Instructor Adult Basic Education (ESL/ABE/GED) Lead - Adjunct Pool

Houston, TX
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service. Provide quality instruction to adult learners, integrating meaningful classroom activities and valuable experience that facilitate student learning goals and workforce skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other relevant duties may be required.

Teach English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.

Provide instruction in reading, writing, and speaking and comprehending English, and solving quantitative problems, including functional context for Adult Basic Education students (ABE).

Provide comprehensive secondary instruction below the college credit level in reading, writing and literature, mathematics, science, and social studies, including functional context, and instruction for adults who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Accurately complete, maintain, and submit forms as required by the Adult Education and Literacy Program.

Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair/manager.

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously.

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Academic Advising:
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Provide access to students through electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.

Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.

Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.

Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).

Professional Development:
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair/manager.

Keep pace with developments in the discipline.

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.

Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:
Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.

Texas Teaching Certificate preferred.

Minimum one (1) year of teaching experience.

Teaching experience working with adult students in a multi-level setting preferred.

Experience in working with a diverse population is preferred.

Experience with curriculum development.

Possess good organizational and planning skills.

Willingness to complete four hours of New Employee Induction (NEI) orientation and two hours of classroom observation in an adult education class.

Willingness to complete 12 hours of in-service training each fiscal year; 24 hours for two years, if a valid Texas Teaching Certificate is not held.

Available to teach day, evening or weekend classes at a number of sites, within the program's service areas.

Work with ESL levels 3 & 4 to transition to ABE, GED and Career Pathway classes.

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required.

Knowledge of instructional methods in ESL, Literacy and/or GED.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population.

Demonstrate sensitivity toward students from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrate ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.

Maintain accurate record keeping in accordance to policy guidelines and tracks students' progress for academic, career and personal growth.

Assist adult learners with registration, orientation and assessment as needed according to standards and procedures.

Advise students on academic and career issues.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job- related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.


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