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Workforce & Continuing Education Instructor
Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 07/27/2021
Workforce Development and Training
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Individuals hired will provide short-term training/expertise to meet specific needs within Workforce & Continuing Education. These needs may fall into one or more areas including community education, technology, software, legal, culinary, customer service, health and safety practices, leadership, culture, psychology, teamwork, regional topics of interest, languages, relationship development, music, or arts. Successful applicants will have reliable transportation, be able to work in a variety of locations throughout Pima County, and assist in the promotion of events.

General Course Guidelines and Policies:

  • All course offerings are programmed to be self-sustaining. Price is set after supplies, space, and other costs are evaluated.
  • Courses vary in length depending on course objective(s). Scheduling will be based upon student availability, instructor availability, location availability, and historical factors for time of year, day of week, time of day.
  • Career content requires assessment and may be taught online as well as in person.
  • The offering of any course is at the discretion of PCC Continuing Education. Compliance with the course guidelines does not guarantee the offering of the course.
  • Continuing Education is committed to the policy of providing Equal Employment Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual preference, ancestry or medical condition.
  • Continuing Education will determine the marketability of course offering(s); instructors will be selected based upon the schedule of classes.
  • Instructors are paid a minimum of $25.00 per contact hour. Compensation may include materials and prep time when appropriate. Adjunct faculty hourly pay schedule is used for workforce content.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a learning environment conducive to adult learning
  • Facilitate the process of critical thinking and reflection
  • Access learner experience
  • Monitor learning satisfaction
  • Provide multiple learning options
  • Relate instruction to learners' experience
  • Adjust for physiological and psychological student differences.
  • Submit instructional materials in electronic format for reproduction.
  • Instruct to predetermined learning objectives.
  • May contribute to content development and preparation of materials.
  • Oversee classroom management.
  • Monitor participation and confirm completion.
  • Commit to instructing contact hours.
  • Set up and break down presentation materials/equipment, secure room, if needed.

The role includes being coach, referee, mentor, facilitator, co-learner, and colleague.

Job Requirements:

Workforce Classes:

  • Prefer Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in related field and
  • Experience in or willingness to apply adult learning methods of teaching and learning

Community Education Classes:

  • Equivalent experience in the discipline, certification/expertise, and/or higher education
  • Teachers in youth programs must hold Arizona DPS level one fingerprint clearance

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Subject matter expertise
  • Use of computers, software required to present instruction and communicate with students/College
  • Adhere to copyright law
  • College-level writing
  • Time management principles
  • Clear, concise verbal and written communication that is appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Organization and prioritization
  • Active listening
  • Monitor and assess performance
  • Use sound judgment and decision making
  • Recognize problems and use logic and reasoning to identify alternate solutions to problems
  • Excellent customer service skills and actively look for ways to help
  • Adept with various teaching and learning strategies
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