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Business Grader (Independent Contractor)

Penn Foster
Remote friendly
United States
Position Summary:
The Business grader is responsible for providing instructional support through constructive, focused feedback to ensure students meet the established learning objectives. The primary function of the Business grader is to evaluate and grade subjective assignments, and projects to assist students in achieving their educational goals through distance education technologies.
This is a fully remote position with flexible hours.
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Objectively and accurately evaluate student assignments and projects.
  • Provide clear and effective feedback to students.
  • Respond to all emails within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).
  • Grade all assignments within the 5-day turnaround time frame.
  • Complete the necessary steps to ensure that grades are properly recorded with the school.
  • Graders may provide input to instructional staff regarding areas of student difficulty.
  • Graders may be asked to develop grading rubrics as directed by the instructional staff.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in Business.
  • Professional experience in the Business field.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred. Online teaching a plus
  • Excellent computer skills along with the ability to troubleshoot minor technical issues.
  • Must have access to high-speech internet and use personal PC/MAC
About Us: At Penn Foster Group, we are transforming online learning to help learners by bringing together 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 learners to achieve long-term success in the workplaces of the future.  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.