Spanish Instructor - 9 Months

Spanish Instructor - 9 Months


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

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 22, 2022
Closes: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Foreign Language/University Transfer Department Chair

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Spanish; At least two years’ experience required in Community College or University system teaching Spanish. At least two years of community college or university teaching experience required. Familiarity with the admissions Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:  Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of walking, standing, climbing, balancing, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crawling, and which may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 20 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 pertinent and vital information to co-workers.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor and the giving of information and instructions.


Language Ability:  Requires ability to read a variety of books, policy and procedure manuals, schedules, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, logs, records, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.


Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic or schedule form.  Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; and to teach and counsel volunteers and staff. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational and ethnic backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including Spanish and University Transfer program requirements, etc.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.


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


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery, and other special equipment; and to operate motor vehicles.


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


Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.


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





Knowledge of Work: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, policies, and procedures of the college as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Instructor/Advisor/University Transfer. Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Pitt Community College as such pertains to the performance of the essential duties. Has thorough knowledge of principles and practices of student instruction and advising on issues pertaining to Spanish language and culture, academics, education, careers, and personal concerns. Has thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has considerable knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Has clear knowledge any occupational hazards and adheres to any safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Has considerable knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as they pertain to work responsibilities. Has knowledge of how to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with which position interacts.


Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with which position interacts.


Quantity of Work:  Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.


Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.


Attendance:  Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.


Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.


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


Cooperation:   Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and inter-departmentally.


Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and inter-departmentally, and with external entities with who position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.


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 for work elements, and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.


Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.



Position Description

The duties of the Spanish Instructor will include the following: Teaches assigned curriculum Spanish courses and assists with the college’s Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs. Additional instructor duties will include advising, meeting with students as needed, course development, mentoring adjunct instructors, committee service, and other general college duties.  Additional responsibilities to the college: receive, review, process, submit and file a variety of documents and reports including FTE and LDA, course outlines/tests/syllabus, work orders, and other forms. This position reports to the Foreign Language/University Transfer Department Chair.  Performs other duties as required.

Provides instruction in Spanish: 110, 111, 112, 120, 181, 182, 211, 212.


Provides instruction in Spanish language and culture working with students in a formal classroom setting as well as individualized attention. Ability to effectively evaluate student proficiency in written, oral, and reading capabilities of the Spanish Language.


Serves on department committees in developing syllabi, course instruction, evaluation assessments, rubrics and course development. Mentors new and adjunct Spanish instructors.


Conducts workshops on key Spanish trouble areas for students. Works in the Foreign Language lab to assist students with tools to improve their language skills.


Assists in department assessments of all Spanish courses in order to meet work effectiveness and strategic goals.


Advises students in the Arts & Sciences Student Success Center; reviews and evaluates student programs of study; provides training and workshops for faculty advisors.


Serves students by providing current program information, creating student educational plans, assists students in choosing a major and researching curricula, guiding students through university admission requirements.


Provides students with career-oriented materials to use for exploration and research by using computerized guidance systems, and other materials such as CFNC, ONET, and Career Choices in North Carolina.


Conduct workshops related to Student Success designed to reach students who fall below 2.0 GPA 


Makes student referral to Student Assistance Program, Disability Services, Tutoring, Joblink, ESC, as needed.


Attends University Transfer development workshops, professional enhancement programs, etc.


Responds to telephone calls and emails


Submits objectives on an annual basis to help in the planning process.


Receives, reviews, processes, files, and/or submits a variety of documents and reports 


Serves on various organization and committees such as College Transfer Program Association, UT Advisory Committee Program Review Committee, curriculum committee, etc.


Communicates with staff and faculty to overall awareness of curriculum information and curriculum department head communication.


Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including transcripts; e-mails, messages, and telephone calls; drafts of forms and letters; job applications; surveys


Prepares and/or processes various records and reports including letters, forms, annual reports 


Refers to college catalogs, NC Common Course Library, policy manuals, NC Community College Website, University Websites and Curricula, CFNC, University of NC System Office and State program standards. Etc.


Operates a variety of office equipment such as computer, printer, typewriter, fax machine, copier, telephone, etc.


Orders and stocks office/secretarial supplies, computer supplies, replacement parts, and computer software such as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Access, Datatel, etc.


Interacts and communicates with various individuals and groups such as students, faculty, staff, other division personnel, various community agencies, high school counselors/students, community leaders, students/customer, Supervisor, department heads, and the general public.


Interviews the student to determine eligibility of graduation readiness for University Transfer.


Advises applicants in developmental studies.


Reviews transfer credits of applicants and facilitate transfer equivalent recommendations by researching course descriptions.


Assist students in creating Student Educational Plan; updates current forms and documents used in advising; 


Serves on University Transfer Committees, if Department Chair not available


Collects data and generates reports.


Reviews transcripts for all transfer applicants.


Completes change of major forms if Department Chair unavailable.


Serves as an advisor to University Transfer students who cannot locate their advisor during pre-registration; serves as back-up advisors when short-staffed


Meets with high school counselors when necessary.


Makes referrals to other agencies or departments on and off campus.


Performs related duties as directed.

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