Instructional Specialist II - Education

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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for instructional facilitation of assigned courses, develop curriculum and instructional materials, evaluate student success, assess program effectiveness, and recommend and implement changes. Serve all students as a TRUE Learning Community by promoting student success through student learning, student development, and student retention.

This is a new position that will require the incumbent to be significantly involved in creating pathways for potential post-Baccalaureate degree students seeking Arizona Department of Education teacher certification.  The overall program will go through a review process in 2021 and the instructional specialist position will continue upon Arizona State Board of Education approval and if enrolled students’ numbers are at an acceptable level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will:

  • Provide instruction to students in a group or on an individual basis at various locations.  Provide information to students on program requirements.  Evaluate students’ progress, and assess learning outcomes.
  • Provide instructional support to faculty, including the development and presentation of professional development learning opportunities.   Assist with student recruitment, orientation, assessment, data collection and retention and transition into CAC certificate or degree programs and ADE (Arizona Department of Education) certification.
  • Develop course outlines, syllabus, and course materials that promote learning and fulfill the program objectives. Maintain students’ records and grades; complete and return required reports to the appropriate office by due date.  Share responsibility for maintaining the facilities and equipment in area utilized.
  • Assist Program Manager with the preparation of the program’s budget, courses, class schedules, and related tasks. 
  • Prepare and participate in the program review process in accordance with the stated policies and procedures. May assist students with academic advising, financial aid, registration, and bookstore orders. 
  • Participate in faculty development activities to update knowledge of the subject area and to remain current in the use of alternative teaching techniques and appropriate instructional technology. Represent the college and/or the program on a variety of internal and external committees for the college and community
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the function and level of the position to include participation on college committees, and the recruitment and retention of students.


EDUCATION:   Master’s degree in elementary or secondary education

EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of Pre K-12 or higher education instructional experience  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of learning and/or teaching students and staff.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices used in conducting research, in the use of the internet as a tool, and in report preparation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices in a variety of teaching techniques and the use of technology in instruction.
  • Knowledge of techniques and methodologies of student assessment.
  • Knowledge and skill in developing instructional programs, planning, evaluation, and review with the ability to produce new, imaginative, or innovative solutions different from traditional approaches.
  • Knowledge and skill in operating a variety of multimedia equipment, computer systems, hardware, and relevant software applications.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with staff, community leaders, faculty, students, and the public. Skill working in a diverse multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population.

SALARY:   Entry salary is $48,026.00 - $50,908.00

DEADLINE:  Thursday, October 29, 2020

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  The application packet should consist of:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work.

To apply go to Travel costs due to interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications not accompanied with the required transcripts will not be considered. 

Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.

Faxed application materials will not be accepted. 

Background Verification:  As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a Background Verification.  The check will be conducted by third party agent, General Information Services (GIS) Inc.  Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification.  The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by GIS during the background process.   The level the background verification for this position is: Standard level.

The Office of Talent Development is located in main administration building, H Building, Suite 131 on the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, Arizona 85128.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Central Arizona College (the College) is committed to provide equal employment opportunity in decisions involving hiring, evaluation, promotion, advancement and discipline, and educational opportunity to all applicants and employees.  The College will hire without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.




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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 10/29/2020
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