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Lead Instructor at Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington in Seattle, Washington

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Goodwill
We believe in the potential of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. We believe that education and training empower people to make those changes. Our vision for the communities we serve is that each person is able to choose rewarding employment, financial security and the experience of educational achievement. We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We embrace our employees' differences and acknowledge and support our collective responsibility. If you need any assistance in applying please contact for any assistance or accommodation requests.

Job Title: Lead Instructor - King County

Salary Range: $55,000-60,000

About the Position

The Lead Instructor is responsible for effective provision of classroom instruction and training across all Job Training & Education Centers (JTECs), general administrative duties as assigned, and for planning, preparing, and implementing daily instructional activities. The Lead Instructor will also plan for and deliver adult education classes, administer examinations, and collect and record data as it pertains to student progress. The Lead Instructor will integrate a holistic, student-centered approach to instruction and prepare students to become work-ready.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • In partnership with the Education Administrator, assists in the design and implementation of education classes and workshops.

  • Monitors and assesses the effective provision of daily instructional activities of instructors.

  • Supports professional growth and development of instructors by sharing information and materials and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.

  • Assists Director of Mission Performance and Director of Operations in advancing instruction goals with a focus on retention, course and instructor satisfaction, and course completions.

  • Coach instructor staff in service areas to ensure highest level of service.

  • Researches best practices in field; creates and maintains specialized resource library for all instructors.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in their craft.

  • Leads instructor team meetings, preparing agendas, facilitating sessions, answering questions, and preparing briefs as necessary.

  • Prepare and provide in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid instruction and administer examinations in various digital literacy topics to include a mixture of all Microsoft applications, Google Workspace, ESOL digital literacy, digital equity, and digital work readiness content. May teach other subjects depending on Instructor suitability and Center needs.

  • Administer appraisals, pre and post-tests and collect, submit, and analyze data via a web-based case management platform for program reporting.

  • Use effective, student-centered teaching practices and follow competency-based curriculum.

  • Create lesson plans and prepare course materials to meet the needs of diverse learners, including the integration of educational technology.

  • Provide tutoring support, job search assistance, and feedback to students, collaborating closely with Case Managers and Employment Specialists to ensure holistic approach to the student experience.

  • Collaborate with students, staff and managers to implement student-centered initiatives.

  • Attend required meetings, trainings and deliver presentations. Present special lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested.

  • Maintain student records and data to track student progress and retention.

  • Support the Center Manager and other staff in outreach efforts.

  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.

  • Demonstrates safe work practices through awareness and observation in support of a safety culture; reports any potential hazards or accidents.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Science, or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education. Master's Degree preferred, however lived-experience and international experience considered in lieu of more traditional, U.S.-achieved credentials.

  • Minimum four (4) years of teaching/training working with Adult Learners.

  • Experience administering CASAS appraisals, pre-, and post-tests.

  • Experience with remote instruction a plus.

  • Committed to working with and supporting diverse communities.

  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex ideas and tasks. Experience teaching/training students who may not have any formal education.

  • Must be committed to creating and sustaining a learning environment in which students feel safe, supported and encouraged; foster an environment that is inclusive, culturally rich, and bias free.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation abilities.

  • Willingness and ability to exercise sound professional judgement on issues of sensitivity.

  • Remote and occasional weekend work required.

  • May require evening instruction.

  • Must be able to meet travel requirements of up to 10% of work time locally and statewide.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus.

  • State of Washington teaching certification/credential or equivalent a plus.

Computer/Technology Skills:

  • Highly proficient with web-based applications (Google Workspace), video conferencing, cloud computing, and Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to learn new technology and software as related to the job.

Physical Demands :

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other employees by talking and hearing and to operate computer systems. Able to safely lift/push/pull up to 25 lbs., grasp, handle, finger and manipulate items; perform repetitive fine motor functions with fingers, wrists, and arms, standing for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Able to communicate with others effectively both verbally and written, including those who have limited English skills. Maintain reliable attendance.

Essential Mental/Sensory Abilities :

  • Strong listening skills

  • Growth mindset

  • Multi-tasking

  • Time Management

  • Accuracy

Work Environment:

Office/classroom environment; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must have reliable transportation, as this position requires travel to offsite meetings and events.

General Description of All Benefits

Evergreen Goodwill provides the following benefits to employees:

  • Healthcare coverage that includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • 100% employer-paid life insurance coverage, and supplemental coverage for life, accident, illness, and short- and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Interest-free loans for personal needs
  • Access to an employee CARES (Creating Access to Resources for Employee Support) Program for unplanned life emergencies
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings program with competitive matching from Evergreen Goodwill
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • T uition reimbursement program
  • 15% discount on select T-Mobile plans for all employees
  • 20% employee discount at your Evergreen Goodwill store, and other perks

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Goodwill believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor Goodwill to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the Goodwill.

Job Family: Mission

Pay Type: Salary
Min Hiring Rate: $55,000.00
Max Hiring Rate: $60,000.00

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