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High School Equivalency (HSE) Academic Coach (Evening)

Posted: 09/18/2022

Job Title: High School Equivalency (HSE) Academic Coach (Evening)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, 10.5 hours/week
Shift: Monday – Wednesday, 6:00PM – 8:30PM plus paid planning time
Supervisor: Sr. Director of Adult Education
Location: Pottstown, PA

YWCA Tri-County Area is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA Tri-County Area serves more than 1,500 women, children, and families. We are an educational organization that is empowering and inclusive, providing programs which encourage individuals to learn, grow, become, and take a stand.

Direct service programming includes early childhood education, before- and after-school enrichment, youth empowerment, adult education, and workforce development. Mission-based advocacy efforts raise awareness, offer issue education, and build social capital around women's empowerment, racial and social justice, and safe and healthy communities.

YWCA Tri-County Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salaries and benefit packages.

YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) provides high school diploma (GED) instruction to adults who are in pursuit of their high school diploma. The program serves a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and culturally different members of our community. The successful candidate must be comfortable working with learners who had previous negative learning experiences and must be sincerely interested in helping all students achieve.

YWCA is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated instructor whose primary responsibility is to prepare adult learners to pass their exam for their high school diploma. The GED program uses a variety of resources including web-based supplemental programs. The candidate who is interested in this position must be able to teach a range of academic skills from low academic to high school level content. Instruction is in reading, math, social studies, science, and writing. The candidate must be able to plan and implement appropriate instruction to close learning gaps that will help students move forward in their learning.

The instructor will avoid lecture-style teaching and engage the students in conversation, appropriate learning activities, and practice to advance their skills learned.

The candidate must have previous experience teaching the content areas in either the high school or GED programs with a sincere interest in encouraging individuals to achieve their goals. The candidate must be able to create a positive learning environment for adult learners.

YWCA aims to continue to provide ongoing professional learning support for all staff. Trainings are scheduled so that all staff members can participate. Professional development and staff meetings are held once a month. The successful candidate is expected to participate in these trainings.

This is a rewarding opportunity for the right candidate who believes in the value of every individual and can help others believe in themselves. Paid planning time.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (Includes, But Not Limited to):

  • Empowers others with a heart-felt message of support
  • Understands the principles of teaching adult learners and establish a learning environment. Uses appropriate strategies and activities to engage the adult learner. Avoids dependence on lecture-style teaching.
  • Create lesson plans aligned with College and Career Readiness Standards. Training will be provided.
  • Maintain documentation of students served and student progress
  • Create supplemental lessons where needed
  • Follow all guidelines as required by our state and federal grant funder as well as YWCA requirements and guidelines
  • Work closely with other team members in Pottstown and Norristown
  • Self-motivated and flexible. Welcomes the opportunity to further develop skills and accepts challenges
  • Able to accept guidance and feedback and support teamwork and efforts
  • Participate in agency and state professional development training.
  • Comfortable working with adults whose school and life experiences impacted their confidence level
  • Strong computer literacy skills
  • Comfortable with technology (laptops, SMART BOARD, etc.).
  • Reliable, good problem solver, able to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Strong organization skills and good time management
Education & Experience:
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree required (BA or BS minimum)
  • Experience working with adults in education or related fields
  • Annual Paid Business Closures according to the organization’s annual Business Closure Calendar
  • Voluntary MetLaw benefit provides employees with professional legal counsel for a broad range of legal services.
  • Voluntary Aflac Supplemental Insurance provides employee’s an additional layer of financial protection in the event of a serious accident or illness.
  •  Voluntary 401K Retirement plan includes an employer match in relation to employee’s contributions.
  • YWCA Retirement Plan: After two years and two thousand hours, you are automatically vested into the plan. YW3CA contributes a percent of an employee’s gross each pay, currently at 7.5% and the fund also matches 3%.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer, and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, col-or, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.

Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy; make decisions according to the principle of equal opportunity by imposing only bona fide occupational qualification requirements for employment opportunities; and administer all personnel practices and programs (including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, transfers, and training) in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.


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