Who We Are
Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.
What We Value
Optimism – We celebrate and encourage the good in each other. We create an environment in which people can have fun, express gratitude, feel uplifted, explore their passions and increase their resiliency.
Inclusion – Thru a lens of respect, we advocate for our families, our youth and each other by creating a sense of belonging, understanding and value for the uniqueness of each individual.
Curiosity – We are committed to creating a learning environment that seeks knowledge, looks to the future and goes beyond the status quo.
Collaboration – We believe that people who are committed to open communication, a willingness to help and working together as a team create a safe environment and a culture of excellence.
Personal Accountability – We empower one another to be our best selves. By showing up, listening and providing throughtful feedback we create a culture that allows for self-care.
Who We Are Looking For
Monroe Harding is searching for an Education Coordinator to instruct out-of-school youth in Adult Basic Education and HiSET preparatory standards
Responsibilities of the Education Coordinator
- Adapt course of study to meet student needs and incorporate the necessary resources and tools to increase youths’ educational outcomes.
- Establish and maintain relationships with students.
- Advise students on ways to improve their learning and test scores.
- Evaluate student performance.
- Recognize student problems and assist youth in overcoming those educational barriers.
- Use interpersonal communication techniques to engage youth in learning and class participation.
- Assess educational strengths and weaknesses.
- Communicate student progress with education team as well as youth and caseworkers if applicable.
- Evaluate educational outcomes weekly and document that information in database.
- Maintain educational records, reports, or files (weekly and monthly).
- Recognize student learning levels and conduct necessary assessments within 3 days of youth’s enrollment in the class.
- Record student progress weekly. Note youth’s behaviors, level of participation, attendance, and test dates/scores on their weekly progress report.
- Contact youth, with poor attendance to inquire about barriers or issues that are preventing youth from attending class.
- Assist with the recruitment of youth for classes.
- Schedule and confirm official HiSET tests for all enrolled students.
- Select method of instruction.
- Select teaching materials to meet student needs.
- Incorporate appropriate community resources into teaching.
- Assess all new students to determine reading level.
- Meet with all students in person or virtually to orient and determine student goals and schedule.
- Orient students to Aztec Learning System.
- Meet with students at least twice a week for tutoring, instruction, progress reports and review.
- Meet with other staff (as needed) to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by Monroe Harding, Inc.
- Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
- Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision or intervention.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs, abilities, and interests.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or Monroe Harding.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior that are identified by Monroe Harding expectations and guidelines.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
- Provide information, guidance, and preparation for the HiSET examination.
- Observe and evaluate students’ work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
- Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
What we expect in an Education Coordinator at Monroe Harding
Education and Experience
Master’s degree and teaching certification preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of One (1) year of experience required.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Knowledge of science, history, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, and economics.
- Knowledge of College and Career Readiness Standards.
- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and effective disorders.
- Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
- Knowledge of teaching and instructional methods; differentiated learning methods knowledge preferred.
Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen. Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license.
Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance available (90% coverage paid by Monroe Harding for the employee)
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Generous paid time off package
- 401k (Monroe Harding will match up to 4%)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Professional development and training
How to Apply
Think you are interested in joining our team? Please apply online at monroeharding.org
- Date Posted: July 5, 2022
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Educator
- Service Area: Social / Human Services