Director/Instructor, Paralegal Technology

Director/Instructor, Paralegal Technology

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham, North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$60,00-$70,000 9 months with additional summer hours as needed.

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 24, 2017
Closes: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Target Start Date

Monday, July 24, 2017

Expected Work Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Reports to

Assistant Dean, Business Technologies and Education Programs

Employment Type

Full-Time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

 

Juris Doctorate degree. Additionally, candidates must have an attorney license to practice law. Preferably a North Carolina license.
Work Experience:
• At least three years of relevant work experience;
• At least three years of full-time teaching experience in a post-secondary setting; or instruction of twenty (20) or more semester length courses in the appropriate field;

Preferred Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree. Additionally, candidates must have an attorney license to practice law. Preferably a North Carolina license.
Work Experience:
• At least three years of relevant work experience;
• At least three years of full-time teaching experience in a post-secondary setting; or instruction of twenty (20) or more semester length courses in the appropriate field;

Position Description

 

Director/Instructor, Paralegal Technology

Department:Career and Technical Programs

FLSA:Exempt

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree. Additionally, candidates must have an attorney license to practice law. Preferably a North Carolina license.
Work Experience:
• At least three years of relevant work experience;
• At least three years of full-time teaching experience in a post-secondary setting; or instruction of twenty (20) or more semester length courses in the appropriate field;

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent understanding of the recent and future trends in Paralegal;
• Knowledge of skills and concepts students need in preparing for the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) certification exam; 
• Ability to utilize community resources in the legal profession; 
• Possess a working knowledge of skills needed in legal research and writing;
• Knowledge and understanding of the educational needs of the Durham Technical Community College service area;
• Ability to establish, maintain, and promote effective communication and interpersonal relations across departmental lines, with associates, as well as with the business community, the higher education community, and the general public;
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and advisory or community groups;
• Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college;
• Knowledge and understanding of the commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System;
• Demonstrated competence in oral, written, and computer skills appropriate to the position of director/Instructor;
• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills;
• Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
• Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
• Ability to make presentations to large audiences; and,
• Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The director/Instructor is responsible for the management, operation, and supervision of the Paralegal program. This includes the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of program components, services, personnel, and related activities. The director/Instructor will work closely with their assigned assistant dean on matters related to and for the benefit of the specific program. Working closely and in harmony with program faculty, the director/Instructor promotes and provides professional leadership and unit direction in all program affairs.
In general, the work of the director/Instructor, includes performing general office duties, requiring the ability to sit and /or stand for long periods of time. Work outside of the office setting is expected and visits to other campus locations could be required. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift at times 10-30 lbs.;
• Work outside office setting;
• Good eye/hand dexterity; 
• Work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive keyboarding motions;
• Vocal communications is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word;
• Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; 
• Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; and,
• Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, locally or out-of-town to attend meetings and conferences.

Essential Functions

The director/Instructor is responsible for the management, operation, and supervision of the Paralegal program. This includes the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of program components, services, personnel, and related activities. The director/Instructor will work closely with their assigned assistant dean on matters related to and for the benefit of the specific program. Working closely and in harmony with program faculty, the director/Instructor promotes and provides professional leadership and unit direction in all program affairs.
In general, the work of the director/Instructor, includes performing general office duties, requiring the ability to sit and /or stand for long periods of time. Work outside of the office setting is expected and visits to other campus locations could be required.

Job Duties

1. General Operations:
• Maintain a weekly work schedule designed to ensure proper supervision of program affairs and regular attention to the program’s requirements; 
• Plan, execute and evaluate annual program goals, objectives, and related activities based on the needs of the program, the department, and the division and the college for improved performance; 
• Recommend, implement and enforce academic policies and procedures, administrative rules and regulations, and other controls intended to maintain order and the highest standards of instruction; 
• Maintain communication amongst the program faculty through means of written and verbal communications, and through other personnel management strategies; 
• Maintain complete program maintenance records as needed (including for equipment), process reports, forms, schedules, and all other required paper work in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the legibility, accuracy and correctness of all data; and, 
• Maintain supportive relations at all times with all department program units and all other branches of the Student Learning, Development, and Support Division and the college, providing assistance to them in carrying out their authorized functions and securing their cooperation for program operations in accordance with administrative policies and/or procedures.

2. Personnel Management:
• Assign, supervise and evaluate program faculty; 
• Encourage professional development among all assigned program faculty; and
• Interview and recommend the appointment of full and faculty and provide for orientation of new program employees as needed.


3. Program Management:
• Develop, revise, and evaluate the instructional program, facilitating innovation in curriculum and instructional development; 
• Execute the revision and distribution of all plans of study, course outlines, and other curriculum information, including a copy for publication; 
• Support the functions of the Office for Curriculum Development, including adherence to all facets of the academic change process; 
• Ensure that the program is in full compliance with the requirement for accreditation, certification and/or other standards stipulated by appropriate external agencies; and,
• Develop and maintain productive relations with those businesses, industries, and other organizations in the community which are pertinent to the program and prospective graduates and with which the college may hold contracts, other agreements, or arrangements.

4. Financial Management:
• Recommend program needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, and materials, facilities, space, and other resources, maintaining functional facilities and equipment, and maintaining security and inventory records; 
• Effect preparation and processing of contracts for adjunct faculty, and, 
• Maintain records of program faculty including leave requests, tardiness, and premature departures; collect and distribute related documentation via the appropriate administrative channel.

5. Instructional Management and Supervision:
• Review semester course offerings and class schedules to ensure that they meet the program requirements, the needs of students, and are offered in a way that ensures efficient and effective utilization of college resources while meeting the program’s mission; 
• Maintain supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the department, the division, and college and providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions and securing their cooperation for the program operation;
• Utilize effective instructional technology to deliver curricular content in non-traditional formats and to supplement the delivery of content through traditional means; 
• If a Master’s degree is held, complete training for and teach a section of the ACA college success course as part of overall teaching load; and,
• Otherwise ensure that accountable instruction is being provided at all times; instructors are on time and prepared, all classes/labs are properly covered, instruction is conducted as scheduled, and course and program objectives are being met.

6. Other Duties:
• Maintain a teaching load as established by the college within the range of 9 to 12 credit hours and 9 to 15 contact hours per semester, given the position; 
• Represent the program, the department, the division or the college in institutional assignments, professional activities, and uphold such involvement among program members; 
• Provide support and assistance in conducting student recruitment and registration, determining admission requirements and procedures, orientation of new students, job placement of graduates, and other related activities as needed; and, 
• Assume other appropriate responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the assistant dean, the dean, the vice president and/or the president in meeting the needs of the college.

Physical Demands

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift at times 10-30 lbs.;
• Work outside office setting;
• Good eye/hand dexterity; 
• Work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive keyboarding motions;

Required Working HoursA minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

How to Apply

 

https://durhamtech.peopleadmin.com

The online application process will allow you to review the status of your application during the recruitment process, to update your online application, and to apply for positions that become available in the future.

New Users with the system:

• To search positions, click the Search Jobs link at left. 
• To apply for a job, click the Create Account link at left, then follow the directions.

For assistance with the online employment application, please contact Human Resources at 919-536-7244 or humanresources@durhamtech.edu.
Assistance will be available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am 

 

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