Brooklyn Public Library

Part-Time Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher

Posted Date 1 week ago(6/26/2020 11:37 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Adult Learning & Literacy
Location Name
Literacy Administration


Brooklyn Public Library's Adult Learning Program is seeking an Adult Literacy Education (ABE) Adult Basic Education Instructor who is a dedicated, experienced, and skilled instructor to provide instruction for low and beginning level adult learners for reading/math on TABE levels 1-2.


All instructors are expected to be passionate instructors with good interpersonal skills committed to empowering adult learning participant to meet their needs. Classroom instruction should incorporate self-paced, computerized synchronous instruction; small group break out room learning exercises, videos, and provides classroom instruction in a variety of fields at beginning levels TABE 1 & 2 including workforce basics. The ability to develop contextualized lessons using 3-Part foundational skills: basics, thinking, and personal qualities. He/she will be responsible for coaching and motivating participants by engaging them in a hybrid virtual class and by assigning lessons using educational technology, and other electronic tools. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a difference in their community by developing adults to their fullest potential.


The ABE class would meet virtually twice a week for 6 hours synchronously and 2 hours via an educational learning management platform. Instruction will be customized based on learner needs.


  • Provide ABE small group instruction for beginning level adult participants to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, math, and workforce basics
  • Develop and implement student centered contextualized lesson plans based on participant’s need that engage participants and assist them in navigating the activities of their lives
  • Administer TABE assessments and analyze results to guide instruction
  • Monitor attendance records of each participant and progress; produce progress reports as needed, submit quarterly course overviews, and ensure data is entered in a timely manner
  • Communicate with participants regarding upcoming events, absenteeism, etc.
  • Participate in professional development, staff meetings and work very closely with case managers and other program staff to deliver effective programming that motivates participants and succeed in the program
  • Evaluate and conference participants on their progress mid-term and end of term


  • Bachelors Degree required; certificate or Master’s degree in teaching and/or related field
  • Minimum of 2 yrs. teaching experience, beginning level preferred (online teaching is a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of Adult Basic Education and Literacy approaches

 Preferred Skills

  • Leadership – strong leader/facilitator, able to maintain virtual classroom discipline and successfully guide students through individualized lesson plans
  • Motivational skills– use motivational skills and strategies to encourage students to learn and keep them engaged in their own education
  • Communication skills– have strong verbal and written communication skills to instruct and educate students and grade written work
  • Computer skills– because of the internet-based nature of the job, must have excellent computer skills and can work with multiple types of learning management platforms such as Schoology and Google Classroom, and software programs
  • Analytical skills– use analytical skills to evaluate student work and ongoing student progress
  • Collaborate – must be able to work as a team of instructional members to ensure students have a positive learning experience

**Due to COVID-19, all classes are virtual and may require you to work remotely temporarily. Laptop usage is available if needed.


This is a grant funded opportunity through June 30, 2025. Contracts are renewed annually based on performance.


The pay rate is @ $35 per hour at 8 hours each week for an 11 week cycle and up to 30 hours a year for professional development.


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