Youth GED Teacher

Organization Summary

The YWCA of Queens is an influential nonprofit that meets the needs of low-income individuals and immigrants in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The organization is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA of Queens provides the necessary resources and tools for families to overcome language, cultural, and professional barriers and become economically self-sufficient. 

Position Summary

We are seeking a part-time GED instructor to teach one class four times a week (Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm). Our ideal candidatein addition to meeting the educational/experience qualificationswill be able to design and implement engaging and research-based curriculum, connect with students from diverse backgrounds and age groups, demonstrate experience and understanding of effective literacy practices, and balance lessons with one-on-one instruction.


  • Develop an engaging and hands-on curriculum that prepares youth ages 17-21 to pass the GED examination.
  • Develop and adapt lesson plans and teaching methods to meet participants’ varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Assess students’ progress and document student achievement on a monthly basis. Assign and grade class work, homework, and practice examinations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies. Prepare reports/case notes on students and activities as required by administration. (Case notes will include observations of students’ limitations, abilities, interests, progress, and other individual characteristics.)
  • Meet with other staff members to assess the progress of each participant.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination. Share innovative ideas to improve the program.
  • Implement effective classroom management techniques.
  • Maintain high daily attendance and motivate students to succeed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience teaching youth populations. This teaching experience must include the development of lesson plans (tutoring experience only will not be considered). Two-three years teaching experience preferred.
  • One-two years of GED teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching license preferred.
  • Ability to work with Out of School Youth (OSY) as well as individuals from different cultures, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to work one-on-one and in groups.
  • Instructor must be willing to understand students’ current circumstances and instruct according to their short and long term goals.
  • Ability to motivate students and communicate effectively to be successful.
  • Ability to effectively document student progress and make instructional decisions based on this data.

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Stacy McKelvey, Education & Career Services Director, All interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be ongoing. We must have a teacher hired by January 1st.

Flushing, New York
The YWCA of Queens
Stacy McKelvey

42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY, 11355, US