Full-Time Natural Resources Instructor/Timbersports Team Manager

Full-Time Natural Resources Instructor/Timbersports Team Manager


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC  28721




full comprehensive benefit package

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Closes: Friday, March 29, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, August 12, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Hours will vary with class and training schedules

Reports to

Program Manager and Dean of Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources

Employment Type

Full-Time Instructor, 11 month contract

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Management, or a closely related Natural Resources area. Teaching experience with a wide range of learners. Having competency in teaching diverse "hands-on" natural resources management courses including dendrology, forest measurements, and fire management in the classroom and the field. Willingness to serve as the HCC timber sports team manager. Experience with timbersports events/competitions and student club activities.  Willingness to conduct overnight travel for academic and team activities. Ability to perform timely reporting and completion of paperwork. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid NC driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Having CPR and first aid training or obtain such training soon after hiring date. 


Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited program along with the education/experience in Fish and Wildlife Technology necessary to teach Fish and Wildlife Management courses (especially fisheries management and ichthyology). At least two years' experience teaching natural resources technology courses in a two-year, community/technical college setting.  Field experience utilizing the knowledge, skills, and techniques required by forestry and/or fish and wildlife technicians (such as that obtained through federal or state agency employment). Having industry and academic connections that will aid students in job placement and/or transfer to four-year colleges/universities.  Possession of the ability to provide training in pesticide application, chainsaw, and wild land fire techniques at a level sufficient to allow students to obtain certifications in those areas.


Having the enthusiasm necessary to successfully manage and promote the HCC timbersports team in competitions and community events. Experience in the management, organization, and scheduling of timbersports activities/events and in the development and editing of competition rules. Ability to conduct all stages of event preparation and follow-up including coordination of volunteers and supporting sponsors, communication with participating teams, identification and procurement of food and other event needs, identification and solicitation of financial and in-kind sponsors, management of event budget, aiding the team in obtaining donations of practice wood and firewood (for fundraising efforts), acting as a liaison between the Forestry Club and HCC Business Operations, coordinating with the HCC Grounds Department on timbersports-related projects and needs, and serving as a point of contact for HCC Marketing and external news and media outlets.

Position Description



Primarily lab-based instruction which promotes and enhances the College's commitment to excellence in instruction and which supports the current needs of the students; advising students; maintaining office hours; assisting with registration; serving on College committees; developing curriculum ; maintaining professional  competence; and participating in professional development activities. Faculty members report to the dean or program manager. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, career and academic adviser, and facilitator of learning.

Management of the Haywood Community College Timbersports Team in its preparation for competitions and community events.



Instructor Duties

  • Maintains annually updated course syllabi and provides each student with a written statement of course requirements at the beginning of the semester including text, course content, competencies, and evaluation methods.
  • Prepares course materials; uses appropriate teaching techniques including delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting laboratory demonstrations; and performs other activities, which are related to and meet the requirements of the courses.
  • Conducts evaluations of student performance and assigns grades on the basis of such evaluations.
  • Maintains records of student attendance and grades according to college and state policy and procedure
  • Maintains posted office hours as required by College policy and procedure and is available for student conferences and tutoring.
  • Responsible for the development and revision of course content, textbook/equipment selection, instructional materials, and teaching assignments/scheduling.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of articulation agreements with other academic institutions, and promotes student utilization of such agreements.
  • Provides students with academic and career advisement and assistance in transferability and job placement as appropriate.
  • Works with students and employers in occupational settings, on-the-job training, practicums , internships, and similar work-related situations as needed
  • Maintains professional skills and subject expertise through continual study and research in the subject discipline and through involvement in professional organizations.
  • Donates academic expertise in the local, state, or national community when appropriate to fulfill the community relations goals of the College.
  • Serves on faculty, college, and Community College System of North Carolina committees as appropriate.

Timbersports Team Manager Duties

  • Assist students in acquisition of competition-grade skills in the areas of log roll, horizontal speed chop, standing block chop, axe throw, bolt split, pole climb, stock chainsaw, cross-cut saw and other associated competitive activities
  • Have experience in timbersports competitions and the development and editing of competition rules
  • Coordinating volunteers and supporting sponsors
  • Communication with all participating teams
  • Identification and procurement of food and other event needs
  • Identification and solicitation of financial and in-kind sponsors
  • Management of event budget
  • Conduct all stages of event preparation and follow-up
  • Assist team in obtaining donations of practice wood supply and fire wood (for fundraising efforts)
  • Assist team in any fundraising activities
  • Team building and management of group activities
  • Provide guidance for team in budgeting for equipment and other team needs
  • Serve as liaison between Forestry Club and HCC Business Operations
  • Coordinate with HCC Grounds Department on timber sports-related projects and needs
  • Serve as a point of contact for HCC Marketing and external news and media outlets
  • Submit required purchasing, away-from-campus, and other paperwork in a timely fashion
  • Implement safety protocols and update safety manual
  • Possess CPR and first aid training (or have the willingness to gain such training)
  • Arrange for basic first aid training for the timber sports team annually 

Duties in timber sports team oversight:

  • Daily late-afternoon and (sometimes) weekend practice
  • 3 - 6 on-and-off campus timbersports demonstrations annually &  3-4 off-campus timbersports events
  • Organization and management of 1-2 annual HCC-hosted timbersports events
  • Proper maintenance and storage of timbersports equipment 
  • Maintaining a safe practice environment
  • Daily clean up and organization of practice area

Additional Duties

  • Operation of college vehicles is a job requirement for both areas of duties
  • Perform additional duties as directed by Program Manager, Dean or Vice President of Instruction

How to Apply

To Apply Submit:

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/haywoodedu
  • Application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment.
  • References may not be current HCC employee. Must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the final candidate to the college president.
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

Job Post Contact


185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721