United for ALICE with United Way of Northern New Jersey (UWNNJ) and United Way of South Central Michigan (UWSCMI) is looking for an instructor to deliver our first United For ALICE@Work pilot courses. ALICE@Work is a business education program designed to help employers better understand their low-wage ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) workers’ experiences and implement best practices to increase those workers’ mobility and financial stability. The objective is to teach employers how to create and maintain quality jobs, and then to track progress, demonstrating how the program’s interventions benefit both ALICE workers and their employers. The next phase will be to incorporate certification. While there are several similar programs, none focus specifically on the ALICE workforce, and most don’t require coursework, incorporate benchmarking, or track follow-through.
The instructor will deliver the ALICE@Work education program, 12-15 hour spread over several days. In this initial phase, the instructor will work with the ALICE@Work team to prepare the online/virtual course offerings (curriculum and coursework through the Learning Management Software), teach the course to participating business leaders, support participants with off-line learning needs, evaluate participants on their progress and completion of curriculum, and debrief with the ALICE@Work team on program evaluation and course improvement. There may be an opportunity for partial in-person instruction should the instructor reside in NJ or MI.
The initial engagement will cover the piloting of this new course, approximately 150 hours over a 3-month period (January – March 2023). There may be an opportunity to establish a longer-term engagement with flexibility on timing.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Course Preparation -
- Review the ALICE@Work curriculum and companion materials.
- Become familiar with the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) measures.
- Work with the ALICE@Work team to refine curriculum and instructor preparation materials.
- Review learning management software (Tovuti), populated with materials for course.
- Prepare notes, examples and exercises to accompany the course as outlined in the curriculum.
Course Delivery -
Facilitate 1-2 pilot courses, inclusive of leading interactive discussions.
Provide learning support to students during course offerings including scheduled class time and office hours to be determined.
Engage with ALICE@Work staff and students via e-mail, phone, and via virtual meetings as reasonably requested.
Course Maintenance & Enhancement -
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings with ALICE@Work team members to review course delivery and performance.
- Provide ALICE@Work team with continuous feedback and support an effort to improve and refine course content and delivery.
- Be available after course delivery to support debrief and relevant evaluative processes.
- Collaborate with ALICE@Work team on the development, enhancement and facilitation of exercises to support course content and curriculum.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching or training business leaders.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience with virtual content delivery.
- Knowledge of and experience utilizing Learning Management Systems (Tovuti recommended, but not required).
- Good internet speed, quality video capability
Additional Qualifications and Skills:
Experience or certification in training and facilitation related to organizational development (or related area) preferred with OD consulting experience.
Demonstrated excellence in consulting skills.
Demonstrated program design and delivery skills, particularly in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and leadership effectiveness.
Demonstrated ability to quickly assess organizational needs and culture and implement appropriate interventions.
Insight and creativity, ability to offer options/solutions when approaching issues or challenges.
Effective communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to clearly and concisely share information and ideas with a range of leadership audiences.
A flexible “can do” attitude and approach to the work.
Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion and tact.
Compensation: The initial engagement will consist of approximately 150 hours over a 3-month period. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications:
- Instructor: Range $40-$60/hour.
- Senior Instructor: Range $60-$80/hour.
There may be an opportunity to establish a longer-term engagement with flexibility on timing and duration.