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Adjunct Instructor-Basic Skills, ABE/GED-CRCC

at Walla Walla Community College

Posted: 9/2/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2314165
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants to fulfill the part-time evening role of Adjunct Instructor for Basic Skills, ABE/GED/HS21+. This is position works Mon-Thurs. 5:45 to 8:45 pm and is located at the Coyote Ridge Correction Center (CRCC) located in Connell, Washington.

General Responsibilities:
Faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students.  The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning.  This position reports to the Dean of Corrections Education at CRCC and will be responsible for teaching classes to offenders housed at CRCC.  Successful candidates will teach assigned classes, prepare teaching materials, assign grades, maintain records, and consult with students as required by the instructional division.

This position is filled to fulfill a contract awarded to Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC) to operate a correctional education program at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in accordance with an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections. Walla Walla Community College and its employees working in a correctional education program are expected to follow all Department of Corrections (DOC) Policies, IT and other Security requirements, follow DOC Operational Memorandums, and comply with the Superintendent's directions.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach ABE, GED, ELA (English Language Acquisition) and/or HS21+ classes utilizing both lecture and laboratory modes of instruction.
  • Participate in curriculum revision, program management, and research related activities.
  • Interview and screen prospective students into the program.
  • Maintain competency assessment records and student progress accountability measures on all students enrolled in the assigned course sections.
  • Track and assign grades.
  • Ensure that classroom/lab and equipment are in excellent condition and maintained.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as required by the college of DOC.


  • Ability to interact with those in custody and/or the public according to expected guidelines; treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to effectively combine an array of methods to enhance understanding, including demonstrations, lectures, group discussions and activities, individual activities, etc.
  • Understand which teaching methods best serve the student's needs, interests, and ability to learn.
  • Ability to recognize the value of cultural, ethnic, gender and other individual differences in people.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect.
  • Ability to develop accurate standards to measure learning or administer testing or other evaluations to determine effectiveness and ensure a high level of comprehension has been achieved.

  • Bachelor's degree in an academic subject area required; master's degree desired.
  • Experience teaching in a correctional facility desired.
  • Experience as an instructional trainer/teacher at the secondary or post-secondary level, correctional, industrial, corporate, and/or workplace setting desired.
  • Curriculum development and evaluation, student advising and student recruitment experience desired.

Conditions/Terms of Employment

This is a temporary part-time instruction assignment contingent on enrollment located at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Walla Walla Community College hires only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. All Walla Walla Community College staff members employed at one of the Correction Education facilities must be cleared by an FBI background check before being hired into such positions. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

Compensation for adjunct instruction is paid in accordance with the contract between the WWCC Board of Trustees and the WWCC Association for Higher Education.  This compensation is based on the number of hours a class is scheduled to meet and covers all activities necessary to successfully offer this class, including but not limited to preparation time, teaching time, exam time, grading, etc.

Required Application Materials

This position will remain open until filled and applications will be screened as they are received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following: 

  • Online application.
  • A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included with your on line application prior to submission.
WWCC also reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.
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