Part-Time Instructor - Human Development

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 22, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001777 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor - Human Development Posting Date: Closing Date: 06/30/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:


Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Starting Pay Range Based on Current Part-Time Instructor Salary Schedule Hours per Week: depending on class schedule Work Schedule: Varies per term Days of the Week: Varies per term Job Summary/Purpose:

This position provides instruction in Human Development (HD), a program providing coordination and instruction for classes that focus on college retention and student success. Instructors work as a member of an instructional team of full-time and several part-time instructors. Instructors direct student discussion, select learning experience appropriate for meeting objectives, and evaluate student performance in the classroom. Classes under the umbrella of Human Development include College Success, Time Management, Procrastination and Motivation, Study Strategies, Test Taking, Values Clarification, and Career Planning.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $616 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

1. Provide instruction in Human Development. This includes creating lectures and active learning experiences, directing student discussion, and providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress, assessing student work and providing meaningful feedback. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, and classes taught at the Bend or Branch Campuses (Redmond, Madras, Prineville)

2. Work cooperatively with the Social Sciences Department and other HD staff. Cooperate with faculty and accept direction from assigned Department Chair, and Human Development Program Director in developing and implementing syllabi, teaching methods, assignments, and standards to achieve course specific and program-wide student learned outcomes and assessment goals.

Marginal Job Functions:
Act as a resource person for students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge in the basic tenets of student retention, college success strategies, self-assessment processes, interpersonal and intrapersonal theories, and overall student services. An understanding of the challenges facing re-entry students returning to school after a significant absence, first term students directly from high school, and students who have had a history of academic challenges.
2. The ability to work well independently and self-monitor in order to recognize the link between the instructor’s classroom behaviors and the student success theories and skills begin taught.
3. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics using active learning strategies which enhance student engagement.
4. Knowledge and experience working with students in a college setting
5. Ability to assess student work and provide appropriate feedback to facilitate student growth and learning.
6. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, using a learning management system, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
7. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.
8. Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter, and with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
9. Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
10. Ability to work with college faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.
11. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
12. Experience working effectively with diverse populations.
13. Knowledge of current academic models of student success and retention.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination at no cost. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Education (MEd), Higher Education and Student Affairs, Student Personnel Management, Human Development, Counseling or closely related discipline.

Special Qualifications:

Desirable Qualifications:
College teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  4. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Other post graduate degree
  5. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  6. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  6. US Military DD 214
  7. Other Document 1
  8. Other Document 2
  9. Other Document 3
  10. Other Document 4
  11. Other Document 5
  12. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  13. Placement File, if applicable

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