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Academics Instructor

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Location: Meridian, MS
Job ID: 56113
Facility: East Mississippi Correctional Facility

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Pay: $18.00/hr.

Work with a purpose! Climb the criminal justice career ladder while changing lives in the inside.

Job title:  Academic Instructor

Facility name: East Mississippi Correctional Facility

Location: 10641 HWY 80 West, Meridian, MS., 39037

Work schedule: Full-time; 8hrs

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays (9 total)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Position Summary
Reports to the education administrator or senior instructor. Responsible for providing academic instruction to inmates in accordance with approved curricula, in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC), and Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) directives.

Essential Functions

  • Plan and conduct classes for inmates in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED), life sills, cultural awareness, health education and special curriculum and other subjects selected to correspond with the ability and limitations of the class.
  • Prepare special teaching plans, courses, and activities and learning experiences appropriate for the specific inmates assigned.
  • Utilize appropriate audio and visual teaching materials individualized to the specific need of the inmate.
  • Administer individual educational tests and learning aptitude tests and use the results for prescriptive instruction.
  • Participate in staff conferences to develop and improve educational programs.
  • Counsel and advise inmates on academic problems.
  • Coordinate activities and classes in conjunction with appropriate school districts or other involved parties.
  • Develop program and related educational materials as necessary for the establishment and maintenance of assigned classes.
  • Adjust material and curriculum to the individual differences of the inmates assigned.
  • Confer with inmates and instructors to evaluate results of conducted classes.
  • Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
  • Maintain accountability of staff, inmates and property; adhere to safety practices.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree or higher in Teacher Education from a state approved or NCATE approved program from a regionally/nationally accredited institution of higher learning issued by the Mississippi Department of Education in elementary or secondary education required.  One year related experience preferred.  ESL and special education certifications required if instructing in these areas.  Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Qualifications and Training Requirements
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.  


Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. If you are interested in employment opportunities with Management & Training Corporation and need assistance, please contact our staffing department through [email protected] or 801-693-2888.



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