Human Resource Services

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Student Success Lead Instructor/Coordinator

Job Vacancy Notice: 4/19/2014
Application Deadline: by 4:00pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: This individual teaches student success classes within the framework of the adult basic education (ABE) and high school completion (HSC) programs. Assists in development, implementation, coordination, and teaching of new Smart Start course designed to better retain adults in the ABE/HSC program, engage and empower them to be successful students and encourage them to transition to post-secondary coursework. Assists in development, implementation, coordination, and teaching of Math Made Easy classes designed to give incoming ABE/HSC students instruction in math skills needed to successfully complete a high school equivalency diploma. Assists in development, implementation, coordination and teaching of new Success in the Workplace course designed to prepare adults in the ABE/HSC program to be successful employees. Assists in development, implementation, coordination and teaching of new Transition to College writing and math bridge classes for ABE/HSC students designed to prepare them for college success. Serves as lead instructor/coordinator for all Smart Start, Math Made Easy, Success in the Workplace, and Transition to College classes offered. Collaborates with area employers and other college departments to ensure success of workplace and bridge classes. Team teaches contextualized ABE/HSC classes within an Integrated Adult Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) framework. Assists in development, implementation, coordination and teaching of new I-BEST ABE/HSC/CNC Machining course. Serves as the basic skills/ABE/HSC pedagogical expert/literacy enhancing instructor and co-teaches with a content area instructor. Does all collaboration necessary to ensure success of team-teaching model. Serves as lead instructor/coordinator for all ABE/HSC/I-BEST classes offered. Teaches and substitute teaches ABE/HSC classes as needed. Maintains good communication with Director and HSC Coordinator by providing information about current trends and practices, in addition to concerns, issues, and changes within the college and community. Assists Director with publicity for success and I-BEST classes. Ensures program compliance with state requirements. Collaborates with college personnel on all necessary data tracking. Maintains program records. Stays current on research involving the I-BEST model of instruction, student success and retention, and teaching of mathematics and writing. Makes recommendations for purchases of new teaching materials and equipment for smart start, workplace and college success, I-BEST, and math classes. Continues to develop the curriculum for these classes. Attends site visits to other colleges offering I-BEST classes. Serves as a resource person for ABE/HSC staff. Serves as a positive voice to community groups about ABE/HSC. Assists program staff with computer-based assessments such as CASAS and COMPASS as needed. Assists with set up and management of the COMPASS Pal program. Collaborates with college and community personnel as needed to ensure increased student retention, achievement, and rates of transition to college. Attends meetings with community and college groups as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. Equivalency of at least one year teaching experience required. Highly developed skills in interpersonal relations. Ability to team teach. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to manage multiple projects and objectives simultaneously. Highly developed computer skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public). Ability to work collaboratively with staff from multiple departments. Preferences include teaching certification; experience teaching ABE/HSC classes; experience team teaching and/or as a lead teacher; experience teaching using the I-BEST model; experience teaching bridge to college classes, experience with low-literacy level adults; knowledge of instructional strategies and materials for teaching mathematics and writing; experience developing curriculum; experience teaching student success courses; community college experience.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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