Posted: Nov 3, 2022

Adult Educator

Learning Lab Idaho - Garden City , ID
Salary: $19.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A

Organizational Mission: Transforming the lives of adults and families through personalized education


Title:                          Adult Educator

Weekly Hours:         25 w/benefits

Starting Wage:         $19/hr

COVID Vaccine Required




Job Summary

Adult Educators supervise and lead classes, working directly with Adult Basic Skills (ABS) students, English Language Learners (ELL), Citizenship and GED students and Learning Lab volunteer tutors.  This position may be part of the Family Literacy Team, providing basic education to parents enrolled and working in collaboration with the early childhood educators. Adult Educators assess students’ literacy levels at enrollment and conduct periodic testing.   They also create individual lesson plans based on interviews with students and shared goal setting.   This position is unique in its leadership role in the classroom, with most of the implementation of lesson plans conducted by volunteer tutors.

Essential Job Responsibilities


Facilitate classes

  • Includes responsibility for the day-to-day organization and success of assigned classes
  • Help conduct student orientations and in-take interviews
  • For virtual classes: organize and implement online classes using Zoom: send invites to students and volunteers, ensure volunteers have lessons in advance, train and assist volunteers as needed, utilize and monitor breakout rooms
  • Complete individual lessons plans for each student, based on student’s stated goals and needs; update/revise as needed
  • Enroll student in appropriate computer curricula
  • Regularly monitor individual student progress. Provide/prepare intervention exercises to promote success when needed
  • Regularly communicate with Enrollment Coordinator and Education and Volunteer Director to inform of student and tutor needs
  • Coordinate with test administrator to pre and post-test students, complete progress reports and enter results into student database
  • Maintain an organized classroom setting, including necessary set up and clean up, including managing break room supplies
  • Ensure adequate supplies for students and volunteers
  • Substitute in other classes as requested
  • Educators in the Family Literacy program will:
    • Share student performance and related information with other educators and Early Childhood staff to ensure family-centered and holistic approaches to literacy
    • Integrate family literacy activities into adult classroom activities within prescribed timeframes
    • Participate in the development & implementation of Family Nights


Supervise volunteers

  • Direct, assist and coach volunteer tutors to ensure both student and tutor success.
  • Plan and direct class activities for volunteer tutors
  • Develop a cohesive team approach with volunteers in the classroom, modeling respect, optimism, and encouragement
  • Assist with volunteer tutor orientations, meetings, training workshops and recognition


Maintain Records

  • Record student and volunteer activities; including monthly attendance in database as directed
  • Report student attendance concerns to Student Intake Coordinator
  • Document student information to maintain database



  • Participate in staff meetings, Educator meetings, tutor trainings and “Learn About the Lab” events
  • Participate in public awareness and fundraising events as needed
  • Work with a variety of educational software and troubleshoot basic hardware and program/research/operational computer problems for students
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or and sufficient knowledge in language acquisition and GED core subjects
  • Master's Degree in ESL or closely-related field preferred
  • TESOL Certification strongly preferred
  • Classroom teaching and online instructional experience
  • Basic computer skills and experience with educational technology required
  • Proficient and comfortable using Microsoft Office and virtual platforms, such as Zoom
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Strong commitment to the Learning Lab’s mission
  • Experience demonstrating cooperation and collaboration in an educational setting
  • A positive attitude, respect for all people and a basic belief that everyone has potential to learn
  • Comfortable working with adults from a variety of backgrounds and countries of origin who have a wide range of functional literacy skills
  • Commitment to team leadership while directing and coaching volunteers
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity skills 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and demonstrate self-discipline
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of work-related tasks necessary in a small nonprofit organization