Instructor VAST Occupational Life Skills (Full Time Faculty)
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
We are currently seeking an Instructor, VAST Occupational Life Skills, who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
You: You're passionate about helping people reach their full personal, academic and career potential.
Your mission: HCC's VAST Academy provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services, which lead to meaningful credentials, employment and independence for differently-abled individuals. As a VAST Occupational Life Skills instructor, you'll offer students opportunities, resources and support, such as vocational certificates, pre-college and freshman success bridge courses, career readiness credentials, internships and employment assistance.
Your work: When you're not teaching, you may be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising students on academic and/or career pathways; or reviewing books and new learning materials.
Next steps: If you're excited about this opportunity to do what you love while continuing to learn and grow your career, submit your application today.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Bachelor's degree, Masters degree in Special Education or related field preferred (a photocopy of the transcript showing degree conferred must accompany the application).
Minimum of (3) years teaching Special Education at the high school level and/or working with students with disabilities in a related field. Minimum (1) year teaching non-credit or credit courses in a college setting. (Ex. VAST, Developmental, Guided Studies, Continuing Education, Business Technology, Psychology, Sociology)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment.
Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population.
Possess good organizational and planning skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of working with students with a broad-range of disabilities and "ability" levels.
Demonstrate sensitivity to students with disabilities and diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment
Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others