Applications are being accepted for a full-time Early Childhood Education Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend Campus. The primary teaching responsibility for this position will be for classes in the Early Childhood Education program and credentialed classes. This instructor may be asked to teach at various sites within the Moraine Park District to include campus, center and business locations, area prisons and may be required to teach on days, evenings and weekends. This person reports to the Associate Dean of Human Services.
Beginning: January 2024
1. Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment. Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior. Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct.
2. Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments.
3. Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe. Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development.
4. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and updating of curriculum.
5. Collaborate with College staff to recruit students. Assist with student recruitment by participating in College recruitment events, partnering with student recruitment staff, maintaining relationships with alumni and proactively promoting the College and services offered.
6. Collaborate with College staff to retain students and help them be successful. Work with Student Services staff to provide guidance to students. Assist in advising students regarding course enrollment, program and course content, lifelong learning and other program-related subjects.
7. Work with internal customers, including student services staff, adjunct faculty and other College staff, to provide consistent, effective learning and support for students. Support the College by staying current with internal and external changes and provide input by participating in College meetings and activities.
8. Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community, industry and clinical partners. Participate in external meetings and activities.
9. Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
10. Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry. Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
1. Master’s Degree. If no Master’s Degree, must be willing to obtain a Master’s Degree from an accredited program. Progress toward a Master’s Degree will be measured through the successful completion of a minimum of six (6) credits of coursework annually, beginning with the second year of employment.
2. Two (2) years (4,000 hours) of paid work experience related to the program(s) being taught, including one (1) year (2,000 hours) of related paid work experience that has been acquired within the past five (5) years. In lieu of this one (1) year (2,000 hours) of recent experience, two (2) years of postsecondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the past five (5) years may be considered. (Two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience means eight (8) semesters of part-time teaching or four (4) semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited institution.)
3. Qualified instructors have performed the following job duties: Working knowledge of Department of Children and Families (DCF) rules and regulations, Early childhood staff development and management, Curriculum development, Supervision of staff and student teachers, Assess, plan, and implement inclusive and developmentally appropriate activities, Teacher / caregiver of young children and Work directly with diverse groups of children and parents.
4. Must maintain CPR certification.
5. Train the Trainer for Abusive Head Trauma is preferred.
6. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers.
8. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy.
9. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn.
10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
11. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
12. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback.
13. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
14. Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community.
15. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.