Instructor Coordinator – Absolute Advantage

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Full Time

*Salary is commensurate with experience*

Job Purpose:  The Instructor Coordinator position supports the Career Services Department in the instruction of the Absolute Advantage Plus pre-apprenticeship curriculum and other career readiness related training. Ensuring that curriculum and exam services delivery occurs properly. In addition, this role will support retention activities, case management and job placement.

Essential Duties:

  • Monitor student progress to ensure successful progress toward obtaining NCCER and OSHA-10 certificates.
  • Teach carpentry skills (including construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawing, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, material handling and Career Enhancement Skills.
  • Help students explore construction careers such as carpentry, concrete finishing, electrical, heavy equipment operator, HVAC, plumbing and roofing.
  • Assist with data entry and case management into all systems related to the program or agency for data tracking and performance.
  • Supervise off-site work-experience at various work-sites when needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the course curriculum in conjunction with help, advice, and guidance by supervisors.  Regular review, assessment and recommendation of changes as necessary.
  • Prepares daily teaching plans and presents material in alignment with the curriculum and course schedule.  Ability to modify instruction, as needed to meet the needs of all students.
  • Maintain a learning environment where students are encouraged to ask questions.
  • Coordinates all hands-on teaching-related activities according to established syllabus and course outline.
  • Prepares program progress reports on course progress including student attendance in aggregate and individual student class performance, as designated for different purposes such as reports for management.
  • Recommends and evaluates each student’s performance for course completion.
  • Assist in the recruitment of potential students, facilitate information sessions and orientation for new students.
  • Attends staff meetings and other meetings as assigned and participates in agency activities as needed.
  • Works to achieve all applicable program goals in a teamwork approach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflict.
  • Possess sound judgment, problem-solve, and work well as part of a team.
    • Ability to convey material and lessons to an individual or group in multiple styles to allow for effective learning.
    • Organizational skills and teaching experience, able to coach and motivate students.
      • Intermediate to advanced computer and Excel skills, ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Previous background in construction and be able to speak effectively in that regard.
      • Possess experience in lesson planning and teaching.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of industry experience with training or adult education background or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • NCCER Facilitators Training Certification required within 45 days of hire.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The incumbent will regularly sit and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to handle or touch.  Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. During the performance of his/her duties, the incumbent will regularly lift to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works regularly in an office space and occasionally at a construction site where the noise level is moderate to loud.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position.  They are not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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