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Job Description Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/Instructor.
The major area of responsibility for this position is teaching introductory courses in the areas of Early Childhood Education and Human Development and Family Studies. Additionally, as coordinator, this position is responsible for maintaining accreditation, hiring adjuncts, course scheduling, program and course assessment, and the management of student practicum experiences. The instructor will also participate in service and professional development within the department, division, and college.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. 2. One year (30-semester credit equivalent) of teaching experience at the post-secondary level related to the major teaching assignments. 3. 1 year experience working in a daycare/early childhood setting.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. 2. Teaching experience equivalent to two academic years (60 semester credit equivalent) at the post-secondary level in both online and classroom instruction. 3. Three years' experience teaching in a day care/preschool. 4. Specialty in preschool and or infant/toddler. 5. Experience teaching/managing student teaching/practicum. 6. Familiar with the 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial & Advanced Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs.
Responsibilities: Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.
Instructional Responsibilities 1. Teach 24 (12/12) credit or contact hours during the academic year. 2. Teach day, evening, and/or weekend classes at one or more college locations as well as online classes. 3. Prepare lesson plans and course syllabi, create teaching aids, and provide students with instructional materials and activities for classroom use and homework assignments. 4. Instruct students in the discipline using appropriate course objectives, learning outcomes, and measures developed by Division of Business and Social Sciences faculty and evaluated by a college-wide Curriculum Review Committee (CRC). 5. Regularly assess courses taught and participate in formal course and program assessment conducted by the department, division, and/or college. 6. Assist with curriculum review and revision, develop new course materials using innovative instructional concepts and pedagogical techniques to facilitate student learning. 7. Utilize standard computer and audio/visual technology in the classroom and online instruction. 8. Teach or supplement instruction with distance education platforms and online learning management systems. 9. Maintain accurate records of student attendance and grades and submit grades on time electronically. 10. Hold a weekly minimum of five regular, published office hours on campus during the academic year in a shared or private office. 11. Participate in student advisement, recruitment, and retention efforts. 12. Assist the department chair in mentoring part-time faculty. 13. Attend and participate in non-classroom activities including department and division meetings, professional development workshops, college or NSHE committees, and community service activities. 14. Annually define short-term and long-term professional development goals to remain current in the discipline. 15. Perform duties in a manner consistent with College standards, mission, and goals, and comply with published College and NSHE policies and procedures. 16.Other duties as agreed upon with Division or Department head. 17. Comply with departmental administrative responsibilities. 18. Demonstrate awareness of diversity issues as they apply to instruction. Maintain sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of college students. 19. Understand and accept the role as a partner in an educational enterprise serving the best interests of the students. 20. Communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, and the community. 21. Work in a professional and collegial manner with staff, faculty, and students in the best interests of the college and the people it serves. 22. Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with standards, missions, and goals of Truckee Meadows Community College.
Coordinator Responsibilities 1. Ensure that part-time instructors are of the highest quality through careful selection and mentoring. 2. Maintain and initiate assessment processes in ECE/HDFS courses required by TMCC. 3. Coordinate textbook and other ancillary material orders. 4. Develop ECE/HDFS course semester scheduling. 5. Manage and develop ECE program and course curriculum based on national standards. 6. Maintain NAEYC higher education accreditation including developing, implementing and interpreting assessments as well as completing yearly reports. 7. Assist the Chair with items such as program/discipline reviews, requests, and proposals for budgetary items. 8. Assist in the management of Sierra 117 (ECE lab). 9. Complete duties that ensure the vitality of the program. These duties shall include but not be limited to the following: program marketing, community outreach, partnership creation, student recruitment, student advisement, coordinating student retention and graduation, mentoring students, and assisting in the maintenance of the ECE Web site. 10. Facilitate the ECE Advisory Committee meetings twice a year. 11. Collaborate with the TMCC-E.L. Cord Foundation Child Care Center Master Teachers and Center Director. 12. Manage fieldwork and practicums: Advise and assign students to appropriate practicum experiences. 12. Assist Practicum teaching faculty by working closely with the TMCC Child Care Center staff (and off site Child Care Centers when needed).
Salary Information: $46,691 - $70,038, Salary placement is dependent on education and experience.
Full-Time Equivalent 100.0%
Required Attachment(s) In the Resume/Cover Letter section of the application each of the following must be attached.
Current Resume/CV that includes contact information for three Professional References.
Copy of Unofficial Transcripts
Posting Close Date 01/31/2019
Note to Applicant Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received on or before the closing date posted on the job announcements. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCC’s five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.
A vital leader in the New Nevada’s growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu or view our virtual tour at tour.tmcc.edu.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.