Community Education Instructors - apply ASAP for openings in Spring 2022

MiraCosta College

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Community Education Instructors - apply ASAP for openings in Spring 2022
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Temporary Assignment

Position Details:
MiraCosta College is accepting applications for Community Education Instructors to teach the following not-for-credit classes during Spring 2022:

  • Dancing at Social Events or Weddings
  • DIY Handyman
  • Fitness for Active Older Adults
  • Guitar
  • Microsoft Office Suite for Business Professionals
  • Organic Gardening or Farm to Kitchen
  • Salsa/Ballroom Dance
  • Selling Online (eBay, Etsy, Amazon, etc.)
  • Urban Survival Skills
  • Wilderness Survival

- All classes will be held in person at either the Oceanside Campus, the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff, the Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach, or the La Colonia Community Center in Solana Beach.

- All classes will be held in the evenings or on weekends, except for the “Fitness for Active Older Adults” class which will be during the day.

IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: To be determined.
Compensation: Salary range: $25 - $50 per hour depending on experience, course fee, length of class, and tuition collected. Community Education Instructors do not get paid for time outside the scheduled class time (e.g., curriculum planning) nor for cancelled classes.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

Short-term, temporary employees will be eligible for enrollment in a retirement system and may be eligible for Healthy Families Sick Leave.

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for these positions, apply by 11:59 pm on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 by submitting the following documents directly in the online system. Applications received after that will be kept on file for possible future openings.

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

If selected as an instructor, you will also be asked to complete a new course proposal form in which you include your class curriculum.

Offer of employment to the individuals selected for these positions is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function:
Community Education & Workforce Development is looking for qualified individuals who are both industry experts AND natural instructors who want to teach not-for-credit courses .

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Teach classes utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methods that include group or individualized instruction as well as computer programs that help students make learning gains. Modify, as necessary, instructional methods to meet diverse student needs. Responsible for effective classroom management that enhances student learning.
  • Plan and prepare relevant and practical class lessons, relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Complete and maintain appropriate student attendance and evaluation form. Monitor student performance.

Other Duties:
  • Maintain a clean and professional classroom environment.
  • Perform a variety of related duties as needed.

Knowledge Of:
  • Adult learner and alternative educational methods and have the ability to apply these methods for adults, teens and multi-cultural students.
  • Using computers and related technology.
  • Classroom management skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the class being taught.

Ability To:
  • Teach students of diverse abilities and backgrounds and overcome barriers to success.
  • Build a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Relate well to students of different ages and ability levels.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and through correct written grammar and usage.
  • Operate a computer.
  • Use a variety of audio-visual equipment.
  • Function as a team player who can collaborate with colleagues and adapt to flexible schedules.

Education & Experience:
Instructors must have experience teaching more than 10 students at a time. Must be an expert and passionate about the area selected to teach. Able to develop hands-on projects and curriculum.

Instructors must be able to work one-on-one and with small to large groups of students.

It is imperative that instructors be professional and ethical at all times.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Instructors who are personable, enthusiastic, patient, and who have excellent communication skills.
  • Strong desire to work with people from a broad range of backgrounds.
  • Enthusiasm for the subject material that will foster a love of learning by students.

Licenses & Other Requirements:

Physical Effort:

Emotional Effort:

Working Conditions:

Posting Number: S21/22026P
Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: In order to be considered for these positions, you must apply by 11:59 pm on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021.

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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Working at MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Credit Enrollment: 14,773
  • Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479
  • Credit Enrollment by Gender: Female: 57% Male: 43%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity:
    • African American: 4%
    • White: 45%
    • Hispanic: 34%
    • Asian, Pacific Islander: 8%
    • Multiple: 7%
    • Other: 2%
  • Active Duty Military/Veterans/Dependents: 1,396

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here:

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The San Diego Tourism Authority website describes San Diego's North County as a vast, expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar to Oceanside, the North County coastline is a string of unique picturesque seaside villages that have a small-town feel.

If you're looking for opportunities for outdoor activities in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along historic Highway 101, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing the coastline from La Jolla through Oceanside, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. San Diego's north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna, and at the Eastern border of North County, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas-style Indian casino gaming and a handful of great wineries and local breweries. Art enthusiasts will love the Oceanside Museum of Art and the LUX Art Institute.

San Diego's North County coastal and inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland yet still close to downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are nearby.

North San Diego County is home to eight of the county’s fastest growing cities, businesses and families are drawn to North County’s sunny inland valleys and scenic coastal communities. Additional information about the business environment can be found on the San Diego North Economic Development Council website or on the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce websites.

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