Tacoma Community College is a nationally recognized public community college located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC enrolls more than 10,000 students each quarter. The college is creative and engaging - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream leader college. TCC was recently honored by the 34-college Washington community and technical college system for the largest improvement in the systems student achievement initiative.
We are seeking innovative leaders for a key faculty and administrative positions.
This position is responsible for preparing and teaching courses in reading, writing, and mathematics to students registered in Adult Basic Education/GED preparation at the women’s adult correctional education program at either Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) or the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCW). This position reports to the Director of Correctional Education.
•Prepare and teach basic skills in a laboratory setting in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, literature and arts at the ABE level and in preparation for GED assessments.
•Work with program faculty on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research, and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction.
•Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners, including the integration of technology.
•Administer pre-GED diagnostic tests to predict student readiness for GED testing.
•Communicate learner progress through ongoing and end of the quarter assessment in accordance with program assessment procedures.
•Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and achievements; and submit required end of quarter reports.
•Work as a member of the instructional team and participate in scheduled department and DOC meetings.
•Initiate disciplinary procedures for tutors and students where appropriate.
•Follow all Department of Corrections policies, especially IT protocols.
•Perform related duties as assigned.
•Masters degree in Adult Education or closely related field.
•One year experience teaching at secondary or post-secondary level.
•Experience assessing student abilities in the area of Adult Basic Education.
•Basic skills in computer literacy.
•Experience in curriculum and program development.
•Experience working in a correctional setting.
•Experience working with at-risk populations.
•Experience working with the Washington State Adult Basic Education System.
•Strong academic preparation in the teaching of mathematics
Conditions of Employment
•Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
•Attend and successfully complete the Department of Corrections training (CORE).
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
•Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
•An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
•Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques & infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
•Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
•Commitment to professional development.
•Ability to work successfully with students representing diverse ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic groups and learning abilities.
•Strong skills in written, oral, and listening communications.
•Strong commitment to working as an effective team member.
Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following:
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
All complete applications received by the guaranteed consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interview. Selected candidates will be invited for interview which will include a teaching demonstration.
Terms of Employment
These are adjunct faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. The class schedule will depend on student schedules and needs. The salary for adjunct faculty is $753.00 per credit hour. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.
The workplace for this position is located within the Washington Correction Center for Women in Purdy, WA or the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, WA. These are normally a safe environment; however, the potential for compromise of personal safety does exist.