Achieving the Promise Coaches - Part Time Faculty

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College



Montgomery College

Montgomery College is currently accepting applications for possible openings as a part-time faculty member serving as Achieving the Promise Coaches. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated educator who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.

***Montgomery College accepts applications for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty on a continuous basis. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on the student enrollment needs. ***

• The listing of a course in the schedule of classes as "TBA" does not constitute an assignment.
• The hiring decision for part-time faculty involves an academic judgment and shall be determined at Management's sole discretion.
• During the academic year part-time faculty at Montgomery College may teach no more than 11.5 ESH (equivalent semester hour) per semester and no more than 23 ESH per academic year.
• During summer part-time faculty at Montgomery College may teach no more than 10 ESH (equivalent semester hour) for both sessions combined.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Achieving the Promise Coaches are integral to Montgomery College's Achieving the Promise efforts. The individuals serving in these roles are academic coaches for underserved and underrepresented students who are primarily enrolled in General Studies, Business, Criminal Justice, Communications, Engineering, Cyber Security/Computer Science, among other programs.

• Teach a series of "Cultural Navigation" topics, focusing on preparing students to navigate Montgomery College (e.g., course registration, tutoring, counseling and advising, and other student success skill development).

• Provide academic mentoring to discipline-specific cohorts of underserved and underrepresented students enrolled in designated courses.

• Track students' academic progress and facilitate weekly individual meetings and possibly monthly cohort meetings.

• Refer students to Learning Centers and/or other academic support services when appropriate.

• Analyze students' records in preparation for meetings & consultations; advise students of scheduled follow-up appointments

• Conduct initial orientation appointments with new students during the academic year.

• Participate in staff development, workshops, programs, and administrative functions; attends meetings.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Must be eligible to work in the United States without a sponsor.
• Master's degree; supplemented with one (1) year of related work experience in an educational setting.
• Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, including minority and international students
• Interpersonal/human relations skills
• Ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions
• Ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the College
• Ability to identify students' needs for support services and make appropriate referrals
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to operate a personal computer and various software packages
• Ability to work a flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of College policies and procedures, academic requirements, campus
resources, student life, and support services

Application Process:

• The application process includes 10 steps.
• Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
• Include dates of employment in your application or attachment.
• Complete a set of pre-screening questions.
• E-sign your application.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

• Completion of a background check.
• Submission of an official transcript of relevant degree
• Submission of three letters of professional reference

Montgomery College is a tobacco and smoke-free environment

For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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