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Instructor/Counselor - College Readiness in Reading and Writing

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Position Information

Job Title

Instructor/Counselor - College Readiness in Reading and Writing

Posting Number


Position Status

Full Time

Assignment Length

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded




Class Code


Starting Pay

Commensurate with education and experience

Special Note




SE Reading

Job Summary

Develop foundational skills in Math, Reading and/or Writing for Adult Education students. To facilitate students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process and provide instruction in workforce education subjects that positively impact job-seeking/job skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Performance Requirements*
• Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and external stakeholders’ expectations of College as assigned by designated supervisor
• Assesses students using the Test of Adult Basic Education ( TABE ), Career Occupational Preference System ( COPES ), Basic Education Skills Test ( BEST ) or other instruments as deemed appropriate for workforce development activities for Community Campus programs on campuses and at community-based sites
• Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi as assigned
• Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of learning
• Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks and computerized resources for departmental adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks and computerized resources
• May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
• Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to student learning and success
• Coordinates with academic instructors and implements the training component for workforce education training that will impact student’s job-getting/job-seeking skills
• Advises students on career based on assessments and makes appropriate referrals to college training programs, both credit and non-credit
• Maintains accurate record keeping concerning students in accordance with established procedures for the college and/or funding entities
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College ( TCC ) Institute
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
• Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major or minor in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, English, Reading or in a related field such as Education or Development Education
• One (1) year of experience in counseling, employment and training or career development with college, county, or state workforce development entities

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Math, Math Education, English, Reading, Writing or Education
• Current or past teaching certified in related field
• Experience teaching entry level students
• Strong background in multiculturalism, diversity, and equity

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Capable of managing a detailed record-keeping system for internal and external accountability
• Knowledgeable of workforce development services for special populations
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly a strong ability to communicate with individuals from various socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff and community partners.
• Ability to travel to various work sites and programs sites
• Experience with computerized systems
• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.P


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary

This position supports the Department of Academic Foundations and provides Writing and Reading instruction to prepare students for Undergraduate English courses. Preferred candidates would have a BA, and preferably an MA, in ENGL with ESL / ESOL .



Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual


Jerry Coats

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Certification / License
  3. Military/Foster Care Preference Documentation

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