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GED Instructor (Kirkbride)

Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Training, the GED Instructor will lead a small adult education class at the Kirkbride Center. The Kirkbride Center is a residential rehabilitation facility for adults dealing with serious addiction problems. Students often have a history of trauma, involvement with the criminal justice system, and dual-diagnoses. Students generally have low levels of formal education and achievement, sometimes only through elementary or middle school. The instructor will manage a classroom of 2-10 students at a time. Class content and pacing will vary according to students’ levels. Student enrollment is rolling due to the varying length of stay of individuals at the Kirkbride Center. One of the main challenges of teaching the course is the need to simultaneously cater to students with vastly disparate grade level proficiency. A single class might include someone with a 3rd grade reading level and another with an 11th grade level. The instructor will rely on standard texts and instructional guides. However, instruction requires extreme flexibility and the ability to pivot between subjects and levels with little or no advanced notice based upon class attendance on any day.

Responsibilities

· Lead a class of 2-10 adult learners at a time. Each class meets for 3 hours twice a week.

· Prepare lessons and provide direct instruction on all 4 subjects on the GED: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading Language Arts.

· Administer assessments (formal and informal) to students.

· Liaise with students’ case managers and supervisors about class attendance and performance.

· Exercise excellent classroom control and management.

· Be able to identify adverse effects because of pharmacological addiction treatment. For example, be aware of signs for under- or over-medication and know when to contact the on-site supervisor.

· Project authority infused with empathy.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements

· 4-year university degree.

· A patient, tolerant, and persistent personality.

· Proficient at teaching the 4 subjects on the GED: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading Language Arts.

· Able to score a level of 12+ on all sections of the TABE assessment exam (the screening exam used for adult education students).

· Experience providing direct instruction adult education.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “GED Instructor”. No phone calls please.

Small Business Advisor

Reporting to the Director of the Small Business Department, the Small Business Advisor performs a variety of financial/business management, advising, technical assistance, and related training services to new and existing small businesses; evaluates technical assistance needs of Community Development Organizations, business associations, and other community groups; supports entrepreneurs in accessing a wide variety of resources available in Philadelphia and beyond; manages communication, outreach and client recruitment; and coordinates partnerships with stakeholders. Second language is required, preferably Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Korean, or Arabic.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct technical assistance to small business clients in the research and development of business plans, marketing plans, loan proposals, and related business development tasks.
  • Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business management training programs and workshops.
  • Coordinates and participates in efforts to build relationships with local businesses and organizations to establish and develop fee-for-service consulting opportunities.
  • Facilitates effective relationships with program participants, community leaders, neighborhood residents, and members of the business community.
  • Builds client base and uses different outreach strategies to recruits program participants.
  • Prepares program performance reports for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willing to work on evenings/weekends as needed.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated experience working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Able to gather data, compile information, and prepare and present reports.
  • Possesses effective logical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Able to adapt to the changing relationships between the Welcoming Center and stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Second language required, preferably Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Korean, or Arabic.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, finance, accounting, sales, or any other related subject; business ownership experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with small business start-up process for the state of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia, including a knowledge of licensing & regulations for different sectors.
  • Experience developing business strategies (marketing, financial, import/export, others)
  • Familiarity with different models of small business financing.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including nonprofit and city programs.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “Small Business Advisor”.

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