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Adult Education and Literacy Coach/Instructor (Spanish/HSED)

Northeast Iowa Community College, Dubuque, IA

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  • Bachelor’s degree and previous K-12 or post-secondary teaching experience required. Master’s preferred.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is required.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach, motivate and engage adult students at the college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive mentoring/coaching relationships with a diverse student population, including non-native English speakers.
  • Experience teaching Adult Basic Education, high school equivalency (HSED) and/or ESOL classes, and developing and adapting curriculum to meet student needs.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records and progress reports and meet deadlines and program outcomes for grant compliance.
  • Possess strong written, verbal and electronic communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite is required, as is the willingness and ability to learn new software and technology tools. Experience with computer-aided direct instruction in a classroom setting is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Personal qualities of honesty, flexibility, approachability, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
  • Commitment and willingness to participate fully in quality improvement at the personal, departmental, and institutional level.
  • Flexibility to work days, nights and weekends, if necessary.
  • Experience with CASAS and/or other Adult Education assessments is preferred.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Support and serve students as a success coach and instructor, as a member of the NICC Success Model team.
  • Provide classroom HSED and ABE instruction for adult learners in face- to-face and video conferencing delivery methods.
  • Provide group/classroom style programming and/or workshops to improve student retention and success such as: study strategies, learning styles, career (soft skills), job seeking, resume building, financial literacy, computer literacy, etc.
  • Engage students in the classroom using active teaching techniques, technology and andragogical best-practices.
  • Establish and maintain mentoring relationships with learners to help overcome barriers to their success.
  • Collaborate with NICC success coaches and community social service providers to address student needs.
  • Follow all intake procedures and establish an academic success/completion plan for assigned student caseload.
  • Maintain documentation on student progress, attendance, outcomes and other required data for state, federal and grant reporting.
  • Facilitate a seamless transition for students moving into other NICC college programs and/or the workforce upon completion of their adult literacy goals.
  • Communicate regularly with students in assigned caseload to provide information, resources and support as they progress through their classes.
  • Work closely with faculty and other success coaches to identify students at high-risk for failure and intervene quickly.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor about successes, issues, and barriers as they relate to the position and students.
  • Attend training or professional development as directed to enhance skills and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of 21st century student learners. Overnight travel may be required.
  • Know, understand and practice cultural sensitivity to under-represented and under-resourced populations in the community and at NICC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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Req Num --
ID 434915
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Pay $16.35

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Education Bachelors

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