| The Instructor, College Success is responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of classroom instruction and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Student Engagement and Transitions department, the Instructor, College Success also works to develop and implement the learning outcomes of the department and division. More specifically, and consistent with the employee's current contract of employment, the Instructor, College Success is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
- Teach all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction;
- Be fully prepared with instructional plans for each class session and in accord with the stated objectives of the course;
- Be available out of class to students requiring additional assistance and refer them, as needed, to the proper student support services;
- Use various instructional technologies to provide contemporary presentation of course material, including online delivery;
- Teach assigned courses with special attention to the college’s mission, its commitment to the open door philosophy, and student success;
- Serve as academic advisor to a specific population of at-risk students and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students;
- Participate in program, departmental, divisional and institutional meetings and other activities;
- Maintain complete office and student records; processing reports, forms, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy and completeness of all data;
- Fulfill committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community;
- Take advantage of in-service training and other opportunities for professional development, including attendance at off-campus activities and generally staying current in the field;
- Maintain proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units of the division and the college, providing assistance in carrying out their respective functions;
- Create a friendly and supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and the public;
- Facilitate new student orientation sessions;
- Collaborate with and provide appropriate support to Student Services personnel in conducting student advising and registration, new student orientations, recruitment, and other related activities;
- Maintain posted office hours to accommodate all duties and professional obligations and needs of students;
- Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the Director, department Dean, Chief Instructional Officer, or President in meeting the needs of the program, department, division and the college.
- A master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field.
- One year of successful teaching experience in a community college or similar postsecondary institution or evidence of other appropriate experience relevant to the position.
- A thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System.
- Competence in oral and written communication skills necessary for effective teaching.
- Competence in computer technologies, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
- Competence in using distance education technologies.
- Sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students and colleagues.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community.
- A valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator’s license.
The Instructor, College Success is required to work a minimum of forty (40) hours per week, which may include day, evening, online, and/or weekend responsibilities and duties. Work duties and responsibilities may be at the college’s main campus, branch campuses, or other locations as assigned. The teaching load for this position is subject to change.
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