Adult Education Instructor - Gates, TN

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley is accepting applications for a part-time Adult Education Instructor working in the Adult Education Program in Lauderdale County at the Gates, TN location.  The instructor interacts with students and provides instruction and registration /intake-related services for potential and current students.  This is a grant-funded position.  

Application Deadline: Review of application will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please visit a copy of the TCAT Ripley job 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
EOE/Title IX/Tit1e VI/ADA Employer
A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate in Education or related field, and Tennessee Teacher's License or approved Adult Education Licensure Waiver.
  • Office Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) as well as the ability to learn to use other computer software.
  • Effective and excellent communication, both orally and in writing
  • Participate in local and state activities /staff development. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an adult education environment. 
  • Knowledge of data management systems. 
  • Demonstrate command of content knowledge of current AE Curriculum and recommended resources. 
  • Maintain student files to track students for post-testing. 
  • Work as a team member 


  • Plan, teach and evaluate student work and provide instruction. 
  • Accept responsibility and is self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task.
  • Develop a recruitment plan that informs the target population of program services and attracts prospective adult learners.  
  • Assist students with resumes and job applications. 
  • Assist with student registration, assessment, orientation/counseling. 
  • Administer and interpret scores on HiSET and TABE exams for student placement and instruction. 
  • Administer and interpret scores for CASAS and HiSET OPT exams for student placement and instruction.
  • Organize and maintain confidential program and student files and report documentation, including maintaining correct student sign-in sheets. 
  • Work with Leadership Team to develop a program that supports students' progression through the National Reporting System levels – ensuring level gains. 
  • Maintain technical knowledge by engaging in opportunities to improve or increase skills 
  • Maintaining time and effort documentation. 
  • Work toward classroom improvement based on program goals .
  • Post-test all students after 40 hours of instruction. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Salary Range

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