Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) Instructor (Correctional Facility)

Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) Instructor (Correctional Facility)


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Anson Correctional Institution in Polkton, NC


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, June 25, 2021
Closes: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Adult Basic Skills High School Equivalency Programs Coordinator

Employment Type

Full-Time 12-Months

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
• Possession of or working towards a NCCCS-recognized College and Career Readiness teaching credential (New hires will have up to two years from hire date to complete a teaching credential)
• Ability to teach high-school level math concepts
• Minimum of one year teaching experience
• Experience developing lesson plans
• Experience using Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of one year teaching experience in a correctional facility
• Minimum of one year teaching adult learners
• Experience developing ABE/HSE curriculum
• Advanced degree (masters level or higher) from a regionally accredited institution

Position Description

Job Description

The Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) Instructor position is a full-time, 12-month position located at the Anson Correctional Institution in Polkton, NC. Employment is contingent upon the correctional facility granting access to the premises. Under the direction of the Adult Basic Skills High School Equivalency Programs Coordinator, the ABE/HSE Instructor will be responsible for assisting incarcerated adult learners with acquiring the academic and life skills necessary to achieve a high school equivalency diploma and to transition to post-secondary training opportunities. Instructor focus will also include assisting those learners who are eligible with acquiring the skills necessary to effectively transition post-release into employment and/or post-secondary educational opportunities.

In the event correctional facilities are closed to external partners, correctional instructional staff may be reassigned to teach at any of SPCC’s campuses or off-site locations. Additional reassignments may also include curriculum or program development and/or participation in professional development and training opportunities.

Job Duties

• Provide research-based educational opportunities for adult learners with diverse educational needs
• Teach meaningful, relevant, and aligned content to students who are preparing for the final exams to earn the high school equivalency credential
• Develop high-quality lesson plans aligned to the NCCCS College and Career Readiness Adult Education Content Standards
• Contextualize educational opportunities to include employability and soft skills development
• Develop proficiency in best practices related to Adult Basic Skills programs and transitioning elements
• Manage instruction with computer-based learning platforms
• Pursue professional development and share expertise and best practices within the college, locally and at the state level, when appropriate
• Cultivate a positive, collegial, and collaborative learning environment in the classroom
• Demonstrate a positive and proactive approach in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, and managing projects
• Maintain required documentation and paperwork to adhere to program deadlines
• Adhere to departmental and institutional policies and procedures
• Adhere to correctional institution policies and procedures*
• Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Adult Basic Skills and the Dean of the School of College and Career Readiness

*In accordance with the supplemental planning agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS)-Division of Adult Corrections, Anson Correctional Institution, and South Piedmont Community College, DPS will limit instructors and other representatives of the educational institution and they must also be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 Vaccine in order to enter the facility and to participate and must show proof of vaccination to DPS upon request.

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135