Early Childhood Education Instructor
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Early Childhood Education
6/22/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
College Early Childhood Education instructor with teaching duties in Health
and Public Services School. Responsibilities also include active participation
in departmental work on curriculum design, assessment, and andragogy/pedagogy.
This is a 9-month teaching position that requires your presence on campus for
teaching responsibilities, office hours, and any other required
departmental/college-wide activities. Teaching assignments will be for day,
evening, and/or weekend classes. Classes will be assigned at on-campus and
off-campus teaching sites (e.g., high school locations) in addition to
Minimum base salary: $4,170 per month ($42,390 annually)
Examples of Duties
Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by
preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to
enhance textbooks and lessons, and using effective evaluation methods to
determine student performance.
If a specific EDU course involves laboratory/community classroom
instruction/experience, applicant must demonstrate, endorse, and enforce
student adherence to the laboratory/community classroom health and safety
Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office
hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and
responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote
student success. Applicant must also be willing to organize, lead, and/or
direct student organization and club activities.
Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation
of courses, curriculum, and programs; participating in program advisory
committees; attending departmental, school-wide, college-wide, and state-wide
meetings; and serving as backup for other faculty members.
Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc
committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines both on a
local, state, and/or national level.
Maintain teaching and work environment including equipment and supplies,
overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to NAEYC standards to
provide a safe and successful work environment.
Stay current in the Education field and teaching methodology by meeting or
exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating
in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in
professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and education
Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for
accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to
departmental and college policies.
Communicate clearly, conscientiously, professionally, and in a caring manner
with students and colleagues.
Participate in the orientation of new part-time and/or full-time faculty
members, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Holds, at a minimum, a Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood
Education, Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited
institution. As a minimum, the academic preparation must meet the requirements
of SACS and any other specialized accrediting/certifying agencies.
Minimum of 3 years' experience teaching in the field in Early Childhood
Education/Teacher Preparation area.
Evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities preferred, such as service
as program director, project director, or other leadership role.
Strong scholarship and evidence of continued academic growth.
Is proficient in curriculum design, evaluation, instruction, and academic
Experience with instructional technology.
Proficiency with Microsoft, Google, Web Ex, and Zoom programs.
Classroom instructional techniques and procedures.
Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program
development and administration in the area of assignment.
Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Principles and techniques involved in curriculum and course development.
Principles and techniques involved in test development.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, as
Participate in instructional programs suited to the community.
Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities.
Participate in curriculum development.
Create effective instruction for delivery in both online and physical
classrooms while maintaining compliance with ADA standards.
Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures,
rules, and regulations.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws,
Work effectively in diverse teams, both within assigned department and
cross-functionally across the college.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Other personal traits:
Must be a good team member and be willing to update skills as needed. Must be
able to work effectively with diverse student populations. Educational
philosophy must be compatible with the role of the community college and with
best practices in early childhood and teacher prep education.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Oral communication skills will be assessed in the interview.
Written communication skills will be assessed in the letter of application
and in all submitted application materials.
Finalists who interview may be asked to teach a 10-12 minute lesson on a topic
supplied in advance of the interview.
All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.
All employees are paid by direct deposit.
Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed
and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process.
Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Human Resources
Office upon hire. Or a combination of both official and unofficial as written
in the online application process.
Classroom environment; work closely with others; may be exposed to
hazardous laboratory substances.
Frequent walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Frequent communications, verbal and written.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to
10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force
constantly to move objects.
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range
of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended
to reflect all duties performed within the job.
All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.
All employees are paid by direct deposit.
Annual Leave: All Full-time, non-faculty employees earn from 10-25 days
annually based on years of service and contract period.
Sick Leave: Full-time employees earn one day (8 hours) of sick leave
per contract month. Sick leave from other NC State Agencies in the retirement
system may be transferred to CVCC.
Institutional Holidays : In addition to the various types of leave, CVCC
grants an established number of legal holidays to full-time, regular employees
on an annual basis.
Health Insurance: 2 plans are available to full-time employees. Coverage
is available, at current group rates, for spouse, child, or entire family.
Dental Insurance: Available to full-time employees and any eligible
dependents at current group rates.
Vision Care: Coverage is available at current group rates, for employee
and any eligible dependents.
Additional Coverage for Critical Illness, Cancer, Accident, Disability,
etc: Optional supplemental coverage plans are available to employees who
choose to participate.
Flexible Spending Accounts: most employees can opt for pre-tax flexible
spending accounts which can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental,
vision or dependent care expenses.
Full-time employees are enrolled in the Disability Income Plan of North
Carolina. This plan provides both short-term and long-term disability income
benefits. Further information regarding plan requirements and benefits may
be obtained from the Retirement Benefits Manual (see the Disability Income
Plan of North Carolina section).
NC Teacher's and State Employee's Retirement (TSER's): For employees
assigned to work 20 hours per week or more, participation in this program is
required. Employees contribute 6% of their salary, which is tax deferred.
Vesting in the retirement system requires 5 years of membership.
Tax Deferred Programs: Tax-sheltering programs are available through IRS Code
125 (Cafeteria Plan), 401 (k) and 457 (Deferred Compensation).
Longevity Pay: After 10 years of creditable service, employees, receive
an annual longevity payment based on years of service and annual salary.
Life Insurance: After one year of service, a Death Benefit equal to
annual salary (maximum $50,000) is provided by the Retirement System.
Optional life insurance coverage is also available for both employee and
dependents through payroll deduction.
Employee Assistance Program: It is the policy of CVCC to provide an
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a benefit to assist employees with
personal problems that may adversely affect job performance. CVCC provides
coverage for the first five visits.
Additional full-time employment benefits are included within the "Personnel
and Employment" section of the CVCC Policy Manual. Please click the link below
to access the CVCC Policy Manual.
https:// www. cvcc.edu/AboutUs/Policies/
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, North Carolina, 28602
828.327.7000 ext. 4277
828.327.7000 ext. 4103
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