education and Career Advisor. 

Position Specifics:

In Amherst, the Instructor teaches the high school equivalency and the college readiness classes and provides academic and career advising and support to students.  The position is funded for 32 hours per week; some late afternoon/early evening hours are required.

In Ware, the Instructor teaches the high school equivalency and the college readiness classes.  The position is funded for 27 hours per week.

In Greenfield, the Instructor teaches the adult basic education class (with a grade level equivalency of 4-8) and a multi-level class (with a grade level equivalency of 4-12).  The position is funded for 27 hours per week; some later afternoon/early evening hours are required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desired qualifications include: teaching experience in adult basic education utilizing a student-centered approach; knowledge of strategies for working with beginning readers; experience teaching 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; excellent interpersonal,  communication, and computer skills.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume by June 20, 2018 to 

with the subject line



or mail to:

Job Opening - Instructor

The Literacy Project

15 Bank Row, Suite C

Greenfield, MA 01301


The Literacy Project is an EOE/ADA employer.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

A background screening and CORI check are required for this position.