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Part-Time Instructor for English Language Learning (POOL)
Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon
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Date Posted 07/17/2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English As Second Language
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number: 06001618

Open Until Filled (notes): Pool Position Open For Academic Year

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2019

Position Type/Employee Class
Part-Time Instructor

Salary Level: Part Time Instructor

Starting Pay Range
Based on FTE of FT Base Rate

Job Summary/Purpose

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide instruction in speaking, hearing, reading and writing English. Instructors assist students to apply learned skills to real life situations. Curriculum delivery includes recognition of the many student learning styles, measurement of student progress and flexibility in meeting individual student needs. Supervises volunteer tutors in the classroom.

Essential Functions

  • Provide instruction in area of discipline, using approved course outcome guides. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses; in classroom setting through large and small group work and some individual instruction.
  • Work with volunteer tutors to coordinate instruction.
  • Administer several assessments to students to determine levels of ability.
  • Collaborate with Community Education Program Managers in planning promotion with area employers, media, agency employees, etc.; contact students not attending to encourage them to come to class.
  • Maintain and complete in a timely manner local, state and federal forms for every student.
  • Responsible for curriculum development, not only to meet the immediate needs of the students but to enhance total program design.
  • Attend regular in-service training, meetings, and workshops during the year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  1. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
  2. Ability to work with diverse clientele including students, college staff, employment, and business resources.
  3. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.
  4. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers.
  5. Must have strong management, organizational, leadership, interpersonal, communication, planning, and instructional skills.
  6. Familiarity with community in which teaching occurs.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements

The ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, martial status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC's Human Resource office at 541-383-7216.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in English as a second language or a related field.
  2. Two years' experience in teaching.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Special Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Adult Basic Education, English as a second language, or related field.
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required?: Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required?: No

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