Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

GED Instructor

Job ID
# Positions
Employment & Training Services (ETSD)
Full-Time, Regular






Job Title:

GED Instructor


Employment & Training Services Department (ETSD)

Reports To:

Healthcare Program Manager



FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


General Functions:

The GED Instructor will provide direct instruction to participants who are referred through the ETSD Intake/Assessment process. Instruction will involve teaching the basic skills to students with varying academic levels while integrating GED skills in the academic areas of math, reading, language arts, social studies and science content areas. The GED Instructor will be responsible for program intake, assessment, implementation of curriculum, practice testing and referral for the official GED Exam. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach the Basic GED skills to students of varying academic levels in the academic areas of Mathematics, Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science content areas.
  • Assess individual student academic levels using the TABE test and using the information to identify specific learning objectives from their intake assessments.
  • Develop educational plans for enrolled participants by working with participants on a one-on-one basis to develop graduation plans after assessing transcripts, test scores, skill area strength/weakness, schedules, career and academic plans.
  • Assess student readiness to take GED Practice Exams and coordinating with test providers concerning test dates and scores.
  • Assess individual student progress and adapting curriculum and lesson plans to the needs of the students.
  • Develop follow-up standards for participant learning objectives and educational plans.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records in accordance with funding/program and student needs including information for the following:  Application, Intake/Assessment Documents, Pre-Assessment,
  • Learning Objectives/Education Plan, Practice Tests and Post Testing results, and other program information.
  • Follows-up on placements with both the participant’s employment specialist and TANF case managers.
  • Provides necessary information required for the 477 Database by filing and data entry; developing instructional goals, entering demographics, placement/referral outcomes, and complete necessary reports on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Facilitate individual study times for enrolled students.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and documentation of student records and activities.
  • Answer student questions and provide counsel regarding their studies.
  • Maintain an organized, well maintained, and positive classroom environment.
  • Assist with the recruitment and intake assessment of prospective students.
  • Advise supervisor and employees on options for handling confidential personnel issues/problems.
  • Attend all staff meetings and participation in all ETSD staff activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.
  • Performs all related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to include the following:
  • Demonstrated ability to provide detailed information (Enrollment numbers, program activities and other documentation) as requested;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information to, and respond to questions from administrators, parents, participants, funders, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to get along with people.
  • Must have excellent time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions on complex issues that may pertain to some students.
  • Continue to learn and implement new teaching methods/strategies.
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate multiple activities and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students and to monitor and encourage student progress.
  • Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing and publishing programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, educational, training and cultural needs of and resources for the Alaska Native/American Indian community.
  • Knowledge of correct personnel recruitment procedures, interviewing techniques and referral methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and able to work under pressure to meet individual student goals/outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling, management, or related field of study.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience, teaching basic skills to high school students, young adults, or adults
  • Experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people, knowledge of their values and belief systems, their educational issues and ability to provide culturally relevant services.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory state and federal background check in compliance with the 1990 Indian Child Protection Act.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GED instruction.

Additional Information:

Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.



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