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HSE in Spanish / ESL Instructor

Forsyth Technical Community College
Eller, North Carolina
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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The Part-Time Instructor, HSE in Spanish/ESL reports to the Coordinator, Director and the Dean of College and Career Readiness. The instructor is responsible for providing instruction in Spanish and English to adult learners of varying academic levels. The instructor helps students meet necessary goals and prepares students for secondary coursework. This instructor will be responsible for assisting adult learners with acquiring the academic and workforce development skills necessary to achieve a high school equivalency diploma and to transition to post-secondary opportunities.

The hours for this position are Daytime 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and/or Evening 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform such essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Teaching, Adult Education, TESOL, Social Sciences, Human Services Social Work or related.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • At least two years of full-time or equivalent experience in teaching ESL, Literacy, Basic Skills, Adult High School, WIOA Funded Programs, K-12, or closely related organizations.
  • Willingness to work primarily from an offsite center or campus.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the unique mission and vision of Forsyth Tech.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in one of the following areas: Teaching, Adult Education, ESL, Curriculum & Instruction, Community College Administration, or related field.
  • Working knowledge of ADVANSYS, Colleague or any other ERP software management system.
  • Experience with Online Adult Learning modalities.
  • Experience in using data to make programmatic improvements

Essential Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Develop lesson plans and course materials that maximize student learning in subject matter areas: English as a Second Language, Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. Evaluate student progress regularly, with an emphasis on building reading and math skills to a level of high school proficiency on TABE, CASAS, or other, approved standardized assessments.
  • Develop and deliver engaging lesson plans aligned to the NCCCS College and Career Readiness Adult Education Content Standards.
  • Employ appropriate and diverse teaching and learning strategies - i.e. individual, group, hands-on and contextualized instruction as well as lecture and discussion. Incorporate instructional technology when available and appropriate.
  • Assist in providing academic guidance to students as needed to achieve academic and career goals.
  • Review course content and materials, student evaluations, and make recommendations to Coordinator for course revision and/or development. Collaborate with Coordinator to review, evaluate and, if necessary, revise HSE in Spanish program.
  • Maintain accurate records of student daily hours through Advansys, pre and post-test hours, and progress. Submit final closeout documentation according to established deadlines.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of educational functioning levels (EFL's), LEIS forms, post-testing guidelines and performance measures. Monitor student registrations, goals, and outcomes using LEIS (Literacy Education Information System).
  • Complete and submit payroll hours each month.
  • Implement best practices for the retention and recruitment of students.
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures. Enforce rules concerning student behavior.
  • Assist with the enrollment of students to improve retention efforts.
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and twelve hours of professional development annually.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Instructional Coordinator, Dean, or Vice President.
  • Make recommendations to Coordinator for supplies, equipment, and equipment repairs.
  • Assume responsibility for being familiar with and adhering to all policies of the College.
  • Treat others respectfully, speak to others courteously and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
  • Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission.

Language Skills:
  • Reads written communications and analyzes and interprets both verbal and written communications.
  • Responds coherently verbally and in writing to students, co-workers, and individuals contacting the College.
  • Responds to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Presents information effectively to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:
  • Performs basic mathematical operations in problem solving.
  • Applies mathematical concepts such as exponent and permutation to such tasks as test reliability, frequency distribution, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:
  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee will need to regularly operate and use computers, phones and other electronic equipment.
  • The employee will frequently communicate and must be able to exchange accurate information with others.
  • The employee may need to move around their office and/or campus to attend meetings/ classes and to access files, machinery or other job-related tools.
  • The employee may need to lift and/or move equipment, tools or paperwork up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee may need to position themselves by reaching, stooping, kneeling or crouching in order to adjust or collect equipment and/or supplies.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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