FT Temporary Cosmetology Instructor

FT Temporary Cosmetology Instructor


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


$15.00-17.50 per hour


Health Insurance only

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, June 11, 2021
Closes: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Coordinator of Occupational Training

Employment Type

FT Temporary

Minimum Qualifications

NC Cosmetic Board Cosmetology Instructor certificate and NC Cosmetologist license.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and other equipment including computer, calculator, copier, audio-visual equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to one hundred and fifty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately fifty pounds.

Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students and part-time instructors.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.

Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, PCC FACT book, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.

Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), legal system, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.

Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.

Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; determine time and weight; and apply algebraic and geometric principles.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office equipment and various types of audio-visual equipment.

Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:   Does not require the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

                                                                    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Knowledge of Job:  Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the Division and the College as they pertain to the position.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the Department. Has extensive knowledge of the subject matter/courses taught, and possess excellent knowledge of techniques, practices, and procedures to effectively instruct others in such.  Has the ability to apply principles of influence systems in teaching processes. Has knowledge of general office operations, functions, and procedures as they relate to the position.  Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information.  Has the ability to use abstract thinking in curriculum planning, course planning, etc.  Has excellent human relations skills; is able to advise students and handle student problems effectively.  Has the ability to communicate with various individuals and groups such as students, staff, peers, other PCC personnel, lawyers, etc.  Is able to use independent judgment in routine as well as non-routine situations.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology utilized within the Department.  Has the ability to understand the educational and psychological aspects of job.  Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and office operations.  Is able to read, understand and complete written requests and work assignments in a timely fashion.  Knows how to estimate time, materials and supplies required to complete various routine activities.  Is able to promote efficient completion of duties.  Has good organization and management skills.  Has the ability to operate office machines and various types of audio-visual equipment in the performance of duties.  Has general knowledge of computers.  Has the ability to plan ahead on a daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly basis in regards to curriculum planning, class schedule preparation, etc.  Has the ability to work under stressful conditions related to heavy workloads, meeting deadlines, working with difficult students, handling large amounts of paperwork, etc.  Has the ability to make sound, educated decisions in a variety of areas.

Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains

high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co‑workers and the general public.

Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."

Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time‑off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self‑reliant and self‑starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College. 

Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College  benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.   Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to  maintain good will toward  the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments, agencies, and persons in order to maintain good will within the College. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College.  Interacts  effectively  with higher management, professionals and the general public.

Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time‑management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.

Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College  and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated.  Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.

Planning:  Plans, directs and uses information effectively in order to enhance activities and production of the department.  Knows and understands the expectations of the College regarding the activities of the department and works to see that these expectations are met.  Designs and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the College.  Within the constraints of College policy, formulates the appropriate strategy and tactics for achieving departmental and College objectives.  Organizes, arranges and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources in an efficient and effective way so as to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the College.

Organizing:  Organizes own work and that of subordinate staff well.  Ensures that staff members know what results are expected of them and that they are regularly and appropriately informed of all College and department matters affecting them and/or of concern to them.

Staffing:  Works with the Personnel Department to select and recommend employment of personnel for the department who are qualified both technically and philosophically to meet the needs of the department and College.  Personally directs the development and training of department personnel in order to  ensure that  they are properly inducted, oriented and trained.

Leading: Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how such principles are to be applied.  Provides adequate feed‑back to staff so that they know whether their  performance levels are satisfactory.  Commends and rewards employees for outstanding performance yet does not hesitate to take disciplinary action when necessary.  Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward the achievement of College goals and objectives.

Controlling:  Provides a work environment which is orderly and controlled.  Coordinates, audits, and controls manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively.  Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of College standards, methods and procedures.  

Delegating:  Assigns additional duties to staff as necessary and/or appropriate in order to meet department goals, enhance staff abilities, build confidence on the job and assist staff members in personal growth.  Has confidence in staff to meet new or additional expectations.

Decision Making:   Uses discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting the department.  When a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not appear to be achieving the desired result, moves decisively and definitively to develop and implement alternatives.

Creativity:  Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of department and College.  Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities.  Is not adverse to change.

Human Relations:  Strives to develop and maintain good rapport with all staff members.  Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints and responds appropriately.  Maintains the respect and loyalty of staff.

Policy Implementation:  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of College policies regarding the department and College  function.  Adheres to those policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities and ensures the same from subordinate staff.

Policy Formulation:  Keeps abreast of changes in operating philosophies and policies of the College and continually reviews department policies in order to ensure that any changes in College philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated. Understands the relationship between policies/practices and department morale.

Position Description

Under limited supervision instructs cosmetology students in beginners class, theory class, senior class, supplemental instruction or special classes as assigned, supervising students closely in the classroom and clinic settings.  Demonstrates good customer relations and consultation to students.  Supervises good housekeeping and students’ personal appearance. 

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Maintains all requisite certifications required of the position.  Keeps abreast of newest cosmetological trends and practices.

Protect and promote the school image as an educational institution, promote instructor-student relations, promote student-clinic patron relations, and promote instructor-clinic patron relations.

Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, grade sheets, evaluation forms, teaching schedule, professional development forms, various other forms as related to classes assigned,

Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of office and other equipment including computers, copier, audio-visual equipment, and general supplies.

Supervises testing, grades tests and records score.  Suggests revisions in educational programs.  Reports needs for operating supplies and instructional materials to School Manager.

Supervises students closely in classroom and clinic settings.  Demonstrates good customer relations and consultation to students.  Supervises good housekeeping and students’ personal appearance. 

Group counselor for assigned group; first-line individual counselor, referring difficult problems to School Manager.  Encourages required project activities to students.  

Answers phone, referring calls to appropriate destination if necessary.  Responds to phone calls in School Manager’s absence, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.

Performs other duties as required.

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