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Instructor, Continuing Education
Austin Community College District


Date Posted Nov. 15, 2021
Title Instructor, Continuing Education
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Education
 
 
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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 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
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*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 under represented 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.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. 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:
Instructor, Continuing Education

Job Description Summary:
STEPS Instructors are responsible for vocational and academic instruction in a variety of fields and topics. STEPS Instructors play a pivotal role in creating an environment where students are treated with respect, encouragement, and integrity. Instructors in this position understand that the STEPS students are adults who have a right to privacy and autonomy. Instructors set the classroom expectation as a supervisor/employee relationship. Instructors are responsible for instruction in all levels of post-secondary vocational training, literacy, basic skills, and adult secondary skills preparation including all subject areas (writing skills, social skills, interpreting literature, entry-level job skills, and mathematics).

Job Description:

*Description of Duties and Tasks *

  • Instructs students in academic and vocational subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Uses intake interviews, disability documentation, under the supervision of the Workforce Specialist and Coordinator to identify and implement accommodation needs.
  • Provides direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employs special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Teaches socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system such as modeling.
  • Modifies curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establishes and enforces clear rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Meets with students to discuss progress and to determine priorities and their individualized educational needs.
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records.
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.

Knowledge

Skills

  • Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and written communications skills, including the use of tact, diplomacy, understanding, and valuing all contributions.

Technology Skills

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

Required Work Experience

  • As required.

Required Education

  • As required.

Special Requirements
Licenses/Certifications; Other

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Number of Openings:
0

Job Posting Close Date:
October 29, 2021

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*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

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*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

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*Clery Act*_
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the 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.

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*Disclaimer*_
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 intended to be 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 as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 
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