Funeral Service Instructor (10-Month)

Funeral Service Instructor (10-Month)


Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-678-8400


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Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Closes: Monday, July 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Meet student needs

Employment Type

Full-time 10 month contract

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a graduate from an American Board of Funeral Service Education accredited institution in Mortuary Science or Funeral Service Education or an A.A.S in Funeral Service Education/Mortuary Science and a Bachelor’s degree in applicable field.

Must hold a valid funeral director and embalming license in the state of North Carolina or be eligible for reciprocation of current state licensure completed within three months.

Three years work experience at a funeral home to include embalming, administrative duties to include documentation. Experience in a closely related, highly regulated field will also be considered.

Knowledge of current funeral practices, laws, and regulations.

Communication, both oral and written skills necessary. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If not completed by the time of hire, the master’s degree must be obtained within five years of accepting the position.

Teaching experience at the community college or four-year college level. On-line teaching experience.

Five years work experience at a funeral home to include embalming.

Knowledge of curriculum development, assessments, clinical education, and effective classroom management.

Knowledge of the American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation standards including procedures for program assessment and writing accreditation reports.

Evidence of success working with students, pre-college through higher education.

Experience with Blackboard class delivery platform.

Position Description

Provide quality instruction for face-to-face and online courses to include days, evenings, and weekends to a diverse student population in a manner consistent with the department’s standards, ABFSE accreditation standards, and with the content in the approved course outline and plan of instruction. This includes, but is not limited to work-based learning management, funeral directing, funeral sciences, and decedent care.

Incorporate latest instructional technologies in course delivery and utilize interactive learning technologies to engage students in the teaching and learning process.

Assist in recruiting new students into the program through various methods and activities.

Advise and register students who are in the program.

Participate in the intake and processing of anatomical donations.

Monitor and improve student retention in coursework, semester to semester, leading to successful graduation..

Provide recommendations for program changes based on industry trends and input from the advisory board.

Provide input on program review, assessment, and other departmental activities to benefit students and the programs’ success.

Periodically evaluate, revise, and update existing courses for relevancy and currency consistent with the role and mission of the college and current ABFSE accreditation standards.

Maintain face-to-face and/or online classroom environments conducive to student learning, engagement, and retention.

Maintain accurate scholastic and membership records of students enrolled in classes and prepare and submit reports as required.

Ability to assist the Department Chair with maintaining ABFSE accreditation documentation and all related processes.

Participate in the program accreditation process, department planning, and program review.

Maintain communication with the Department Chair and affiliated funeral service personnel on campus and at the community and state level..

Provide quality customer service to students, faculty, and staff to include quick response time in grading, and response time to inquiries via phone and email.

Continually develop and improve skills through professional development.

Participate in faculty committees and other activities as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Gail Davis