Non-Credit Instructor – High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED) Preparation

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Non-Credit Instructor – High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED) Preparation




Adult Education Instructors




Department: Adult Education


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: Oct 15, 2021


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Part Time Non Benefited


Position ID: 138150


About Bristol Community College:


Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect and student success. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Business Solutions & Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.


With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer – from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.


Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.




Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.




Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Non-Credit Instructor – High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED) Preparation


DEPARTMENT: Adult Education


REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Adult Education


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Adult Education (AE) instructors provide instruction for adults and youth in basic skills upgrading, high school equivalency preparation, and college and career readiness. Assignments may include, but are not limited to, teaching High School Equivalency Preparation at the adult basic level (ABE) to the adult secondary level (ASE). Instructors are responsible for maintaining student assessment results and tracking student progress throughout the year. Instructors will meet with students to define and update goals. The Instructor participates in the development and implementation of program curriculum that addresses the AE College and Career Readiness Standards and integrates employment skills. This is an online teaching position using Learning Management Systems. The current opening runs Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with additional time for follow-up with students. Some evenings may be required for individualized instruction.




• Prepare and instruct students who have a variety of learning styles, with appropriate level materials and teaching strategies, in a face-to-face and/or remote/distance learning environment.

• Prepare students for academic and career pathways.

• Develop a syllabus and daily lesson plans based upon assigned classes, program curriculum, and instructional priorities.

• Integrate digital literacy into curriculum, including education.

• Utilize educational software and equipment as warranted.

• Conduct appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes.

• Participate in goal setting and goal follow-up with individual students.

• Maintain appropriate attendance and student performance records.

• Assist with student placement, registration, and orientation as needed.

• Collaborate with staff to assist students in achieving their personal education and career goals.

• Participate in staff/program meetings.

• Engage in annual professional development activities related to professional standards and program goals to advance teaching skills and strategies.

• Assume responsibilities for additional educational projects related to the position.

• Complete required trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.

• Focus on customer service best practices when working with Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.

• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.








NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required.

• Minimum of two years of experience working with students from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds in an instructional setting, focused on HiSET/GED preparation.

• Demonstrated experience and education in Math and English Language Arts.

• Experience in providing individualized and group instruction to non-traditional students.

• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching style and materials to meet the individual needs of students.

• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and team-teach, if necessary.

• Demonstrated experience assisting students in meeting their education and career goals.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning processes, including providing distance learning opportunities for students.

• Proven technological proficiency, which may include Microsoft Office 365 applications.

• Prior online teaching experience using a Learning Management System.

• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

• Ability to work nights and weekends as required.

• Bristol Community College is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 2022.




• Minimum of a Master’s degree preferred.

• Adult Basic Education (ABE) license or Secondary Teaching Certificate.

• Demonstrated ability to design and/or utilize blended learning models.

• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

• Experience using evidenced-based practices in adult basic education.


Additional Information:


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, non-unit, non-benefitted position; some nights and weekends may be required.


Non-Credit Instructors are part-time instructors hired on an as needed basis. This class will be taught virtually through online modalities that include virtual face-to-face instruction. Classes may be held days, evenings, and weekends.


ANTICIPATED START DATE: No later than January 3, 2022


SALARY: $29.40 per hour.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled. Applications submitted within 10 calendar days of the posting date will receive priority consideration.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


4) A copy of your transcripts for all degrees earned. Upon hire, the candidate must supply official transcripts and/or certifications. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.


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