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Skilled Trades Instructor (Diesel) Part Time

Company: Penn Foster
Location: Norcross
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Skilled Trades Instructor (Diesel) operates in an online educational environment and will provide expert instructional support and tutoring to include responses to student inbound academic inquiries via phone, chat, discussion boards and e-mail. The Instructor will offer set office hours based on needs for tutoring via LibCal (appointment scheduling tool), provide substantive feedback on subjective exams (if applicable), offer weekly live and recorded webinars, review program learning outcomes data to determine which students require interventions via phone, email, SMS text messaging, or portal messaging. Act as the SME and participate in curriculum and assessment design, development and revision, as well as development of supplemental learning resources. This is a remote located position with limited travel and home based out of Scranton, PA.

Must be able to:

--- Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, externship skills, requirements of business, industry, and higher education

--- Provide technically accurate academic support to online students via phone, chat, discussion board post, e-mail, text, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and exam evaluations/feedback

--- Review program and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students needs; provide data-driven interventions/outreach as needed

--- Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position.

Education and Experience:

Must have a minimum Associate level degree and/or minimum 5 years of field experience in diesel technology, including diesel truck engine repair and truck/tractor trailer repair. Must be comfortable with technology, both learning and diagnostic. Must hold ASE certification (T Series). Training and certifications in multiple crafts/areas are a plus. Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience in skilled trades recommended, and subject matter expertise in Diesel Mechanics & Heavy Truck Maintenance is required.

Other Requirements:

Must have compassion for students learning at a distance who have many competing priorities. Excellent computer skills, ability to think quickly, communicate effectively and efficiently, and enjoy being part of a team. Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment is a plus.

Knowledge and Skill Required


  • Diesel Engine Repair: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Truck/Trailer Repair: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ASE Certification (T Series)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet strict timelines
  • Experience with online/blended learning and instructional design (Preferred)
  • Excellent technical knowledge and understanding of the Diesel Maintenance education
  • Excellent grasp of how technology can be applied to new methods of instruction

    About Us:

    At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 250,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce thats prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

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