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Non-Credit Instructor- Language Institute

Columbus State Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
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Full Time
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Job Title: Non-Credit Instructor- Language Institute

Department: Language Institute

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $26.44

Schedule: Day, evening, weekend - depending on schedule availability

Job Description:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Non-Credit Instructor - Language Institute position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in the virtual or in-person classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluating students. The non-credit instructor role provides instruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the supervisor, or other leadership members. The incumbent must exhibit enthusiasm for teaching and creativity as well as strong communication and organizational skills.

Core Competencies Required

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



Teach Basic English (as a Second Language) curriculum topics including, but not limited to, grammar, writing skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and academic technology in learning, as directed by coordinator according to assigned schedule. Assists in identifying, planning, and implementing learning activities appropriate to student needs. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for students to experience success through academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive learning environment to achieve positive results. Answer questions and provides assistance to students regarding assignments and classroom activities. Assist in the maintenance of course materials and facilities. Employ appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Communicate progress in the course to students in a timely manner.

Customer Service & Classroom Support

Reports to site on time and prepared as directed. Assists with needs of the students and the language Institute program. Models professional behavior with participants, parents, and staff. Keep accurate and appropriate records of attendance and scores in accordance with established college and departmental policies and procedures. Handles student concerns with respect, follows guidelines, processes and procedures, and reports any issues to Language Institute Coordinator or Department Chairperson. Assist in the identification of students with academic or other needs and respond by utilizing an appropriate resource.

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 are 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 and Responsibilities

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

Usual 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. Must travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: adult learning theory; delivering adult instruction; communication; technology in learning. Skilled in: communication, verbal, non-verbal and written, ensures understanding, adjusting to audience; maintaining the audience's attention; present in logical manner using appropriate learning aids and summarize information to audience; defining clear goals and measuring student progress toward set goals; maintaining accurate electronic records. Ability to: understand students’ needs and concerns; differentiate instruction appropriately; follow a logical sequence; use learning aids; build collaborative relationships; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; maintain accurate and complete work records; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in English, a world language, Communication, or other related field with at least one (1) year of ESL teaching and or adult learning organization experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: TESOL or TEFL certification and/or significant ESL teaching experience, demonstrated excellence within an adult learning organization.

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