• Developmental Math & Academic Support Instructor (Limited-term)

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    2019-1339
    Category
    Full-time Faculty
    Close Date
    1/23/2019
    Type
    Faculty Contract - 42/52 weeks (load-building)
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    Based on bachelor's degree level of faculty salary schedule for 42-week contract: starting salary of $52,165.12 and midpoint of $66,760.96. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
    Hours per Week
    Full-time, salaried position
    Work Schedule
    42/52-week contract; will build workload (the equivalent of 42 weeks) over 52 weeks (July 1 – June 30). Schedule will vary each term and may include day, evening, weekend, and summer assignments outside of CVTC's traditional academic calendar at various locations. This is a limited-term, grant funded position through June 30, 2020. Although this is currently a limited-term, grant-funded position, the goal is to identify funding to support as a continuous position going forward.
    Anticipated Start Date
    As soon as possible
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Developmental Math & Academic Support Instructor will provide contextualized math instruction and general academic assistance to support students with barriers to reaching academic and career goals in the manufacturing, apprenticeship, engineering, and technology programs. This position will primarily focus on the Industrial Mechanic (IM) program students to meet local objectives of CVTC’s Interfacing Manufacturing Processes and Connecting Technologies (IMPACT) U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) TechHire Partnership grant project. This position will directly work with the Consortium Project Manager of the IMPACT Grant and IM Program Director and report to the Dean of Academic Development and Services.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide and coordinate comprehensive support services to students, including productive persistence strategies, tutoring and/or mentoring, supplemental instruction, coaching/case management, and facilitating effective learning communities.
    • Provide contextualized math instruction to improve student understanding of math in relation to technical trades.
    • Facilitate seminars to support academic readiness and success.
    • Promote student success through timely communication, growth-based feedback, and implementation of strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Support students with basic skills and career readiness through academic bridge programming and career pathway opportunities.
    • Assist students in developing problem solving skills, supporting program faculty strategies.
    • Encourage faculty to submit Early Alerts for at-risk students.
    • Survey and identify the needs of the target population and consider best practices for meeting student needs.
    • Serve as liaison among workforce and other partners to ensure eligible students are receiving needed support services and co-enrolled in eligible programs and services.
    • Respond to student concerns/problems by referring students to appropriate college resources.
    • Inform new and continuing students about the services and resources available at the College to help them be successful as a student at CVTC.
    • Work collaboratively with academic advisors to provide supplemental and intrusive support and case management for IM students by proactively monitoring student progress, mid-term attendance and grade reports.
    • Collect and maintain data on assigned students to track progress, participation, use of interventions, and outcomes as identified in the IMPACT grant.
    • Participate as directed on committees related to student retention and persistence. Collaborate with faculty, deans, College Navigators, Academic Advisors, and other Student Services departments.

    Required Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:

    • Design and implement relevant and progressive curriculum.
    • Deliver high-quality instruction through the planning and implementation of effective learning strategies and environments.
    • Create performance-based assessments aligned with competencies through formative and summative measures.
    • Promote student success through timely communication, growth-based feedback, and implementation of strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Meet professional expectations by maintaining professional currency and contributing to a collaborative culture across the College.
    • Knowledge of the IMPACT grant target population and benefits – including youth and young adults (ages 17-29) with barriers to training and employment.
    • Knowledge of credit for prior learning processes and assessments.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals.
    • Proven ability to resolve conflicts.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities, community agencies, private sector industry partners and the general public.
    • Ability to use judgment, discretion, and decision making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
    • Ability to consistently demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
    • Please view the Instructor Position Description document for additional responsibilities of instructors at CVTC.

    Qualifications

    • BA / BS with a major in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering with 30 semester credits in Mathematics. A maximum of 12 semester credits in Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science will be recognized as a part of the 30 semester credits.
    • Experience at the postsecondary level, particularly math support, academic advising, career planning, and retention activities/strategies preferred.
    • Experience in assessment and intervention strategies preferred.
    • Two years of experience in the private sector with proven ability to present information to various stakeholders preferred.
    • This position may include teaching online and requires expertise in integrating technology.
    • Prior teaching or training experience preferred but not required.
    • Qualified per CVTC requirements at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor. Must also meet and maintain Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, Faculty Quality Assurance Standards (FQAS), and/or other job specific licensing standards.

    In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    • Health and dental insurance for all family members
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
    • 457 deferred compensation plan
    • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
    • Paid holidays, personal, and sick time
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
    • Professional development

     

    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711

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