Full-Time Learning Specialist (Multiple Positions Available)

  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Haverhill, MA, USA
  • Sep 09, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Full-Time Learning Specialist (Multiple Positions Available)

POSITION: Full-Time Learning Specialist: Learning Specialist; Essex County Sheriff's Department; Essex County Sheriff's Department; position includes travel within the Essex County Sheriff's Office Continuum; MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours/week, possible hours are between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. (Hours may be adjusted and compensated in alignment with contractual guidelines); Pay Grade 5; Grant Funded Position

SUMMARY: The Learning Specialist will report to the Education Director and support incarcerated and justice involved individuals in Adult Education and ESOL. Adult Education and ESOL instruction, improves the reading, writing, math, social studies, science, English language, and digital literacy skills necessary to earn a High School credential and to be college and career ready, supports students, at all levels, in attaining the necessary skills to succeed in continuing education, training and employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties for this position include:
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction
  • Teaches in a correctional setting and interacts with incarcerated adults and/or justice involved individuals who may have educational gaps, and/or disabilities
  • Works with individual students as needed
  • Determines student learning sequence requirements
  • Collaborates with colleagues and other faculty on curriculum, student assessment and instructional materials and strategy
  • Adheres to ADA (American with Disabilities Act) to include Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and accommodations/modifications approved by NECC
  • Develops course curricula and prepares/previews/evaluates instructional materials for courses
  • Monitors student performance progress through formative and summative assessments
  • Provides students with leadership opportunities (e.g. incorporate Peer Tutors into classroom instruction)
  • Promotes a student-centered, cooperative learning environment that integrates current adult learning theory, College and Career Readiness Standards Adult Education (CCRSAE) and English language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELPS)
  • Teaches students the reading, writing, math, social studies, science and English skills necessary to earn a High School Credential and to be college and career ready
  • Teaches ESOL for English Language Learners
  • Utilizes curriculum to inform instruction and develops culturally responsive lesson plans
  • Utilizes research-based practices, current instructional methods, and current materials to ensure effective, culturally responsive instruction
  • Works with colleagues, including advisors, to deliver specialized instruction
  • Enters student attendance daily into platforms mandated by funders and grantors
  • Ensures student folder contents are up-to-date to include documents required by funders and granters
  • Embeds technology into curriculum and instruction
  • Ensures student access to and use of technology during instruction and learning
  • Participates in an annual evaluation/performance review conducted by the Education Director
  • Maintains electronic copies of lesson plans aligned to the program's curriculum, the CCRSAE and ELPs
  • Supports students in the development of a comprehensive education and career plan and transition plan
  • Adheres to policies, procedures, assurances and timelines defined by federal and state grants, funder, and internal guidance documents
  • Participate in required staff meetings, professional development and conferences
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Education Director or Assistant Education Director


  • Bachelor's degree in a required discipline or a closely related field with three (3) year experience and/or training that includes teaching, instructional technology or program development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Ability to teach all five (5) HiSET/GED subject areas and ESOL
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong Digital Literacy skills
  • Demonstrated writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an educational team
  • Ability to adapt to challenging environment

  • Master's degree in a closely related field
  • DESE K-12 and/or Adult Education certification
  • Working familiarity with College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education
  • Experience working in a correctional facility
  • Experience working with adult learners and corrections populations
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population

BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

GRADE AND SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $59,244 to $64,627 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.


Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:
  • Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience
  • Resume/CV

Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled.

**Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/ etrelegan@necc.mass.edu), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery

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