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Mortuary Science Instructor

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North Orange County Community College District
Location
Cypress College

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Job Details

Classification Title:

Credit Faculty

Job Title:

Mortuary Science Instructor

Department:

CC Health Sciences

Location:

Cypress College

Percentage of Employment :

100%

Months of Employment :

10 Months Per Year

Work Schedule:

Full Time, Tenure Track

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. The District is renowned as one of the best two-year college districts in California. Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California, the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) serves approximately 78,000 students annually at three institutions: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education. Students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, a baccalaureate degree, career education certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning is also possible in continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of career education training and self-developed courses. The District’s geographic boundaries encompass 155 square miles, taking in most of north Orange County and a small portion of Los Angeles County. The District’s service area includes 18 cities and communities and 16 school districts. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people. The student population demographics, District-wide are: Latinx 47.2%; Asian 17.9%; White 16.5%; African American 2.6%; Multi-Ethnicity 2.6%; Pacific Islander 0.3%; and American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%. The District is part of a regional higher education community that includes the California State University campuses at Fullerton and Long Beach, the University of California Irvine, and the Chapman University system.

The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Cypress College student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in creating an inclusive and multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students. Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 and 2020 Best Community Colleges report by Niche.com. Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was awarded a DHSI Title V grant in 2019. The college is also eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations. College employees are guided by the five core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness, centered in Equity. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus. Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at www.cypresscollege.edu .

What We Offer::

  • 100% employee medical premium coverage and a contribution toward dependent coverage
  • Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
  • Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
  • $50,000 life insurance benefit
  • Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
  • Retirement pension plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
  • Abundant professional development opportunities
  • Cumulative sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
  • Progressive and innovative culture
  • Opportunity to participate in various Faculty & Staff Associations

Primary Purpose:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description:

Teach scheduled college-level lecture and laboratory classes in the Mortuary Science program, and related courses, to a diverse student population in a manner consistent with the department’s standards, accreditation standards, and with the content cited in the approved course outline and plan of instruction. This includes, but are not limited to, clinical practicum management, funeral directing, and decedent care.

Supervise and evaluate students in theory and laboratory settings, including off-site externship, practicum, and work experience assignments; establish and maintain liaison and membership with professional funeral service associations and licensees in the funeral industry.

Develop practicum agreements/contracts, establish policies, processes, and metrics to assess clinical competencies of students. Coordinate the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences for students enrolled in mortuary science program.

Supervise students’ clinical experiences and maintain oversight of student practicum experiences in a variety of assigned off-campus locations and ensure each funeral service location/site’s compliance with relevant state and federal statutes and regulatory requirements as a part of the clinical practicum, i.e., number of students assigned, competency certification, adherence to ABFSE accreditation standards, preceptor training, transfer of remains, embalming, cremation/crematory operations and training, etc.

May serve as the Mortuary Science Student Club advisor.

Manage annual memorial service and completion ceremonies.

Participate in the program accreditation process, department planning, and program review.

Maintain communication with the Program Director and affiliated funeral service site personnel.

Perform professional tasks related to the areas of assignment, in student advisement, curriculum design, evaluation, program review, advanced computer skills, including funeral service software, learning management and course management systems, and other affairs of the department/division.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Off-campus, evening, weekend, hybrid and/or online assignments will be required as part of the regular contract. Summer and winter intersession assignments are expected for clinical coordination.

Special Requirements:

This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree AND a Bachelor’s degree in the discipline or closely related discipline

OR

Possess a valid California teaching credential authorizing service in a community college in the appropriate subject matter area;

AND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:


Six (6) years of professional experience directly related to the assignment which must include clinical decedent care as a licensed embalmer

Graduation from an institution of funeral service education accredited by the ABFSE.

National Board Exam certification from the ICFSEB not later than August 18, 2022.

Possession of a valid California funeral director’s license or acquisition of California license not later than August 18, 2022.

Possession of a valid California embalmer’s license or acquisition of California license not later than August 18, 2022.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:

Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive campus climate that respects and advances diversity.

Teaching experience, preferably at the upper division/university level or with diverse adult populations.

Demonstrated leadership experience and/or participation in community or professional organizations.

Experience as a clinical coordinator or preceptor in an accredited funeral service education program.

Licensed funeral service practitioner with recent mortuary, cemetery, and crematory experience as a supervising embalmer or clinical preceptor.

Experience working effectively and collaboratively in a team-teaching environment.

Experience working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment while maintaining a professional demeanor.

Experience designing alternative educational activities that develop different learning outcomes.

Experience using technology in education/funeral service practice.

Effective written communication skills.

Salary Range:

$67,769 - $102,601 Annually

Salary Schedule Information:

Click Here For Current Faculty Salary Schedule

Posting Number:

2016264FT

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/18/2022

Open Date:

12/16/2021

Close Date:

02/09/2022

Special Instructions Summary:

Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District. The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19 .

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer. Applicants must complete the driver’s license section of the application. If not completed, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Organization

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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