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Skilled Trades Instructor

Virtual Req #163
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Position Summary:

The Part Time Skilled Trades Instructor is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure students meet the established learning objectives and supporting the growth and development of the program to comply with industry standards and the needs of the community. The instructor will support students in Skilled Trades programs including but not limited to Construction, Plumbing, AutoCAD, Automotive, HVAC, Carpentry, Math for the Trades, and others.

The Instructor provides one-on-one instructional support to include responses to student’s inbound academic inquiries using distance education technologies, including phone, email, SMS text messaging, and portal messaging to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program. The Instructor will offer daily office hours for tutoring via an appointment scheduling tool and provide substantive feedback on subjective exams (if applicable). The Instructor will support the creation of student resources including, but not limited to webinars, videos, and learning resource materials. The Instructor will conduct outreach using distance education technologies to provide academic advising and support to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program.

The Instructor will participate in curriculum design, including development and revision, and in the development of any supplemental learning resources. This is a remote position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business, industry, and higher education
  • Provide technically accurate academic support across various crafts to online students via phone, chat, e-mail, discussion board post, text, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and exam evaluations/feedback
  • Review program and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students' needs; provide data-driven interventions/outreach as needed
  • Provide academic support and advising to students to include but not limited to using distance education technologies, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and feedback and evaluations on exams, assignments and skills
  • Participate in and support accreditation, including but not limited to DEAC
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must have a minimum Bachelors level degree in a trades discipline or a closely related field and/or 3-5 years of field experience within skilled trades. Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience in skilled trades recommended.

Other Requirements:

Must have compassion for students learning at a distance who have many competing priorities. Must have excellent computer skills, ability to think quickly, communicate effectively and efficiently, and enjoy being part of a team. Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment is a plus.

About Us: At Penn Foster Group, we are transforming online learning to help learners by bringing together 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 learners 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

  • Pay Type Hourly