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Spanish GED Mathematics Teacher

Contract Consultant: No benefits, non-union

Consultancy fee: $1,200 per month.

Posted: February 7, 2024

Dates: Initial contract from February – June 2024, with possibility of continuation in September 2024.

Community Libraries of Providence (CLPVD) is proud to have supported over 1,000 people of all ages, from multiple countries of origin, in obtaining their GED over the past 10 years. CLPVD’s program is geared towards Spanish-speaking learners at all stages in their high school journey, providing flexible, caring, individualized support in gaining the tech skills and knowledge needed to pass the four required exams. Each year, the library celebrates all students who have successfully completed the program in a special graduation celebration!

CLPVD is looking to hire a Spanish GED Mathematics Teacher who will provide quality instruction in Spanish, for native Spanish speakers. They will teach basic math, geometry, basic algebra, and graphs, and functions required to pass the High School Equivalency exam in mathematics.

The Spanish GED Mathematics Teacher will instruct individuals in a classroom setting, and plan, develop and teach the curriculum. They will provide monthly written reports, record statistics and anecdotal information from each class, and keep records of which students pass the exam within 3 months after final class. The Spanish GED Mathematics Teacher will offer weekly office hours to provide individual instruction and support to enrolled students.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instructs students, develops program syllabi, goals, and objectives.
  • Prepares and implements monthly lesson plans and evaluation according to RI state standards.
  • Evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives.
  • Ensures student-learning outcomes are attained and appropriately recorded.
  • Maintains program certification requirements, as appropriate.
  • Prepares and maintains required documentation and administrative reports.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.
  • Ensures safety and security requirements are met in the classroom.
  • Meets with students, staff members, and other educators to discuss instructional programs and other issues affecting the progress of students and their outcomes.
  • May supervise and train Instructional Assistants; assigning tasks and regular evaluations.
  • Provides individual instruction on a weekly basis during pre-scheduled office hours.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable and up to date on the current Rhode Island, state-authorized GED exam.
  • Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with the program staff, consultants, and participants.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the welfare and academic progress of participants.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish), required.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm. Be a self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.
  • Working knowledge of online teaching resources such as Zoom.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, and evaluation.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to instruct and maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of adult education students.
  • Computer literate; familiar with Word, and spreadsheets. Ability to learn any software needed to instruct the GED program.

Physical Demands: Typical office working conditions. Must be able to work at varied locations. Format for teaching will be mainly in person in a classroom setting; based on student demand some classes may be offered via Zoom. Teaching assignment location may vary. Class time may be either morning, afternoon or evening, as needed. Classes may be during the week or during the weekend. May be required to work outside regular working hours.

Qualifications:

BS/BA preferred; 5+ years previous experience working with adults in an educational/tutorial setting; 5+ years teaching high school level math; fluent in English and Spanish; a commitment to and an interest in working with adults of diverse economic, linguistic, and/or cultural backgrounds; and, computer literate.

Schedule:

The Spanish GED Mathematics instructor will teach on the following schedule through June 2024:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
  • Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30pm
  • Preparation time as well as weekly office hours, if needed, is included in the consultant fee.

Submit resume, cover letter and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager at mmelvin@clpvd.org

EEOC Statement: Community Libraries of Providence is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.