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Soft Skills Instructor

Community College of Philadelphia
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Position Title:

Soft Skills Instructor

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General Description:

The Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs at Community College of Philadelphia is in search of experienced and energetic instructors to facilitate soft skills class for 10th -12th graders from the School District of Philadelphia participating in a pre-apprenticeship program through one of many partnership initiatives between the College and the School District. Courses include topics such as critical thinking, problem solving, team building, budgeting, and interpersonal communication skills.

Classes will be held on site at our partner high schools. Schedules will vary between our partner schools, but all classes are held during or right after the school day (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM). Each instructor’s schedule will be determined between the College, the partner school, and the instructor, based on needs and availability. Curriculum and course materials will be provided. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and teaching experience, preferably in a high school setting. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume and two references.

The Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs is housed in the Division of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement at Community College of Philadelphia (the College). The goal of the Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs is to develop and implement school-to-work pipelines and programs that expose and connect high school students, incumbent workers, and individuals looking to enter new careers to postsecondary and workforce pathways through Pre-Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, and industry-based trainings. Working closely with industry and K-12 partners and other areas across the College, the offerings within the Office of Apprenticeships and School-to-Work Programs contribute to the awareness and pursuit of postsecondary and workforce credentials that lead to livable wage careers.

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

*Applicant credentials will be kept on file until the end of the 2023-2024 academic
year with the intent to hire additional instructors for the forthcoming semesters.


College Intro:

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, predominantly Black institution and a minority-serving institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. CCP’s Strategic Plan affirms the College’s long-standing commitment to quality, access, affordability and upward mobility while including an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. This plan firmly plants student success at the center of all efforts, establishing the means for each student to achieve their goals.
Teaching faculty are an integral part of the larger Academic and Student Success Division at CCP including Workforce Development or Career Training. The Academic and Student Success Division is a community of learners committed to student success as demonstrated through equitable and measurable outcomes, innovative practices, relevant curriculum, quality learning, and a rewarding student experience. As a minority-serving institution, CCP faculty contribute significantly to our collective efforts to improve student success and eliminate racial equity gaps through the utilization of inclusive and high-quality teaching practices.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Deliver provided curriculum, creating an engaging classroom experience while ensuring core course deliverables are met. Provide feedback to students on assignments and in class discussions.

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.

  • Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

  • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

  • Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.

  • Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocates for their learning and well-being.

  • Maintain critical documentation including time sheets, student sign-in sheets and attendance records, and necessary documentation for school purposes. Work with Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Team Members in obtaining and maintaining required documents and files.

  • Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School teaching experience is preferred.

  • Qualified candidates will have working knowledge of designing and delivering effective in-person instruction. Strong interpersonal skills, a passion for training, and the ability to engage and connect with students are preferred.

Work Location:

Main Campus

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons should complete an online application.

  • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
  • Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.


Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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