Continuing Education Instructor: Spanish Language

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


This position can be flexible around your availability. The pay rate is variable dependent upon the assignment.  


GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 

Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Services is currently looking for instructors for Spanish Language and Cultures in Coralville, and/or Cedar Rapids.
Under limited supervision, the Learning Facilitator is responsible for teaching beginner level Spanish language classes and ensuring all students meet the objectives of the course. The right candidate will provide exemplary customer service to students and staff through positive class interaction, ensure they are  meeting students’ needs, and maintain a clean, neat, and inviting learning experience while having a positive and upbeat attitude.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently attend scheduled classes.
  • Facilitate an outstanding participant experience by giving exemplary customer service.
  • Greet and welcome participants to class as they arrive.
  • Effectively communicate with participants and Continuing Education Staff.
  • Answer questions and provide resources as appropriate to participants.
  • Deliver course content and ensure that learning outcomes are met.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Have true excitement for helping participants learn.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Personify a commitment to exceeding expectations.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with participants, staff and fellow instructors.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and be able to interact with diverse personalities.
  • Deal responsibly and effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

Position involves sitting, standing and/or walking most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting.   Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of close visual work.  Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching.  Exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally (10-33%).   Will travel to other on-campus facilities, off-campus facilities and agencies to teach, attend meetings, etc.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Professional and relevant academic/ industry experience
  • Previous Spanish teaching experience
 EEO STATEMENT:

 

 Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 83934

Posted 19 days ago

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