Part-time Faculty Achieving The Promise Academy Embedded Support Coach
Job location: Maryland - Montgomery County
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-10-24
Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.Job TitlePart-time Faculty Achieving The Promise Academy Embedded Support CoachJob Description SummaryMontgomery College is currently accepting applications for part-time faculty members who are interested in serving as Achieving the Promise Academy academic embedded coaches. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated educators who exhibit a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrate the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. The Achieving the Promise Academy (ATPA) is a college-wide academic program that coaches students while they complete their program of study at Montgomery College.
Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., MC is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.Job Description
***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.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Work two hours each week (per section assigned) during the semester.
- Attend class periodically (frequency determined together by coach and host faculty) for the purposes of having a consistent and ongoing understanding of the curriculum, the instructor's expectations for the students, the class culture, assignment requirements, and major concepts/skills. By visiting classes, coaches are not playing any role in evaluating faculty in the classroom, but rather attaining high visibility among the students and a cohesive relationship with the class.
- Facilitate/lead/oversee weekly study sessions for students.
- Send out weekly emails to each section of students to reinforce main concepts, remind students of upcoming deadlines, and/or send helpful activities/resources.
- Meet monthly with other embedded coaches and ATPA coordinators.
- Attend mandatory training before classes begin.
- Strategize with faculty to identify and support students with highest need
- Reinforce course material through group and one-on-one tutoring, review sessions, and weekly e-mails.
- Refer students to learning centers, academic departments, and other resources/units at the college.
- Teach self-advocacy skills, academic skills, and non-cognitive skills
- Meet once during the semester with the program coordinator to discuss performance and program requirements.
- Document your work in WCOnline, the ATPA documentation application, coaching activities, such as attendance and content covered in study sessions, notes on class visits, and outcomes of meetings with host faculty.
- Master’s degree in Accounting, Chemistry, Biology, Criminal Justice, English, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Math or a related field.
- Teaching experience.
- Must be skilled in the use of office computer technology, including Microsoft Office products (Office365, Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive), and the willingness and ability to quickly learn WC Online or similar student documentation software and become proficient using the Internet-based applications used by the ATPA.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 15 lbs.
- Thorough knowledge of teaching strategies and curricular content within a particular discipline taught at the College and engagement strategies for high-risk populations.
- Knowledge of current pedagogy in the appropriate discipline/content area
- Skill in verbal and written communications, interpersonal relationships, office/computer applications, leadership and organization.
- Knowledge of multicultural student populations with varied levels of academic preparation.
- Skill in increasing student retention and achievement.
- Ability to use a learning management system such as such as Blackboard
- Ability to problem-solve, think creatively, and work with a diverse group of students and colleagues.
- A willingness to work collaboratively with the lead instructor of multiple sections of courses (depending on available ESH) to support student success.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work for a minimum of 1 ESH per semester (equivalent to 30 hours during the semester).
- Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
- Tutoring experience preferred, but not required.
- Daytime availability preferred, but not required.
- Experience engaging and motivating at-risk students.
- Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment.
- For consideration, you must: (optional)
Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
- Successful completion of a background check.