Adjunct Instructor: Continuing Education - Advanced Manufacturing

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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The part-time Continuing Education (CE) Instructor conducts workshops for advanced manufacturing continuing education, typically working with incumbent workers both on site at employers’ location, as well as on ground at the University. The CE instructor ought to be well versed in the manufacturing industry, specifically in the quality area, blueprints and GD&T interpretation, reading and application writing; and other related skills. Competence in demonstrating concepts using props (e.g. physical models, customer parts) and demonstrate a desire to pass along knowledge. May be called upon to meet with clients on planning workshops, track attendance, deliver and return workshop evaluation surveys among other workshop related administrative duties.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

In consultation with the Director of Workforce Development, the instructor will:
  • Teach classes and workshops,
  • Provide excellent face to face interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess prolific/dynamic public speaking ability
  • Create workshop curriculum
  • Collect data concerning CE workshops,
  • Deliver presentations on related manufacturing fields to outside groups
  • All other duties relative to workshop administrative functions
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent facilitation skills and a demonstrated ability to work closely in teams;
  • Computer literacy in word programs and internet applications required; ability to adapt to and use technology is required;
  • A demonstrated ability to research material both on-line and in traditional library settings;
  • Aptitude with basic tools and the ability to move and lift equipment up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • MSSC – CPT certification a plus


Minimum Required Qualifications :
  • Training experience in a professional setting
  • Acquired industry experience in a business or manufacturing related field and or relevant experience in industry.
Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required, in a business or manufacturing related field and or relevant experience in industry (Master’s Degree ideal).
  • Experience with education programs and the ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret data is necessary.
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Drivers License & Insured Vehicle
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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