The Instructor is entrusted with imparting the knowledge and skills each
student needs to be successful by providing quality delivery of assigned
courses while ensuring that all students achieve competency in the course
Instructors evaluate and resolve student questions, issues and problems, and
ensure appropriate action is taken to the satisfaction of the student, Dorsey
College , and/or regulatory agencies in compliance with policy, procedures,
and legal requirements. Instructors are to be motivating, fair and impartial,
creative, dedicated, and professional.
Plan, prepare, and deliver quality classroom instruction in lecture,
clinical, and/or laboratory format based on the approved course outline by
selecting and utilizing a variety of approved course materials and
teaching methods that address all learning modalities to insure that the
needs of individual students in the program are met.
Assess student learning using appropriate methods.
Demonstrate effectiveness with strong outcomes in Student Retention,
Student Success, and Student Attendance, as measured by the Faculty
Conduct an engaging classroom lecture and/or lab based on the course
Motivate students by demonstrating sensitivity for concerns and actively
involving students in classroom discussions and/or activities.
Advise students on attendance, grades, and issues in order to ensure
successful completion of their course.
Contact absentee students by text, email, and/or phone as needed to
Manage classroom environment through compliance with campus policies
including but not limited to classroom management, attendance,
punctuality, and professionalism.
Ensure instructor preparedness before class by listing the following
information on the white board in class: Instructor Name and Contact
Information (Google Voice Phone Number and Dorsey Email Address), Date,
Class Name, Day's Objectives, and Next Session Objectives.
Monitor and prepare supplies and equipment to ensure readiness prior to
class, informing appropriate campus personnel when areas requiring
attention are discovered.
Participate in faculty, staff, committee, and in-service meetings.
Attendance at commencement is strongly encouraged.
Demonstrate professional growth in the subject in which you teach through
a combination of several of the following activities: membership and
participation educational associations, professional organizations,
continuance of education, concurrent related business experience,
educational research, and awareness of current practices and standards.
Attendance at seminars, conventions, field visits, vendor shows, equipment
exhibits, etc., are excellent opportunities for instructors to gain
enrichment. Professional writing by an instructor is also an example of
Actively support other departments such as Financial Aid, Admissions, and
Ensure that all educational activity is conducted in a legal and ethical
Demonstrate continuous improvement by working within the guidelines of the
Company's Faculty Development Program or other criteria as identified
(such as Success Rate, Retention Rate, Student Attendance Rate, Student
Evaluations of Instructor, and Final Exam Pass Rates).
Maintain employer relationships by at least annual contacts with
employers, one must be a site visit, one may be by phone conversation.
KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS – ABILITIES:
Excellent communication (written and oral) and analytical skills as well
as the ability to work well independently and within a team environment.
At least a high school diploma or equivalent, some program instructors
require further education.
Prior experience teaching is preferred, as applicable
Massage Therapy instructors must possess and maintain a current Michigan
massage therapy license and have two years' documented experience in the
All Program Instructors may be individually qualified if and when approved
by the Vice President of Education and Career Services or Senior Vice
President of Operations and Compliance. Adequate documentation will be
required. Written approval via email is required, and a printout of that
email must be maintained in the instructor's binder.
Certification from a recognized certification agency in the field taught
must be obtained within 120 days of first day teaching class at Dorsey
Schools and maintained according to the certification agency guidelines.
Appropriate and current State of Michigan licensure in the field taught
must be maintained
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently
required to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, and have
sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a phone, computer
keyboard, and other office equipment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 10
ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THIS
EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE VALID PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE
NOTE:This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the
employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned by their Manager,
in order to meet business demands. This is not an employment contract, implied
or otherwise and employment with Dorsey College is “at-will”.