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Instructor, Automotive Collision and Repair
Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado
Date Posted 11/25/2021
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Instructor, Automotive Collision and Repair

Location : Windsor, CO

Job ID # : R98

Job Description:

  1. Teach classes on a morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend schedule as assigned.
  2. In addition to participating in institutional/department recruiting and retention activities, duties will also include advising new and returning students through the occupational Certificate and AAS degree programs.
  3. Develop and/or modify curriculum as necessary to meet the changing technology of the automotive collision repair field.
  4. Assist the program director in the daily operational tasks, including repair and maintenance of program equipment, inventory, and facilities.
  5. Participate in department, program, division, and college meetings, activities, and comply with all Aims Community College and NATEF and I-CAR policies and procedures.
  6. Involvement by attending classes, seminars, and workshops to stay current in the professional areas of teaching and technical automotive collision repair is a required activity. Must acquire and track 40 hours of yearly technically specific professional development and training.
  7. Position will require extensive tasks in regard to meeting area shop owners, shop maintenance, and scheduling as required.
  8. Career Academy/SkillsUSA and like program coordination, patricipation, and involvement is also part of the job duties.
  9. Student and prospective student interaction and participation in program related activities including recruiting, tours, SkillsUSA, Automotive Student clubs, and other activities including the Annual Aims Automotive Car Show are a requirement.
  10. Assisting in the Collision Department evaluation and selection of textbooks, other resources and materials is necessary.
  11. Moving, staging, set up, testing, teardown, inventory, and disposition of vehicles, equipment, materials, and supplies is a required activity.
  12. Responsible for maintaining instructional materials, and student records such as syllabus, tests and grades. Implementation of the Aims Community College’s mission statement and goals while completing the department, program, and division goals/directives as assigned is expected.
  13. Retrieval, maintenance, Repair, and Disposal of Aims Automotive Instructional Fleet Vehicels is a required role of this position. This includes the repair of all student instructional lab projects to pre-instructional condition or proper operatining condition.
  14. Follow all Program Rules, Regulations, and Standard Operating Practices including Shop Controls, Tool Programs, and other Program Requirements.

Posting Timeline: This posting is open until filled with the first review of applicants on December 13, 2021. For best consideration, apply before this date.

25% Teaching:
Interacting with students to provide opportunities to learn, creating conditions that facilitate learning, and using techniques and methods that create a high probability that learning will occur. To achieve such interaction, a teacher must possess three basic abilities:

Instructional Delivery: those human interactive skills and characteristics that make for clear communication of information, and promote learning through an effective learning environment.

  1. Provide effective and high quality instruction of subject being taught.
  2. Apply learning-centered educational practices such as creating and communicating clearly-defined outcomes for student learning.
  3. Provide a diverse array of learning activities that directly tie to those defined outcomes.
  4. Use assessment data to improve instruction and learning, and participate in an ongoing College-wide dialogue about teaching and learning.
  5. Develop and refine department curriculum as necessary to maintain currency in pedagogy and content

Instructional Design Skills:
Includes technical skills in designing, sequencing, and presenting experiences which promote student learning, and designing, developing, and implementing tools and procedures and procedures for assessing student-learning.

1. Use and develop appropriate computer-based technologies, including online instruction to promote student learning.
2. Design, develop and implement tools and procedures for assessing student-learning outcomes.
3. Adopt new teaching methodologies as appropriate.
4. Collaborate in the development and implementation of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments of learning for students.

25% Professional Obligations:
1. Implement department, division, and/or institutional goals as assigned.
2. Maintain office hours, turn in grades on time, meet assigned classes.
3. Perform advising duties.
4. Submits course syllabi and other required documents on time.
5. Manages the classroom facility.
6. Keeps accurate attendance and grade records.
7. Meets other professional obligations as stated in the Faculty Annual Plan and Evaluation.

25% Scholarly and Creative Activities (Professional Development) those endeavors related to a faculty member’s teaching assignment that contribute to the discovery, dissemination, and practical application of knowledge and/or skill. The activities that may be required, as appropriate to the faculty member’s teaching assignment, include the following:

1. Acquire and/or maintain certification.
2. Attend conferences, workshops, and/or training appropriate to one’s field.
3. Complete coursework related to one’s teaching assignment.
4. Create teaching methodology and instructional design.
5. Other activities that contribute to keeping current in the content field.

25% Service Helping the college to meet the goals and objectives of its mission and strategic plan. The activities that may be required, as appropriate to the faculty member’s teaching assignment, include the following:

1. Provide competent advising to students seeking AAS, AS, and/or AA Degrees and program certificates.
2. Fulfill College service requirements by making meaningful contributions on campus and/or to community service groups.
3. Participate in institutional and departmental recruitment and retention activities. Assist in the evaluation and selection of textbooks and other resources and materials in one’s assigned area.
4. Serve on department, division, and institutional committees.
5. Assist in program and curriculum review, revision, and the development and assessment of learning.
6. Maintain classrooms and/or labs.
7. Demonstrate a willingness to embrace and apply the provisions of the College’s mission statement, purpose, philosophy and commitment to diversity.

Minimum Qualifications :

1. Associate’s Degree in Automotive Collision Technology or Equivalent, or the ability to attain same within two and one half years of attaining employment, and certified in the areas of automotive collision repair as determined by I-CAR and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (or successfully complete the tests on the next regularly scheduled test date) for ASE Certification in Refinishing, Structural, and Non-Structural as well as all NATEF Standards for current Collision Program Certification.
2. Must document at least three years of hands-on experience as an automotive collision technician and qualify for a full-time, post secondary Colorado Vocational Instructors’ Teaching Credential in automotive collision.
3. This position requires a commitment to a high standard of work performance, craftsmanship and continuous improvement of self and the program.
4. Must have the knowledge of and experience with personal computers using systems relating to auto collision repair and automotive collision instruction.
5. Microsoft Office Products experience.
6. Must be able to build test banks and operate and maintain automotive collision industry equipment.
7. Requires the ability to work with more than one student(s) simultaneously during a stacked class block schedule.
8. Self-directed characteristic is required as is teamwork.
9. Valid Colorado Driver’s License and insurability is required.
10. All inquiries concerning this credentialing should be direct to the Aims Community College representative.

Preferred Qualifications :

1. Prior automotive teaching experience in an accredited secondary or post secondary institution within the past 3 years.
2. Automotive collision repair experience with an established repair facility or business of at least 3years.
3. Experience in College/High School recruitment a plus. Extensive software knowledge of Alldata, Mitchell on Demand, Shark Measuring System, and E-Data.
4. Experience in auto shop management, and administrative activities related to budgeting, accounting, procurement and personnel management.
4. Waterborne Paint System Certification.
5. I-CAR Certifications
6. Collision Estimating Experience
7. D2L Educational Platform Experience.
8. I-CAR Instructor Training Experience .

Uploand these required additional documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Diversity statement
  • Teaching Philosophy

Please Note: All required documents can be uploaded in the “my experience” section of the application under Required Documents. ​​

Minimum Payment Amount:


The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Pay Rate Type:


Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits)
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses

Part-time employees also receive some benefits depending on the number of hours worked.

  • Tuition waiver for employee on Aims courses
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Aims Discount program
  • Free parking on all campuses
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits)
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available


If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Please be prepared to submit the following, if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements
• Resume
• Diversity Statement; see below
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only)
• Copy of Transcripts for all positions. Official transcripts will be required if hired for all Full Time positions

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