Laramie County Community College

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Instructor, Equine Studies and Activities Coach

Instructor, Equine Studies and Activities Coach

ID 
2018-2222
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
3/28/2018

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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. 

 

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty.   The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.

 

The instructor in this position will teach courses housed in the Equine Program and coach one of the activities within the Equine department - Ranch Horse Team or the Horse Judging Team depending on the needs and goals of the Equine Program and expertise of the individual.   The instructor will work with other equine and agriculture faculty to provide innovative ideas for curriculum and program development and recruitment in addition to working with students as a faculty member and activity coach. This position may require the instructor to be available to teach days, evenings, and online, if necessary. With the coaching and recruiting, there will be required travel with students. Other duties may be assigned based on institutional need.

 

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.   http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1

 

Organizational Relationship:

This position reports directly to the Agriculture/Equine Program Director.

 

Salary: This is a Faculty 3 position.  Starting salary range is $48,345 to $58,014 depending on education and experience.

 Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled.

 

Starting Date: August 2018.

 

For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

Facilitate Learning  Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

 

Teaching:

  • Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
  • Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
  • Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
  • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days)

Curriculum Development:

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
  • Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
  • Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

Instructional Delivery:

  • Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
  • Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
  • Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
  • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies

Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:

  • 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 and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
  • Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement

Service to the College  Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include: 

  • Serves on recognized College committees
  • Participates in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
  • Advises student clubs or groups
  • Engages in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc.
  • Assists with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
  • Provides collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

Professional Development  Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

  • Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
  • Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
  • Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
  • Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
  • Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders

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

  • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
  • Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate             
  • As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
  • Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
  • Full participation in the Faculty Academy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include the following:

  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in colt starting, performance horse finishing, riding instruction, equine marketing, and the anatomy and physiology of the horse
  • Ability to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately when others express opinions, exhibit strong emotions and other difficult situations
  • Ability to manage all equine program support activities such as billing, collecting boarding fees, monthly communication with horse owners, veterinary care, and communicating paperwork requirements (brand inspections, veterinary inspections, Equine Studies Training Agreement, etc.) to owners prior to boarding a horse for the equine programs
  • Skill in appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning, promote active involvement of students in learning activities and promote student retention
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications

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 all employees, students, and 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, arena, stalls, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, climbing, kneeling, prolonged horseback riding, 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 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Assisted lift technique is required for all lifts over 50 pounds
  • 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
  • Must be able to travel between the college external sites to facilitate coaching responsibilities
  • Function in an environment with substantial animal exposure and without any allergic reactions
  • Ability to drive for extended periods of time during day and night conditions

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Equine Studies, Agriculture, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two years of experience in equine training or related industry work
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the college’s insurance eligibility requirements
  • One year of instructional/teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to train horses

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Equine Studies, Agriculture, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or a Master’s degree and 18 graduate credits in Equine Science or related discipline

 

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.

 

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

 

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