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Position: Instructor-Literacy and Essential Skills Reading, Writing, Science, and Math (Casual)
Institution: Bow Valley College
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Duties: Instructs courses as assigned. Prepares and updates course syllabus/outline and content. Creates lesson plans and course schedule. Develops and updates curriculum, manuals and guides as requested by Coordinator(s). Evaluates learner performance on an ongoing basis and provides learners and administrators with learner progress reports. Develops suitable assessment criteria. Maintains officials records as required. Meets and/or contacts students regarding any academic issues (for example: attendance, conduct, performance). Identifies areas of concerns and refers to the Lead Instructor Student Learning or the Program Coordinator if follow up is necessary
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree - required in a related field, B.Ed. preferred. 2 years - direct literacy-based instructional experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered
   
Text: Job Title Instructor-Literacy and Essential Skills Reading, Writing, Science, and Math (Casual) Job Description Bow Valley College contributes to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services. We equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment. Why work at Bow Valley College? We have been named one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers for 2019. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners´ success, as well as each other´s. Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-workers and supervisors. We are currently accepting applications for casual employment (vacation cover off) for the role of Instructor-Literacy and Essential Skills Reading, Writing, Science, and Math , for Bow Valley College’s Centre for School of Foundational Learning (SFL). Instructors in the SFL are responsible for providing instruction to adult learners; evaluating learner progress, designing and developing curriculum and instructional materials, and supporting learners in meeting the learning outcomes of their courses and programs. Detailed responsibilities include: Provides Quality Instruction In Courses as Assigned Instructs courses as assigned Prepares and updates course syllabus/outline and content Creates lesson plans and course schedule Develops and updates curriculum, manuals and guides as requested by Coordinator(s) Evaluates learner performance on an ongoing basis and provides learners and administrators with learner progress reports Develops suitable assessment criteria Maintains officials records as required Provides a Positive Learning Experience for Students Meets and/or contacts students regarding any academic issues (for example: attendance, conduct, performance) Identifies areas of concerns and refers to the Lead Instructor Student Learning or the Program Coordinator if follow up is necessary Refers students to the Lead Instructor Student Learning and other institutional supports as required (for example: tutoring, counselling) Ensures that any special student accommodations are met (for example: reduced course load, vision impairments, hearing impairments, testing) Supports the program in awarding of scholarships and bursaries Participates in college and departmental events that promote student success (for example: orientation, open house, graduation) Builds and Maintain Relationships with Internal and External Stakeholders and Promote the Department and the College Keeps current regarding changes in industry and updates and revises curriculum as required Assists with articulation and transfer activity as required Meets with industry stakeholders and sits on Advisory Committees Attends external community meetings Participates in recruitment events as schedule permits Other Duties/Special Projects Follows College Policies and procedures Completes any professional development requirements (for example: D2L; Agresso Student Module Training, Instruction Skills Training, FOIP) Other duties as assigned Job Requirements ​Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree - required in a related field, B.Ed. preferred. • 2 years - direct literacy-based instructional experience. • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered. Preferred • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate (Interim or Permanent). • Direct literacy-based instructional experience. • Experience working with adult learners. • General understanding of Essential Skills. • Experience working successfully in a team based educational setting. • Strong knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office applications. • Instructional experience in a related field or in a post-secondary environment would be considered. • Exceptional writing skills. • Curriculum development. • Competence working with an online delivery platform (i.e. D2L, Blackboard or Moodle). • Highly organized. • Instructional portfolio may be adjusted based on operational requirements or specialized qualifications ​ We are accepting applications for casual teaching opportunities through the spring/summer semester Core Competencies Building/Nurturing/Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective Nurtures collaborative alliances and partnerships that benefit their department. Develops and directs new articulations and partnerships. Appreciates how diverse perspectives can benefit their faculty/department. Models Agility Reinforces change messages across teams and helps others adapt to different ways of doing business. Communicates effectively the purpose and benefits of functional and faculty/department change initiatives, building the buy-in of a range of stakeholder groups. Organization Advocacy Looks for opportunities to “showcase” the organization’s capabilities. Promotes the organization’s reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial college that anticipates and responds to workforce realities and community needs. Critical Decision Making Considers multiple business factors (e.g. long term and short-term impacts; organizational and financial consequences) when weighing the merits of alternative strategies. Makes time-critical decisions even though they may be difficult, sensitive or controversial. Open Communication/ Listening Informs department and/or affected individuals of possible implications of events occurring inside or outside the organization. Promotes information sharing and open channels of communication within their department. Please note all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check. Minimum Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree Location BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary) Job Family Faculty FTE Per Individual (%) 0 Closing Date 4/30/2019 Employment Status Casual Salary Commensurate with experience
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