College English Instructor

Penn Foster

Penn Foster is a Pennsylvania-based educational institution that offers career-focused training programs for students and employees.

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Position Summary:

Penn Foster High School is looking for an enthusiastic part-time English teacher to support our students academically. Our teachers assist students in meeting established learning objectives as well as their personal educational goals.

The teacher will interact with students via phone, email, live chat, and text. They will also support student learning by holding regular virtual office hours, scheduling student appointments, and conducting webinars. They will also work with other members of the high school team and others in the company on projects and initiatives to support and improve overall learning outcomes.

This is a year-round position and can be fully remote. Penn Foster will supply the equipment needed for this role.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide academic support to students via phone, email, live chat, text, office hours, and appointments.
  • Create and present webinars as needed
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed. These can include composing letters, monitoring spreadsheets, and sharing documents with the team
  • Review program and course-level data to determine students’ needs and drive outreach initiatives.
  • Review, evaluate, and suggest lesson, course, or program changes to ensure compliance with various established standards, guidelines, and practices.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A Master’s degree or higher in English
  • Minimum two years of experience teaching and/or tutoring
  • Experience with online learning and working with at-risk students
  • Ability to learn complex educational systems.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communicator in writing and in person
  • Desire to motivate students and coworkers to promote academic success


  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment or customer service.
  • Experience with private, career school, and/or postsecondary education.
  • Experience as an online instructor and/or education services manager.

Other Requirements:

Must have excellent computer skills. Ability to work independently, think critically, communicate effectively and efficiently, multitask, and enjoy being part of a team.

About Us:

At Penn Foster Group, we transform online learning to help learners by uniting Penn Foster, CareerStep, Ashworth College, James Madison High School, the New York Institute of Photography, the New York Institute of Art and Design, and other education platforms. Together, we create an accelerated path to greater economic mobility through real-world skills and knowledge that enable them to achieve long-term success in future workplaces. Our history dates back to 1890 when our founder, Thomas Foster, pioneered distance education by offering training by mail for coal miners to get the necessary skills for safer jobs. Today, with the partners who use our education and training programs, we continue that mission of providing accessible training and education for in-demand skills and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We strive toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Penn Foster Group by intentionally building teams that are diverse – in identities, lived experiences, and ideas to create a culture where people feel connected to each other and have a sense of belonging. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because it is the foundation that enables us to achieve what we set out to do as an organization – from maximizing the number of learners who can reach their goals while giving them the kinds of experiences we want them to have, to becoming the type of company we want to work in.


Penn Foster offers self-paced, affordable programs in our high school, college & career school.

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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Academic support
  • Online teaching
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills

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