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Adjunct Instructor, Evening English as a Second Language (ESL)

Adjunct Instructor, Evening English as a Second Language (ESL)

ID 
2017-2168
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
9/20/2017

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Overview

 

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.  You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile.

 

There may be multiple openings for this position, which will be filled on an as-needed basis.

 

Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The ACES Adjunct Instructor position is a part-time non-benefitted position responsible for English as a Second Language (ESL) evening classroom instruction and related activities. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction; course and instructional preparation; instructional counseling; academic advising; completing applicable program documentation; serving on various committees; and participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations. A faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the Lead Instructor, Program Manager, Division Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President or designee.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

 

Starting Date: November 6th, 2017.

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experienece and education.

 

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:  

Instruction and Teaching:

  • Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule and meet required hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
  • Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
  • Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
  • Comply with College procedures, practices, and deadlines related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management, redlining activities, grade submission, equipment management (as applicable), etc.
  • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies including delivery of instruction in individualized, computer-assisted, and group situations
  • Assess students’ language abilities using the approved assessment tools
  • Use pre- and post-assessment data to assist students in developing their own learning plans and set realistic goals
  • Prescribe lessons based on student assessment
  • Instruct students who are working on various subjects at multiple skill levels
  • Integrate technology into instruction

Curriculum Development and Administrative Duties

  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student’s attendance and progress
  • Supply necessary information for the ACES student database
  • Maintain accurate phone contacts for attendance, retention and follow-up reporting
  • Assist Program Manager with recruitment, retention, staff development; grant writing and reporting, scheduling and public relations
  • Participate in ongoing, systematic, and documented assessment of student learning for all courses, programs, and the College’s general education core abilities
  • Become familiar with and comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the growth and enhancement of the College’s mission and programs
  • Review, revise, and create materials for use in instruction
  • Prepare and maintain classroom
  • Teach evening courses determined by program needs

Communication:

  • Utilize LCCC email accounts (email application and learning management system email) to communicate with students, colleagues, supervisor, and/or supervisor’s designee
  • Communicate with and respond to students, peers, and supervisors in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 work days)
  • Submit necessary forms, documentation, and communications in a timely manner to the necessary departments
  • Maintain current contact information with the school office
  • Share appropriate notices with students (e.g., announcements, student activities, upcoming events, etc.)
  • Adhere to regulations established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, such as student support services to promote student success

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • Attend or participate in professional development workshops and conferences related to one’s field
  • Attend required Program, Division, and College meetings, activities, and trainings
  • Help plan and participate in LCCC graduation, commencement and other student recognition events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty position as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include

  • Knowledge of best practices in:
    • Course Preparation
    • Classroom and Time Management
    • Instructional Strategies and Content Delivery
    • Developing Learning Resources and Activities
    • Curriculum Development and Assessment Strategies
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Knowledge and skills as a subject matter expert for the applicable area of study; ability demonstrate and perform tasks required of the area of study
  • Ability to deal with conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a professional manner, which minimizes personal impact and maintains a professional demeanor
  • Accepts interpersonal and cultural diversity and accepts that colleagues may have professional differences of opinion that should not interfere with working relationships
  • Ability to modify behavior & practices in response to new information, changing conditions, unexpected obstacles, or student needs
  • Ability to view issues from different perspectives and adhere to the appropriate chain of command
  • Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written
  • Actively listens to what others are saying to achieve understanding
  • Shares relevant information with others and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities & responsibilities effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to accurately evaluate own performance and skill deficits and identifies skills and abilities to target training and development activities related to current and future job responsibilities
  • Sets short and long term goals in tandem with supervisor as part of regular professional development and performance evaluation.
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)
  • Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents.
  • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

Qualifications

 

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in ESL, Education or closely related field
  • One (1) year of experience teaching ESL and/or adult education courses
  • One (1) year of experience with curriculum development and delivery

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in ESL, Education or closely related field
  • Certification in ESL/ESOL instruction
  • Three (3) or more years of experience teaching ESL and/or adult education courses
  • Three (3) or more years of experience with curriculum development and delivery

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.

  

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217, TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

 

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