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Delta Career Education | Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Job Description


This is an adjunct teaching position. Class times may vary from day to evening sections that meet Monday-Thursday.

The Instructor is responsible for providing and sustaining an effective learning environment for every student through well- prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation and feedback on student progress, and support of academic success for all students. The Instructor is responsible for maintenance of professional competence through engagement in documented professional development activities, for engagement in documented faculty development activities that enhance the ability to provide effective instruction and for participation in departmental and campus-wide activities. The Instructor works under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Education, Program Director, or his/her designee.

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* Education requirement varies by field of instruction:
* For General Studies and Specific Courses in some areas of instruction: Master's Degree required.
* Industry certification in field of instruction if required by industry, or demonstrated knowledge equivalent to the certification.
* 2 years of experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment
* 2 years of industry experience in the field of instruction.


* Master's Degree
* 3 years of experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment
* 5 years of experience in the field of instruction
* Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations


I. Promotes and Maintains a Positive Learning Environment

* Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of all school policies, and adheres to and upholds their implementation and enforcement.
* Convenes all assigned classes in accordance with their start and end times.
* Maintains a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
* Safeguards materials, records, and equipment.
* Participates in campus-wide initiatives in support of recruitment, retention, graduation, and other institutional effectiveness goals on an individual and team basis.
* Attends school functions including staff meetings, in-service training, faculty meetings, orientation, graduation, and special student activities and school events as required. Serves on standing committees as appointed.
* Completes an annual self-evaluation and participates in the performance appraisal process.
* Abides by all Federal, state, and accreditation/compliance rules and regulations.
* Serves as a professional role model to students.
* Inspires student confidence in school, faculty, and self.
* Adheres to the Employee Handbook, Faculty Guide, Catalog, and other school policy and procedure and any amendments thereto.
* Demonstrates commitment to interdepartmental cooperation.
* Maintains professional dress and demeanor.
* Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
* Maintains an attitude of enthusiasm and willingness to cooperate and collaborate.
* Interacts with students and fellow employees in a courteous, professional, and positive manner.
* Treats students with fairness, impartiality, and objectivity.
* Provides advance notification regarding lateness, absence, and vacation schedules during time of substitute assignment.

II. Fulfills Administrative Responsibilities

* Maintains and posts office hours for the purpose of student advisement and tutoring.
* Maintains accurate, up-to-date records of student progress, performance, and attendance, using the tools and technology provided by the institution, as required by school policy and procedure.
* Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
* Contacts absent students on a daily basis via telephone.
* Ensures mid-term and final student grades are submitted in accordance with school policy. Submits a mid-term report of students whose grade point averages are below a "C" at the conclusion of the sixth week of classes.
* Maintains flexibility in fulfilling the instructional needs of the school.

III. Focuses on Curriculum and Instruction

* Participates in the curriculum development and monitoring process.
* Makes recommendations for additions to, or upgrading of, curriculum, course materials, equipment, and textbooks.
* Recommends library/resource center acquisitions; assists the Librarian in culling the library collection.
* Shares course materials and insights with other faculty members.
* Participates in Advisory Board meetings.
* Keeps up-to-date and in contact with local employers regarding appropriateness of course/program content.

IV. Professional Development

* Remains current with developments within the area of instructional responsibility through memberships in professional organizations, seminars, workshops, and continuing education courses.
* Regularly participates in professional development activities and provides documentation of these activities.
* Participates in scheduled quarterly in-service and training activities.

V. Manages the Classroom/Laboratory

* Provides students with a full understanding of course objectives (syllabus, course outlines, and course materials/equipment) on the first day of class and throughout the course.
* Maintains appropriate classroom control while utilizing a variety of teaching methods and strategies to meet the needs of varying student learning styles.
* Maintains records of course preparation (lesson plans, etc.) and evaluation tools (examinations, quizzes, project/portfolio assignments, etc.), and submits as required.
* Holds class for full duration of scheduled hours, and facilitates effective use of class time.
* Ensures that all course materials and objectives are presented to accomplish the objectives on the official curriculum syllabus.
* Maintains consistent performance when dealing with all students with respect to grading, documentation, policies, and discipline.
* Provides the Director of Education or his or her designee with regular feedback relative to class and student progress and/or problems and concerns.
* Provides the student with timely information on his or her academic progress relative to quizzes, exams, homework, and projects; review progress with students on a regular basis, well in advance of the end of a term.
* Ensures the classroom/laboratory facility is left in a clean and orderly manner upon conclusion of scheduled session.
* Actively enforces school policies, such as on-line/computer usage, dress code, etc. at all times.

VI. Delivers Instructional Material

* Facilitates classroom activities in a manner that is consistent with the course syllabus and outline.
* Utilizes active learning techniques to maintain a challenging learning environment for students; utilizes a variety of media/audio-visual/technology materials to achieve course goals and objectives, and to engage students representing variety of student learning styles.
* Provides students with class/laboratory objectives daily.
* Assists with exemption/challenge exams for specific courses in teaching field.
* Publishes availability for individual tutoring and remediation.
* Utilizes effective delivery skills (e.g., eye contact, voice intonation, and various questioning techniques).
* Draws on personal experiences to relate the material presented.
* Utilizes additional community resources in instruction (i.e., field trips, presentations by guest speakers) relevant to course objectives.
* Utilizes library resources in classroom activities.
* Ensures appropriate development of student portfolio pieces.
* Continually promotes the development and effective use of higher cognitive level/critical thinking skills in students.
* Maintains a minimally acceptable overall customer satisfaction rating on the student satisfaction survey instrument in accordance with campus goals.
* Maintains a minimally acceptable rating on classroom observation results.

VII. Conducts Laboratory/Clinic/Practicum Activities

* Assigns laboratory activities that coincide with the material presented in lecture sessions as appropriate.
* Presides over all scheduled laboratory activities and hours.
* Ensures that time is spent productively by students working on appropriate assignments.
* Provides the opportunity for individual student attention.
* Evaluates students and provides them specific feedback.
* Provides additional assignments/projects as student progress dictates.
* Orders supplies as needed by following school procedure.
* Assists in maintaining a clean lab and clean equipment.
* Conducts initial troubleshooting measures on equipment and promptly label and reports all equipment in need of repair.
* Provides adequate safety measures for students and security measures to ensure safety of laboratory equipment.

About Delta Career Education

Delta was founded in February 1998 by its then CEO, Joseph A. Kennedy. His more than 25 years of experience in private career college ownership and management includes managing multi-campus operations, developing and executing strategic plans, attracting and developing high-energy results-oriented management teams, and opening branch operations. He has presented extensively within the career college field as a recognized leader of quality institutions. Delta's first acquisition, in February 1998, was Miller-Motte Business College, with campuses in Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia. Following this initial acquisition, Delta purchased Career Training Specialists in Monroe, Louisiana. In September 2000, in response to the increased concentration in technical program offerings, both Miller-Motte Business Colleges and Career Training Specialists changed their names to Miller-Motte Technical College and Career Technical College, respectively. In December of that year, Miller-Motte launched a new branch campus in Charleston, South Carolina. With the influx of this new capital investment, in August of 2002 Delta acquired the McCann School of Business and Technology, a school that was founded in 1897 and operates campuses in Pottsville, Sunbury, Scranton, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The Mahanoy City branch of McCann moved to Hazleton in May 2005 in order to better serve the needs of students and employers both in Northern Schuylkill County and Southern Luzerne County (the Greater Hazleton Area). Continuing its expansion, in September of 2002, Delta purchased The Creative Circus, a premier graphic arts, advertising, and photography school located in Atlanta, Georgia, and opened a branch campus of Miller-Motte Technical College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In November of 2003 Delta acquired Miami-Jacobs Career College, a school that was founded in the 1860s and operates in Dayton, Ohio. A second Miami-Jacobs location opened in Springboro, Ohio in July 2005, and a third location opened in Troy, Ohio in February 2007. Delta Education opened several additional branch locations in 2004 and 2005. Miller-Motte Technical College opened in Raleigh, North Carolina in October of 2004, Career Technical College in Shreveport, Louisiana opened in November 2004, and Miller-Motte Technical College in Nashville, Tennessee opened in May 2005. The Nashville school is Delta Education's first school to offer courses in Heating and Air Conditioning, Welding, and Electrician. In May of 2006, Delta was once again re-capitalized by Gryphon Investors, through Gryphon Colleges Corporation. Gryphon Investors is a $700 million San Francisco-based private equity fund that focuses on leveraged acquisitions of growth investments in middle market companies in partnership with experienced management teams that run them. Gryphon Colleges Corporation was formed at the end of 2004 by Gryphon Investors through the acquisition of National Career Education (NCE), a four campus school (Lamson College, National Career Education, Institute For Business & Technology, Tucson College) company located in Arizona and California. In June of 2007 Lamson Institute opened in San Antonio, Texas. On August 3rd, 2006 Delta acquired The Academy of Court Reporting (ACR), a school that was founded in the 1970s and operates in the following cities in Ohio: Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, as well as in Clawson, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Academy has trained and placed thousands of students in today's legal system. In March of 2008, Delta Acquired its 10th school brand, Berks Technical Institute(BTI) in Wyomissing, PA. BTI, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, was founded in 1982 and is home to over 700 students. The 8th Miller-Motte campus was opened in Raleigh, NC in July of 2008 followed by the Greenville, NC branch in March of 2009. Together Delta, NCE, and ACR include 31 campuses providing education to over 8,000 students.

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