Instructor, Adult Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 12, 2021
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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college
The Adult Education Instructor’s responsibilities include providing instruction to Adult Education learners, mentoring adjunct instructors, assisting with the development of new program pathways and courses, and acting as one of the instructional leaders of the Adult Education programs. This person will report directly to the Director of English for Speakers of Other Languages. This person will also assist with student recruitment, orientation, follow-up, and other duties as needed for the Adult Education programs.
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
  • developing learner centered lesson plans
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
  • preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
  • developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
  • complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
  • conducting recruiting activities
  • providing academic advising
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • assisting students with the registration, testing, and graduation process
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
  • maintain student records 

College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
  • collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
  • serving on department, division and college committees
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
  • supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
  • participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
  • demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
  • perform all duties as assigned by supervisor 
Difficult Challenges
  •  Dealing with frequent interruptions
  •  Dealing with limited resources (fiscal, human, supplies, etc.)
  •  Managing student issues (behavior, health, emergencies)
  •  Managing community relationships and partnerships
  •  Managing multiple priorities
  •  Meeting sudden, unexpected deadlines
  •  Campus Police – weekly
  •  Community Partners – weekly   
  •  Dean and Associate Dean of Adult Education, Director of ESOL, other Adult Ed staff and faculty
Education Required
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. 
Education Preferred
  • Master’s degree in Adult Education, TESOL or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. 
Experience Required
  • Minimum 3 years in Adult Education or industry training required.
  • Experience with curriculum design, synchronous and asynchronous distance learning.
  • Second language acquisition experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
Experience Preferred
  • Community College Adult Education teaching or training experience preferred.
  • Proficiency/fluency in a second language preferred. 
KSA Required
 The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to:
 1.       Multi-task
 2.       Respect Diversity
 3.       Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
 4.       Create and maintain a learner centered environment
 5.       Communicate effectively
 6.       Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
 1.       Completing and reviewing course documentation, ie rosters, contracts, etc.
 2.       Ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities.
 3.       Ability to prepare and refer students to CASAS and TABE (or other NRS) testing as needed.
 4.       Must be able to work a flexible schedule which will include some evenings and occasional weekends in order to accommodate public/student needs.  Assignment will require instruction and program development on the Greensboro campus.

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title  IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Linking Student Learning Outcomes 
  • Moodle Certification (if teaching online or hybrid)  

  • Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required. 
Physical Demands
  • Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
  • Environmental Hazard(s): < 15%
  • Lifting: < = 20lbs.
Posting Type Faculty