Non-Credit Instructor - Upward Bound

Job description

Requisition ID: req3127

Job Title: Non-Credit Instructor - Upward Bound

Department: Upward Bound

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation: $23.96

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; Hours vary 

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Non-Credit Instructor, Upward Bound (UB) is responsible for providing engaging and empowering academic instruction to program participants (grades 9-12) during the annual Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI). All courses are geared towards generating excitement for learning by introducing next school year’s curriculum and academic skills. Each course should incorporate one overarching project. Students may work in groups or individually on the class project and the projects will be presented at the end of the program. Coursework should be based on culturally responsive pedagogy and multicultural perspectives. The SEI Program’s subjects include Wellness, Project Based Learning, English A (Level I & II), English B (Level III & IV), Spanish, French, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math I (Algebra), Math II (Geometry), Math III (Algebra II), Math IV (Pre-Calculus), and Self-Development.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Orientation, Positive Approach, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Energy, Earning Trust



Provides effective instruction to high school students in a virtual classroom format during the designated work schedule. Develops curriculum and materials
for assigned course(s). Participate in an orientation session and meetings as scheduled. Prepares, develops and proctors one pre-test and one post-test for
assigned course(s). Completes and maintains required reports (i.e., class attendance, supply lists, course syllabus, pre- and post-test results, final grades, etc.) and submits by the given due date. Adhere to established TRIO policies and procedures.


Participate in out-of-class activities/events with students and parents as agreed upon with the Upward Bound Program Manager. Maintains continual contact with students, and maintains good relations with Upward Bound partners, participants and others. Models professional behavior with participants, parents, and staff. Handles disruptive behavior with respect, follows guidelines, processes and procedures, and reports any issues to Program Manager. Monitors participant participation and attendance.


Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.

Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and productive work and learning environment, where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment.

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.


Attends all required department meetings and trainings. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required. Other duties as required.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials.


Typical office/academic environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. May travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge of: mastery level of student learning theory; delivering student instruction; communication and computer; organizing and coordinating training programs.

Skilled in: communication, verbal, non-verbal and written: ensures understanding, adjusting to audience; maintaining the audience attention; present in logical manner and summarize information to audience; defining clear goals. 

Ability to: focus on the student; educate and understand student's needs and concerns; follow a logical sequence; use learning aids build collaborative relationships; develop and maintain good working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED with at least one (1) year of experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.

Additional Information:

This is a pooled position, hiring takes place on an "as needed basis." Applicant must list the teaching subject of interest in their cover letter. 




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Job No:
Posted: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time