Construction Instructor (Work-Based Learning)

SER Metro-Detroit

JOB TITLE:  Construction Instructor (Work-Based Learning)

DIVISION: Adult Services

DEPARTMENT: ReBuild Detroit

LOCATION: 9301 Michigan Ave

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt/Hourly

CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time Regular (24 hours per week)


JOB SUMMARY: Facilitates hands on work experience to students participating in an apprenticeship readiness program.  The position will assist in creating and organizing activities and projects, track materials/supplies needed, and provide feedback to ReBuild Detroit staff on potential adjustments to the program. The candidate must be flexible, organized, and comfortable speaking in front of small groups. 



  1. Provides basic hands-on construction training to Detroit residents including young adults, women, justice-involved individuals, unemployed adults, and/or others in a work-based learning setting.
  2. Creates and organize hands-on projects, on and offsite, to provide practical experience to mirror written coursework.
  3. Works with employer and other partners to create work experience opportunities.
  4. Assembles materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
  5. Observes and evaluates trainees and answers trainees’ questions.
  6. Participates in meetings, seminars, and training sessions to obtain useful information and integrate it into the training programs.
  7. Assists in tracking student grades, attendance, training activities, production records, and supply or equipment inventories
  8. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students and ReBuild Detroit colleagues on student progress.
  9. Maintains student discipline and daily attendance systems with high standards, inputs attendance and grades online in a timely fashion and monitors attendance records.
  10. Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel.
  11. Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as





  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  2. Michigan Carpenters Journeyman card, General Building Contractor’s license, or the equivalent of Journeyman-level experience in the field preferred.
  3. Three to five years’ experience working in construction with knowledge of building methods, proper clothing, safe tool use, and maintenance.
  4. Safety in the workplace and knowledge of blueprint reading and building codes along with an understanding of principles and practices of computers and related software for assigned program and activities.
  5. Familiarity with community organizations, public agencies, and other resources for assigned programs and activities.
  6. Two to three years’ experience in a classroom setting preferred; Familiar with educational tools, assessments, and other methods for the assigned programs and activities.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  8. Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish and/or English Arabic is preferred.
  9. Ability to interact with students and staff in a positive and productive manner.
  10. Ability to effectively educate and manage students from varying backgrounds and socio-economic levels
  11. Experience in effectively handling conflict.
  12. Valid Michigan Driver’s License. –Must be willing to obtain chauffeur’s license to assist with driving 15 passenger van to transport students to related work-sites, field trips, or other student events.
  13. Incumbent must have reliable means of transportation to travel to various locations outside of the office.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.   The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee may need to lift and/or move 20-25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 35-50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  — This job operates in a normal environment with a noise level, which is at times, moderately loud with little discomfort due to noise, dirt, dust and the like. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines


Equal Opportunity Employer



This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities that may be performed by a person so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


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