Economic Empowerment Job Opportunities

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LIFT Instructor
*Commensurate with experience*


Various Locations around El Paso
25hrs Mon –Fri 2pm-6pm

Under direction from the Director of Workforce Development, Learn Invest Focus and Train (LIFT) Instructors provide reading, writing, math, life skills, job readiness and/or vocational instruction to students 16 and older not enrolled in school. LIFT Instructors increase educational and employment skills to individuals in the community including vulnerable learners.


  1. Teaches basic math GED prep, or language arts GED prep, or job readiness, or Life Skills, and/or Customer Service to adults who are functioning below 12th grade level.
  2. Develops creative and relevant lesson plans, presentations, and activities that develop students’ physical, emotional, and social growth using YWCA curriculum.
  3. Creates conducive environment for all learning modalities.
  4. Conducts ongoing formal and informal assessments of knowledge and comprehension.
  5. Keeps classrooms, materials and equipment secure.
  6. Participates in the student intake process as needed.
  7. Tracks and documents learner progress using data collection tools, recordkeeping systems, and assessment instruments designed and/or approved by the YWCA.
  8. Records daily attendance and progress reports.
  9. Reports student gains, program activities and retention concerns to Workforce Development Director.
  10. Communicates with students and volunteers about scheduling assessments and other necessary meetings associated with LIFT.
  11. Provides guidance and support to volunteers and/or interns within the classroom.
  12. Facilitates multiple LIFT classes and participates in additional sessions as needed to evaluate student and program progress.
  13. Complete administrative duties outside of the classroom to include updating curriculum, creating and maintaining student files, assistance with outreach, presentations to market the program, and other necessary duties as needed.


Associates’ degree in Education, Business, or related field. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred.

Four (4) years’ experience in related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge and skill.


  1. Good MS Office computer skills.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiating skills required.
  3. Experience working with adult learners.
  4. Able to work on-call.
  5. Able to work with low-income, multi-ethnic, and/or justice involved clientele.
  6. Ability to be objective but caring when dealing with problems of others.
  7. Ability to work well with people and inspire confidence and trust
  8. Ability to perform general mathematical calculations accurately.
  9. Ability to handle multiple tasks and interruptions.
  10. Ability to work under pressure.
  11. Ability to work independently and autonomously.

Bilingual capabilities in English/Spanish preferred.

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.