College for Kids/Youth Programs Instructors

Job description

Salary Depends on Qualifications
Location IL 61821, IL
Job Type Part-Time Faculty
Department Communications & External Affairs
Job Number btce9.12.18

Job Summary

Community Education provides a variety of youth classes for students, entering grades 3-12, in a relaxed, non-graded environment. Instructors are responsible for developing courses that will engage students in learning and will challenge them with "hands on" experiences. Instructors may propose classes for the academic year or for Parkland's summer enrichment camps known as College for Kids.

Program Goals:
Youth programs are designed to attain the following goals:

  • Provide hands-on explorations in specialized fields such as science, math, language arts, computer science, technology, humanities and fine arts.
  • Provide challenging experiences and intellectual stimulation for students to develop their special interests.
  • Build key skills for future success
  • Expose students to a learning atmosphere that will motivate them to achieve their highest potential.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that will engage students in math, science, culinary arts, technology, fine and visual arts, and math, but are not limited to these topics.

All Applicants must submit:
  • An online Parkland College employment application.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Three (3) professional references.

Essential Job Functions

Hiring is contingent upon courses meeting minimum enrollment
  • Submit complete daily lesson plans, course syllabus, proposed supply list and budget by established deadline.
  • Provide classroom instructions in accordance with stated objectives, and established course outline.
  • Actively engage all students in learning each day.
  • Commit to teach the entire class time.
  • Responsible for classroom management.
  • Patience when working with youth.
  • Maintain high standard of teaching and learning in classroom.
  • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the proposed area.
  • Two (2) years' experience in education (teaching) or related field and/or teaching children ages eight (8) through eighteen (18) years.
  • Must pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication.
  • Professional attitude and ability to work with others.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to commit to the full session for which they are applying. All classes are contingent upon meeting minimum enrollment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience.
  • Presentation or public speaking experience.

No Benefits

01 Provide a brief description of the proposed class or classes.

02 Identify and list course learning objectives and goals. Explain how you will meet these goals.

03 What classroom resources will you need, if any for each class? (computer lab, document camera, etc.)

04 Indicate the appropriate grade level(s) for this course(s).
  • Grades 3, 4, 5
  • Grades 4, 5, 6
  • Grades 5, 6, 7
  • Grades 6, 7, 8
  • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

05 Would you like your proposal(s) to be considered for College for Kids?
  • Yes
  • No

06 Indicate your availability and a suggested time for this course. Youth programming may be offered at a variety of times, depending on availability of space at Parkland College. Course may be offered on a one time basis, as a weekend workshop, over the course of a few weeks, etc. Please propose a schedule that will best meet the learning objectives.

* Required Question

Parkland College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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