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Adjunct Faculty Coach, Frontline Manager Leadership Program

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver

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Position Summary

We currently seek adjunct faculty coaches with extensive leadership and employee-coaching experience to teach a high-profile, online custom corporate course that prepares frontline workers for first-time management and leaderships roles, primarily within fast casual restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries. The course delivers foundational leadership and management skills necessary to succeed in a first management position and incorporates extensive one-on-one learner coaching.

Within the context of a first-time, front-line management position, key skill areas in the curriculum include:

  • understanding oneself as a leader, including styles of leadership
  • strengthening relationships by understanding others, including diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • professional communication skills (oral, written, listening)
  • delivering and receiving feedback and coaching employees
  • transitioning from a peer to a leader/manager role
  • developing a strong, inclusive team culture
  • building and motivating a high-performance team
  • hiring, onboarding, and individual performance management

*Course enrollment is capped at 17 learners per course section.

The course consists of 12 weeks of formal instruction and one-on-one coaching. During eight weeks after completion of the course, adjunct faculty coaches will deliver up to three, one-hour, one-on-one coaching sessions for each learner.

Essential Functions and Teaching Approach

  • Deliver an exceptional student learning experience
  • Ensure student understanding and application of leadership and management concepts and skills
  • Deliver relevant, insightful, and respectful one-on-one learner coaching
  • Deliver learning support interventions, including tutoring and academic support
  • Deliver instruction and coaching that balances academic/professional achievement with learner capabilities
  • Maintain consistent presence in the course
  • Approach overall course management in a prompt, pro-active, and professional manner, including responses to learner communication.
  • Leverage University College-supported educational technology tools
  • Provide substantive, specific, relevant, and timely feedback on course deliverables
  • Ensure an engaged and inclusive learning environment
  • Model and uphold academic standards

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of principles and best practices related to leadership and management in the context of first-time leader managers.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding ability at teaching information to others
  • Superior degree of professionalism and emotional intelligence
  • Highly effective at coaching individuals and teams
  • Proficient at integrating and discussing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all course content
  • Outstanding organizational orientation and skills
  • Pro-active, time-sensitive orientation
  • Strong servant leadership orientation
  • Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision
  • Deeply committed to delivering an exceptional student experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education and adult learners
  • Ability to adapt priorities and focus

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a relevant field or a bachelors degree with extensive leadership, management, and coaching experience.
  • Experience teaching, coaching, and/or training adults.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership and management experience in fast casual restaurant, hospitality, and/or retail industries
  • Experience teaching adult undergraduate students

Application Deadline
Several openings exist, and applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for upcoming courses. Preference will be given to early applications.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. In lieu of a cover letter, please address the following four questions. Responses to the set of questions should be double spaced and not exceed 1,000 words (roughly 250 words per question).
  2. Why do you wish to serve as an adjunct faculty coach for this course?
  3. How and in what ways would you deliver an exceptional student learning experience?
  4. Share your experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in a management and/or teaching role and how DEI will inform your teaching and coaching practice in this course.
  5. Share your philosophy of employee coaching and how it will inform your coaching of new and aspiring first time, front line managers (many of whom have no college credit) in this course.
  6. Resume/CV

Course Rate
Compensation is $7,000 per course section.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.


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