Carpentry Instructor - Non-Tenure Track
$69,895.00 - $71,866.00 Annually
Airway Heights Corrections Center, WA
IEL Airway Heights Corr Center
10/26/2021 4:00 PM Pacific
CCS District Equity Statement
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive
environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued
advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher
education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate
progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity
is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers
to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through
the intentional design of the college experience.
Spokane Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of
employment in this annually contracted, non-tenure track position. The
Carpentry program at Airway Heights Correctional Center provides instruction
to students seeking a one-year certificate in the residential carpentry and
other construction trades upon their release.
The Corrections Education Department, part of the Extended Learning Division
is a vibrant,
student-centered department that changes the lives of justice involved
students, and their families through the power of education at Airway Heights
Corrections Center. The dynamic and cohesive faculty and staff provide
stability through demonstrated longevity and dedication to serving students.
SCC is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city
center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest
with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to
the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in
eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport,
Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in
Spokane is available here: https:// ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-
SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community
Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational
leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access
to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career
technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as
liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults
(about 25%), SCC's comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich
our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that
embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global
awareness at every level of our college.
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The
application process will not be available after this time. To ensure
consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as
possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified
individual for the position of Carpentry Instructor - Non - Tenure Track in
the Extended Learning Division.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and distance
education modes, classes in the discipline of carpentry; Examples of the
types of courses typically assigned include: Carpentry Math, Blueprints,
Carpentry Shop; Tools and Safety, Interior Finishes, Framing, Cabinetry,
Advanced Cabinetry, and Tools of the Trade. Assignments may also include
evening and/or weekend classes;
Teaches assigned carpentry classes in accordance with course descriptions
and schedule requirements.
Instructs and supervises students during classroom and lab activities in
construction, including metal stud framing, sheet rocking, drop ceilings,
finish work, and trim as well as during a construction project, from
planning stages through completion;
Supervises students on construction projects; develop cost estimates and
material lists, and work with college personnel to purchase materials for
Creates a safe classroom environment conducive to learning that meets the
diverse needs of students in a correction center environment;
Assesses student learning, and prepare students for workplace success in
Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through
appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing
course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional
process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback;
Actively engages in district, division, department, or general faculty
meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic
consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils
or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position;
Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and
responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as
printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student
financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related
Models professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal
Supports and advances the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as
Works with personnel in the carpentry industry as advisors for the
carpentry program and to facilitate job development for carpentry students
during and after their program of study.
Incorporates relevant technology into classroom presentations.
Maintains safe work practices, tools, and equipment, keeping environment
clean and organized; including strong inventory processes in line with DOC
tool control protocols;
Maintains appropriate records on all students, including a training plan
for each student.
In addition, faculty may:
Instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise. Of particular interest are electrical and plumbing.
Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students.
Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
Advise student clubs or associations.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
Four years of recent journey level work experience in building trades OR
two years journey level work experience beyond a degree in a building
Previous supervisory or lead experience in construction.
Experience or knowledge in shop practices and safety for a construction
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team with other faculty,
administration, DOC personnel and the local community.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests
of students at all times.
Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges
serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals,
and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable
laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning,
and working environment that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
Associate degree in carpentry or related field
Previous experience teaching/training in adult education, high school or
Previous experience working in a correctional setting
Experience with pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs
Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
Ability to teach introductory electrical or plumbing trades in addition to
Experience using industry skill standards for curriculum development and
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an entry level base
salary (for a 220-day academic year contract) of $69,895 - $71,866
/ year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum
of $ 71,866, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at
our college and professional development activity.
Must be able to complete a 4-6 week DOC Safety and Security (CORE)
training program which includes self-defensive techniques.
Ability to meet Washington State Professional Technical Certification
requirements within the first three of employment (Initial
Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to
our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19). FY 2018/19 average annual
faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425. Annual salary is comprised of base
salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort
contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department
chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the
current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for
Higher Education (AHE).
TOTAL COMPENSATION : $87,128 - $89,276.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following
Base compensation, plus
Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates,
Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Union
membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is
covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated date of
employment is January 3 , 2022.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S.
Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an
absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with
it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an
H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-
free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and
state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a
multicultural work and education environment.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history
will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily
preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's
suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is
chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a
declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader)(Download PDF
reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18,
2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach
out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical
accommodation or Grace.Leaf@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and
submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
CCS online application.
Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the
responsibilities of this position.
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts
are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted
upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this
position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to
your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation
during the application or interview process, please contact HR at
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs,
activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion,
national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental
status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child,
AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide
dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any
other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding
compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief
Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint
Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and
our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located
on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide
services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The
CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral
homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez
We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all
indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored
and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the
legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their
stewardship and values.
This is an annually contracted (either tenure track or annualized) position.
Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided
as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; TIAA-Cref
retirement plan; leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master
Are you a journey-level carpenter?
How much relevant work experience in the field of carpentry do you have?
One to two years
Two to four years
More than four years
Tell us about your experience as a supervisor.
Tell us about your experience teaching/training in the field of carpentry.
Community Colleges of Spokane
CCS HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 125
Spokane, Washington, 99217