Instructional Specialist-Teaching (Grant Funded Position)

Working Title
Instructional Specialist-Teaching

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Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$4,416.67 mo. - $5,079.17 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$25.48 per hour

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Position Type

Position Summary
Responsible for providing an instructional program designed to assist teachers with developing skills in the preparation of effective learning (lesson) plans, presentation of content, classroom management, and school and community communications.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must possess well-developed skills that support creative approaches working with students, faculty and staff. Requires demonstration of strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job. Must be able to lead discussions with advisory boards and faculty on changes and improvements to program(s) using both personal industry knowledge and knowledge of industry professionals. Stays up-to-date on current educational trends and uses best practices. Requires a high degree of diplomacy, planning, coordination of labor and accountability. Knowledge of instructional systems design and development models, principles, and practices. Knowledge of student learning theory and methodology, and their application in managing training delivery. Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, administrators, and support and encourage a diverse community college environment. Show professionalism, including integrity and confidentiality, in accordance with district rules, regulations, and policy. Some instructional areas may require greater degree of knowledge based on instructional programs. Ability to plan, organize and execute plans in a timely manner. Knowledge of a variety of software/hardware programs and the ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports. Establish a school culture for ongoing instructional improvement and promote instructional assistance using various methods. Ability to demonstrate skills in effective communication through the exchange of information and ideas in ways that promote mutual understanding and effective decision-making. Excellent oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of DCCCD students and staff.

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field plus three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year of demonstrated teaching experience and one (1) year of supervisory. **Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Grant Details: Provides instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) or Applies research-based instructional practices that incorporate the use of computers and other technologies. Is knowledgeable of reading, writing and/or math instructional strategies. Uses a variety of instructional strategies and tools appropriate to the needs of the student. Uses lesson plans that integrate instruction across content areas. Provides continuous feedback and adjusts instruction to maximize student learning. Works with colleagues to develop and evaluate curriculum and materials. Integrates work-, family- and community-related activities into instruction. Administers and interprets appropriate placement and diagnostic tests. Applies adult education principles and methods in the workforce classroom. Facilitates the transfer of learned skills from the classroom to the job. Plans learning experiences that are interactive and relevant to the specific workplace environment. Customizes and develops workplace education curriculum and lesson plans that facilitate transference from the classroom to the job based on the workforce goals and expected training outcomes. Can teach online and manage a LMS with proficiency Plans instructional support activities carried out by teaching assistants. Evaluates the achievement of students with whom academic assistants are working Assesses and Monitors Learning. Uses formal and informal assessment data to monitor and document student progress Collects and manages accurate data for program improvement and accountability Participates in the retention and follow-up of students Maintains knowledge of program regulations, policy and procedures. Maintains student records Community Makes referrals to community agencies or postsecondary institutions as appropriate Advocates adult education at the local and state level and explains the impact of under-education on employment and society Assesses adult education needs and promotes program in community Promotes use of community resources and participates in activities of other community agencies Recruits families and matches them with instructional staff Professional Development Participates in required professional development activities Uses technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Assesses personal strengths and weaknesses as a basis for developing a professional development plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the improvement of learning opportunities through the provision of instructional leadership including planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs relevant to the needs of the student. Responsible for curriculum development/instructional training material, instruction and staff development. Requires formal teaching instruction limited to 49% or less than full-time faculty workload or non-credit teaching responsibilities. Ensures that the DCCCD’s vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student learning experience. Provides instruction of skills which prepare students for employment or to upgrade existing skills. Maintains accurate student and other records as required by law and the Board of Trustees and Administrative Procedures Manual. Enforces student policies or monitors enforcement of student policies. Develops and provides students with written course expectations and maintains progressive evaluation methods. Develops and maintains industry and/or community partnerships with local, state and national organizations that are beneficial to program/discipline in order to achieve the mission/goals of the organization or program. Provides student guidance related to program and monitors student success. Contributes to the proposal and/or implementation of college courses to support curriculum development or program implementation. Must be able to multi-task and use independent judgement when handling multiple programs for cohesiveness and integration, along with coordination with other departments. Coordinates the requisition of supplies and instructional materials as needed. May supervise or direct the work of others. May develop and administer assigned budget allocation. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, along with effective listening and interpretative skills, in order to clearly communicate information, ideas and instructions to individuals within a diverse college community. Provides excellent customer service. May supervise two (2) or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Budget may vary, if applicable. Performs other duties as assigned.

Advertised: 24 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 10 Mar 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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