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Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 2638119
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Education - Other Education (study of)

High School Equivalency (HSE) Instructors (multiple positions) - Springfield Adult Learning Center

Category: Other
Department: SALC
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Nov 12, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: PT No Benefits
Position ID:: 139408

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The High School Equivalency Instruction will provide student-centered instruction in reading, social studies, writing language arts, math and science. The instructor will provide face-to-face instruction and online instruction. All instructors create and use prepared unit plans and lesson plans, prepare objectives, timed agendas following College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Learners and best practices for instruction. Other duties include conducting, preparing, and analyzing student assessments, curriculum, support materials and record keeping. The program seeks to guide learners in identifying career goals and in developing work readiness skills in relation to goals, leading to employment or placement in a job training or educational program. The Instructor will create an environment that supports students in their pursuit of academics with level appropriate activities, projects, assessments and instruction. Student engagement and retention are vital to meeting student goals. The instructor works closely with the advisor to provide student support.

  • Provides high quality instruction related to increasing knowledge and skills toward the attainment of a high school equivalency and college/career readiness.
  • Works closely with the Education and Career Advisor to guide learners in identifying career goals and developing work readiness skills in relation to that goal including providing information about careers, career pathways, area employment opportunities contextualized in unit and lesson plans, guides learners to understand educational programs, job training, or employment opportunities related to their interests.
  • Works closely with day and evening staff to create a collaborative learning environment while utilizing a variety of instructional methods, techniques and on campus/online resources.
  • Prepares thematic units and associated lesson plans in alignment with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education using a contextualized and integrated curriculum.
  • Using unit plans and lesson plans prepares Google Classroom, instructional videos, models, labs, class websites, links, challenges, games, projects for face-to-face/online instruction.
  • Creates and turns in unit plans and lesson plans with supporting materials prior to teaching the lesson or unit.
  • Works closely with Educational and Career Advisor and other program staff to develop and maintain student assessment schedules in order to meet program goals and fulfill funding requirements.
  • Assesses ABE students in all subject areas, MAPT assessments in reading and math and provides other assessments based on instructional needs.
  • Participates in program planning, curriculum development, and program continuous improvement activities and requirements.
  • Attends meetings, participates in programs, projects and other duties as needed.


  • Bachelors' degree is required, in Education, psychology, social work or related areas of study.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication in English, and technology skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Commitment to learner-centered, life-long learning; professional development.
  • Believes students can learn and willing to meet the needs of the students.
  • Ability to teach in person and/or online.
  • Positive attitude, patience, and ability to explain concepts to all learners.

  • At least two (2) years' experience working with a diverse population.
  • Ability to teach all subjects (reading, language arts, writing, social studies, math or science content).
  • Master's degree preferred; trained on MAPT, and other assessments preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with DESE funded Adult Community Learning programs preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY: $30.00/hour

WORK SCHEDULE: Up to 18.75 hours per week

BENEFITS: Non-benefited


TRAVEL: Position based on STCC Campus although travel to and from Hampden county program sites will be expected.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status and details regarding how to fulfill vaccine documentation requirements will be shared during the hire and onboarding process.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online at by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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