United For ALICE@Work Course Instructor
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 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 their career 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 hours spread over several days. The instructor will 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 some in-person instruction and/or engagement.
Initially, the Course Instructor will support the pilot phase of this program with new starts of the course implemented over a 6-9 month period from September 2023 to June 2024. Total time commitment is approximately 400 hours (ranging from 30-50 hours/month). There may be an opportunity to establish a longer-term engagement with flexibility on timing.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions
- Review the ALICE@Work curriculum and companion materials
- Become familiar with the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) measures
- Review learning management software (Tovuti), populated with materials for course
- Prepare notes, examples and exercises to accompany the course as outlined in the curriculum
- Facilitate ALICE@Work courses (during both continuing pilot/development and routine implementation phases), including 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 participants 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:
- Refine curriculum and preparation materials
- Enhance exercises to support course content and curriculum.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Demonstrated skills training business leaders
- Demonstrated ability to actively facilitate group discussions
- Demonstrated ability to deliver content virtually
- Knowledge of and experience utilizing Learning Management Systems
- Access to strong internet capacity (quality audio and video capability)
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Experience or certification in training and facilitation related to organizational development preferred with OD consulting or Human Resource experience
- Demonstrated flexible, self-motivated, and strong time-management skills
- Demonstrated 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
- Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion and tact
Compensation: Total time commitment is approximately 400 hours (ranging from 30-50 hours/month) over a 6-9 month period of September 2023 - June 2024. 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.
Submit resume and cover letter to: Stephanie.Howland@UnitedWayNNJ.org
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