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Early Childhood Education/Education Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Posted on July 20, 2022
AFT Washington
Centralia College
Full-time
Not disclosed
Centralia, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Job Description
Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and supporting our community in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Working in the education programs, the assistant professor is responsible for facilitating student learning and student success with a diverse student population. The assistant professor acts as the point of contact for Early Achiever’s students, completes quarterly grant reporting, and completes outreach to early learning centers to share funding information and secure practicum placements. In addition, this position is responsible for contributing to a collaborative, professional work environment focused on personal and student growth.

The early childhood education and education programs provides training to students in early childhood education coursework, approved throughout the state, to facilitate coursework required to obtain employment in early childhood settings through state recognized stackable certificates as well as two-year degrees. Students participating in an education program are often focused on transferring to a four-year teaching program or remaining at CC and completing a BAS in Teacher Education (K-8).

This position could be assigned a variety of upper and lower division coursework in early childhood education and teacher education and may contain courses delivered in late afternoons and early evenings.

Duties and Responsibilities
60% Instruction, curriculum development and assessment of student learning, and program outcomes

  • Serve the needs of students who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational and cultural backgrounds, and infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.
  • Assess the local business community to determine employment needs and develop applicable curriculum.
  • Assess student learning and revise curriculum as needed
  • Use a Learning Management system and other technology in a manner that enhances student learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity and inclusion through pedagogical practices and curriculum development.

20% Committee work, grant work and outreach

  • Collaborate in a professional environment focused on personal and student growth. Collaboration within the business department, across campus, with local high schools, and the community are essential.
  • Implement strategies to recruit and retain students.
  • Serve on campus committees that support the college’s mission.
  • Organize and participate in Early Childhood Education Advisory Board meetings twice per year.
  • Attend Early Childhood Education Prep counsel to remain current in requirements and knowledge of standards.

20% Advising and career planning with students

  • Effectively work with students to identify career goals and select a program and courses to reach those goals.
  • Guide students through various college processes
  • Advise students on a quarterly basis and track student progress throughout program completion
About the employer: Centralia College

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.

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