Position Summary: We are seeking a Paralegal Adjunct Instructor to provide educational support for students enrolled across our schools, which include Penn Foster College, Ashworth College, and Distance Education Company. The instructor will ensure that students meet established learning objectives, while also supporting the growth and development of courses. The adjunct’s primary function is to evaluate and grade subjective assignments and projects, providing constructive, focused feedback. In addition, the adjunct is responsible for assisting students with program related questions through distance education technologies including, but not limited to, email, chat, SMS texts, one-on-on phone appointments, and webinars. This is an independent contractor position that is fully remote with flexible hours. Essential Job Functions:Objectively and accurately evaluate subjective exams against established grading keys and rubrics.
Provide clear, effective, and constructive feedback to students that helps them see what needs improvement, as well as what was done well.
Complete necessary steps to ensure that exam feedback is uploaded for students and grades are properly recorded.
Correspond with students as may be required by the exam evaluation.
Provide high quality, one-on-one academic support via phone, chat, email, SMS text, and appointment scheduler.
Participate in special grading projects as needed.
Participate in course reviews and rubric development as needed.
Respond to all emails within 24 hours during the week and within 48 hours on the weekend.
Participate in accreditation efforts as needed.
Participate in Professional Development policy requirements (12 hours per calendar year).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Must possess at least an associate degree in Paralegal Studies.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree is preferred.
Prior paralegal experience.
Prior teaching experience preferred.
Online teaching or tutoring experience a plus.
Reliable internet and a personal computer/laptop operating on a Windows or MAC operating system.
Excellent computer skills.
Ability to work independently, think critically, and communicate effectively and efficiently.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
About Us:At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.What We Offer:We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.Powered by JazzHR