INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE) - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

San Jose City College


Humanities and Social Sciences

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach a 70% load in the field of Early Childhood Education and perform a 30% load of Early Childhood Education Program Coordination. Course assignments may include Child, Family and Community, Health and Safety, Child Development, Parenting classes, Music and Movement, Art and Creative Activities classes, Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs, and any other classes meeting the needs of Early Childhood Education students at the college.
  2. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system.
  3. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and keep required office hours.
  4. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and keep required office hours.
  5. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  6. Teach students effectively and submit and maintain appropriate office hours.  
  7. Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  9. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  10. Meet all professional responsibilities.
  11. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
  12. Work cooperatively within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  13. Foster a professional working environment.
  14. Use effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
  15. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, a respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  16. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
  17. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings, within the work week, but not in conflict with the member's primary assignment.
  18. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g., grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
  19. Use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.
  20. Supervise Early Childhood students in various off-campus settings.
  21. Participate in local, state, and community-based initiatives in Early Childhood Education programs and serve as representative of the District, College, Division, and Department in those activities.
  22. Assist the Dean with the development of the Early Childhood Education course schedule.
  23. Serve as the primary contact for the Early Childhood Education faculty to coordinate laboratory course offerings and placements at partner sites and the cultivation of potential partners as placement sites.
  24. Schedules and facilitates monthly Early Childhood Education department meetings with the Dean to ensure needed communication about ongoing issues and concerns.
  25. Offers student program information at the beginning of each semester.
  26. Recruit membership for, schedule, and convene the San Jose City College Early Childhood Advisory Committee at least twice per Academic Year.
  27. Coordinate education related to the accreditation standards regarding Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) & Comprehensive Program Review at department and college level.
  28. Serve as liaison for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee.
  29. Assist in developing and monitoring VTEA /Perkins related activities and funding requests.
  30. Facilitate CAP alignment, California Course Identification (C-ID) alignment, Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC), and NAEYC accreditation.
  31. Attend appropriate local meetings and workshops to benefit SJCC students and the ECE program.
  32. Coordinate departmental activities designed to enable faculty to meet the proficiency level for SLOs.
  33. Serve as the coordinator for the ECE Program Review.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Master's in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education


Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies


*The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience supervising students in child development laboratory settings.
2. Experience supervising adult volunteers and staff in community-based
early childhood education programs.
3. Involvement with local, state or community-based early childhood initiatives.
4. Recent experience in curriculum development in early childhood education including but not limited to inclusion of children with special needs, multicultural observation, assessment and educational standards.
5. Active participation in professional organizations.
6. Ability to teach online and hybrid courses.
7. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Teacher Early Childhood
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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