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Center for Workforce Development - Adjunct Instructor

Position Title: Center for Workforce Development – Adjunct Instructor (part time)

REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Workforce Development

SUPERVISES: No supervisory responsibilities associated with this position


BASIC ROLES: An important part of the role of the Center for Workforce Development (CFWD) is to provide essential skills training to individuals who may have limited job skills, work histories, and significant employment barriers. The Workforce Development Instructor is responsible for teaching essential job search and job retention skills to students of the Center for Workforce Development. This position coordinates the Life Skills courses and coaches students in their job search process.  The ideal candidate for this position will be highly motivated and possess a strong commitment to preparing students for the workforce.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Workforce Skills Instruction and Coaching

  • Teach career development and essential skills for workplace success following defined curricula that includes: résumé preparation, interviewing, effective job search, work ethics, employer expectations, conflict resolution, time management, communication, professional appearance, and job retention.
  • Teach students to research jobs, target résumés, and apply with appropriate employers utilizing effective job search methods and tools.
  • Act as a substitute instructor for the Life Skills classes as necessary.
  • Modify existing course objectives and curriculum as necessary, using best practices.
  • Create an energized learning atmosphere that engages students utilizing group-work, contextualized learning, scenarios, games and activities that result in the acquisition and retention of desired skills.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of classes and make necessary changes based on employer hiring requirements, student needs, and class outcomes.
  • Provide career planning in groups and one-on-one to instruct students to target jobs and industries based on their interests, skills, abilities and experience.
  • Assist students in the Job Search computer lab with applications, résumés and cover letters.

Workforce Development Coordination

  • Communicate with case management staff on the progress, attendance, successes, and challenges of students in the Workforce Development and Life Skills classes and all students in Job Search activities.
  • Maintain information on student progress and job placements in specified electronic formats.
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, and market the Workforce Development and Life Skills classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Career Development, Human Services or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach adult learners job search and job retention skills.
  • Experience working with diverse, economically disadvantaged populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Experience planning and coordinating class schedules.Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to coach and motivate individuals to find employment.
  • Knowledge of skills required for obtaining and maintaining successful employment.
  • Knowledge of regional labor markets and business hiring practices.
  • Experience teaching life skills classes.Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish.

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2014

Current Salary Rate: Instructional hours will be paid at the current adjunct rate.

Application Process: Please submit a letter of application, specifically addressing the position requirements, and a current resume to: Joyce Benson-Fox joyce.benson-fox@ccaurora.eduApplications will be reviewed upon receipt.

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

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Note - relocation expenses will not be provided.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, age or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, CO 80011-9036.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at

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"The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."





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