Hiring CHEER Program Instructor (Part-Time)

Tacoma Community House seeks a part-time Program Instructor for our Childhood Early Education Resource (CHEER) program, which assists immigrants and refugees in obtaining their STARS childcare certification. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before September 4, 2018.

Job & Program Summary

This part-time contract position facilitates student learning following general guidelines set forth in the program. An instructor at this level is expected to have responsibilities for curriculum development and decisions related to the operation of the program. This contract position will work within the Employment Services team, in partnership with employment case managers, supporting student success within a vocational training program.

The Childhood Early Education Resource (CHEER) program is primarily focused on serving immigrant and refugee women as they move through the STARS childcare certification process. Each cohort is 12 weeks long, and includes 10 weeks of classroom instruction followed by a week of job readiness and entrepreneurship programming and a week-long internship with one of our childcare partners.

Specific Duties

  1. Provide instruction and facilitate student learning
  2. Participate on the initial testing team; provide on-going assessment in class throughout the quarter, including post testing; provide new student orientations
  3. Contribute to decisions about resources and materials
  4. Maintain accurate records in accordance with program requirements, e.g. attendance, progress reports, quarterly achievement goals, timesheets, etc. and submit on a timely basis
  5. Contribute to the production of required reports; ensure reliable data
  6. Enforce program and agency rules and policies in a fair manner
  7. Contribute to curriculum and assessment development
  8. Teach special courses and conduct special projects as required
  9. Participate in ongoing training, including classroom management, ELA best practices, and employment services
  10. Participate in weekly meetings with fellow instructors, employment coach, and financial coach
  11. Other duties as assigned



  • Deep respect for adult learners and commitment to their success
  • Commitment to inclusivity and equity
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with diverse groups of people
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Basic skills in computer literacy


  • B.A. degree in related field OR extensive experience teaching adults OR extensive experience in the childcare field
  • Over 5 years teaching experience at a variety of levels
  • Google Docs/Chromebooks experience
  • Experience teaching English Language learners
  • 1-year curriculum development experience

Schedule & Compensation

  • 10-15 hours/week in the afternoons/evenings, weekdays
  • $20-30/hour depending on experience

Application Process

Email your cover letter, current resume, and two  references to Audra Laymon, Employment Services Manager, at alaymon@tacomacommunityhouse.org.

Priority consideration for applications received before September 4, 2018

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Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer. 

Tacoma Community House is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and program participants and to strengthening sensitivity throughout the agency.

Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, national origin, political or union affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, Vietnam era veteran status, or other non bona-fide job requirements. Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.

Additional Information

About Tacoma Community House: Tacoma Community House is a 108-year-old Human Services agency, begun as a Settlement House to serve immigrants. Today we serve immigrants, refugees and low income youth and adults, helping them to become self-sufficient.

Mission: Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy.

Vision: We are a pathway to change, leading to generations of self-sufficient people and a region welcoming of immigrants and refugees.

Why work at Tacoma Community House? We are an agency with a long history of quality services which attracts staff with expertise and commitment to our mission. We have won many awards over the years for our services and for the quality of our workplace.