Workforce (Career Readiness) Instructor - Contract
- Calbright College
- Sacramento, CA
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Child Development & Family Studies
- Administrative Jobs
- Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Under the direction of the Dean of Learning and Instruction, provide student support and contribute to College instructional initiatives. Support student success and retention from learning to job placement. This position participates in collaborative efforts with teams across the College to deliver high-quality student learning and support experiences towards stronger student outcomes in an evolving, flexibly-paced, asynchronous, competency-based educational model.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed as within the scope of work.
- Engage in regular and substantive academic interaction with students including some or all of the following:
- Regularly review student progress to identify opportunities to support students in a variety of ways that align with the unique needs of the student.
- Proactively contact current students via defined outreach protocol (email, text message, phone call, scheduled appointments) to provide one-on-one assistance and/or to help students make progress toward completion of their program pathway when students are identified as “at risk”.
- Meet one on one with students who are not mastering the required competencies after multiple attempts.
- Review, understand and apply methods to promote achievement of Student Learning Outcomes and competencies and review relevant data to evaluate student learning and progress toward programmatic goals.
- Support learning in an asynchronous, flexibly-paced, online competency-based education model using current instructional technology.
- Grade assignments/activities and provide timely and robust feedback to support student learning.
- Communicate with full time faculty consistently as it relates to student or programmatic challenges, suggestions, etc. Maintain collaborative efforts to ensure alignment and organization in approach, goals and duties.
- Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through effective teaching methodologies, and informed constructive feedback on assignments and discussions.
- Keep accurate records of student enrollment, engagement and progress via defined record keeping and documentation protocol in designated systems.
- Post and maintain scheduled office hours.
- Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area.
- Collaborate with Career Services staff to support students in their career development and job search by making appropriate referrals, sharing resources and aligning approaches
- Potentially collaborate with outside partners to provide continuing education in career development for partner client populations and/or targeted demographic groups
- Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
- Comply with college policies and procedures in the performance of duties.
- Comply with Title 5 and California Education Code regulations in an online academic environment.
- Participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to work as a member of a broad interdisciplinary team using data, internal and external research, and student feedback for continuous improvement of competency-based teaching practices.
- Ability to collaborate with full time faculty and administrators to contribute to existing programs by evaluating objectives and specifications, reviewing proposed changes and making recommendations.
- Have an equity-minded focus and asset-based understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and faculty, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive and equitable educational and employment environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and embrace learning new communication skills to strengthen student interactions.
- Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-management.
- Familiarity with competency-based education and understanding of career and technical education programming.
- Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software and technology related to student and other educational services.
- Analytical thinking skills.
- Ability to explain concepts related to career development and self analysis clearly and an understanding of best practices in employability and job search preparation
- Master’s degree in career counseling, career development, educational counseling, counseling, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling, OR the equivalent combination of bachelor’s degrees, licensures, and/or work experience (NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
- Applications must include a statement demonstrating a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse abilities and academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Online teaching experience.
- Strong understanding of career development theory
- Familiarity with career readiness competencies
- Experience providing career counseling or career development education or workshops, including resume and cover letter review and interview preparation
- Ability to communicate with outside partners or employers
- Some knowledge of positive psychology concepts
- Working knowledge of competency-based education (CBE).
Working Conditions and Travel
- Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
- The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
- Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
- Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.Who We Are
Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.How to Apply
To apply, email your resume and letter of interest to Vivian Yu-Ming ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Your cover letter must include responses to the following:
- Describe how your skills, education, and professional experience meet the minimum qualifications described in this job posting.
- Describe how your past work experience prepares you for success in this role at Calbright.
- Calbright has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Please describe your skills, education, professional development, community involvement, and/or professional experience working with these diverse groups.
Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.
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