Older Adults Program Non-Credit Instructor

Mar 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Older Adults Program Non-Credit Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: SCF981

Location: North Orange Continuing Education

Department: LEAP

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach noncredit older adult classes in the disciplines of Health and Wellness, Senior Topics, Creative Arts, Music Arts, Brain Health, Food Preparation and Good Nutrition, Safety and related courses to a diverse student population.

Provide program leadership by mentoring adjunct faculty on issues related to instruction.

Work directly with Activity Directors or Administrators at off-campus locations related to program needs.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught, and either:

(A) Thirty hours or two semester units of course work or class work in understanding the needs of the older adult taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district. This requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; or (B) One year of professional experience working with older adults;


Associate degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught; and two years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; and sixty hours or four semester units of coursework or classwork in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district. This last requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor;


The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to teach in area of discipline.

Knowledge of current theories and methods that address the varied learning styles and special needs of older adults.

Demonstrated experience in the development of course materials.

Demonstrated commitment to professional growth.

Demonstrated use and integration of technology and other instructional media as related to content delivery.

Experience with community agencies, businesses and senior citizen facilities that service the older adult population.

Demonstrated experience working with students with a focus on the needs of the general population as it ages.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions:
North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) is the fourth largest community college-based continuing education institution in California. Students enroll in NOCE’s noncredit programs to enhance basic skills, and employable skills and/or prepare for credit courses, living independently, and civic participation. Noncredit programs offered at NOCE include adult basic skills (high school diploma and literacy programs), English as a second language, U.S. citizenship, parenting, older adults, short-term vocational, and programs for adults with disabilities. In addition, NOCE offers a wide selection of community services courses for a small tuition fee including Kids’ College and Teen Program, fitness, fine arts, home decorative arts, business skills, and financial planning.

Open to all community members interested in making positive changes in their lives, the majority of NOCE classes are state-supported. Over 800 courses are taught each quarterly term, serving 31,000 students annually ranging from preschoolers to seniors. In 2016/17, NOCE issued 253 high school diplomas and 448 short-term vocational career certificates. NOCE has three center locations in Anaheim, Cypress, and Wilshire (Fullerton) as well as over 150 off-site community locations in partnership with local education agencies and municipalities. NOCE’s Student Success and Support Program provides orientation, assessment, and counseling components while also offering workshops to support students in the area of college transition, financial aid basics, career exploration, resume development, and interviewing techniques.

Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and part of the California Community Colleges, all NOCE courses are approved by the State of California. Celebrated as a diverse and welcoming learning environment, we invite you to join us at NOCE where we empower, support, and focus on putting students first.

More information on NOCE programs can be found at www.NOCE.edu.

Salary Range: $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2016116FT

Open Date: 03/05/2018

Close Date: 4/18/2018

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2906


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