Instructor-Adult Basic Education (Reading)

Madison Area Technical College - Madison, WI (30+ days ago)4.5

Madison Area Technical College

Posting Date: 05/31/2018

Application Deadline: 6/22/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Salary: $55,763-$93,006

Location: Madison-Downtown

Department: School of Academic Advancement

Employment Conditions:
Madison College invites applications for the Instructor of Adult Basic Education with an emphasis in Reading. This is a one-of-a-kind position, allowing you to be a part of a collaborative team that positively impacts our students and community. This position will be housed at the Downtown Education Center located in the beautiful downtown Madison area. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the field and to teaching that will enable him or her to be a collaborative and innovative member of the team.

This position will challenge all of your skills and allow you to participate in multiple opportunities such as: teaching, instructing, and mentoring students. With smaller class sizes averaging 16 students, you will work side by side with your students. Our distinguished Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning assists with the development of newly hired faculty to help craft the art of teaching through specialized training and mentoring. Madison College is committed to ensuring each faculty member has the skill set to be a leading-edge educator within the higher education division. Work-life balance is an important element of Madison College. Flexible work hours and scheduling allow faculty to enjoy their lives outside of work. Most importantly, you will be playing a major part in influencing and maintaining the College’s mission, vision, and values.

This position is located in the vibrant city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers’ Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community to work, live and play in. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
This position will provide basic skills and developmental instruction with an emphasis on reading and writing through structured classroom and/or individualized settings. Instructional services will be provided via structured open entry/open exit programming utilizing individual, group and/or technology based assisted instruction as appropriate. This position will participate on committees, develop instructional strategies and develop curriculum as a regular part of their work.

This position reports to the Dean, School of Academic Advancement.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Provides basic education/developmental/remedial instruction to underprepared students in accordance with Personal Educational Plans.

2. Coordinates services with basic education staff and community based organizations to identify and effectively serve clients enrolled at district campuses/centers.

3. Assists in recruitment, orientation, assessment, and enrollment of students.

4. Develops and plans appropriate instructional strategies and materials for instructing basic education students.

5. Assesses student learning and progress in meeting educational goals.

6. Evaluates student progress and modifies personal educational plans as necessary.

7. Provides academic support services to basic education students.

8. Participates in instructional and curricular articulation discussions to meet the educational/support needs of basic education students.

9. Provides guidance and assistance to instructors in effective teaching methods for basic education students.

10. Assists students in developing work experience assignments such as internships, work study assignments and team projects.

11. Assists with proposal development, project maintenance and performance reporting.

12. Complies with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling.

13. Attends school, department and committee meetings.

14. Participates in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness and technology training.

15. Designs curriculum and instruct in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student and business needs.

16. Demonstrates a commitment to the college’s mission, vision and values.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies, including learner-centered instruction, assessment, evaluation and collaborative techniques, contextualized instruction, and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender and disability.

2. Use instructional technology (interactive television, online and hybrid formats, course software such as Blackboard, video etc.) to deliver high quality instruction.

3. Knowledge and ability to infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.

4. Skill in teaching paired reading courses across the curriculum.

5. Skill in teaching writing.

6. Skill in communication and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.

7. Skill in oral and written communication.

8. Ability to interact with business and industry to establish partnerships.

9. Ability to work as an integral part of a diverse, instructional team in both structured and individualized learning environments.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minimum of 12 credits in Reading instruction and 12 credits in English writing course work.

2. Six (6) credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Educational Methods (teaching methods) courses.

Special Instructions:
For application troubleshooting, call the Human Resources Department at (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Employment and Employee Relations
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6904

Position Type: Faculty

Posting Number: 20160603008

FLSA: Exempt

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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.