Classroom Teacher - MERS Goodwill - Columbia
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Teacher
Job Location: Columbia MO
Beginning: Jan 09, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English
Certificate: Language Arts
Certificate: Special Reading, K-12
District: MERS Goodwill - Columbia
Columbia, MO 65201
Telephone: 660-728-2121
Job Description:
Position Overview
MERS Goodwill Excel Center is looking for an ELA instructor.  The Excel Center has five 8-week terms. Instructors have 4 classes/day that meet 4 days/week (Monday-Thursday) & have a 90-minute block for tutoring, PLC collaboration, & planning. Fridays are reserved for weekly meetings, tutoring & planning. Instructors develop & implement curriculum for the success of our students. We seek instructors committed to continuously improving instruction through collaboration. The Instructor will facilitate learning by meeting students where they are & guiding them to academic success. Our goal is for Instructors to find joy in teaching & learning, and approach instruction with grit, creativity, and innovation. 
Primary/Essential Functions
  • Provide a positive learning environment for adult learners
  • Develop & implement strategies, activities & objectives for learners
  • Effectively facilitate a variety of differentiated learning opportunities including direct instruction, small group instruction, & cooperative learning
  • Provide visual, auditory, & hands-on learning activities aligned to MO state standards
  • Track each student's progress
  • Work as part of a team to support barrier removal for adult learners
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Current Missouri Teachers Certificate in the relevant area required (Example: ELA Teachers must be certified in ELA)
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Educational Institution; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Able to work with a diverse group of students, staff & co-workers
  • Two or more years teaching experience with at least 6 months of direct educational experience in ELA is required; (1) one year or more preferred
  • Strong verbal & written skills
  • Knowledge of MLS & high school diploma requirements strongly preferred
  • Experience working with nontraditional and/or adult learners preferred
Benefits at MERS Goodwill
  • Employer subsidized individual & family medical benefits
  • Employer subsidized individual & family dental and vision
  • Employee retirement (403b) with company matching 50% up to 6% of employee wages after 1 year of employment
  • Employer contributed retirement (401a) annually after 1 year of employment (contributing to social security; not part of PSRS)
  • Employer contributed life insurance (twice W2 wages)
  • Optional short-term disability, additional life insurance, & accidental death & dismemberment offered
  • Employee discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid vacation, holiday, & sick time
MERS/Goodwill’s mission is “Changing lives through the power of work.” One barrier to employment is dropping out of school. Adults without a high school degree struggle to further their education & obtain employment with a family-sustaining wage.  There are 500,000+ Missourians without a diploma who lose ~$400,000 over their working lives.  This is your chance to play a key role in helping adults earn their high school diplomas. Goodwill supported by DESE and MO DSS, runs 4 adult high schools in Missouri. Our schools serve almost 1,000 adults. We marshal resources to support students with flexible scheduling, life coaching, transportation assistance, on-site daycare, & outside resources. Students pick up where they left off to complete the remaining credits they need to earn a MO high school diploma. Students are also able to earn Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC). Currently, 41% of our graduates enroll in college/advanced training & about 60% graduate with dual credit or an (IRC). Click HERE to hear from some of our graduates!   

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.