Child Development Instructor

Northwest Shoals Community College

Job Description



Child Development Instructor


$44,780.00 - $87,562.00 Annually

Muscle Shoals, AL

Job Type

NWSCC-209240-Child Development

Job Number

10/31/2022 11:59 PM Central

Campus Location
Northwest-Shoals Community College




Full Job Description

Position Summary

The instructor is responsible for the planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The instructor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Northwest-Shoals Community College campus as assigned. As a minimum, the related activities include instruction, academic advising, serving on various committees, participating in local, state, regional, or national professional activities and/or organizations. An instructor may be asked to perform other related duties as directed by the Division Chair, Department Head, appropriate dean level supervisor, or the President.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

At a minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are:

  • to manage and oversee the operation of the NW-SCC Child Development Instructional Programs;
  • to establish policies and goals for the Child Development Centers and Instructional Programs;
  • to direct and assist the Child Development student teachers in carrying out assigned activities at on campus and off campus childcare facilities;
  • to approve all purchases of equipment and materials for the Child Development Instructional Program and oversee the CHD instructional budget;
  • to screen and interview prospective Child Development adjunct faculty for employment recommendation to the Dean of Academic Affairs;
  • to develop semester class schedules for CHD courses and assign CHD courses to instructors;
  • to work with the Director of Child Development Center Programs in setting and implementation of all policies, goals and the philosophy of the NW-SCC Child Development Programs;
  • responsible for assisting in NAEYC accreditation for the Child Development Center;
  • to plan, organize, and instruct courses via in-person and/or virtual instruction using the College’s learning management system and, as appropriate, distance education tools and software;
  • to conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy;
  • to keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading and posting of daily assignments, lab assignments, quizzed, and/or exams in the College’s learning management system;
  • to plan each unit or lesson, as to content, method, and organization to make each class period meaningful;
  • to ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled;
  • to teach all classes according to an approved syllabus; to keep students informed concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements;
  • to hold final exams at the time scheduled in the College’s semester schedule unless permission to deviate has been approved by the Division Chairperson and appropriate dean level supervisor;
  • to recommend textbooks, instructional materials, and on-line theory and lab curriculum, including classroom and laboratory equipment and/or trainers, to the Division Chair, Department Head, or appropriate Dean Level Supervisor;
  • to accommodate differing student learning styles in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College’s established ADA program;
  • to participate consistently in professional development related to his/her field and current trends for in-person, on-line, and hybrid instruction utilizing the College’s Distance Education Office and Instructional Designer;
  • to serve as an academic advisor to assigned students;
  • to refer students to Student Services departments, as needed;
  • to work closely with his/her division chair on the development of annual division budgets for approval by the deal level supervisor;
  • to assist with registration;
  • to post and maintain office hours for student consultations;
  • to participate in program and curriculum review and development;
  • to actively promote the instructional program through recruitment, retention, success, and completion initiatives;
  • to assist the Office of Strategic Partnerships in establishing an apprenticeship for CTE and other applicable instructional programs;
  • to submit required reports to the appropriate administrative personnel;
  • to attend faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as required by the President, dean level supervisor, or division chair;
  • to become familiar with and comply with college policies and procedures;
  • to serve on and provide information to college committees as needed;
  • to convey college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college officials;
  • to maintain accurate and complete scholastic records.




  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, required.
  • Experience working in a child development/child care setting, required.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience working with dual enrollment students, preferred.
  • Experience in multimedia presentations, LMS including Blackboard and Banner, preferred.


Application Procedures/Additional Information

A complete application packet consists of the following:

  • a completed Northwest-Shoals Community College online application form,
  • cover letter,
  • a current resume,
  • statement of teaching philosophy, and
  • postsecondary transcripts (unofficial or official) which must include institution's name, college degree, and degree date.
Applications may be submitted online at

Applications should be received by no later than Monday, October 31, 2022.

Incomplete application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview. Application packets received after the deadline date will eliminate the possibility of an interview. The submission of all required application materials by the deadline date is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Compensation is in accordance with the Alabama Community College System's Salary Schedule D1 ($44,780 - $87,562 for 9 month appointment). An additional summer appointment may be available.

Northwest-Shoals Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, including all postsecondary community and technical colleges under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Northwest-Shoals Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Applicants in need of an accommodation(s), should contact the Office of Human Resources prior to the interview. 256-331-5279

Applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their own expense.

Northwest-Shoals Community College will not be responsible for copying application packets for current or future positions.

In accordance with Alabama Community College System Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check.

Northwest-Shoals Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-verify). E-verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.

Northwest-Shoals Community College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding of employment.


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