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Basic Skills Instructor - WSP (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
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Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

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Basic Skills Instructor - WSP (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Part Time

Job Number: 2023-001025 BS

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Instructor for Basic Skills, ABE/GED in the Corrections Education program located at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. The hours for this position will be determined upon hire.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Responsibilities:

Faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning. This position reports to the Dean of Corrections Education at WSP and will be responsible for teaching classes to offenders housed at WSP. Successful candidates will teach assigned classes, prepare teaching materials, assign grades, maintain records, and consult with students as required by the instructional division.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Teach ABE, GED, and/or ELA (English Language Acquisition) classes utilizing both lecture and laboratory modes of instruction.
  • Participate in curriculum revision, program management, and research related activities.
  • Interview and screen prospective students into the program.
  • Maintain competency assessment records and student progress accountability measures on all students enrolled in the assigned course sections.
  • Monitor and evaluate student performance to include daily documentation required by WWCC and DOC, including but not limited to entering attendance, entering behavior observations, maintaining assessment progress and writing infractions.
  • Ensure that classroom/lab and equipment are in excellent condition and maintained.
  • Participate in regular advisory meetings.

  • Competencies

  • Ability to interact with those in custody and/or the public according to expected guidelines; treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to effectively combine an array of methods to enhance understanding, including demonstrations, lectures, group discussions and activities, individual activities, etc. Understand which teaching methods best serve the student's needs, interests, and ability to learn.
  • Ability to recognize the value of cultural, ethnic, gender and other individual differences in people.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect.
  • Ability to develop accurate standards to measure learning or administer testing or other evaluations to determine effectiveness and ensure a high level of comprehension has been achieved.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an academic subject area required, master's degree desired.
  • Experience teaching in a correctional facility desired.
  • Experience with curriculum evaluation desired.
  • Experience as an instructional trainer/teacher at the secondary or post-secondary level, correctional, industrial, corporate, and/or workplace setting desired.
  • Curriculum development, student advising and student recruitment experience desired.

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This is a part-time instruction assignment contingent on enrollment and located inside the Washington State Penitentiary, an adult male prison. This position interacts daily with students (incarcerated individuals), instructors, counselors, DOC, and WWCC staff. Successful candidate must have the ability to travel between buildings with or without accommodations. Washington State Penitentiary is fully ADA compliant. The campus is tobacco free institution.

    Department of Correction positions are grant funded and funding is not guaranteed. Upon loss of grant funding, the position will end. WWCC does not absorb the cost to fund DOC grant positions.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful employment to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and provide transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. All Walla Walla Community College staff members employed at one of the Correction Education facilities must be cleared by an FBI background check before being hired into such positions and successfully complete a 3-week corrections training program. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.


    Compensation for adjunct instruction is contingent on enrollment and paid in accordance with the contract between the WWCC Board of Trustees and the WWCC Association for Higher Education. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with the educational background and experience per the Refer to Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader). Appendix D for the part-time salary schedule.

    Required Application Materials

    This position is posted as open until filled and applications will be screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position.
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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