Early Childhood Education Instructor/Program Director

Location
Dowagiac
Posted
Oct 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Early Childhood Education Instructor/Program Director

Posting Number: 20181011
Job Category: Faculty

Job Description Summary:
The Early Childhood Education Instructor/Program Director oversees the early childhood education-related programs for Southwestern Michigan College. This position will oversee curriculum development, train adjunct faculty, represent the college in advisory board functions, advise Early Childhood Education students, supervise the Early Childhood Assistant Program Manager, and teach.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Education or a related field
• Three - five years of experience working in an early childhood setting (ages 0 - 5)

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in early childhood administration/supervision
• Experience teaching at a college level, ideally in a community college environment.
• Experience coordinating curriculum to meet the changing demands of secondary education.

Other Information:
Professional Qualities and Abilities:
• Ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods
• Ability to relate to students, and facilitate student learning
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Ability to learn and use instructional technology
• Ability to connect with both traditional and nontraditional students in a rural community college setting
• Ability to work collaboratively, not only within SMC, but also with K-12 and 4-year post-secondary institutions.
• Knowledge of the early childhood education environment within Michigan and Indiana.
The physical activity of this position.
• Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
• Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
• Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
• Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
The physical requirements of this position.
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Southwestern Michigan College is a two-year college located approximately 45 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana and approximately 45 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Official transcripts of every degree achieved will be required of finalist. A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist. In compliance with the EEOC and Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the college does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, visit https://swmich.peopleadmin.com/postings/2510





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