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Continuing Education Instructor

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 19, 2023
Job Description

Muskegon Community College is seeking to hire Continuing Education Instructors. The main purpose of this position(s) is to teach non-credit classes offered by Muskegon Community College Continuing Education(CE). Continuing Education courses offered will vary based on courses desired by participants – some currently desired topics are art (painting, pottery/ceramics, drawing, etc.), language (Spanish, American Sign Language, German), fitness (yoga, pilates, tai-chi), creative writing, and culinary arts. CE instructors are not covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement for faculty.

The instructor will create a proposal for a class that is appropriate as a continuing education topic, with curriculum, the length of the class, outcomes, and class materials organization. The incumbent will work with CE staff on securing days, dates, and times for class offerings. They will be expected to prepare the class, teach the class, and assess student satisfaction with the class.

Continuing Education fulfills part of the college’s legislated purpose, which includes offering classes in the community for fun and enrichment. The incumbent will report to the Continuing Education Coordinator located in the Workforce Development department.

Essential Functions
  • Researching and building a class appropriate for continuing education
  • Completing and submitting the Course Proposal Form
  • Identify and determine
  • Using MCC protocols and procedures, create an appropriate curriculum for a class
  • Curriculum development will include clear outcomes and instruction hours
  • In coordination with CE Program Coordinator, determine class location, and classroom size needed, and identify resources necessary to run the class, and any out-of-pocket expenses that will be incurred by students
  • Prepare the classroom for teaching
  • Assess student satisfaction with the class
Required Skills


Minimum Qualifications
  • (Proven) (Documented) Expertise in the topic area, either through experience or education
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience
  • Associate Degree (or higher)
Additional Information

Terms of Employment

Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas for this position. Only candidates who are currently authorized to work in the United States will be considered.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Muskegon Community College website and submit the following required materials:
  • Muskegon Community College Online Application
  • Resume
  • Short Cover Letter - describing the class(es) you want to teach.
  • If relevant, unofficial college transcripts.
Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☒ Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☐ Standing & Walking

☒ Sitting

☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☒ Up to 25 lbs. ☐ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☐ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel

☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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