Job Title: Reading & Writing Instructor - ABE/GED
PVN ID: LE-2307-005731
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Job Description

General Description

The Lehman College Adult Learning Center (ALC) is a teacher-led direct-service project of the Institute for Literacy Studies (ILS).  Our shared mission—advancing urban education—has deep significance for the schools, colleges, and community-based settings in our home borough of the Bronx.  Four interrelated core values inspire and infuse our work: commitments to human capacity, social justice, the power of democratic communities, and transformative work for all persons. 

We provide thoughtful, innovative instruction, individualized counseling, and a nurturing environment for learners aged 16 and older.  Students enter our program with the hope that the ALC’s key programs comprising free classes for Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), including career and college readiness, can provide them with a meaningful pathway toward qualitatively better lives and economic self-sufficiency. Our classes embed adult learning in real-life contexts to ensure that everyone who comes through our door has the skills to get a foothold and compete in the modern workplace.

Other Duties

The Lehman College Adult Learning Center is seeking a dynamic part-time HSE Reading & Writing teacher to work with a diverse group of adult learners. The class meets for two morning sessions a week. The class will begin in September 2023.

Essential duties include:                                                                                  

  • Providing high-quality instruction to help students develop their reading and writing skills
  • Incorporating revelant science and social studies reading assignments
  • Designing engaging lessons to help students foster an appreciation of reading
  • Collaborating with staff and teachers to develop best teaching practices and enriching materials
  • Reviewing and communicating class progress with both staff and students
  • Actively partaking in teacher meetings and citywide professional development
  • Maintaining class attendance and submitting in a timely manner
  • Participating in program-wide events and activities
  • Conducting required assessments and exams
  • Having a willingness to learn and become part of the ALC community of teachers and learners


  • Candidate should submit a resume and a cover letter stating their interest in the position.  
  • Candidate must have Bachelor's degree and relevant teaching and education experience.
  • Experience with online and in-person teaching preferred.
  • Prior adult education experience, Master’s Degree a plus.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

School of Education - ILS/ALC
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Sep 05, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit