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Instructional Coordinator (Special Program Coordinator) Evening Position
Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: Workforce Development
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Apr 10, 2024
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Ref. No.: 1 position evening
Position ID: 174595

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The Instructional Coordinator will work part of the time as an Adult Education instructor and part of the time as a program coordinator, on campus or at a community partner's location.

As the instructor, provides and models student-centered instruction (in-person and/or virtual) in various areas of study. The instructor will create weekly and multi-week unit plans with prepared student objectives and timed agendas following College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Learners and best practices for instruction.
As the program coordinator, supports instructors; conducts, prepares, and analyzes student assessments; facilitates workgroups and curriculum development projects; supports the onboarding of new instructors/staff; conducts peer classroom observations; develops and facilitates professional development aligned with program continuous improvement and strategic goals.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As Instructor:

  • Provides high quality instruction related to increasing knowledge and skills toward the attainment of a high school equivalency and college/career readiness.
  • Works closely with the Education and Career Advisors to guide learners in identifying career goals and developing work readiness skills in relation to that goal including providing information about careers, career pathways, area employment opportunities, contextualized instruction, and understanding educational programs, job training, or employment opportunities related to their interests.
  • Works closely with day and evening staff to create a collaborative learning environment while utilizing a variety of instructional methods, techniques and on campus/online resources.
  • Prepares thematic units and associated lesson plans in alignment with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and using a contextualized and integrated curriculum.
  • Builds culturally responsive classroom space and a community that supports success for all students.
  • Using unit plans and lesson plans prepares the learning management system shell (i.e.Google Classroom), instructional videos, models, labs, class websites, links, challenges, games, projects for face-to-face/online instruction demonstrating a proficiency of best practices for adult learners.
  • Collaborates with program staff to develop and maintain student assessment schedules in order to meet program goals and fulfill funding requirements.
  • Assesses Adult Education students in all subject areas using summative and formative assessments, benchmark assessments, and provides other assessments based on instructional needs.
  • Maintains timely and accurate student records including attendance, assessment and other data.
  • Participates in program planning, curriculum development, and program continuous improvement activities and requirements.
  • Attends meetings, participates in programs, projects and other duties as needed.
  • Ensures that classroom environments are supportive, culturally responsive, welcoming, respectful, trauma-sensitive, gender- and sexuality-inclusive, reflective of the community and students' cultures and identities

As Program Coordinator:

  • Works collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, and with current and prospective students and staff of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
  • Models high expectations for the quality of instruction and ensures accessibility for all students.
  • Coordinates the implementation of approved curricula and high impact practices.
  • Supports the supervision of instruction & assessment staff.
  • Delivers constructive feedback to peers that acknowledges effective practice and provides next steps that will impact teaching and learning.
  • Shares resources to support the professional development of staff.
  • Mentors peers in the development and achievement of their Educator Growth Plan (including SMARTIE goals).
  • Supports the coordination of structured opportunities for teachers to observe colleagues.
  • Informs the development of protocols and facilitates team meetings, committees and professional learning communities grounded in a culture of reflective practice informed by data, high expectations, and continuous learning.
  • Contributes to the design and facilitation of a multi-year high quality professional development plan in line with strategic goals, key performance indicators, and the continuous improvement plan.
  • Shares innovative ideas to maintain the relevance of programs and services to meet student and institution needs based on current educational trends and best instructional and assessment practices.
  • Supports the development, organization, and implementation of assessment procedures and schedules.
  • Identifies student assessment tools (e.g. formative, summative, diagnostic, standardized, formal, informal), and supports the analysis of student outcomes and monitoring student progress.
  • Maintains and utilizes multiple sources of data to evaluate program performance/effectiveness and training materials.
  • Complies with college policy and procedures, and applicable state and federal statutes, regulations and policies.
  • Attends community engagement events as needed.
  • Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with community partners.
  • Completes special projects and other responsibilities as needed or assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree (Master's Degree in education or related field preferred).
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience.
  • Experience with backward curriculum and instructional design.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong technology skills, including experience with online learning, and learning management systems (i.e. Google Classroom, Blackboard, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong leadership skills.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data.
  • Commitment to professional and program development.
  • Commitment to learner-centered teaching.
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; knowledge of culturally responsive and sustaining teaching and Universal Design for Learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching and assessing adult learners.
  • Familiarity with DESE-funded Adult Education system (including MA English Language Proficiency Standards and College & Career Readiness Standards).
  • Experience using the DESE LACES database.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience with facilitating formal assessments to adult learners.

Reports to Director of Instruction & Assessment, Workforce Development


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: Starting Salary $57,249, annually. 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
Benefits: Yes
Union: MCCC
Grant Funded: Yes
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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