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Instructor-Adult Education, Substitute Pool
Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona
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Date Posted 09/21/2015
Faculty-Education-Adult And Distance Education (study Of)
Salary $21.38 -  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline 04/01/2015

Position Details


Position Information


Posting Number ADEDOInstr
Posting Title Instructor-Adult Education, Substitute Pool
Position Type Temporary - Part time 20 - 29 hr/wk
Department Community Campus
Salary $21.38
Salary Breakdown Hourly
Job List External
Close Date 04/01/2015
Open Until Filled No
Position Summary


Instructors are responsible for development and implementation of curriculum in adult basic/secondary math, reading/writing, or English as a Second Language, with integration of college and career readiness skills. Candidates are responsible for preparing students for successful completion of their classes and transition to college and career.

This position will work primarily at one of the three Adult Learning Centers with the possibility of working at times at a campus and community sites. All ABE Instructors engage in ongoing, job-embedded, collaborative professional learning which includes coaching in addition to other required trainings. ABE students come to the program seeking High School Equivalency diplomas, English skills, and preparation for college and career. Classes may be subject-specific or multi-subject, with almost all classes being multi-level groups of up to 30 students. Although each class is focused on a core subject, such as math or English, ABE Instructors are expected to integrate College and Career Readiness content such as time management, technology, civics, and soft skills to support all students in achieving their short and long term goals. All instruction is expected to be standards-based, student-centered, and contextualized to ensure the classes are rigorous, pertinent, and meaningful for students.

About Adult Education 
For over 40 years, Pima Community College Adult Education (PCCAE) has served adult learners in Pima County with Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition for Adults classes and services.PCCAE has been recognized twice by the U.S. Secretary of Education as one of twelve Outstanding Adult Education Programs in the nation and has won numerous awards over the years for specific programs as well. Last year, PCCAE served over 8,000 adults in Pima County at college campuses, in community locations, and primarily at three large learning centers, two of which are provided collaboratively by Pima County and the City of Tucson. Class offerings are continually adjusted to meet community needs. Over half the funds come from federal Workforce Investment Act dollars combined with state and local dollars and managed through the Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Division. Other funds come from additional grants, governmental entities, and contracts.


This is a grant-funded position and continuation of employment is contingent upon renewed funding.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement high quality curriculum and instruction for adult learners that is flexible, student-centered, standards-based, rigorous, and contextualized
  • Integrate college and career readiness skills, computer literacy, and civics
  • Deliver instruction to students using a variety of methods; adjusting teaching styles to meet the needs of a diverse student population using adult learning theory/principles and content knowledge in math, writing, reading, and/or ESL
  • Prepare instructional materials, lesson plans, and classroom presentations in support of students achieving educational goals; accessing learner experiences as instructional resources
  • Administer standardized and formative assessments: assess student needs and goals; determine student placement in program; evaluate student skills; and assess student progress for program continuation or completion
  • Facilitate the process of critical thinking and reflection
  • Complete accurate and timely data collection and reporting
  • Provide counsel regarding student discipline issues to create positive outcomes
  • Conduct orientation meetings for students
  • Facilitate goal-setting activities with students to set and monitor goal achievement
  • Facilitate student persistence with individualized support
  • Provide referrals for students to internal departments and external agencies and organizations to assist students in meeting their needs
  • Develop, research, review and/or revise curriculum; select texts, equipment, and materials including evaluation of alternative delivery methods of instruction
  • May serve as a resource for instructional staff throughout the program in specialized areas of instruction.
  • Represent Adult Education Program and the College at Conferences, State Committees, and/or various types of work groups
  • Establish and maintain a classroom environment conducive to student learning
  • Engage in collaborative professional learning and continuing education to facilitate student achievement
  • Write communications such as student contracts, letters of reference and nomination letters for honor societies and scholarships
  • Adjust learning options for individuals with special needs, physical, and/or psychological differences
  • Lift heavy objects, setting up/breaking down classrooms, or other physical activity related specifically to the subject being taught
  • Performing other duties of a similar nature or level as required.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area
  • Two years of related experience instructing adults


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Arizona Department of Education certification or the ability to obtain the certification within sixty days of date of hire
  • Arizona Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain prior to first day of employment


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education
  • Three or more years of experience teaching Adult Basic Education (basic math, reading/writing, or ESL for adults)

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Adult Basic Education and/or ESL instruction
  • Adult learning theory, principles and methods
  • Non-traditional, student-centered approaches to instruction; maintain cohesive, multi-level diverse groups
  • Strong content knowledge in math, writing, reading, and/or ESL
  • Curriculum development
  • Contextualized instruction
  • College structure, systems, and processes
  • Strategies and tools for career navigation and exploration
  • Arizona Adult Education and College and Career Readiness Standards; State and National guidelines
  • Instructional material evaluation and selection techniques
  • Using technology to support classroom instruction and other job-related duties
  • Speaking in public
  • Working in a collaborative environment
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Preparing a variety of reports
  • Evaluating student progress through GED practice testing and TABE testing
  • Strategies to incorporate current issues as a method of instruction
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in teaching undereducated, at-risk and multi-cultural adult or high school populations
  • Ability to work varied schedules that may require evenings, weekends, and/or multiple locations

Physical Requirements:

  • Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met

Benefits required by law will be provided. No other College-provided benefits will be offered, such as holiday pay, sick leave, annual leave, educational benefits, etc.

Temporary employees who work twenty (20) or more hours per week for more than nineteen (19) weeks in a fiscal year are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information

In order to apply for a position, please submit an application and include the required documents listed for the position. Documents listed on the position as required, must be attached in order to submit the application. Documents listed on the position as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit an application. See below for information about required or optional documents:

  • If a resume is attached, it should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment
  • If a letter of interest or cover letter is attached, the letter should not exceed two pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons
  • If unofficial copies of transcripts are attached, the copies should be legible front and back and account for all post-secondary degrees cited in the application. Follow the directions in the application regarding attaching copies of unofficial transcripts

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Human Resources Analyst assigned to position: Carmen Carlson.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

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