The Hudson Thomas Program
Delgado Community College &
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Healthcare Workforce Partnership 

Instructional Course Facilitator

Open Date: September 21, 2016

Closing Date: September 30, 2016

Organization Description:  The Hudson Thomas Program (HTP) provides fundamental skills training to entry-level incumbent workers to help prepare these employees for upward mobility within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).

Job Summary: The HTP is seeking an Instructional Course Facilitator to provide teaching, curriculum development and administrative support to improve the educational outcomes of a targeted cohort of SLVHCS employees. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented and approachable leader who enjoys working with adult learners who are functioning across a wide spectrum with regards to their competencies in literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Compensation: $35/hour at approx. 25 hours/week (October 2016-January 2017)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for teaching a course using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting. Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level students that enhance basic education skills. Deliver whole group, small group, and individualized instruction to students using a variety of instructional methods, materials, and techniques.
  • Implement procedures and program retention activities to assure attendance. Assure that students get the wrap around services needed to be completers.
  • Follow all policies set forth by administration to measure and document student educational gains, attendance, and attainment of goals. Keep daily attendance records and progress reports. Maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date records.
  • Use available technology in classroom instruction.
  • Adhere to regulations set forth regarding confidentiality of student records.
  • Monitor participants’ needs in order to remediate educational deficiencies.
  • Assure that students who qualify are pre and post tested as needed. Assess program students using the TABE and TABE CLAS-E tests as dictated by Adult Education Program policy.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
  • Oversee the solicitation of student feedback on the program.
  • Maintain clean and professional classroom environment.
  • Prepare weekly summaries and program updates.
  • Recommend changes to processes, policies and metrics to facilitate the improvement of instructional design services and performance.
  • Work with Project Coordinator to ensure all deadline dates are met throughout the design and development process.
  • Maintain expertise in online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy to support program and course development.
  • Assuring quality of all educational, training, and written materials and conformance with project objectives.
  • Developing, reviewing, and preparing curricula, training materials, needs assessment and program evaluation tools, correspondence, reports, proposals, and project-related documents.
  • Maintaining records, including project management, instructional design, and training implementation plans.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented, with ability to multitask
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Self-motivated and self-managed while also enjoying being part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive

Preferred Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Reading, English, Math or related field with teaching experience in K-12 and/or Adult Education
  • Three (3) years teaching experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

  • Technical Writing
  • Teaching/training
  • Curriculum & course development
  • Project management and efficient use of resources
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Excellent knowledge of issues related to e-Learning and learning technologies
  • Application level understanding of instructional design, adult learning, teaching methods, and e-learning technologies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to “HTP Hiring Committee” at annette@convergeforchange.com.

The Hudson Thomas Program
Delgado Community College &
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Healthcare Workforce Partnership

Program Navigator

Open Date: September 21, 2016

Closing Date: September 30, 2016

Organization Description:  The Hudson Thomas Program (HTP) provides fundamental skills training to entry-level incumbent workers to help prepare these employees for upward mobility within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).

Job Summary: The Program Navigator is responsible for working closely with students to help them develop college and career success skills through individual meetings and group training sessions. He/she also serves as the main resource for students, referring them to academic and other support services both within SLVHCS and in the community. The Program Navigator tracks student performance, and intervenes when it wanes. Finally, the Program Navigator assists the facilitator/instructor with day-to-day tasks like maintaining student records, entering programmatic data, and developing external partnerships.

Compensation: $25/hour at approx. 20 hours/week (October 2016-January 2017)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strength connections with SLVHCS education and workforce programs and in community.
  • Expand the network of SLVHCS and community service providers.
  • Build and maintain community partnerships; attend meetings.
  • Establish positive and trusting relationships with students/employees.
  • Coordinate and provide supportive services to support academic persistence and success.
  • Work with outside agencies and organizations to provide additional services to employees.
  • Assist students/employees with career research, planning and job shadowing.
  • Monitor student progress and meet with students/employees regarding academic performance.
  • Present and coordinate workshops on a variety of topics that supplement and support instructional curriculum.
  • Facilitate student/employee success by creating peer networks.
  • Track student/employee attendance, behavior and progress.
  • Communicate regularly with key staff at the SLVHCS and work collaboratively to develop and strengthen student/employee support networks, referrals, and recruitment pipelines.
  • Develop opportunities for students/employees to gain real world information and exposure to targeted career pathways within SLVHCS.
  • Attends academic advising trainings and department and division meetings.
  • Assemble and update Program Navigator program resources.
  • Solicit student/employee feedback on and experience with the program.
  • Track and report student/employee participation in group and individual sessions.
  • Assist with data entry and maintaining student records.
  • Provide outreach to graduates and former students for connection to additional training opportunities.
  • Use comprehensive assessments for the development of individual career and training plans.
  • Assist in identifying and developing job shadowing and employment opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of education or a bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience in education or workforce development.
  • One year experience in community outreach.

Preferred Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Experience in Adult Education or Higher Education advising, counseling or career services

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Making individual and group presentations, conducting workshops and providing training.
  • Developing curriculum, training materials, and learning activities.
  • Working collaboratively.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to “HTP Hiring Committee” at annette@convergeforchange.com

 

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