Employment Bulletin Board

COABE is pleased to provide the following Employment Opportunities Bulletin Board, an all new benefit created especially for our members that are looking for adult education employment opportunities.


Contact Information

If you would like to add a job posting contact:

Sharon Bonney, Executive Director
E-mail: info@coabe.org
Fax: 866-941-5129
Phone: 888-44-COABE

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Director of Education

Job Description: Located in Old City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Center for Literacy (CFL) has provided a wide variety of literacy services to adults since 1968. High quality education services are core to the mission of the Center for Literacy. As such, the critical function of this position is to provide leadership for the Education Department that will result in the provision of adult education services that are engaging and relevant to the needs of our learners and are reflective of the needs of participants as workers, citizens and parents. Click here for more information.


Education Specialist III

Adult Education Professional Development Specialist
Code: 3060 Pay Grade: 26 – $41,683.20 – $62,379.20

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: April 30, 2015 – May 15, 2015

The Department of Education has one (1) full-time vacancy based in Augusta. Statewide travel required.

This professional position is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and administering a program and system of professional development described in the State Plan as mandated by the federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The position is responsible for the coordination and direction of Maine College Transitions Program (MCT). This position determines and prioritizes adult education professional development needs and delivers or brokers and supervises professional development services based on those needs. The position interfaces with other professional development providers within the Maine Department of Education, in New England and at the national level to ensure that professional development is of the highest quality and meets national standards. Click here for more information.


Senior Research Assistant

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Adult Education Program at Penn State-University Park invite applications for a Senior Research Assistant to begin July 1, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching ADTED 456 (Introduction to Family Literacy) online once per year; coordinating with Goodling Institute staff to implement and enhance the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy via the World Campus; assisting with qualitative and/or quantitative research/evaluation and designing research/evaluation tools and protocols; supporting Goodling Institute research and evaluation projects; and providing assistance and developing tools and curricula to help adult and family literacy programs collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement through Pennsylvania’s Management Information System.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in Adult Education or a closely related field, teaching experience, knowledge of adult and/or family literacy scholarship, professional experience in adult and/or family literacy, and experience with conducting research and/or evaluation. Experience with online teaching, familiarity with family literacy practice, research, and policy, and experience with using data collection and analysis for program improvement (e.g., through action research) are also desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and the names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references. Applications received by April 17, 2015 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit https://psu.jobs and enter job number 56532 in the Keywords field.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Carol Clymer (Chair, Search Committee): cdc22@psu.edu; 814-865-5876.


Literacy Services Manager

The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, one of the largest, most complex public library systems in the country, is looking for a Literacy Services Manager to oversee District-wide planning, coordination, delivery and operation of our Literacy Services. If you’re interested in using your knowledge and skills in an environment that offers excellent benefits with the opportunity to put down roots in a vibrant community, we want to hear from you. Click here for more information.


GED/Work-Study Director and Teacher, Ajo, Arizona

This is an opportunity to direct and teach a comprehensive GED and Work-Study program in a unique rural area in southern Arizona. We are seeking a highly motivated individual able to work independently and with a team to develop and implement lessons and activities that empower at-risk youth to pursue and achieve GED certification and work readiness.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic educator to impact a community through the implementation of a small, successful educational and youth work program. The position requires an energetic individual with the ability to affect significant change in meeting the needs of diverse at-risk learners. The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) is a tri-national organization.  See our website at http://isdanet.org/. We are looking for someone who can work with people of varied academic and economic levels from our three cultures, including Tohono O’odham and Mexican. 

This position is located full time in Ajo, Arizona, reports to ISDA’s Director of Economic Development Programs, and is grant funded. We welcome applications from individuals or from two people who want to share it.

For more information and detailed job description call Bridget Suárez Kalmar (520) 307-6363 or Tomás Kalmar (520) 307-7389.  Interested applicants send cover letter, resume and three references to lasartes@isdanet.org by April 17, 2015.


Volunteer Coordinator

Project Read is a non-profit adult literacy program that offers individualized reading instruction to adult students by trained volunteer tutors. The Project Read Volunteer Coordinator helps carry out the objectives of Project Read through the following activities: keeping the office open during scheduled office hours, including interviewing and assessing students and recommending appropriate reading materials, introducing students and tutors, assisting tutors when needed, checking out and returning materials, and accepting/recoding fees; helping with tutor training; managing financial oversight... Click here for more information.


Wanted! Contributing Authors for an Adult Education Newsletter

Hough ton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly newsletter for the Adult Education and Career Readiness community and would like to hear from you! Share your best practices that would be of interest to this audience. Or, you may have a success story you’d like to tout. We are seeking relevant articles that are approximately 500 words in length. Each accepted submission pays $250. Please contact Christine.Stafford@hmhco.com for more information.