Non-Credit Instructor - COMPETE

Requisition ID:

Job Title: Non-Credit Instructor - COMPETE

Department: Human Services

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation: $52.88

Schedule: Dependent on course schedule

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.

Position Summary

The Comprehensive Model for Postsecondary Education and Transition Enrichment (COMPETE) program, which is offered in conjunction with the Human Services Aide Certificate and Early Childhood Aide Certificate Programs, offers four courses to student with intellectual disabilities. These courses explore student life, career and workplace readiness, and self-determination, building fundamental skills that prepare them for a positive college experience and a career opportunity. The COMPETE Non-Credit Instructor plays an essential role in helping students to connect concepts with real world applications. This position helps students navigate potential workplace obstacles and gain an understanding of how classroom content is applied directly to the work field.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Orientation, Positive Approach, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Energy, Earning Trust


Instruction & Program Support

Assists in developing, designing, and leading program components that result in positive academic outcomes for COMPETE participants. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for COMPETE participants to experience success through academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive learning environment to achieve positive results. Builds strong, positive relationships with COMPETE participants. Creates and maintains discussions for program and participant improvement. Provides student group management while facilitating workshops. Provides additional supports within the Human Service and Early Childhood Aide Certificate Programs

Customer Service & Classroom Support

Reports to site on time and prepared as directed. Assists with needs of the COMPETE and Human Service and Early Childhood Aide Certificate Programs. Models professional behavior with participants, parents, and staff. Handles disruptive behavior with respect, follows guidelines, processes and procedures, and reports any issues to the COMPETE Project Coordinator or Department Chairperson. Monitors participant participation and attendance

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination. Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and productive work and learning environment, where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Actively participates in staff development workshops which contribute to personal and professional growth. Attends all required department meetings and trainings

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typical office/academic environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. May travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: mastery level of student learning theory; delivering student instruction; communication and computer; organizing and coordinating training programs.

Skilled in: communication, verbal, non-verbal and written: ensures understanding, adjusting to audience; maintaining the audience attention; present in logical manner and summarize information to audience; defining clear goals.

Ability to: focus on the customer; educate and understand customer's needs and concerns; follow a logical sequence; use learning aids; build collaborative relationships; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner; originate correspondence; work independently demonstrating initiative; maintain accurate and complete work records; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Social and Human Services and three (3) years progressively responsible experience in college readiness/access work, with an emphasis in adults with developmental disabilities. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.

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