Natural Interpretation Instructor (9-Month Professional Bargaining Unit Position)

  • Hocking College
  • 3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH, United States
  • Oct 03, 2016
Full time Training Faculty/Instructor

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Dean, performs the following functions as per the professional bargaining unit contract:  Provide instructional services; Perform academic advising activities; Engage in continuous professional development in both teaching and discipline-specific theory and practice; Participate in department activities; Participate in department activities; Participate in new student enrollment activities (recruitment, registration, Discover Hocking, and Showcase); Participate in Academic Affairs and other institutional activities; Maintains a safe working area and conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities
PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES:  Assist with development of course outcomes and curriculum which are consistent with Academic Affairs, department, and technology / program goals; convey course outcomes and expectations to students according to college policy; organize and manage instructional activities; use appropriate learner-centered instructional methods; provide evaluation methods appropriate to stated outcomes; evaluate student learning in a fair manner; posts and maintains sufficient office hours compatible with student schedules; maintain accurate records of evaluation and course work including attendance; submit grades as required and on time; regularly seeks feedback on course delivery and student learning; participate in college evaluation system of instructional services; revise / update courses regularly.
PERFORMS STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISING ACTIVITIES:  Assist with the recruitment and placement of students; encourage students’ involvement in the advising process; maintains sufficient advising hours compatible with student schedules; meet with advisees at least twice per semester and as often as needed; advise student having difficulty in class / clinical work; maintain appropriate advisee files; direct students to appropriate department and College resources; maintain confidentiality; periodically evaluates graduation progress and completions. 
ENGAGES IN CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN BOTH TEACHING AND DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC THEORY AND PRACTICE:  Formulate and implement goals for growth; identify own professional development needs consistent with the mission of the College, Academic Affairs, and department; maintain or attain appropriate certification; licensure, or credentialing; seek appropriate resources to meet goals for continuous improvement; participate in department, Academic Affairs, and College faculty / staff development programs.
PARTICIPATES IN DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:  Work cooperatively with others to accomplish the goals of the department and technology; share expertise and materials with other department members; work constructively to resolve individual and department concerns; actively participate in technology and department activities and meetings; follow departmental policies.
PARTICIPATES IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Is familiar with the mission and philosophy of Hocking College; follows Hocking College policies and procedures; promote a positive working relationship across technology, department, and community lines; participate in Academic Affairs and institutional activities and committees; contribute to the assessment of student academic achievement;
At all times maintains a safe working area and conditions.
Performs other job related duties as assigned, which should not be over 10 to 15%.

Position Requirements
Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills

Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management, Interpretive Studies, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Conservation Biology, or a closely related field. BA/BS (in the fields listed above) will be considered with 3 additional years of professional experience.  Must be certified in the appropriate field for classes to be taught (see list below).
Minimum of 5 years of full-time, professional experience within a natural interpretive field (Naturalist, Environmental Educator, Field Scientist/Educator, Program Specialist, Museum Educator, Zoo Educator, Outdoor Education Instructor, or Interpretive Ranger).
Must hold current certificates in National Association of Interpretation, Certified Interpretive Trainer, Project Wet. Project Wild, and Project Learning Tree Facilitator Certificates, or be able to obtain the certificates within 3 months of hire.
Degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in professional associations, consultative practice; participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and research.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong technology skills including usage of email, student information system, and learning management system
Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of subject area.
Knowledge of educational theory and application.
Knowledge of learners and individual learning styles.
Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational process.
Educational technology skills.
Confidentiality.
Caring attitude toward students.
Learning and self-motivation skills.
Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
Knowledge of College resources available to students.
Knowledge of organizational structure.
Current knowledge of programs, objectives, and requirements.
Openness to suggestions for improvement.
Attention to detail.
Flexibility in dealing with others.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to prioritize work.
Behaves in accordance with Hocking College and Academic Affairs mission, goals, and values.
Positive attitude.
Knowledge of safe working conditions.

Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

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