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Instructor, High School Completion

Company: Kirkwood Community College
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Under limited supervision, the instructor is responsible for assisting students at the learning center desk preparing for their High School Equivalency Diploma or taking independent study courses for the Kirkwood Adult High School Diploma.

  • The instructor also teaches courses in Mathematics or English courses at the Kirkwood Regional Center, located in Washington, Iowa. This is an morning/afternoon position with scheduled hours from W 10:00am-5:00pm and alternating Tuesdays 1:00pm-5:00pm.
  • The instructor also teaches courses in Mathematics or English courses at the Kirkwood Benton County Center, located in Vinton. This is a morning/afternoon/evening position with scheduled hours from T/Th 10:30am-3:30pm, W 12:00pm-5:00pm or TBD.
  • This position provides general program information to new and current students and others on the phone, via e-mail, and on site at the Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning. As point of contact for HSDL, you will support operations, including student and course materials, monitoring HSDL program, grading assignments and assign grades, and acting as a liaison between HSDL program and school contacts.
    UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
    • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
    • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
    • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
    • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
    • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Evaluating student work and assigning grades.
      • Collaborate with fellow learning center instructors on curriculum development, student intake/advising, and staff development activities.
      • Conducting CASAS assessments for eligible students.
      • Assisting students with basic skills and high school equivalency coursework in a variety of formats including individualized instruction, computer assisted instruction, structured courses, and other methods.
      • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
      • Participate in building-level and program-wide professional development.
        PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
        • Be able and willing to represent the Kirkwood Community College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
        • Possess the ability to develop and implement policies and procedures to serve a wide range of students with varying backgrounds, abilities and personalities effectively.
        • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
        • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and the general public.
        • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
        • Ability to use computer systems for word processing, e-mail communication, database management, and website enhancement.
        • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
          The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
          PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Bachelor's degree with eligibility for Iowa teaching certification.
            LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
            • Applicants must possess a valid Iowa teaching license.
              PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
              • Preferred endorsement area would include 5-12 certification in math or English. Prior successful teaching experience in an alternative high school setting or in adult basic education preferred.
                EEO AA/STATEMENT: Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
                Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to , or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60, Telephone: , Fax: , Email: .
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