Position: Program Coordinator/Instructor Trades

Posting Date: December 2023
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Location: Erie, PA – In-person, not remote
Position Start Date: As soon as possible after filled
Reports To: Dean of Career & Technical Education
Pay/Salary Range: $60k-$65k

This is a 3-year grant funded position, with no guarantee of extension after that period. Position is contingent upon grant funding.

This is a 12-month position with benefits. 

COLLEGE PROFILE
Erie County Community College (EC3), America’s newest community college, is a comprehensive community college located in northwest Pennsylvania currently offering various associate degrees and certificates. EC3 is focused on enhancing the county’s economic condition by increasing educational opportunities for the diverse population in Erie County and assisting individuals to enter careers that provide family-sustaining wages.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Coordinator/Instructor of the EC3 Construction Trades program will provide leadership toward developing the program for EC3. This is a three-year, grant-funded, 12-month position that includes the administrative duties of a coordinator and instructional responsibilities of a teacher in the program. This position will lead the build-out of the on-site classroom/lab for Construction Trades and manage initial and on-going lab set up, including equipment purchase/set-up, materials ordering/management, and instructional planning and delivery. May supervise part-time instructors/trainers as needed and coordinate third party delivery of training, such as OSHA and Red Cross.

Erie County Community College places a high priority on providing outstanding learning opportunities for the community and promoting an effective learning environment for students. Instructors provide critical assistance to Administrators in developing and implementing College Policies and Procedures. Instructors and trainers are expected to meet all responsibilities with integrity and in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes and in accordance with the College’s policies, procedures, and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list is meant to be representative and not exhaustive in nature. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Program Coordination
    • Consults with advisory committees and industry partners.
    • Prepares/maintains lab and materials; places, tracks, and maintains orders, enforces lab safety procedures.
    • Develops/revises programs curriculum/plans as applicable, in coordination with dean/leadership. 
  • Deliver Instruction
    • Conducts assigned classes and/or labs.
    • Prepares lessons that align with course and program outcomes that maintain high standards and consistency that attract, retain, and prepare diverse students to meet workforce demands.
    • Provides course syllabus (which shall include grading standards, attendance policies, classroom behavioral expectations, course outline and contact information).
    • Verifies student enrollment and submits grade sheets.
    • Utilizes online Learning Management Software to enhance and support instruction.
    • Selects, reviews, and develops course materials and resources that minimize student financial impact.
    • Provides guided support in open and scheduled lab setting.
  • Evaluate Student Progress
    • Keeps accurate record of student performance.
    • Provides students with timely feedback.
  • Provide Student Assistance
    • Refers students to student support services.
    • Accommodates special needs students.
    • Be available for student inquiry and discussion.
  • Maintains academic and student records as required by the institution and complies with requirements for reports, grant funds, and meeting deadlines as established.
  • Participates in program review and assessment activities; utilizes outcomes assessment to improve learning/instruction.
  • Participates in committees, extra and co-curricular activities.
  • Participates in faculty and self-evaluation processes, including continuous improvement efforts.
  • Completes training required to perform effectively and remain current with trends in the discipline and higher education.
  • Attends faculty and college meetings.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrates responsible and proper use of college resources.
  • As a member of the college community, faculty and staff should perform their professional responsibilities in accordance with the goals, missions, and plans of the department, program, division, and College, in addition to contributing to the creation of a collegial culture.
  • Assists in assessing equipment and supplies, scheduling classes, and departmental routines.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong knowledge of construction machinery and equipment.
  • Problem-solving skills, providing alternative solutions to challenges.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Have a strong desire to follow safety standards.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (specifically Word and Excel), necessary to create and maintain reports and logs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Be dependable and cooperative; working with minimal supervision or part of a team.
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly and concisely on a professional and respectful basis with EC3 staff, students, and visitors.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk for long periods of time. Employee should have good manual dexterity as they will frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must also be able to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and arm’s length vision acuity. They must regularly sit at a desk and use a computer with monitors at times.

Considerable physical effort is required for this position. Crouching, bending, lifting, stretching, crawling, climbing ladders and steps and working in cramped areas are all likely.

The work environment has moderate to loud noise. Environmental conditions may include hazards, vibrations and fumes or airborne particles.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree or certificate in a related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Construction industry and knowledge of industry-related equipment and systems and safety standards.
  • Expert knowledge in Building and Construction Trades and excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to instruct in core skills: safety, construction math, blueprint reading, tool usage, and other trade skills used across the construction industry.
  • Possess considerable skill to operate equipment such as a forklift, pallet jack, hand tools and power tools, band saws, shears, drill press, brakes, belt sanders and various grinding equipment.
  • Candidates must be willing to work up to four evenings per week.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience or familiarity with NCCER preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience teaching and/or in an education setting strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Blackboard or similar online Learning Management System preferred.

EEO Statement: Erie County Community College is committed to and affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity to all applicants, employees, and students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, gender identification, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic and to provide each and every individual with the ability to work in a safe, productive and professional work environment that is free from discriminatory practices.