Adult Education Correctional Instructor/Career Coach

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley is accepting applications for a part-time Correctional Instructor/Career Coach in the Adult Education Program. The position is responsible for assisting students with their employment needs which includes helping students identify job opportunities, collaborating with workforce system partners to develop career pathways and workforce development initiatives, and helping the program incorporate workforce preparation activities into instruction. This is a grant-funded position. 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Application Procedure: Please visit to complete the TCAT Ripley employment application. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application to:
Marcy Johnson, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063

EOE/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer
A Tennessee Board of Regents institution

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Education or related field, Tennessee Teacher’s License (preferred or approved waiver, or experience in teaching.
  • Office Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) as well as the ability to learn to use other computer software.
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal/customer service skills, and organizational and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Travel to satellite class location and to businesses in the service area.
  • Participate in local and state activities /staff development.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an adult education environment.
  • Knowledge of data management system.
  • Demonstrate command of content knowledge of current AE Curriculum and recommended resources.
  • Maintain student files to track students for post testing.


  • Plan, teach and evaluate student work and provide instruction.
  • Assist students with resumes and job applications.
  • Assist with student registration, assessment, orientation/counseling, attendance and student goals.
  • Administer and interpret scores HiSET and TABE exams for student placement and instruction.
  • Organize and maintain confidential program and student files as well as report documentation, including maintaining correct student sign-in sheets.
  • Collaborate with workforce partners to develop career pathways and workforce development initiatives including certification programs, integrated education and training programs, and pre-apprenticeships
  • Work with Leadership Team to develop a program that supports students’ progression through the National Reporting System levels – ensuring level gains.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents