ABECC Instructor Pool
Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

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Pima Community College 

Position Title: Instructor (Temporary, Part-Time, up to 19.5 hours per week)

Department: Adult Education

Rate of Pay: Instructor- $25.49/ hourly

Closed Date: August 25, 2022; 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

Applicants will be considered to be added to an on-call list for short-term substitute instructor opportunities. Applicants may also be considered for longer-term part-time, temporary teaching opportunities if those arise. Class schedules vary, with most classes happening synchronously Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm or 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

This position will work primarily at one of the three Adult Learning Centers with the possibility of working at times at a campus and community sites. Our students come to the program seeking High School Equivalency diplomas, English skills, and preparation for college and career. Classes may be subject-specific or multi-subject, with almost all classes being multi-level groups of up to 30 students. Although each class is focused on a core subject, such as math or English, Instructors are expected to integrate College and Career Readiness (CCR) content such as time management, technology, civics, and soft skills to support all students in achieving their short and long-term goals. All instruction is expected to be standards-based, student-centered, and contextualized to ensure the classes are rigorous, pertinent, and meaningful for students.

About Adult Education

Pima Community College Adult Basic Education for College and Career (ABECC) provides community members of Pima County with a comprehensive Adult Education program. Classes and services include Adult Basic and Secondary Education, English Language Acquisition for Adults, Citizenship, Civics, and Student Leadership, Refugee Education, and more.

This is a grant-funded position and continuation of employment is contingent upon renewed funding. Ideal candidates will be a part of a pool of instructors. Ideal candidates will be considered for part-time positions at variable hours and locations, as available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver instruction to students using a variety of virtual, blended, hybrid, or hyflex methods; adjust teaching styles to meet the needs of a diverse student population using adult learning theory/principles and content knowledge in math, writing, reading, and/or English Language Acquisition for Adults
  • Prepare instructional materials, lesson plans, and classroom presentations in support of students achieving educational goals, in coordination with the primary instructor when substituting
  • Administer standardized and formative assessments
  • Complete accurate and timely data collection and reporting
  • Facilitate student persistence with individualized support
  • Establish and maintain a classroom environment conducive to student learning
  • Adjust learning options for individuals with special needs, physical, and/or psychological differences
  • Set up/break down classrooms or other physical activities related specifically to the subject being taught
  • Provide counsel regarding student discipline issues to create positive outcomes
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required
In addition, long-term, part-time temporary positions (beyond short-term on-call substitute) will include the following responsibilities and duties:
  • Design and implement high-quality curriculum and instruction for adult learners that is flexible,
  • student-centered, standards-based, rigorous, and contextualized. Integrate CCR skills, computer literacy, and civics
  • Assess student needs and goals; determine student placement in the program; evaluate student skills; and, assess student progress for program continuation or completion
  • Conduct orientation meetings for students
  • Facilitate goal-setting activities with students to set and monitor goal achievement
  • Provide referrals for students to internal departments and external agencies and organizations to assist students in meeting their needs
  • Engage in collaborative professional learning and continuing education to facilitate student achievement
  • Write communications such as student contracts, letters of reference, and nomination letters for honor societies and scholarships
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and
  • Two years of related experience instructing adults and
  • Arizona Department of Education Adult Education teacher certification or the ability to obtain the certification within sixty days of date of hire
  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications should describe in detail the education and work experience you regard as establishing the equivalency
  • Master's degree in Education or
  • Three or more years of experience teaching Adult Basic Education (basic math, reading/writing, and/or English Language Acquisition for Adults)
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Adult Basic Education and/or English Language Acquisition for Adults instruction
  • Adult learning theory, principles, and methods
  • Non-traditional, student-centered approaches to instruction; maintain cohesive, multi-level diverse groups
  • Strong content knowledge in math, writing, reading, and/or English Language Acquisition for Adults
  • Use technology to support classroom instruction and other job-related duties
  • Experience in teaching at-risk and multicultural adult or high school populations
  • Arizona Adult Basic Education and College and Career Readiness standards; state and national guidelines
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public
  • Work in a collaborative environment
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional material evaluation and selection techniques
  • Evaluate student progress through GED practice testing and TABE testing
  • Strategies to incorporate current issues as a method of instruction
  • College structure, systems, and processes
  • Strategies and tools for career navigation and exploration
  • Prepare a variety of reports
Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, and fine finger movements - using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, or sorting/separating small parts.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long periods or moving from one work site to 

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