Basic Skills Instructor

Basic Skills Instructor


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina


$29.25 - $32.75 Hourly



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Closes: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

Education Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in liberal arts, adult education, or related field.

Experience Minimum: : Two years of teaching experience in a postsecondary environment, preferably at a community college.  Or, two years of experience working with adults in a corporate training environment. Specific experience with online instruction and educational technology is preferred.  Experience working with the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to demonstrate competence in areas expected to teach.
  • Ability to plan, organize and instruct quality educational programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with adult learners and to maintain good relationships with staff and students.
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent actions, and sound judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

Education Preferred: Master's Degree in adult education or related field.

Position Description

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to increase the educational level of adults through instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and communication skills. The position is responsible for teaching classes (day and evening as needed); preparing lesson plans; preparing tests; grading papers; and counseling/advising students.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned classes.
  • Create an effective learning environment.
  • Meet classes as assigned.
  • Present instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students.
  • Use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles.
  • Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and departmental guidelines.
  • Assist with maintaining a classroom environment emphasizing safety, good housekeeping, and equipment security.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to student.
  • Participate in communications with the college and department and meet deadlines as required.
  • Submit required reports.
  • Participate in the college's assessment process.
  • Fulfill all contract provisions.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the college.

Additional Information:

Language Skills:  Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

Mathematical Skills                      

  • Ability to perform basic math computations including adding, subtracting, multiplying and averaging all units of measure.
  • Ability to compute fractions, percents and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to use effective critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

Computer Skills:                
To perform this job successfully an individual should be proficient in a Windows environment and have knowledge of email systems, powerpoint, Blackboard and online lab environments.

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.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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