Employment Bulletin Board

COABE is pleased to provide the following Employment Opportunities Bulletin Board, an all new benefit created especially for our members that are looking for adult education employment opportunities.


Contact Information

If you would like to add a job posting contact:

Sharon Bonney, Manager
E-mail: info@coabe.org
Fax: 866-941-5129
Phone: 888-44-COABE

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Senior Research Assistant

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Adult Education Program at Penn State-University Park invite applications for a Senior Research Assistant to begin July 1, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching ADTED 456 (Introduction to Family Literacy) online once per year; coordinating with Goodling Institute staff to implement and enhance the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy via the World Campus; assisting with qualitative and/or quantitative research/evaluation and designing research/evaluation tools and protocols; supporting Goodling Institute research and evaluation projects; and providing assistance and developing tools and curricula to help adult and family literacy programs collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement through Pennsylvania’s Management Information System.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in Adult Education or a closely related field, teaching experience, knowledge of adult and/or family literacy scholarship, professional experience in adult and/or family literacy, and experience with conducting research and/or evaluation. Experience with online teaching, familiarity with family literacy practice, research, and policy, and experience with using data collection and analysis for program improvement (e.g., through action research) are also desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and the names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references. Applications received by April 17, 2015 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit https://psu.jobs and enter job number 56532 in the Keywords field.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Carol Clymer (Chair, Search Committee): cdc22@psu.edu; 814-865-5876.


Literacy Services Manager

The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, one of the largest, most complex public library systems in the country, is looking for a Literacy Services Manager to oversee District-wide planning, coordination, delivery and operation of our Literacy Services. If you’re interested in using your knowledge and skills in an environment that offers excellent benefits with the opportunity to put down roots in a vibrant community, we want to hear from you. Click here for more information.


GED/Work-Study Director and Teacher, Ajo, Arizona

This is an opportunity to direct and teach a comprehensive GED and Work-Study program in a unique rural area in southern Arizona. We are seeking a highly motivated individual able to work independently and with a team to develop and implement lessons and activities that empower at-risk youth to pursue and achieve GED certification and work readiness.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic educator to impact a community through the implementation of a small, successful educational and youth work program. The position requires an energetic individual with the ability to affect significant change in meeting the needs of diverse at-risk learners. The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) is a tri-national organization.  See our website at http://isdanet.org/. We are looking for someone who can work with people of varied academic and economic levels from our three cultures, including Tohono O’odham and Mexican. 

This position is located full time in Ajo, Arizona, reports to ISDA’s Director of Economic Development Programs, and is grant funded. We welcome applications from individuals or from two people who want to share it.

For more information and detailed job description call Bridget Suárez Kalmar (520) 307-6363 or Tomás Kalmar (520) 307-7389.  Interested applicants send cover letter, resume and three references to lasartes@isdanet.org by April 17, 2015.


Colorado Director of Adult Education

The job announcement for the Colorado Director of Adult Education has been posted on the CDE Human Resources web page at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs under “At-Will Position Openings.” (The direct link to this Open Position Opportunity ishttp://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/1058.) Applications are due by Monday, April 20, 2015.

Volunteer Coordinator

Project Read is a non-profit adult literacy program that offers individualized reading instruction to adult students by trained volunteer tutors. The Project Read Volunteer Coordinator helps carry out the objectives of Project Read through the following activities: keeping the office open during scheduled office hours, including interviewing and assessing students and recommending appropriate reading materials, introducing students and tutors, assisting tutors when needed, checking out and returning materials, and accepting/recoding fees; helping with tutor training; managing financial oversight... Click here for more information.


Director, Adult Education Academy

Morehead State University is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. MSU continues to be much more as it strives toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University aspire to be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time, fixed term position as Director of the Adult Education Academy.

Responsibilities: Provides for the overall management and operation of the Adult Education Academy in conjunction with Kentucky Adult Education/Council on Postsecondary Education (KYAE); manages the budget; coordinates strategic planning; selects and supervises staff; and ensures the overall operation of the Academy; serves as project leader for planning teams formed for activities of the Academy and KYAE; serves as lead instructor/facilitator for the professional development developed by the Academy and approved by KYAE; represents the Academy at meetings of KYAE-funded professional development providers; performs other job-related activities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree and five years teaching experience are required. The candidate must demonstrate an understanding of adult education and have experience in managing adult education programs. The candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills. Also, clear evidence of strong
planning, leadership, and organizational capabilities is required.

Desired Qualifications: Other desired attributes are an earned doctorate in adult education or a related field and demonstrated progressive management experience in adult education.

To apply, visit: www.moreheadstate.edu/employment to complete the MSU

Wanted! Contributing Authors for an Adult Education Newsletter

Hough ton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly newsletter for the Adult Education and Career Readiness community and would like to hear from you! Share your best practices that would be of interest to this audience. Or, you may have a success story you’d like to tout. We are seeking relevant articles that are approximately 500 words in length. Each accepted submission pays $250. Please contact Christine.Stafford@hmhco.com for more information.

Adult Basic Education Team Leader

The Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) Unit has responsibility for overseeing, strengthening and expanding educational services to under-educated and limited English proficient adults in Massachusetts. Federal and state funding for Adult Basic Education (ABE) is distributed through grants to a diverse network of service providers. The ESD/ABE Team Leader will lead and support statewide initiatives (e.g., adult basic education, educator policy and licensure, professional development, curriculum, distance learning); participate in the ACLS Leadership Team and the development and implementation of ABE policy; Click here for more information.

Assistant Director for Adult and Community Learning Services

The assistant director of Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) will report to the director of ACLS. The assistant director is responsible for managing the development and implementation of policies that support the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and ABE system’s strategic goals of increasing access to adult education, increasing the quality and effectiveness of the ABE system and supporting students’ in their next steps in education and/or further training. The primary area of responsibility will be the development and implementation of policies and practices that enhance the effectiveness of ABE instruction. Click here for more information.

ABE Villages Program Instructor

Yuut Elitnaurviat is looking to hire an ABE Villages Program Instructor. This person would work in Bethel to coordinate our village programs and serve students in villages where we do not have programs. They would also organize and teach our week-long intensive workshops, paid for by our GED Works grant. Please pass the word. You can see the job posting at www.yuut.org/jobs.

Adult Basic Education Instructor (Tenure Track)

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placements typically range from roughly $50,000 to $58,000 (depending on the candidate’s qualifications) for a 9-month contract (170 instructional days). Additional optional summertime assignments may be available. Click here for more information.

Senior Policy Analyst—Higher Education/Workforce Development

This position is in the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES), one of the policy centers at CLASP, an anti-poverty organization that advocates for policy solutions that work for low-income people.  C-PES advocates for better policies, more investment, and greater political will to open doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility for low-income and low-skilled adults and disadvantaged youth by increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn postsecondary credentials and aligning education, workforce training, and support systems to meet this goal. In addition, candidates with cross-cutting skills and interests may also have the opportunity to work with other centers at CLASP on related issues that affect low-income children, youth, and adults, such as child care and access to work supports. Click here for more information.

ABE Instructor

Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC), Kenai Peninsula College, part of University of Alaska Anchorage
The Kachemak Bay Campus is located on 3 acres in the coastal community of Homer, Alaska on the shores of Kachemak Bay and overlooking a vista of glacier-capped mountains. Homer is one of the top small art towns in the U.S. and a recreational and maritime center of Alaska. The campus offers a wide variety of degree and continuing education courses and programs of excellence in a friendly, personalized setting. Please follow the link below to apply for this position.  Applications will remain open until position is filled.