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Adult Education Instructor

Pikes Peak Library District

20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$24.05 per Hour   Calculate


Colorado Springs, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description


Penrose Library | Exempt

40 hours per week | Full time

Date PostedSeptember 11, 2023
Location20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO  80903
Starting Wage$ 24.05 per hour - $30.08 per hour + full benefits (for benefits information, please see:  http://ppld.org/careers/benefits)

Position Hours

40 hours per week

This is a full-time position with varying hours during school terms and when classes are on break.

During the school term:

IN-PERSON CLASSES: Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

ONLINE CLASSES: Monday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Class Prep and student outreach is done during non-classroom hours.

During Breaks: Hours will be scheduled with Adult Ed manager.

Note: The position’s schedule may be subject to minor changes due to required meetings, training events, etc. In addition, management may require modifications to a position’s schedule, days, times and locations at any time as the needs of the Library District change.

Procedure for application:

1.    Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org/careers on the Application tab.

2.    Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm

3.    Requires resume and cover letter. Applications will not be considered without a resume and cover letter

4.    If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, x6380 or send an email to sgollapalli@ppld.org      

Closing Date: Preference given to applications received by September 25, 2023, at 9:59 p.m. MST.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pikes Peak Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including gender expression, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. The library reserves the right to hire more than one person per advertised vacancy.

Position Summary: Operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill the Library’s mission by providing classroom or online Adult Basic/Secondary Education instruction for adults, and by participating in community outreach events to promote Pikes Peak Library District and its adult education services.

Essential Functions: Disclaimer: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides instruction in the classroom and online for adult education classes to help students obtain their GED, instruction includes both math and language arts.
  • Provides an encouraging, welcoming point of contact in person, over the phone, or in a virtual environment for adults seeking literacy, high school equivalency, adult basic education, and career and college readiness instruction.
  • Plans class activities and prepares materials for student use.
  • Writes lesson plans, grades assignments, and advises learners.
  • Administers learner intake and skills assessment testing.
  • Completes periodic assessment and evaluation of learners’ skills acquisition.
  • Prepares monthly department reports.
  • Participates in informational outreach activities regarding Pikes Peak Library District’s adult education services.
  • Enters instructional hours and monitors assessment data in LACES databases.
  • Follows state and federal requirements/guidelines for adult education.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Duties are considered non-essential and include the following:

  • Keeps informed about library and department information.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Serves on library teams as assigned.
  • Attends regular department meetings and scheduled All-staff meetings.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Pikes Peak Library District’s policies and procedures and ability to follow them.
  • Ability to act as an ambassador of Pikes Peak Library District by promoting its mission and vision to the public.
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of adult education instruction, theory, and practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of specific teaching skills to effectively serve adult basic education learners.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of CASAS assessment competencies.
  • Demonstrates ability to function effectively in an online or classroom education environment; ability to think and act appropriately under pressure.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability to build effective relationships with learners, community partners and library staff.
  • Demonstrates advanced ability to use applications software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a team member, organize daily work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-rich environment.
  • Ability to get along with co-workers and supervisors. 
  • Has regular on-time attendance. 
  • Exercise professionalism and good judgement in interpersonal interactions. 

Education and Experience:

1.    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree in adult learning, or related field is preferred.

2.    Requires a minimum of one year of classroom experience teaching adults as the primary instructor.

3.    Requires Colorado Adult Basic Education Authorization or ability to obtain within three years of hire.

4.    Requires a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

Work is primarily conducted in an office setting that provides comfortable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Position requires the ability to sit and use a computer or standard office equipment for extended periods.  Position requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time.  Position requires the ability to occasionally reach, bend, climb, twist and squat. Position requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations

Conditions of Employment: All selected candidates…

§  are required to complete a Department of Homeland Security I-9 Form at the time of hire and must be able to provide acceptable documentation in order to verify his/her legal right to be employed in the U.S. (pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986).  Pikes Peak Library District participates in E-verify.

§  are subject to a full reference and background investigation including verification of identification (including verification of Social Security number using USCIS E-verify), education, former employment, and criminal history.

§  may be uniformly tested for job-related skills and required physical abilities.

§  may be required to undergo a physical examination after a job offer is extended in order to ensure that the job’s physical requirements are met.

§  must understand and comply with PPLD’s drug-free workplace policy.

§  understand and agree that they have been hired at the will of the employer and that employment may be terminated at any time, with or without reason, and with or without notice, in accordance with Colorado law.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Additional Info & Requirements

Please apply on ppld.org/careers

HR Info

Soumya Gollapalli : sgollapalli@ppld.org

Posted Sep 11, 2023