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High School English Teacher

Virtual Req #161
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Position Summary:

Penn Foster High School is looking for an enthusiastic full-time English teacher to provide academic support to our students.  Our teachers assist students in meeting established learning objectives, as well as their own personal educational goals. 


The teacher will interact with students via phone, email, live chat, and text. They will also support student learning by holding regular virtual office hours, scheduled student appointments, and conducting webinars. They will also work with other members of the high school team, as well as others in the company on projects and initiatives to support and improve overall learning outcomes.


This is a year-round position and can be fully remote. Penn Foster will supply the equipment needed for this role.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide academic support to students via phone, email, live chat, text, office hours, and appointments.
  • Create and present webinars.
  • Provide substantive feedback on subjective exams.
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed. These can include composing letters, monitoring spreadsheets, and sharing documents with team
  • Review program and course-level data to determine students’ needs and drive outreach initiatives. 
  • Review, evaluate, and suggest lesson, course, or program changes to ensure compliance with various established standards, guidelines, and practices.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in English
  • State issued teaching certification.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching and/or tutoring
  • Access to reliable high-speed internet.
  • Excellent computer skills, and willingness to learn new systems.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience with online learning and instructional design
  • Excellent technical knowledge and understanding of business education
  • Excellent grasp of how technology can be applied to new methods of instruction
  • Strong communicator and ability to work on/with a team of teachers
  • Compassion for students learning at a distance who have many competing priorities.
  • Desire to motivate students and coworkers to promote academic success
  • Has a strong work ethic




  • Experience working with at-risk students.
  • Ability to think quickly and communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Enjoys being part of a team.
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment or customer service.
  • Previous experience with private, for-profit high school and/or postsecondary education.
  • Previous experience as an online instructor and/or education services manager.


About Us: 

At Penn Foster Group, we are transforming online learning to help learners by uniting Penn Foster, CareerStep, Ashworth College, James Madison High School, the New York Institute of Photography, the New York Institute of Art and Design, and other education platforms. Together, we create an accelerated path to greater economic mobility through real-world skills and knowledge that enable them to achieve long-term success in the workplaces of the future.  Our history dates back to 1890 when our founder, Thomas Foster, pioneered distance education by offering training by mail for coal miners to get the necessary skills for safer jobs. Today, with the partners who use our education and training programs, we continue that mission of providing accessible training and education for in-demand skills and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We strive toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Penn Foster Group by intentionally building teams that are diverse – in identities, lived experiences, and ideas to create a culture where people feel connected to each other and have a sense of belonging. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because it is the foundation that enables us to achieve what we set out to do as an organization – from maximizing the number of learners who can reach their goals while giving them the kinds of experiences we want them to have, to becoming the type of company we want to work in.  

What We Offer:

We offer a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

Other details

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