Building Futures is seeking an energetic, self-motivated part-time math instructor to join to the agency’s team. The ideal candidate is adept at working in a multi-level classroom from a participatory/popular education model and will have a track record of demonstrable classroom success teaching foundational math topics with adult learners.

In coordination with the Training Director and Trainee & Graduate Services Coordinator, the Math Instructor is responsible for overseeing and implementing math programming for Building Futures’ Construction Pre-apprenticeship Program, including individualized participant assessment and support, classroom instruction, and individualized tutoring. This individual will be a key member of the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program Team and will support the success of trainees in entering and succeeding in Registered Apprenticeship.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Assess potential trainees for math competency through the implementation of standardized and industry-based evaluations.
  2. Create and implement individualized education math plans for trainees that identifies strengths and areas for growth and development to ensure apprenticeship success.
  3. In alignment with hands-on construction training and utilizing participatory adult learning methodologies, design and implement classroom instruction within a multi-skill classroom that maximizes individual goal attainment and creates a cohesive, cohort-based learning environment. Foundational math topics include: fractions, decimals, and whole numbers; tape measure proficiency; units of measurement; conversions; ratio, proportion, scale; and introductory geometry.
  4. Provide each trainee with individualized math support during training, post-graduation and post-placement.
  5. Provide one-on-one and/or small group tutoring as needed to support trainees in passing apprenticeship entry exams or in meeting other career goals. Topics include foundational math as described above and algebra topics as would be covered in a high school or college Algebra I course.
  6. Coordinate other staff and volunteer math instructors and/or tutors as needed.
  7. Engage in on-going evaluation and enhancement of math instruction.
  8. Participate in Construction Pre-Apprenticeship team meetings.
  9. Maintain participant records electronically and in hard copy.
  10. Other duties, as assigned


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in math instruction in a multi-level classroom for adult learners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory classroom teaching style.
  • Experience in working with underserved, adult populations required.
  • Proficiency with on-line instructional delivery, preferred.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks and activities.
  • Self-motivated, creative and committed to personal and organizational excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment, as well as work independently
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks and activities.

To apply: Please send Please send your resume and cover letter detailing your experience in program design and describing why you’d like to work at Building Futures to Debra Medeiros Overly, Deputy Director, at Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Building Futures is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.