Instructor, High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
This position works Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:30pm.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under limited supervision, the instructor is responsible for teaching basic skills, literacy, and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) subject areas (reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics, with an emphasis on STEM subjects) to students enrolled in the Education Program at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC). The instructor collaborates with fellow instructors on the development of curriculum aligned to adult education standards.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
- Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
- Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
- Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
- Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
- Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
- Effectively teach basic skills, literacy and HSED subject areas to eligible offenders in a variety of instructional formats.
- Work with special education youth in order to meet the requirements of existing Individualized Education Plans.
- Maintain student and program records for reporting purposes.
- Collaborate with fellow instructors at IMCC, as well as in the Department of Corrections, on the development of innovative curricula for offenders in alignment with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults.
- Act as a liaison among the Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa Medical Classification Center, and Kirkwood Community College, supporting the operations of Iowa Medical Classification Center.
- Perform other related work duties as assigned.
- Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with peer team members, students, and staff.
- Possess strong human relations skills and be able to interact with diverse personalities.
- Communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently orally and in writing.
- Deal responsibly and effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions
- Possess ability to adapt to a work situation inside a medium security institution housing convicted offenders.
- Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree with successful teaching experience is required. In addition, candidates must pass IMCC security clearance and graduate from the Department of Corrections Training Academy.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
- A current Iowa standard or master educator teaching license or ability to earn a standard license is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
- Candidates with prior corrections, adult education, or at-risk teaching experience are preferred.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]