There are many reasons why you should consider a career with Tacoma Community House.

Tacoma Community House is a nationally respected, community-based service center for immigrants, refugees, and members of the South Sound community seeking enrichment and pathways to self-sufficiency. Since 1910, we have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success.

A number of staff members have worked at TCH for several years, finding the work engaging and the environment friendly. You can be part of this team that makes a powerful difference in the lives of countless individuals. We actively recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce that contributes to our mission, vision, and values.

Celebrating Over 110 Years of Service

Current TCH Job Opportunities

ELA/GED Instructor & Substitute Instructor

  • Position Title: ELA/GED Instructor & Substitute Instructor
  • Employment Type: Contract Staff PT
  • Reports to: Educations Services Manager
  • Salary Range: $30-35/HR
Job Summary

As a highly regarded service center, Tacoma Community House’s Education Department remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for those seeking to achieve personal growth and empowerment through gainful employment. Its legacy of success continues to make a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals, fostering a stronger, more inclusive community for all.

Our dedicated instructors offer both morning and afternoon in-person ELA classes, and we have exciting plans to expand our offerings to include evening classes in the near future. In addition, we provide ABE/GED classes in the mornings. Our instructors collaborate as a cohesive team, working together to create, refine, and deliver curriculum, all while adhering to program guidelines and maintaining meticulous records. As part of our agency’s ongoing growth, we are actively building a pool of substitute instructors to further strengthen our team.

Full Job Details

Application Process

To apply for a position, please e-mail a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for the position, your resume, and three (3) references to

Why Work at Tacoma Community House?

Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to a benefits package worth about 25% of your salary.

  • Insurance – We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.
  • Retirement – Tacoma Community House employees may participate in a 403b plan which includes generous support from the Agency after 1 year of service.
  • Paid Leave – Leave benefits include 24 days of paid time off in the first year and 11 paid holidays.

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled persons may contact us through Washington Relay Services 1-800-833-6388 (TTY or ASCHII) 1-800-833-6386 (VCO) or 1-877-833-6341 (STS).

In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.

I love TCH because the staff are the most passionate people I’ve ever met. The deep love that they have for humanity is inspiring.
TCH Staff

Have Questions?

Please e-mail us at or call (253) 383-3951 for questions regarding positions at TCH and The REACH Center.

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