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You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.




Position Information

Posting Number:06001443
Position Title:PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR OF Outdoor Leadership (POOL)
Posting Date:10/23/2018
Closing Date:06/30/2019
Open Until Filled (notes):
Length of Position:Contracts are on a term-by-term basis
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type:Part-Time Instructor
FTE:<.50
Salary Level:Part Time Instructor
Starting Minimum Pay:$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)
Starting Maximum Pay:$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)
Hours per Week:depending on class schedule
Work Schedule:depending on class schedule
Days of the Week:Mon-Fri typically
Job Summary/Purpose:

TTo provide instruction in Health & Human Performance Outdoor Leadership courses including lecture and select learning lab components. Part-time instructors direct student learning, discussions and evaluate student performance in the classroom and during hands-on field sessions.


Classes may include the following:
Beginning Rock Climbing
Intermediate Rock Climbing
Teaching Rock Climbing
Avalanche Level 1 & 2
Outdoor Living Skills
Hiking/Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Wilderness Advanced First Aid
Backcountry Skiing
Mountaineering
Fall Block Expedition


• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $573 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.


Essential Functions:

1. Provide instruction in Outdoor Leadership courses. This includes lecturing and guiding in classroom activities, providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, and classes taught on or off campus.


2. Office Hours and Student Contact. All instructors are expected to be available to their students outside of class when students are scheduled on campus. There is a minimum of at least one office hour per week for each course taught.


3. Cooperate with other College personnel and Outdoor Leadership faculty to assist students progression of learning.


4. Act as a resource person for students.


5. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess knowledge of experiential, adventure, and outdoor education philosophies; general technical and safety skills in the outdoors; and any specific technical skills necessary for specific courses. Outdoor Leadership instructors must be capable of spending extensive time in the backcountry, while providing support and measure of risk management for class groups.


1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, or Outdoor Recreation, including demonstrated competency of the following skills: safety, risk management, navigation, wilderness first aid, decision making, weather, instructional, facilitation, effective communication, organization, and professional ethics.


2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.


3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructor to observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom and field situations.


4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of a variety of technical equipment, including rock gear, mountaineering equipment, Whisperlite stoves, whitewater rafts, etc (depending upon teaching assignment)


5. Ability to carry a pack greater than 50#, over uneven terrain, for more than 3 miles.


6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.


7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.


8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.


9. Ability to work with Outdoor Leadership faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.


10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.


11. Ability/skills to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.


Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Ability to carry a pack greater than 50#, over uneven terrain, for more than 3 miles.. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.


Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination at no cost. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.


Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Outdoor Leadership, Experiential Education or a closely related discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with the acquirement of a professional level certification from a recognized organization, such as the American Mountain Guides Association, the American Canoe Association, the Association for Challenge Course technology, or some other.


2. Evidence of excellence, or promise of excellence, in instruction.


The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required, will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.


Necessary Special Qualifications:
• Current valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 30-days of employment and the ability to successfully complete COCC Driving Policy
• Leave No Trace Certification
• Wilderness First Responder Certification


Special Qualifications:

1. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
2. Community College Level teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.


COCC is not able to support work Visa’s for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.


Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.


If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.


Is a Criminal History Check required?Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required?No
Open Until FilledNo

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