Manhattan Area Technical College
Adult Education ESL Instructor
Part-Time, approx. 12 hrs per week (day and evening shifts)
Dean of Academic Partnerships and Outreach
Compensation: Grant funded,
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructors provide course instruction in a manner that ensures student comprehension, retention of knowledge, and positive effective student engagement. In collaboration with other Manhattan Area Technical College (“MATC”) faculty and instructional staff, to ensure this position demonstrates an understanding of course content in its specified discipline, adopts appropriate instructional methods, and possesses pedagogical insight that includes robust instruction and communication practices. Instruction includes skill building in the areas of English reading, listening, conversation, and writing as measured by the TABE CLAS-E (Test of Adult Basic Education) assessment and helps students better access their community, prepare for post-secondary education, or prepare for a career. All ESL classes are taught in a blended-learning format with both computer-guided and direct instruction. Classes will be composed of students with varying levels of English mastery.
- Communicates expectations through appropriate ESL instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the mission and vision of the Adult Education Program; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
- Provide contextualized content instruction within workforce and academic classes to align with WIOA and College Career and Readiness Standards (CCRS) using collaborative activities.
- Connects subject matter with related fields and remains current in subject matter.
- Ensures a positive, structured classroom management system that is ideal for Adult English Language Learners.
- Provides students with a complete syllabus containing course outcomes and competencies.
- Adheres to current approved departmental course curriculum.
- Plans and organizes instruction in ways that maximize student learning.
- Employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including appropriate technology when available.
- Presents enthusiastic, well prepared, organized, and clear lectures and classroom activities consistent with the course syllabus.
- Modifies, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
- Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments; promotes the development and effective use of skills in areas such as critical and analytical thinking, evaluation, communication, computation, problem solving, and decision-making.
- Communicates subject matter to students within a positive learning and teaching atmosphere.
- Teaches ethical work practices.
- Possesses a thorough knowledge and understanding of all MATC policies and maintains student discipline within policies and procedures.
- Effectively uses technology tools including, but not limited to, Canvas Learning Management System, e-mail, MS Office, Internet.
- Adheres to evaluation methods which fairly measure student progress toward objectives.
- Evaluates and utilizes student work to promote maximum learning.
- Provides the student with timely information and feedback on his/her academic progress relative to quizzes, tests, homework, and projects.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of student academic performance and progress.
- Ensures courses meet current standards and are scheduled in accordance with MATC policy.
- Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi based on current approved department course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with college policies.
- Maintains confidentiality of student information.
- Exercises stewardship of MATC facilities and materials.
- Assists in curriculum development and textbook review/selection.
- Assists in maintaining all lab equipment and leaves classrooms in a neat and orderly fashion.
- Maintains accurate grades, attendance, and other required paperwork.
- Attends meetings and events as required by MATC administration.
- Responds in a timely fashion to information requests and required reports from college and program administrators (e.g. last date of attendance report, rosters, grades, assessment data, all state/vocational reporting requests).
- Complete all required/recommended Adult Education trainings offered by the Kansas Board of Regents within 6 months of initial hiring.
- Supports both adjunct and full-time colleagues.
- Documents needed supplies and submits to program instructor.
- Allows students to complete surveys when requested in a timely manner.
- Participates in lesson plan review and documentation.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master degree preferred.
- Experience working with English Language Learners, preferred.
- Working with adult education or higher education preferred.
- Bi-lingual preferred.
- Strong computer and word processing skills.
- Experience in working with a Learning Management System preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including public speaking and ability to present MATC in a positive way.
- Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through both verbal and written skills.
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, staff, and faculty.
- Display a student-centered approach.
- Willingness to reinforce all lecture lessons with hands-on experiences when resources permit.
- Willingness to expand program to meet regional needs.
- Consistently demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.
- Demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to read computer screens and mail, email, and talk on the phone.
- Ability to unpack and move supplies up to fifty (50) lbs.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and attend events as required.
- Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an educational setting.
- Interaction with students, staff and guests.
- Ability to effectively cultivate and support a team-based, highly interdepartmental communicative, hands-on approach that is conducive to MATC’s culture.
To apply, visit: MATC Career Page
NOTICE OF SPECIAL POSITION OF EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
1. This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all duties and results to be performed in this position. Duties and Performance standards may be added, subtracted, and/or changed by your supervisor at any time due to changes in department or institutional requirements.
2. Unless exempt due to employment contract signed by the President, all employees of Manhattan Tech are to be considered as an “at-will” employee.
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