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Amarillo College Distance Education Coordinator in Amarillo, Texas

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are currently seeking a Part Time Distance Education Coordinator who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement and will teach students the necessary lessons for successful completion of High School Equivalency Exam (HSE). It will be administered in four areas, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. The qualified instructor will also assist in preparation for post-secondary education by introducing skills required for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The instructor will prepare lesson plans and manage online classroom instruction using high engagement practices and retention strategies.

This a Grant Funded Position; Continued Employment is Contingent on Grant Renewal and Funding

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's Degree. Preferably Education.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching online classes.

  • FERPA, TEAMS and Blackboard (Training provided)

  • Knowledge in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency and content areas, including mathematics and/or language arts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work well with a team or independently.

  • Dependability.

  • Manage and maintain the cohorts of the new student enrollment process.

  • Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure of written and promotional materials.

  • Proficient Communication Skills (Interpersonal, Verbal, and Written).

  • Strong Organizational and Collaboration Skills.

  • Instruct students on topics needed in order to earn HSE, transition into college and obtain employment to earn a living wage.

  • Record student clock hours daily using Google Docs and submit completed hard copy student sign-in sheets weekly to data management.

  • Administer approved TWC assessment ad progress assessments.

  • Effective Presentation Skills and Task Prioritization.

  • Create working relationships with students and foster community in an online medium.

  • Ability to display a positive attitude when interacting with students and staff as well as the general public.

  • Ability to Evaluate Programs.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Weekly, teach one virtual class.

  • Manage and maintain the cohorts of the new student enrollment process.

  • Instruct students on topics needed in order to earn HSE, transition into college, and obtain employment to earn a living wage.

  • Enter the provided curriculum into the online management system, Blackboard.

  • Use a variety of instructional methods, materials, and techniques to address all learning styles and cultural differences through an online medium.

  • Create learner-centered lessons with high engagement activities and effective retention practices for online students.

  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program, curriculum, and instruction to improve student achievement.

  • Administer the approved TWC assessment and progress assessments.

  • Regularly Collaborate with other instructors and professionals in the development of individual students’ needs and progress.

  • Develop positive working relationships with students and foster community in an online medium.

  • Always display a positive attitude when interacting with students, teaching assistants, administrators, staff, and the general public.

  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training as required or needed to maintain and improve professional development.

  • Bear responsibility for locating a standby instructor when absent (e.g.,calling in sick, requesting time off); assistance given in personnel directory.

  • Record student clock hours daily using Google Docs and submit completed hard copy student sign-in sheets weekly to data management. Rural Sites will scan hard copies sign-in sheets weekly and mail hard copy sheets bi-weekly.

  • Run required TEAMS reports and use other Adult Education computer systems. (Training Provided.)

  • Follow Schedules of Instruction (given), use pre-printed materials including drills and exams, and use the Remind App for retention and announcements.

  • Be willing to grow.

  • Works independently and as part of a team to achieve program and organizational goals.

  • Regularly collaborate with instructors and professionals in the development of individual students' needs and progress.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel between offices and buildings, and requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull and/or maneuver office supplies as needed.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, not exceeding 19 hours per week, (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: This position operates in a professional office environment, routinely uses standard office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, and copy and fax machines, filing cabinets) and is in a high traffic area with continual interruptions. Software commonly used includes Microsoft Office, Colleague, Business Objects, and various other educational applications.

Travel Expectations: Some travel may be required for this position.

Salary: Aligned with the current published salary scale for the represented position grade, commensurate with experience.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

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