ABE/ASE Instructor

Title: ABE/ASE Instructor

Reports to: Sr. Manager of Adult Education

Status: Part-Time 20-30 hours/week; Morning and/or Evening Classes. No Supervisory Roles.

Mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center: To build better communities by strengthening families.

Scope of Organization: For almost 25 years, Focus Points has successfully worked to transform the lives of low-income families in Northeast Denver. Focus Points’ community-driven programs are aptly designed to address the myriad of challenges that our families face, helping them to move further along the pathway to self-resilience and fulfillment. The scope of our services is thus very broad, including early education, health and wellness, economic and workforce development, mental health support, basic needs assistance, public transportation, English Language Acquisition (ELA), and adult basic education.

Position Summary:

This is a Part-Time position.

Time Frame:  Interviewing immediately; Start date January 2020
Hours:  20-30 hours a week. Classes may be scheduled for mornings and/or evenings and candidate must be able to work both time periods.
Wage: $27/hour


  • Bachelor’s degree in Curriculum Development, Education, or other relevant field. (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • Adult Education experience, including traditional and online instruction. K-12 experience will be considered
    • Looking for teachers who can instruct across RLA, Social Studies, Math and Science
  • Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) required, or must be obtained within 3 years of hire
  • TABE 11/12 certification or obtained within first month of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities

  • Ability to instruct ABE through ASE levels of Literacy and or Mathematics
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current adult instructional theories and principles applicable to both online and instructor-led learning programs.
  • Critical thinking skills to provide creative solutions to challenging, multi-faceted problems
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Willingness to follow curriculum and to generate lesson plans
  • Familiarity with application of College and Career Readiness Standards


  • Instruct assigned class(es) for the duration of the scheduled semester(s)
  • Arrive to class 15 minutes early, prepared for class
  • Administer TABE assessment, orientation and registration
  • Utilize appropriate curriculum; use a variety of materials and teaching techniques to enhance learning, outcomes and to maintain learner interest. Assure all lessons are aligned to CCRS.
  • Incorporate the use of technology, including online/distance learning as dictated by class outline.
  • Provide all learners with a safe and appropriate learning environment, offer classroom accommodations and/or refer learns to Accessible Design Coordinator (Delta Donohue) as needed and appropriate.
  • Accumulate professional development hours per semester and complete all forms and reports to fulfill CDE’s professional development requirements.
  • Attend workshops, trainings and meetings as requested by the Sr. Manager of Adult Education
  • Maintain learner attendance and enter into LACES by 12pm Friday each week
  • Contact any learner missing more than 2 consecutive classes
  • Provide support in the registration, testing and retention of learners as appropriate or needed
  • Coordinate substitutes as needed and inform Manager with as much notice as possible
  • Keep Manager informed of all pertinent information
  • Submit timesheets for payroll before deadline
  • Ensure classroom space is kept organized
  • Maintain a professional attitude and adhere to a high level of confidentiality toward Focus Points staff and participants.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships and open communication with all staff, participants and off-site contacts.
  • Attend monthly Adult Education meetings

Please send resume and cover letter to Delta Donohue, Sr. Manager of Adult Education

Focus Points Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.