Laramie County Community College

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Instructor, Human Services

Instructor, Human Services

ID 
2018-2227
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
3/29/2018

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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.

 

Job Summary: Instruct and develop curriculum in the Human Services program. The Human Services program offers both an A.S. in Human Services and an A.S. Human Services with an Addictionology Concentration. Instruction will include field experience courses for both degrees. As a member of the Behavioral Sciences department this position will work closely with the other faculty to build a robust curriculum for our students. Additionally, this position will work with licensing boards.

 

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 Dean of the School of Math and Sciences.

 

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

 Priority Screening Date: April 28th, 2018.

 

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:

  • Maintains current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
  • Complies with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure
  • Engages in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
  • Develops communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
  • Shares 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:

  • Knowledge of current trends, practices, and requirements associated with higher education instruction; including utilizing technology to enhance and advance program instruction
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform: program and curriculum development, develop a program advisory board, conduct student recruitment and conduct community outreach
  • 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
  • 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
  • Skill in curriculum development and modernizing to meet the standards for the Council of Standards in Human Services Education and NAADAC
  • 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 business literature, program standards, and legal documents
  • 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 other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to be organized and function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
  • Ability to travel when necessary

  

Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

  • 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 workdays, 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 functionsSpecific 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 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Counseling Psychology from a regionally accredited institution

  • Licensure in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Counseling Psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution

  • Three or more years of professional experience practicing within the industry

  • Two years of teaching experience in post-secondary education

 

 

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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