Continuing Education Instructor

Tacoma Community College
Gig Harbor, WA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
Organization Type
Who We Are *This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream "Leader College," and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:

Reflects the diversity of our community,
Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations,
Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:

Position Highlights
Applications are being reviewed for the Continuing Education Instructor position for the Continuing Education Department.
Applicants are required to reach out to the Continuing Education department and complete a class proposal form prior to the application process.

Tacoma Community College's Continuing Education department is seeking instructors to teach non-credit classes for adult learners. Instruction will provide students with new arenas for lifelong learning and personal growth.

We are currently looking for instructors in the following areas:Home Maintenance
Microsoft beginner skills for seniors (in person at the TCC Gig Harbor Campus)
Yoga Instructor (all levels)

Essential Functions Plans and organizes instruction using level specific materials and methodologies to include contextualized curriculum materials for adult learners in order to maximize student learning
Adjusts instructional strategies, when needed, to meet diverse student needs
Meet as needed with Continuing Education staff to review student/employee progress and instructional needs.
Learns and implements technology as available to enhance instruction
Participates in scheduled staff meetings and professional development trainings and activities as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent.
Good communication skills.
Experience teaching, speaking in public, and/or creating and delivering presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with adult learners.

Conditions of Employment

Successfully completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment.

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate Passion and expertise around a chosen topic.
Experience teaching individuals from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Experience developing curriculum appropriate to adult learners at all levels.
Commitment to innovative instructional approaches and use of materials.
Working knowledge of basic computer applications.
Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to inspire and assist adult learners gain competency in content area.
Flexibility to adapt teaching to student learning styles.
Skill in building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population, both within and outside the college.

Application Process Application Materials
Complete application packages must include the following:

Tacoma Community College online application form.
Completed Class Proposal Form submitted to Continuing Education department.

Terms of Employment
These are part time hourly positions scheduled to work varied hours. The rate of pay is $35.00 - $45.00 per hour, DOE/DOQ. The class schedule will depend on instructor and student schedules and needs. Pay rates vary according to experience. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. Tacoma Community College
Human Resources
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466
Benefits not applicable.

Which best describes your level of education? High School graduate or equivalent
Some College
Associates degree from an accredited college or university
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university

Please describe your experience teaching, speaking in public, and/or creating and delivering presentations.

Do you have experience working with adult learners? Yes

Please describe your experience working with adult learners.

Please describe your interest and experience around the chosen topic you've identified on the Class Proposal Form submitted to the Continuing Education department.

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