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Penn Foster Full Time Construction and/or Automotive Mechanical Skilled Trades Instructor - Math Focus in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

The Construction and/or Automotive Mechanical Skilled Trades Instructor is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure students meet the established learning objectives and supporting the growth and development of the program to comply with industry standards and the needs of the community. The instructor will support students in Skilled Trades programs including but not limited to Construction, Plumbing, AutoCAD, Automotive, HVAC, Carpentry, and others.

The Construction and/or Automotive Mechanical Skilled Trades Instructor provides one-on-one instructional support to include responses to student’s inbound academic inquiries using distance education technologies, including phone, email, SMS text messaging, and portal messaging to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program. The Instructor will offer daily office hours for tutoring via an appointment scheduling tool and provide substantive feedback on subjective exams (if applicable) within Trades programs and courses. The Instructor will support the creation of student resources including but not limited to webinars, videos, and learning resource materials. The Instructor will conduct outreach using distance education technologies to provide academic advising and support to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program. The instructor provides instructional support for the Skilled Trades Programs as well as college level Math courses as needed.

The Instructor will participate in curriculum design, including development and revision, and in the development of any supplemental learning resources. This is a remote position with limited travel.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business, industry, and higher education

  • Provide technically accurate academic support across various crafts to online students via phone, chat, e-mail, discussion board post, text, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and exam evaluations/feedback

  • Review program and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students' needs; provide data-driven interventions/outreach as needed

  • Provide academic support and advising to students to include but not limited to using distance education technologies, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and feedback and evaluations on exams, assignments and externship skills

  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must have a minimum Bachelors level degree in Math or a closely related discipline and 3-5 years of field experience within skilled trades. Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge and expertise in various Skilled Trades fields including but not limited to Construction, Plumbing, AutoCAD, Automotive, HVAC, Carpentry, and other trades related areas required. Must have experience teaching college level math. Must be able to relate math to solving trades related situations/problems. Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience in skilled trades recommended.

Other Requirements:

Must have compassion for students learning at a distance who have many competing priorities. Must have excellent computer skills, ability to think quickly, communicate effectively and efficiently, and enjoy being part of a team. Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment is a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Us:

“At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.”

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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