Requisition ID: req3033Job Title: Adjunct-Geography (Pool)Department: Social SciencesLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $51.88 per contact hourSchedule: May include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.Job Description:The College Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision and ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The City Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.The Ideal CandidateColumbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in thecommunity college mission; who are academically and culturallydiverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who sharein our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate iscommitted to academic excellence, continuous improvement throughprofessional development, assessment, contributing to program andcourse development, and creating a collegial environment ofcivility, collaboration and open communication.There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach duringthe day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the ColumbusState College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campusand regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg andWesterville.Position SummaryThe Adjunct – Geography position provides quality instruction andmaintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, withmajor emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluatingstudents. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitorsteaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning& OrganizingESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSInstruction and Student LearningTeaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primaryresponsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum inconjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigorof programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range ofappropriate learning activities. Participates in the identificationof students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizingan appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate tothe nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicatesclearly to students the expectations concerning the use of suchtechnology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordancewith departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.Student Engagement and AdvisementCreates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains postedoffice hours in accordance with departmental and policies of theCollege. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.Encourages a sense of community among students for learning bothinside and outside the classroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.Other duties as required.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend department meetings and trainings as required. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periodsof time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbsor balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 30 pounds.Working ConditionsTypical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: data analysisand application to operational business decisions; onlineinstruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard;internet research; online communication and record-keeping. Skillin: providing quality instruction; learning technologies and theuse multi-media technology to enhance student learning;instructional planning and presentation; incorporating criticalthinking, effective communication and other general educationoutcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiencywith online communication record-keeping. Ability to: effectivelycommunicate and use interpersonal skills; create engaging learningenvironments that respect a wide variety of viewpoints; besensitive to the needs and concerns of a diverse studentpopulation, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds andstudents with disabilities; work independently without ongoingdirect supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learningoutcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Geography orrelated discipline. State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License ordemonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience.
Sturdy Savings Bank announced it has named Dennis Roberts to the Board of Directors.As a board member, Roberts will work in concert with other board members to administer the affairs of the bank. This includes setting strategic direction, oversight of business strategies and policies, and ensuring the safety and soundness of the bank for its depositors.“We are pleased to welcome Dennis to our board and look forward to his insight and contributions,” Board Chairman James Fisher said Friday in a press release. “He is a long-time loyal customer and friend of the community, and we are excited to have him on board.”The decision to name Roberts to the board was based on his unique blend of hands-on business talents, fair-mindedness and ability to develop sound relationships, all qualities which align with the core values of Sturdy Savings Bank, according to the release.Roberts is a long-time resident of Cape May Court House and is the managing partner of Cape May Hospitality Group and The Bellevue Tavern.He dedicates a great deal of his free time to volunteering. He is the president of the Middle Township Board of Education for the past seven years and a board member since 1999, a member of the Middle Township Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a commissioner for the State of N.J. School Ethics Commission.He has been a volunteer youth coach for Middle Township basketball and hockey, as well as Avalon Lacrosse.Sturdy Savings Bank serves Cape May and Atlantic counties at 14 branches located in Avalon, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Dennisville, Marmora, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckahoe, and Wildwood Crest.Each of Sturdy’s branches consider the communities in which they are located their homes, and are dedicated to see those areas succeed. The bank often donates to local organizations, and supports schools because it values the development of the youth in the communities it serves.For more information about Sturdy Savings Bank, visit www.sturdyonline.com or call 609-463-5220. Dennis Roberts is a new member to Sturdy Savings Bank’s Board of Directors. (Photo provided) read more