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Community ELA Adjunct Instructor (MPOP)

Renton Technical College
Renton, Washington
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Reporting directly to the Dean and/or Associate Dean of ELA and IBEST, the MPOP Community ELA Instructor plays a crucial role in providing specialized instruction and support for the Massage Parlor Outreach Project (MPOP). This grassroots initiative focuses on organizing and empowering migrant Asian massage parlor workers and care workers in the Seattle Chinatown/International District and greater Seattle area. The primary goal is to build worker power through organizing, leadership development, and addressing gender-based violence, colonization, and criminalization.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as needs arise within each department. Deans will evaluate applications periodically and contact candidates as adjunct positions become available. Note that applications may be reviewed at any time while this posting remains active.

Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology, and automotive. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation before entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. Career Education and apprenticeships degrees round out our offerings.

As an Achieving the Dream and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist in Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve. Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include

Culturally Competent Instruction:
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence, including awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations.
  • Create an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Program Development and Leadership:
  • Provide leadership in improving access and successful educational outcomes for underrepresented populations.
  • Develop contextualized curriculum and alternative delivery methods tailored to the unique needs of MPOP participants.

Student Support and Assessment:
  • Assess, monitor, and document student performance within the MPOP context.
  • Advise students in meeting their educational goals, emphasizing language skills relevant to massage-related workspaces.

Collaboration and Outreach:
  • Work collaboratively with MPOP team members and community partners.
  • Assist in developing, assessing, and analyzing program outcomes specific to MPOP objectives.

Language Access and Skill Development:
  • Teach in Mandarin and English to ensure language accessibility for the MPOP community.
  • Provide basic English instruction tailored to massage-related workspaces.

Flexible Teaching Style:
  • Willingness to travel to the International District.
  • Availability for early morning sessions from 7:30-9:00.
  • Provide remote/hybrid teaching to accommodate diverse learning needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with diverse populations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education (TESOL or Adult Education preferred) and relevant teaching experience.
  • Ability to design interactive learning experiences respectful of cultural differences.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin and the ability to teach skill areas relevant to MPOP.
  • Experience working with adult learners and employing various teaching strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills in both writing and oral English.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team and maintain accurate records.
  • Previous experience in curriculum development is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to represent MPOP and the college in a positive and professional manner.

Terms of Employment

This is an adjunct faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis.Lecture (theory) credits are compensated at$980per credit,which includes scheduled class time and final exam days.Master's or Doctorate degreestipendsare paidona prorated per credit ratequarterly.

Degree Stipend:

Master's or Doctorate degree stipends are paid on a prorated per credit rate quarterly.
  • Quarterly Master's stipend: $967
  • Quarterly Doctorate stipend: $1,935

The person hired isrequiredtoprovideauthorization for employment in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment andrequireddegree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarilyprecludeemployment but will be considered indeterminingthe applicant's suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position.Finalists are required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080.Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questionsregardingthis position contactNia Wiliamsdwilliams@rtc.edu425-235-2475


EEO STATEMENT: Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. The following college official has beendesignatedto handle inquiriesregardingthe nondiscrimination policies: Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Vice President of Human Resources 3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA 98056 (425)235-7873,

Jeanne Clery statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, Renton Technical College reports the mandate information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Renton Technical College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at: Forinformation on how to access the RTC Daily Crime Log follow this link:

We acknowledge that RTC sits uninvited on the ancestral land of the Puget Salish people, including theDuwamish,Suquamish,Snoqualmie,Tulalip, andMuckleshootNations. We are grateful to the original inhabitants of this land, upon which we gather and dialogue. We also acknowledge our increasingly virtual world, in which RTC's work is done across multiple indigenous lands, in some cases, away from Puget Salish territories. We thank the original caretakers of our local lands and waters, who are still here.Beyond acknowledgment, we each have an obligation to learn about and support our local tribes. Find out how on our resources page, which includes scholarships for Indigenous students.

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