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Americorps Digital Literacy Instructor

BakerRipley Houston Full-Time
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Adult Education is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of students, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by Adult Education and Literacy funding from the Texas Workforce Commission, our community-based classrooms engage and connect adult students to their education goals and personal aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, Digital Literacy, Employer-based Workplace Literacy, and Integrated Education & Training Certification classes. In addition, BakerRipley operates Pearson GED Testing Centers at three locations.


Provide adult students with enrichment instruction in digital literacy. Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. Administer pre/post-test examinations and class surveys for each topic of instruction. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully and financially in society. Full-time, one year contract with AmeriCorps with a stipend.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, topics, assignments, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Measure, document, and maintain records of student attendance, maintain accurate test scores, and ensure appropriate retention rate for all digital literacy classes.
  • Instruct and monitor students' performance in order to make suggestions for improvement, and to ensure that students satisfy course standard, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager to develop curriculum, map out the lesson plans and methodology for digital literacy classes and employ innovative ways to teach the material.
  • Attend regular teacher training and pass on the methodology to other trainees who join the program in the future.
  • Prepare materials and coordinate end of the semester graduations by assisting with the preparation of graduation. Assist Program Manager in building the educational pathway for the class graduates.
  • Work with the Program staff to coordinate day-to-day volunteer instructor and student activity - such as registration, attendance; training; testing; tutoring; dissemination of information; follow-up; and completion interviews.
  • Assist with the recruitment, training, follow-up and support of other potential volunteer tutors.
  • Assist Adult Education Division in day-to-day operations and explore ways to integrate digital literacy with other Adult Education programs and initiatives.
  • Promote, recruit, and provide outreach for all Adult Education Programs across all the sites.
  • Attend training and professional development sessions as instructed by the Program Manager.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Be able to take initiative and work independently, passionate about education and community service.
  • Must possess reliable transportation to travel between BakerRipley community centers. Mileage reimbursed.
  • Comply with all AmeriCorps program requirements and attend all team training, orientations and meetings.
  • Communicate with all BakerRipley staff, students and external partners in a professional, friendly and respectful manner.



  • Bachelor's degree


  • Classroom experience not required. At least one year of training, teaching, or leadership experience preferred.



  • Ability and willingness to work with people of various backgrounds and all walks of life
  • Ability to work as a team member with volunteers and paid staff
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Punctuality, responsiveness, and a strong sense of responsibility


  • Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office a minimum.


  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred, not required to be effective.

BakerRipley is committed to the principles of equal employment. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.


Skills required

Lesson Planning
Educational Technologies
Differentiated Instruction
Education Theories
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