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Instructor Assistant – Spanish GED

Central Oregon Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying: You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process. COCC reserves the right to cancel or change recruitment postings based on organizational needs.

Position Information

Posting Number:

Position Title:
Instructor Assistant – Spanish GED

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled (notes):
Open until filled

Length of Position:
This position is grant-funded with secure funding through June 30, 2024

Anticipated Start Date:

Position Type/Employee Class:

.50 FTE

Salary Level:
Administrative Salary Level 21

Starting Pay Range
$24,129 - $27,500 (.50 FTE) plus exceptional benefit package

Hours per Week:
20 hr/wk

Work Schedule:
Typically 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Days of the Week:
Typically Monday - Thursday

Job Summary/Purpose:

Provide noncredit, standards-based Spanish GED instruction necessary for literate functioning to adults in the four subjects of the GED (Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies) in the context of preparation for college and career. Instructor will co-teach with High School Equivalency Program ( HEP ) director, assist students to apply learned skills to academic and real-life situations, hold office hours, and collaborate with a team to connect students to employment or educational opportunities.

Additional Employee Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans·
  • Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age
  • Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
  • Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost
  • A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility
  • 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore
  • Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community
  • COCC is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF ) Program
Terms of Employment:
  • This is a 12-month exempt position at pay level 21 in the Administrative salary schedule.
  • Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
  • Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
  • COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
  • Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
Essential Functions:
  1. Provide standards-based Spanish GED instruction in math, science, language arts, and social studies (in in-person as well as remote/online settings).
  2. Administer formal and informal assessments to determine levels of ability.
  3. Participate in curriculum development and maintenance, including course outcomes and assessment tasks.
  4. Tutor students individually in or groups in office hours.
  5. Advise students on educational goals and next steps.
  6. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with the transition to college and career planning.
  7. Attend regular in-service training, staff meetings, work sessions, and other professional development workshops.
  8. Work with the HEP director and staff to meet student needs and grant expectations.
  9. Maintain appropriate forms for students, including intake, registration, and attendance.
  10. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Ability to fluently communicate orally in both English and Spanish.
  2. Knowledge of the four subjects of the GED (math, science, language arts, and social studies).
  3. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with people from different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  5. Possess effective interpersonal, organizational, and culturally respectful communication (oral and written) skills.
  6. Ability to meet deadlines, set work priorities, and manage workload.
  7. Ability to work independently and to use good judgment with respect to priorities and deadlines.
  8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature
  9. Ability to maintain student confidentiality, data integrity, and comply with all related college, state, and federal standards, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA )

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Teaching and additional assignments will be in the evening, typically Monday – Thursday each week; 4 – 9pm. Classes taught either via Zoom or on the Redmond COCC Campus. Office hours are generally scheduled around class times. Some work duties may be completed remotely at the discretion of the supervisor.
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College 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 or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in math, science, language arts, education, adult education, social studies, or closely related discipline.
  2. Bilingual Spanish/English.
  3. One-year experience teaching at the secondary or college level.

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. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Standards-based teaching experience.
  • Oregon ABS Learning Standards training.
  • Experience in teaching academically disadvantaged adults.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration.

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 Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required?

Is a Credit History Check Required?

Open Until Filled
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * This position requires bilingual capability (English/Spanish), with oral and written fluency in Spanish language. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes, I can speak and write Spanish fluently
    • No, I cannot write Spanish fluently
  3. * Please describe how you meet the minimum requirement of one year of experience teaching at the secondary or college level.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * While it is only a preference for this position, do you have standards-based teaching experience?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * While it is only a preference for this position, do you have experience in teaching academically disadvantaged adults?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum education and/or experience requirements, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required are encouraged to apply and provide an equivalency statement here. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing and why you feel your education/experience is equivalent. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement may not advance to the next stage of the recruitment process.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * 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 and 215 (215 if applicable) or certification that you expect to be honorably discharged from the military within 120 days of certifying veteran status as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document(s) in the next step of this application process.
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  10. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * 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
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. US Military DD 214

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