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Adult Education Instructor #31319

New Mexico Corrections Department
Hagerman, NM 88232
$44,000 - $61,500 a year - Full-time, Contract


Hagerman, NM 88232

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

JOB TITLE: Adult Education Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Corrections Department, Reentry Division

WAGE: Competitive, based on education and experience $44,000-60,000 per


WORK HOURS: Variable eight hours per day scheduled at discretion of Programs Manager


· Through the Adult Education Instructor, New Mexico’s incarcerated population is afforded opportunities to gain knowledge and skills meaningful for their own personal growth and essential for their transition out into the community. The AE Instructor is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional and high-quality educational and academic services to the institution’s incarcerated population, including students with varying educational levels and abilities, in preparation for high school completion or high school equivalency exams. A flexible curriculum allows for educators to creatively explore teaching goals and engage inmate personal development with generous preparation time. Note: Resume must include dates (months/years) to count towards experience calculation.


· High School diploma, GED certification or equivalent

· 6 months prior experience related to the position

· Any involvement in education, tutoring, or training to include presentations and speaking in public


· Experience working with criminal justice populations


· 90% indoor – 10% outdoor. Work is performed in an office and classroom setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer usage. Work is done inside the perimeter of an adult prison environment and includes daily contact with and supervision of inmates and is potentially a very dangerous environment. Some travel may be required.


70% rapid pace to meet deadlines – 30% at own pace


· Knowledge of subject areas in Reading/Writing, Science, Math, and Social Studies; of instructional methods, techniques, equipment and materials used in the area of specialization; of preparation and planning in course work; of sources of information and instructional materials; of teaching problems and conditions in correctional institutions.

· Ability to teach academic courses to include the five (5) basic ABE/HiSET areas (Reading, Writing, Science, Math, and Social Studies) and determine informal assessment methods and assist with testing.

· Ability to handle multiple demands and demonstrate flexibility with changing demands.

· Establish and maintain an effective and engaging learning environment, appropriate to the needs and capacities of the students.

· Establish and maintain relationships with facility administration, staff, incarcerated individuals, visitors and the general public.

· Ensure security of staff and incarcerated population by maintaining professionalism, ethical behavior, and situational awareness while interacting with incarcerated students.

· Develop and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship and regular communication with appropriate Education Department staff.

· Collaborate with team members on developing individualized education plans (IEP) for each IDEA-eligible student and with the Special Education Team on developing Adult Learning Assistance (ALA) plans for each identified student.

· Oversee the maintenance of accurate, complete and appropriate educational records, the preparation of reports as required by policy, regulations and procedure.

· Use verbal and written communication in an open, candid and consistent manner; explain concepts and procedures clearly and completely while maintaining attention and interest; displays sensitivity to the unique needs of NMCD student population.

· Maintain order and discipline in a learning situation, including the enforcement of instructional regulations by reporting on student’s behavior.

· Willingness to work evenings and weekends in order to accommodate the schedules of adult learners.

· Participate in building and implementing Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs for inmates.

· NMCD retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


· This position is designated as safety sensitive.

· Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing, in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state law, rules and regulations in relation to alcohol and/or drug testing.

· Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License.

· Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S and have reached the age of majority.

· Willingness to work under potentially dangerous circumstances in a correctional facility and maintain strict fidelity to security protocols.

All of the above must be done in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


PC/terminal, calculator, copy machine, typewriter, fax machine, telephone, scanner, tape recorder, TV/DVD, keys, stapler, scissors, and vehicle.


Sitting: Frequently

Standing: Frequently

Walking: Occasionally


Never = 0% Rarely = 1 – 10% Occasionally = 11 – 33%

Frequently = 34 – 66% Continuously = 67%+


Weight Frequency Objects

1 – 10 lbs. Continuously Manuals, files, office supplies

11 – 20 lbs. Occasionally Manuals, files, boxes

21 – 35 lbs. Occasionally Files, boxes

36 – 50 lbs. Rarely Boxes

51 – 75 lbs. Never

76 – 100 lbs. Never

100 + lbs. Never

Carrying: 10%

Driving: 05%

Bending: 05%

Squatting: 05%

Kneeling: 05%

Crawling: 05%

Climbing: 05%

Reaching: 40%

Grasping: 50%

Fine Manipulation: 80%

Vision: 20/40 correctable

Hearing: Acute hearing required

Pushing: 05%

Pulling: 05%

Running: 05%

Applicant Declaration: I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Adult Education Instructor. To the best of my knowledge, I believe that I can perform these duties.

Name: Date:

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $44,000.00 - $61,500.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Hagerman, NM 88232: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person