Independent Contractor: Developer of Program Resource Guide

Posted by Office of Adult Education on February 20, 2017

Office of Adult Education
Independent Contractor: Developer of Program Resource Guide for Adult Literacy Programs

There are an estimated 550,000 adults in Philadelphia who lack the skills they need to sustain themselves and their families. The needs of this group of Philadelphians range from wanting to improve their English Language skills, enhance their academic skills in order to qualify for job training or college programs, or take the GED® or HiSET® exams. Community-based and non-profit agencies play a critical role in helping adult learners meet their learning goals. The Office of Adult Education supports existing and new programs by providing opportunities for professional development and networking. We are seeking a consultant to develop a program resource guide for adult literacy programs.

• Review literature on best practices in adult education
• Conduct interviews with local subject experts
• Write sections of the resource guide that will cover topics that include (but are not limited to):
• Planning for quality
• Volunteer management
• Promoting learner retention and persistence
• Supporting instructional practices
• Measuring success
• Fundraising for adult education
• Create form templates for intake and other processes
• Design layout and upload content to CANVAS® learning management system

Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree in a social science field
• 2+ years related experience, experience with adult education preferred
• Strong research skills
• Excellent writing skills
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and web navigation
• Experience with a learning management system

Compensation, Duration
This is an independent contract position paying $4,800. Final product is due June 1, 2017.

How to Apply
Please submit your application package which should include the following: by March 3, 2017. Subject heading for the email should read ‘program resource guide.’
1) Cover letter and
2) Resume
3) Writing sample
4) References

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