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Evening/Weekend Education Faculty Member

Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA, MA

Job Details

Holyoke Community College is housed on a multi-million-dollar, 135-acre campus, equipped with state-of-the art technology in specialized learning facilities. HCC serves over 9,000 students annually, and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities, from sports programs to music festivals, for students and community members alike. The college's strongest assets continue to be an innovative spirit, a sincere concern for students and a commitment to strive for even greater success. These are the values which have created a tradition of excellence spanning more than six decades, and which are enabling Holyoke Community College to meet today's challenges.

Under the direction of the Dean of Business & STEM, the Evening/Weekend Faculty Member will teach Education coursework based on the needs of the field, department and in partnership with grant-funded academic programming. Course assignments will include some nights, weekends and remote instruction. The Department is comprised of tracks for Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary Education, and Child & Family Studies. This position requires a knowledge of child development, current MA state regulations, certifications and licensing standards of DEEC and DESE, best practices in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and dedication to the field of Education.

The work of the Education Department at Holyoke Community College is grounded in the commitment to progress toward a more inclusive and equitable society as we collaborate with and learn from children, adolescents, schools, and community partners in diverse settings.

  • Class preparation incorporating a wide variety of teaching methods and modalities, including lab time, lecture, and online instruction.
  • Teaches Education courses.
  • Development and updating of curriculum to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.
  • Serves as an academic advisor to Education students.
  • Maintains professional expertise in areas of specialization.
  • Assists in the development of pathways into credit programs and transfer institutions.
  • Active participation in committees related to college and departmental initiatives.
  • Attending various departmental, divisional, and college meetings.

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field or actively enrolled in a Master’s program with a completion within 4 years of hire date.
  • Five (5) years related experience.
  • Experience teaching in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education and Care.
  • Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish).
  • Ability to teach nights, weekends and online as a part of full time contract.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with online and in person teaching.
  • Experience with and understanding of DEEC and DESE.
  • Commitment to and understanding of the mission of the community college.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Ability to meet the needs of nontraditional students and diverse learners including but not limited to: Spanish speakers, English language learners, and students’ representative of the regional workforce.

  • NOTE: A teaching demonstration will be a required part of the interview process.

  • Experience in delivering courses via distance and web-based instruction.
  • Experience teaching in Elementary Education.
  • EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the required qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

    Full-time, tenure-track MCCC/MTA position

    Salary: Minimum $56,000 - $70,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State benefits.
    Funding: State

    Deadline: June 23, 2023 - Additional applications may be considered until the position is filled.

    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.


    Working at Holyoke Community College

    Since its founding in 1946, Holyoke Community College has focused on inspiring futures through education and training, access, and engagement. The goal is simple-exceptional preparation for personal and professional success through education for all learners.

    HCC's highly-qualified, committed faculty and staff engage learners through innovative, relevant instruction and comprehensive student support services, ensuring that our students are well prepared for their next step in life-whether to transfer to a four-year institution, to advance in a career, to build skills, or simply to enhance their quality of life.

    HCC faculty and staff support students in discovering their academic abilities and career aptitudes for the future they choose. We think they'll find that HCC provides the best start for attaining their goals, for one of the best dollar values in education today.


    Located in Western Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley, HCC draws students from more than 70 cities and towns throughout the region and from beyond. As a gateway to quality, accessible education and career advancement, more than 100,000 students have come through the doors seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations. HCC boasts the largest enrollment and awards the highest number of associate degrees and certificates among Western Massachusetts community colleges. At the college's 65th commencement in May 2012,a total of 1,000 students received approximately 1,026 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates ranged in age from 18-80, and came from 70 Massachusetts towns, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina. Our international grads included citizens of Israel, Malawi, Peru and South Korea.


    HCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service personal and professional enrichment courses. To accommodate students' busy lives, HCC offers day, twilight, evening, weekend, and online classes. Academic programs, in a variety of disciplines, are designed for immediate career entry or for transfer to four-year institutions. Plus, for those seeking additional intellectual challenge in their coursework, HCC is known for its exceptional learning communities (team-taught interdisciplinary courses organized around a common theme) and its Commonwealth Honors program, among other programs and services.


    HCC has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Many students attend HCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. And many do so after graduating-often with generous and even full scholarships-to public and private four-year colleges and universities across the country. Locally, HCC is the largest feeder institution for Westfield State College and UMASS Amherst.

    Immediate career entry

    HCC offers short-term certificates and training for students whose goal is immediate career entry. HCC's Career Center provides additional assistance in helping students obtain employment in the region's many workplaces.

    A vibrant community resource

    Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public.

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