ABE/GED, Business, English Part-Time Instructor - WCCW/MCCCW

Tacoma Community College

Job Description


Tacoma Community College (TCC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students.   We embrace our identity as a community college.  Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities.  We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion.  According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.  To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community,
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
  • Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:   https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma
Part-Time Faculty positions at the college are open continuously and reviewed on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.

 Position Summaries

  • The Corrections Education Business: Preparing and teaching courses within the professional-technical Associate in Applied Sciences in Business that may include: Introduction to Business, Customer Service, Management Principles and Organizational Systems, Leadership and Human Relations, Career Readiness Skills, Marketing and Business Development, Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Small Business Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial and Innovative Mindset, Transportation and Distribution, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Logistics Security and Risk Management, International Logistics, Importing and Exporting, and Global Business.
  • The Corrections Education ABE/GED: This position is responsible for preparing and teaching courses in reading, writing, social studies, and mathematics to TCC students registered in Adult Basic Education/GED preparation at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW).
  • The Corrections Education English: Preparing and teaching courses typically offered at Tacoma Community College. These may include ABE/Pre-College English (45,85, 95), English Composition I; English Composition II, Argument and Persuasion; and/or English Composition III, Writing about Literature.

** These positions are located on TCC’s campuses inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, WA, and the Mission Creek Corrections Center in Belfair, WA. They report to the Dean of Corrections Education.


Essential Functions

Essential Functions — Business – College Level Courses

  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise Business curricula and instructional materials, including traditional face-to-face classes and lab settings.
  • Plan, assess, and evaluate student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels.
  • Learn and use technology to enhance student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Act as a liaison between the college and local communities to promote the College and Business Programs Division.
  • Participate in the recruitment and retention of students.
  • Participate in College meetings and activities and serve on college committees.
  • Stay current in his/her field through professional development, professional organizations, and professional meetings, conferences, or workshops. 
  • Develop, revise, and update curriculum in collaboration with department, college faculty or community stakeholders, according to established curriculum procedures.
  • Maintain and develop community relationships with local organizations such as small business administration, economic develop districts, chamber of commerce, tribal leadership, and community action agencies.
  • Assist in the review of program needs and assessment.
  • Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process.

Essential Functions —  GED

  • Prepare and teach basic skills in a laboratory setting in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, literature and arts at the ABE level and in preparation for GED assessments.
  • Work with program faculty on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research, and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction.
  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners, including the integration of technology.
  • Administer pre-GED diagnostic tests to predict student readiness for GED testing.
     Communicate learner progress through ongoing and end of the quarter assessment in accordance with program assessment procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and achievements; and submit required end of quarter reports.
  • Work as a member of the instructional team and participate in scheduled department and DOC meetings.
  • Follow all Department of Corrections policies, especially IT protocols.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions — English – ABE and College Level Courses   

  • Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in assigned courses in accordance with department and college standards.
  • Assess student learning and use data to improve teaching and learning.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the field of composition and effective pedagogy.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Adult Education, Business, English, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • One year of experience teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level.
  • Proficient skills in computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in curriculum and program development.
  • Experience assessing student abilities in the area of Adult Basic Education.
  • Experience teaching Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship courses
  • Experience working in a correctional setting.
  • Experience working with at-risk populations.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • Attend and successfully complete the Department of Corrections training. 

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques & infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Ability to work successfully with students representing diverse ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic groups and learning abilities.
  • Strong skills in written, oral, and listening communications.
  • Strong commitment to working as an effective team member.



Application Process

Application Materials
 Complete application packages must include the following: 

  1. Tacoma Community College online application form.
  2. Resume and cover letter - In your cover letter, describe how your background and experience align with the responsibilities for this position.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

Terms of Employment
These are part-time faculty positions contracted on a quarterly basis.    Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader)  ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is available anytime upon hire. Evening and off-campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency. 
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII, and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.  


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