Instructor, Early Childhood - 9 months

Instructor, Early Childhood - 9 months

Employer

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

Job Location

Winterville, NC

Salary/Grade

Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Closes: Friday, October 26, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, November 12, 2018

Expected Work Hours

TBD

Reports to

Dean of Public Services and Fine Arts

Employment Type

Full-Time Position, 9 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in child development/family relations/early childhood education and three to five years of teaching, administrative, and direct childcare experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. 
 
Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, copier, calculator, audio-visual equipment, artists supplies, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to twenty-five 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 subordinates.  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, book orders, budgets, 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 a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases; to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables; to comprehend the most abstruse classes of concepts.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), counseling, personnel, 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; utilize descriptive statistics; etc. 
 
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 and audio-visual equipment, etc. 
 
Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
 
Color Discrimination:   Requires 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 moderate 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.)

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in early childhood classes and interacts with and assists students in various areas.  Reports to the Department Chair, Early Childhood.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides instruction for traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses for the Early Childhood Education Department.  Duties include preparing lesson plans, course syllabuses, handouts, tests, etc.; selecting textbooks; gathering resources for class; conducting class; conducting critiques; grading assignments; planning field trips, securing guest speakers, etc.  Prepares various reports related to classes including census reports, end-of-semester reports, grade reports, rolls, etc. 
 
Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, recommending placement tests, referring students for tutors and services, providing help with job placement and contacts, etc.  Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, and credit by examination.
 
Assists with the development of departmental objectives and goals.
 
Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Keeps abreast of newest research in the teaching of childhood education courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.
 
Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as annual objectives, field trip forms, and general letters of correspondence.
 
Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computers, calculator, copier, laminating machine, audio-visual equipment, class supplies, general office supplies, etc.
 
Responds to phone calls and electronic correspondence, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.
 
Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required. Will provide management and advisory leadership to student organizations and activities.
 
Performs other duties as required.

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