Full-Time Accounting Instructor

Southeast Technical College

Job Description

This position will provide instruction, student advising, and academic program responsibilities in Southeast Technical College’s (STC) Accounting program. Responsible for the structure as well as the daily operation of the program, including organization, administration, periodic review, and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of program curriculum. Continually assesses and enhances the program to meet STCs educational requirements, the rules and regulations of its accrediting bodies, and the most current industry standards.

Essential Functions

  • Follow STCs Strategic Plan, as well as the mission, vision, and values of the institution.
  • Maintain required professional development hours to continue to develop the program, curriculum, and assessment.
  • Develop and teach relevant curriculum that provides classroom theory and laboratory application and prepares students for entry-level positions in the program field.
  • Promote academic achievement for students through appropriate classroom and laboratory rigor.
  • Establish a positive student learning environment that promotes retention, accountability, diversity, equity, excellence, innovation, collaboration, dignity, self-respect, safety, student success and personal and professional growth.
  • Monitor and assess student classroom effort and assignments.
  • Prepare and present academic content using a variety of effective pedagogical methods and techniques to meet student needs.
  • Provide academic advising to students with a focus on retention and personal development. Coordinate student learning opportunities outside of the classroom; including areas such as student tour, on the job learning, apprenticeships, internships, or practicums.
  • Utilize the Learning Management System to deliver courses that may include traditional, hybrid, online, evening or weekend format.
  • Operate and maintain any equipment utilized by the program.
  • Utilize STC communication and data storage systems to ensure effective communication to students and employees.
  • Create and document program assessments for program development based upon Higher Learning Commission requirements.
  • Complete non-teaching responsibilities that include student recruitment, participation in STC committees and teams, evaluations, and scheduling.
  • Participate in the finance processes of the organization. This includes purchase and retirement of equipment and supplies; participation in the program’s annual budget process; and ensure that budget funds are utilized responsibly according to STCs financial policies.
  • Provide guidance and mentor other department employees including specialists, adjunct instructors, work-study, or other part-time staff.
  • Utilize the community and industry as a learning resource and as an extension of the classroom.
  • Assist administration with monitoring and maintaining program accreditation requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. Master’s degree in accounting or Master’s in another field (MBA) plus eighteen graduate level credits in accounting preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of four years of experience as an accountant required. Agri-business experience and post-secondary teaching and applied curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Other requirements:
  • Computer skills: Ability to use email systems, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Encourage change and innovative ideas within the organization and assist employees who may need help with adjusting to any changes that occur
  • Communication: ability to actively listen and to effectively communicate with others through written and oral communication
  • Leadership: ability to make decisions, delegate tasks, be innovative, negotiate, problem solve, build teams through coaching and development, resolve conflicts, hold yourself and other accountable, and work under pressure.
  • Business acumen: ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues that include understanding accounting information, preparing, and managing budgets, and making sound, long-term, organizational development decisions
  • Diversity oriented: Ability to collaborate effectively with people regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or job type
  • Strategic planning: ability to develop and achieve short and long-term goals for the organization

Physical Demands and Work Environment

General office environment with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Moderate noise levels typical of an office environment due to staff and student conversations and noise from office equipment. Additional equipment associated with ancillary instruction may be available and may have effect on lighting, sound, and temperature. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions when traveling to other locations.

Southeast Tech offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including: health care, Flexible Spending Account, dental care, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, retirement, holidays, paid time off, and sick leave.

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