We’re Hiring! Lead Instructor (ELA/GED)

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. 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full-Time, Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE: Typically M-F, 8am-5pm
REPORTS TO:Education & Employment Services Manager
SALARY RANGE:$45,000 – $47,000/year


The Education department offers affordable classes year-round, Monday through Thursday, at various times to accommodate students’ schedules. English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes help adults improve their basic English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program helps students to advance their employment standing or to prepare for their high school equivalency tests by improving their skills in reading, writing, and math. Each of our programs offers instruction in computer use to prepare students for the ever increasing technology demands of the 21st century.

The Lead Instructor is responsible for assisting the Education & Employment Manager with providing guidance to program staff while instructing their own classes. As the Lead, this position will provide instruction and act as mentor to their team, striving to motivate and empower them to achieve goals and provide quality services. In the Instructor role, this position facilitates student learning while also developing, updating, and implementing curriculum for classes.

Individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant or refugee are strongly encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This position requires in-person contact with clients while observing social distancing and other safety protocols.



Please e-mail a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for this position, your resume, and three (3) References to Jobs@TacomaCommunityHouse.org.

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

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.