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Trainer, Career Workforce Preparation (Hourly)

Austin Community College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

Job Posting Closing Times: Job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M. on the closing date e.g., at midnight on the day before the closing date.

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Trainer, Career Workforce Preparation (Hourly)

Job Description Summary:

The Today's Jobs team provides a comprehensive employment preparation and job search training program offering online and face-to-face group instruction paired with individualized career coaching. Course content prepares students for successful transition to employment. Priority populations who face employment barriers are served by instructors with an aim toward increasing equitable employment outcomes and improving career trajectories. The program operates within ACC Student Affairs Career Services. The position requires evening and weekend availability as needed to carry out the objectives.

Job Description:

Description of Duties & Tasks
  • Special project support that may include translation, research, priority population support, or other duties as assigned.

  • Teach job search skills and techniques utilizing innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population including, but not limited to, interactive video, online format, and other uses of technology.

  • Instruct and prepare ACC's student body, including experiential learning candidates entering internships or apprenticeships, and members of the community who are re-entering the workforce or re-careering for employment aligned with backgrounds, interests, and credentials.

  • Assess wants, needs, skills, and interests using various resources such as Focus-2, Career Coach, and other technologies.

  • Devise, plan, and implement coaching strategies to support individuals facing employment barriers (age, disability, digital literacy/fluency, re-entering workforce after extended absence, exiting criminal justice system, socio-economic barriers, or other obstacles).

  • Liaison and train internal stakeholders in order to integrate career readiness and job preparation throughout the student experience.

  • Facilitate identification and monitoring of mentor, volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities that match students' needs.

  • Coordinate services for students making referrals as appropriate based on individual need to address challenges and position students for optimal success.

  • Coordinate job clubs and job fairs. Represent ACC career services in the community to promote the program, increase awareness, identify potential community partners, and outreach to priority populations.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum through research and remain abreast of leading-edge job search tools and strategies.

  • Plans and organizes lesson plans, research/reference materials, syllabi, and other learning aids.

  • Compile data for program evaluation.

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Subject matter of related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.

  • Teaching best practices for adult learners.

  • Understanding the mission and philosophy of a community college and lifelong education.

  • Sensitivity of the needs of a diverse student body.

  • Awareness of immediate and long-term assessment strategies, and understanding of growth-mindset philosophy of teaching.

  • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.

  • Experience with active learning methods and educational technology platforms.

  • Outstanding time management, planning, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to achieve consensus among diverse groups of people and interact with students of diverse backgrounds.

  • Maintaining an established work schedule.

  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  • Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and others.

Technology Skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, interactive video and online format technology, classroom, clinical, lab, or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college and high school levels.

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

  • Knowledge of the digital application process, as well as software and platforms including Indeed, GlassDoor, Jobscan, LinkedIn, Big Interview, HireVue, Soft Chalk, Blackboard Collaborate, Webex, Kahoot, Purple Briefcase/Career Link, and Handshake.

Required Work Experience
  • One year paid experience serving adult learners, job seekers, and priority populations in one-on-one and/or group settings.

Preferred Work Experience
  • Familiarity with local industry is preferred.

Required Education
  • Associate degree.

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Skill

Bilingual - English and Dari/Pashto

Pay Rate


Work Hours

Up to 19 hours/week

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

July 5, 2023 Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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