Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on May 31, 2020

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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. Every faculty member is responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and collaborative Early Childhood Education educator to join our team as a Full Time Instructor. Under general supervision, this individual will teach courses designed for support of our Early Childhood Education programs that may include but is not limited to: Child Development; Child Guidance; Creative Activities; Children with Exceptionalities; Early Childhood Administration; and Supervision of field experiences. The successful candidate should be prepared to integrate technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students particularly during the daytime; and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our programs within a community college setting.

Duties/Functions

Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• updating course syllabi
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing and using instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• collection and assembling of data for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation reporting
• collection and assembling of data for internal Learning Evidence Committee (LEC) reporting and assessment
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner
• promoting retention and persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
• research and use of Open Educational resources

College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
• serving on department, division and college committees
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Difficult Challenges Contacts

• Dean, Business, Creative and Performing Arts
• Program Director, Early Childhood Education

Education Required

• Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a Master’s degree in Education with 18 graduate credit hours in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

Education Preferred

• Doctoral degree in Education with 18 graduate credit hours in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

Experience Required

-3 years of experience in early childhood classroom teaching or experience in training early childhood educators in relevant topics through teacher training programs, professional development workshops, or other continuing education seminars.

Experience Preferred

-Greater than 3 years of experience in early childhood classroom teaching or experience in training early childhood educators in relevant topics through teacher training programs, professional development workshops, or other continuing education seminars.
-Post-secondary teaching experience in Early Childhood Education
-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Physical Demands

1. May include teaching day and/or evening and/or weekend hours.
2. Physical Requirements
a. Hear and see
b. Stand extended periods of time (up to 4 hours)

Other:
1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.
2. Driver’s license to drive to practicum sites in Guilford County in order to observe and evaluate practicum students required if assigned to teach a practicum course

Posting Type Faculty