Career Training Instructor - Business Math

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Job Details Title:Career Training Instructor - Business MathAnnounce date:09/30/2021Apply by date:Open Until FilledApplication status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Part-time Salary:$22.05 per hour

Working Hours:

Working hours for this position consist of hours not to exceed 29 hours per week. Dates and times will vary based on the Career Training Program schedule and needs of the program. Hours for this teaching position is Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Specific work hours are based on course schedule to be assigned by the supervisor and agreed upon by the employee prior to the onset of employment.

Summary:

The Business Math Instructor reports to the Director of Career Training, Community Education, & Professional Development who will assign location (online/remote or face to face) and hours of the Business Math course. The Business Math Instructor works closely with program students to provide instruction in basic math operations, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, and measurements and introduces important math concepts for business and or healthcare workplace settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible for teaching Business Math using provided course curriculum.
  2. Develop an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) and ensure that it meets college and department standards.
  3. Develops and maintains online course shell utilizing the college’s LMS (Canvas) system to deliver quality instruction to program students.
  4. Develops business math lessons (i.e. fractions, percentage, and measurements) and curriculum based on the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level students to provide math skills applicable in the business and or healthcare workplace.
  5. Develops classroom instruction materials, handouts, PowerPoint materials and other resources relevant to classroom instruction.
  6. Implements a variety of instructional delivery methods (online or face to face), that include group or individualized instruction as well as utilizes Canvas/computer programs that help students complete course content.
  7. Assess students’ progress by grading assignments, papers, and exams.
  8. Completes and maintains appropriate attendance and assessment records and ensures timely submission of student grades utilizing the college’s online grading submission system.
  9. Maintains good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff and students.
  10. Maintains good communications and works effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
  11. Adheres to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
  12. Participates in teacher meetings and professional development activities as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Required

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. 1-2 years teaching experience

Preferred

  1. Bilingual: English/Spanish
Other Skills and Abilities:
  1. Ability to work well with people.
  2. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  3. Excellent one-on-one and group presentation skills.
  4. Experience in maintaining positive relationships with a diverse student population.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and positively in writing, via telephone, e-mail, face to face, or using other media.
  6. Strong follow-up skills.
  7. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to a diverse customer base.
Communication Skills:

Ability to teach grammar, vocabulary, and the writing of essays, reports, and business correspondence to prepare students for the world of work in a business or healthcare setting. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, clients, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software. In addition, they should be able to learn and utilize a variety of education software packages.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Organization

Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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