be_ixf;ym_202402 d_23; ct_50 YES! I want to make a difference TODAY!

High School Equivalency Lead Teacher

  • Full time
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • $29.38-$32.05/hour USD / Year

Website Mile High Youth Corps

MHYC connects young adults, to meaningful career pathways

Join a growing and thriving organization. Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) offers a leading compensation package including generous paid time off; comprehensive insurance coverage including health, dental, vision and life; 403b retirement with 3% match; mental health and wellness support; professional development; hybrid work options.

The High School Equivalency (HSE) Lead Teacher is responsible for managing HSE programming and activities, and providing culturally relevant and competency-based instruction for young adults enrolled in Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild program. YouthBuild (YB) champions 18-24 year-old opportunity youth who aspire to improve their lives and communities by building the skills and resources necessary to reach their full potential. Ideal candidates will be accomplished and creative educators inspired to provide dynamic and engaging group and one-on-one instruction that will prepare students to successfully earn their General Education Development Test (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) diplomas. The HSE Lead Teacher manages a small instructional team consisting of a part-time instructor and volunteer tutors, and works collaboratively with other YB program staff at MHYC’s Denver headquarters to integrate learning across all program areas, including vocational pathways in healthcare and construction. This position is partially funded by AmeriCorps, and works directly with Corpsmembers (CMs) enrolled in an AmeriCorps program.

Reports to: Associate Director: YouthBuild

Hours & Compensation

This is an onsite hourly position with a starting pay rate of $29.38-$32.05/hour dependent on experience. Schedule is negotiable: 24-36 hours/week; 3-5 scheduled days/week; termed to fulltime permanent status. Paid- time-off accrual begins immediately upon hire. Eligibility for medical, dental, vision and life benefits requires a schedule of 30 or more hours/week; available on the 1st of the month after working 60 days. Position is open until filled.

Areas of Responsibility


  • Promote and maintain a positive learning environment
  • Prepare HSE subject area (math, language arts, etc.) outlines, objectives and materials in alignment with curriculum and state standards
  • Present subject matter to CMs using various teaching modalities and methods; align teaching style to meet individual CM learning needs by providing differentiated and culturally relevant group and one-on-one instruction to young adults across a wide range of academic achievement levels.
  • Facilitate learning so that CMs develop competence and confidence in all areas of HSE programming
  • Lead and collaborate with other YB instructional staff and volunteers to:
  • Design and implement HSE classroom curriculum and utilize instructional methods in alignment with YouthBuild USA program standards
  • Prepare monthly and weekly instructional plans
  • Utilize CM data to develop individualized learning plans, monitor academic progress and develop a cycle for individual CM feedback
  • Observe, evaluate, report and record individual CM academic, behavior and social development progress

HSE Program Management

  • Communicate and collaborate with other YB program staff to ensure HSE, vocational training, post-secondary education readiness and youth development programming is effectively coordinated to support CM success
  • Supervise and manage hiring, scheduling and training of volunteer tutors and part-time instructional staff (i.e. paraprofessional or assistant teacher)
  • Prepare for and coordinate standardized assessment and test-taking including Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), HiSET, and GED
  • Maintain detailed records including, classroom activities logs, trainings, skills learned, daily attendance, and test scores
  • Attend and participate in YB team meetings and MHYC staff meetings and professional development
  • Enforce MHYC’s code of conduct, corrective action and progressive discipline policies; follow program procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and in alignment with YB program and funding guidelines

Organization Support:

  • Support the advancement of MHYS’s strategic diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals
  • Assist Associate Director with annual budget creation, allocate and track expenditures for HSE program activities
  • Assist MHYC staff by providing relevant HSE program information for reporting, fundraising, marketing and communications
  • Promote agency mission in all activities
  • Attend and participate in staff and community meetings, retreats and community-based events
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply for this job email your details to

Related stories

Our partnership with C5LA provides AmeriCorps members with college and grad-school application support and support the professional and academic growth...

Read more about Grad School Support for AmeriCorps Members through Our Partner, C5LA

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Cody High School has nominated Elizabeth Toye for our School Partner Spotlight because...

Read more about City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Elizabeth Toye

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Marion Law Academy has nominated Nkosi Shorter for our School Partner Spotlight, in...

Read more about City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight - Nkosi Shorter

  Rudy Hobbs, a City Year Detroit Board member, is a Lobbyist and Partner at Michigan Legislative Consultants and has...

Read more about Meet Rudy Hobbs, City Year Detroit Board Member
National Strategic Partners
National Partners