Gateway Program Carpentry Instructor

Instructor

Positions
1
Close Date
November 24th, 2017
Location
Austin

ABOUT SKILLPOINT ALLIANCE:

Skillpoint Alliance is a 501(c)3 social enterprise that serves local industry and the community through workforce education programs.  Skillpoint’s flagship program, Gateway, provides workforce training to participants, preparing them for entry-level employment in high demand industries. Skillpoint Alliance predominantly serves traditionally underserved or marginalized populations.  Our vision is that every citizen has access to a successful career pathway.   

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

A Gateway Program Carpentry Instructor is primarily responsible for instructing participants in the Carpentry and Construction industry hard skills.  This position also serves as a role model for program participants, collaborating with Skillpoint staff to support employability skills training (such as soft skills and other life skills).  Class schedules depend on programming demands, and may include day or evening classes.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Hard skills instruction responsibilities include:

  • Preparing lesson plans based on provided curriculum
  • Developing lists of supplies needed for instruction based on provided curriculum
  • Assisting with purchasing of classroom program supplies
  • Developing projects and activities based on provided curriculum topics
  • Teaching courses as assigned, instructing and evaluating participant performance, encouraging skill development, and providing feedback to encourage student growth
  • Supervising and monitoring participants’ use of tools and equipment
  • Adhering to education regulations set forth by Skillpoint Alliance staff
  • Accepting recommendations for improving curriculum delivery
  • Proctoring both written tests and skill performance tests

 

Classroom management responsibilities include:

  • Communicating equipment, supply, and scheduling needs to Skillpoint Alliance staff
  • Organizing, setting up, and maintaining equipment and/or supplies during class
  • Managing negative participant classroom behavior and encouraging positive behavior
  • Filing and organizing information for classes
  • Maintaining confidentiality of participant information

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualified applicants will possess the following education, experience, and/or certification(s)/license(s):

  • 3 – 5 years of field experience as a carpenter, with technical-level knowledge and skills needed for successful instruction
  • Prior experience helping others learn job tasks
  • Expertise in the construction and carpentry industries
  • Prior classroom teaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Licensed Journeyperson Carpenter highly preferred

 

Qualified applicants must be willing to work with:

  • Former offenders, low-income, minority, diverse, at-risk, veteran, homeless, and/or unemployed individuals

 

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including techniques for positive motivation and fostering teamwork
  • Highly organized, systematic thinker and self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills, especially public speaking skills
  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and confident

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

  • Moderate amount of computer work is required using Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Work environment includes both classroom and industrial arts spaces
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including days and evenings
  • Requires local and occasional, reimbursable regional travel, often with personal vehicle

 

 

COMPENSATION:

  • Pay rate is hourly, $25 - $35, depending on experience