Adult Basi Education Instructor - IBEST

Bates Technical College

Job Description

Adult Basi Education Instructor - IBEST

Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA

Salary: $50.25 - $57.25 Hourly

Location : Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 23-00060-53

Department: Instruction

Opening Date: 07/20/2023

Closing Date: 8/13/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE Adult Basic Education Instructor provides IBEST program academic instruction to students in various IBEST cohort workforce degree programs. The IBEST instructor works in tandem with the workforce faculty to design and implement learning experiences that provide students with academic support needed for degree attainment. The IBEST instructor also provides pre-and post CASAS testing services and records entry, and navigation services to students prior to entering the workforce.

Depending upon program IBEST student population, the IBEST instructor may also teach one to two 80, 90 and applied 100 level English and Math courses, HS 21+ courses, or ELA (Developmental English Language Courses) courses.

Non-tenure-track position. Schedule is 214 days a year, 7 hours a day.

Candidates who apply prior to August 3, 2023, will get first consideration.

Essential Functions
  • Teach assigned courses and provide high quality instruction in a variety of delivery methods, including face to face, hybrid, and online.
  • Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse population of colleagues and students.
  • Provide each student with a clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved standardized syllabus.
  • Support College student achievement practices, to ensure student retention, completion, and progression.
  • Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting.
  • Respond to student questions on a timely basis.
  • Administer testing services to students and provide CASAS pre and post test data to instruction department.
  • Provide WABERS intake forms, report class attendance in compliance with SBCTC BEdA requirements on data accuracy and consistency.
  • Provide individual and small group instruction to students in both a classroom and lab setting.
  • Ensure that individual, lab, and small group instruction is based on best available education practices, meets standards for content, and is relevant to students' vocational career training at the college.
  • Maintain student and curriculum records i.e. student progress and attendance, instructional syllabi, course curriculum and plans, and grades.
  • Effectively use available technology resources to enhance student access to knowledge and information, and effectively use technology to deliver instructional content.
  • Develop and/or maintain industry-based program accreditation, and ensure students are prepared for and have the opportunity to obtain relevant industry credentials and certifications.
  • Deliver classroom management to maintain suitable learning environment by responding appropriately to student conduct/problems and provide assistance in solving them in accordance with college procedures.
  • Provide budget management which includes requisition and maintenance control of and safeguard inventories of equipment and supplies assigned to the program.

Non-Essential/Other Functions
  • Actively contribute to and participate in college-wide activities in support of regional accreditation and state and federal requirements.
  • Support College student achievement practices to ensure student retention, completion, and progression.
  • Participate actively and collaboratively with College Student Services and program advisory committees to support access to employment opportunities for students, and maintain student job placement records.
  • Accountable for keeping personal development up-to-date; adding to skills and knowledge through courses that may be available through the Bates Technical College courses, professional development committees, etc.
  • Participate actively and collaboratively on committees for college as needed including but not limited to staff recruitment, college councils, etc.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional activities, duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice to meet college needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Effective team member/leader, calm demeanor under pressure, effective use of de-escalation techniques, works well with diverse group of people.
  • Must exercise good judgement for the prompt completion of responsibilities; ability to organize, set priorities, coordinate activities, meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Proficient computer and educational technology skills
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with diverse internal and external audiences through college approved communication; must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels under stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional, high-quality, courteous and responsive customer service with internal and external audiences of the College.
  • Model professional decorum, discretion and mutual respect within and outside of the college.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance on the job to best support business needs of the department and college.
  • Consistently maintain confidentiality and sensitivity with internal and external audiences.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system; stay abreast of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the mission, values, goals and objectives of Bates Technical College.
  • Ability to communicate, understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to acknowledge and respect individual's values and opinions to foster a harmonious working relationship with colleagues and/or students.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor while recognizing and acting appropriately in order not to jeopardize the physical and mental stability and safety of colleagues and/or students

Work Environment
  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.
  • Work in semi-open office setting with frequent interruptions and background noise.

Conditions of Employment
  • Per Washington State guidelines, Bates Technical College is a fully vaccinated campus and will require all staff and students to provide proof of vaccination status or request a medical or religious exemption.
  • Once offer of employment is made, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not preclude employment but will be contingent in determining the employee's suitability and competence to continue to perform in the position.
  • This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by Bates Technical College local union.
  • Following date of hire, all full-time faculty and all part-time faculty working two-thirds of a full-time load for more than three quarters (20 hours per week) must obtain Professional-Technical Education Certificate within 30 working days.
  • This position is required to work on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, English, Teaching, Education, or closely related filed from an accredited institution; and
  • At least three years of teaching experience in higher education or K-12 system.

Allowable Substitution
If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by Human Resources for comparability.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in educational programs serving English Language Arts (ELA)/English as a Second Language (ESL) learners and/or basic skills students.

BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates' non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student matters, the Dean of Student Services at 253.680.7105, Downtown Campus A211. For employee matters, the Director of Human Resources at 253.680.7180, Downtown Campus A326.

Land AcknowledgementWe honor and recognize the Coast Salish people, specifically the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, on whose traditional territory and ancestral lands Bates Technical College campuses sit. They were forcibly relocated onto reservation lands in what is today Tacoma, Washington, in late 1854, after signing the Treaty of Medicine Creek with the United States. We acknowledge and thank the original stewards of this land.

This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and/or modified without notice.

Position qualifies for benefits. This information is comprehensive of benefits a full-time employee would normally receive.

Medical/Dental Plans

Medical Plans
Employees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the choice of plan and coverage for eligible dependents. Vision is covered under the medical plan.
Dental Plans
Bates provides dental coverage at no monthly premium cost to the employee. Benefit eligible employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include:
  • Uniform Dental Plan - Preferred Provider Organization
  • DeltaCare - Managed Care Plan
  • Willamette Dental - Managed Care Plan
Retirement Plans

Faculty and Exempt Positions
Faculty have to choose between either the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP), also known as TIAA or Plan 3 of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Click here to compare the two plans.

Exempt have to choose between either the SBRP or Plan 3 of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Click here to compare the two plans.

SBRP (TIAA) is a defined contribution plan with the following contribution rates:
  • Employee Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salary
  • Employer Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salary
TRS Plan 3 is a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan with the following contribution rates:
  • Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%
  • Employer Contribution: 15.74% of gross salary
PERS Plan 3 is a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan with the following contribution rates:
  • Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%
  • Employer Contribution: 10.25% of gross salary
Classified Positions
Classified employees have to choose between either the Plan 2 or Plan 3 of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Click here (Download PDF reader) to compare the two plans.

PERS Plan 2 is a defined benefits plan with the following contribution rates:
  • Employee Contribution: 6.36% of gross salary
  • Employer Contribution: 10.25% of gross salary
PERS Plan 3 is a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan with the following contribution rates:
  • Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%
  • Employer Contribution: 10.25% of gross salary

Employee and employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.

Term Life Insurance
Bates provides $35,000 basic life insurance for death from any cause and $5,000 basic accidental death and dismemberment at no cost to the employee. Employees can enroll in additional low cost life insurance for themselves and dependents.

Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD)
Bates provides a basic LTD insurance plan at no cost to employees. The basic plan pays a maximum of $240 per month after 90 days of total disability. The optional LTD plan pays 60% or 50% of the first $16,667 of monthly salary, reduced by any deductible income such as social security or retirement benefits. Employee cost is dependent upon benefit waiting period chosen.

Other optional benefits
Flexible Spending Arrangement
Dependent Care Assistance Program
Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association
American Fidelity - Short-Term Disability
Fully Effective Employees - Employees Assistance Program
Guaranteed Education Tuition
Deferred Compensation, Section 457 Plan
SBVIP, 403(b) Plan

Leaves and Holidays
Eligible exempt and classified employees accrue annual leave at rates determined by their employee status, ranging from 7 to 16 hours per month when eligible.

Sick Leave
Eligible classified, faculty, and exempt staff accrue sick leave monthly. Employees represented by a bargaining unit should refer to their negotiated agreement for sick leave rules and accrual rates.


Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA
98405 USA



Posted date

July 20, 2023

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