Laramie County Community College

  • Instructor/Coordinator, Fire Science (Part Time)

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/11/2019 6:05 PM)
    # of Openings
  • 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 or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.


    Job Summary: 

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    The Instructor/Coordinator, Fire Science Program is a part-time, non-benefited, position responsible for assisting the Dean of Health Sciences and Wellness in the field education coordination, planning, logistics, curriculum development, program leadership, and instruction of the program. These responsibilities include but are not limited to working with local industry and first responder agencies; coordinating trainings; monitoring and development of curriculum; hiring and supervising of adjunct instructors; marketing and promoting the program; instructing courses; and performing related duties to ensure the success of the program and students.


    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. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.


    Other tasks as assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


    Salary and Benefits: This position is categorized as exempt, part-time. Salary range: $20,750-$22,825.


    Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by March 2nd 2019.


    Starting Date: As soon after screening process as practical.


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    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions: 


    Facilitate Learning (40-45% of your total work time is spent on your assigned instructional work load per policy or employee contract)

    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:


    • 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 supervisor in accordance with College policy and procedure
    • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 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

    Field Education and Course Coordination (40-45% of your total work time is spent on coordination of the related program and is calculated within your required instructional workload; the Dean will determine in collaboration with the faculty when responsibilities in an academic year require application of the higher percentage, i.e. accreditation self-study)


    In addition to the normal instructional duties listed, the Instructor/Coordinator position serves as the direct liaison between the college and all of the Field Educational sites (who are employees of the educational site, and not of LCCC) at the field education facilities that our students may be assigned to every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)  There can be multiple active sites over the course of the program’s academic year and many of these sites have specific on-boarding and student clearance requirements above and beyond the program’s initial forms.

    The responsibilities of Instructor/Coordinator include but are not limited to:

    • Develop, correlate, monitor, evaluate, and refine the field education and Fire Academy component of the curriculum to ensure its effectiveness and its effective operation
    • Develop, supervise, and instruct live fire training exercises in accordance with course curriculum, safety procedures, and College procedures
    • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during field education
    • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and Field learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum
    • Educate students, field educators, and program faculty about field education requirements
    • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff in both the field sites and campus settings
    • Instruct program courses as assigned
    • Collect and collate all incoming students’ eligibility documents as required by each external field agency. This includes completed: medical forms, immunization and titer verification, CPR certification, program orientation forms and CHESS test results, driver information forms, HIPAA acknowledgement statements, and health insurance coverage
    • Monitor each students’ eligibility requirements and send reminders of approaching expiration dates throughout their enrollment (EX: CPR, flu vaccines, and TB testing) and communicate regularly with each field education site’s liaison for updated requirements each semester
    • Develop rotation schedules for all students in the program each semester for the School Dean to review and approval to ensure that all students receive equitable field education experiences as mandated by the program’s accreditation agency. This may require students to rotate through multiple educational sites each semester
    • Complete the onboarding process for program students prior to each semester’s start date for the different field education sites
    • Originate, maintain, and monitor all students’ field education records, including, but not limited to: education hours and competencies to document student progress and the satisfaction of program requirements
    • Provide consistent and frequent communication with all field education sites where students are assigned throughout the semester. This may include site visits, email correspondence, telephone communication, and scheduled meetings
    • As applicable, collect and report and educational field site evaluation data at the end of each semester
    • Assign final course grades
    • Provide timely reporting of activities, issues, and problems related to the operation and management of the program to the School Dean
    • Comply with Federal and State guidelines
    • Assist with student selection and advising
    • Maintain current knowledge of program policies and procedures
    • Assist the College and School Dean in periodic review and revision of the program structure, student status, course materials, and overall program operation.

    Service to the College (5-10% of your total work time is spent on service to the College)

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

    Align with Core Values:

    • demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
    • Serving on recognized College committees
    • Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
    • Advise student clubs or groups

    Build Relationships:

    • Engage 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.
    • Assist 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.
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
    • Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

    Professional Development (5-10% of your total work time is spent on Professional Development)

    Instructors 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
    • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
    • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
    • 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 as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include.

    • Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
    • Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
    • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
    • Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
    • Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
    • Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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 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 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 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. An assisted lift technique is required for lifts exceeding 50 pounds
    • The essential functions of this position require active training in a potentially hazardous environment including working with firefighting equipment, hazardous materials, climbing, crawling, carrying, crouching and working on elevated platforms. Proper safety precautions and personal protective equipment must be utilized when required
    • The essential functions of this position require the ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required
    • Able to function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction
    • 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



    • Associate Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Fire Science, Emergency Services Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or a closely related field
    • Two years of related work experience
    • Current Fire Instructor Experience Certificate
    • Current CPR Certification


    • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Fire Science, Emergency Services Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or a closely related field
    • Four years of supervisory experience in Fire or EMS field in a municipal setting
    • NREMT Paramedic Certification
    • One year of experience as a live fire instructor





    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,



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