Culinary Arts Instructor/Program Coordinator

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This position is security sensitive and subject to the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Culinary Arts Instructor/Program Coordinator

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to the offer of employment. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.
The following documents are requested: resume with your personal e-mail address, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3 professional) references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Summary:

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Instructor/Program Coordinator reports directly to the Chair of Business and Industrial Technology. The program coordinator will provide administrative oversight of the culinary arts and hospitality programs in addition to teaching culinary arts and hospitality courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters as required by the department. Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following: coordinating activities and directing training of students; preparing unit plans and curriculum documents; instructing students in preparing and cooking foods in a commercial kitchen; and supporting the mission of LSCPA. Performs other related work as assigned. Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts or closely related field.
Three years culinary experience.
At least one year of leadership/supervisory experience.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to give clear directions and constructive criticism
Skills in culinary arts, which requires creativity, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
Ability to work with little or no supervision.
High degree of communication skills, written and spoken.
Ability to evaluate programs and procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and see. The employee is occasionally required to sit, lift, push, pull and carry objects up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or closely related field.
Five years culinary experience.
Two years of leadership/supervisory experience.
Knowledge of purchasing, ordering, receiving, and inventory procedures.


Commensurate with experience. Plus excellent benefits.

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Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes.

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Teach day, evening and/or online classes and labs.

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Plan and organize quality instruction to maximize student learning.

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Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.

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Participate in professional development activities.

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Participate in campus events, committee assignments, and graduation ceremonies.

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Coordinate and attend advisory committee meetings.

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Recruit, advise and tutor students.

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Maintain required office hours.

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Interact with students, faculty, and staff members in a professional manner.

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Oversee equipment set up and maintenance.

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Effectively write reports and business correspondence.

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Efficiently present information and respond to information/comments from vendors, suppliers, students and employees.

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Read, analyze, and interpret professional publications, technical procedures, manuals and/or statutory regulations.

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Working knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to, an online learning management system, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and e-mail.

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Posted: 12/15/2020
Application Due: 3/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time