Applicant Pool for Aspire Instructor (Grant-Funded) (Findlay)

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Findlay, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Aspire Instructor (Grant-Funded) (Findlay)

Job Description:

Aspire Instructor (Formerly ABLE Instructor):

Ohio’s Aspire programs (formerly known as ABLE) provide free services for adult individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment. Local programs offer classes at various locations, and on different days and times to meet the diverse needs of students. Owens Aspire services, based out of the College and Career Readiness Center, include Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (formerly GED), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and College Preparation Classes (CPC). Classes are located throughout the metro-Toledo area and at all campus locations, including Findlay.

Owens Aspire Instructors will provide the primary instruction for all content (specifically Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Career) in their assigned class(es), including such duties as curriculum development, maintenance of confidential files and regular record keeping, required professional development, attendance at team meetings, technology integration, classroom management, integrated teaching, accountability for state Aspire outcomes and minimum levels of performance, career guidance, and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of adult learning theory; Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques; Knowledge of research based instructional strategies; Knowledge of State Aspire Policy
  • Proficient with MS Office and general computer operation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient with file sharing technology.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time Ability to work with a diverse population

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively manages Aspire classroom and meets student and program outcomes according to the Ohio minimum levels of performance
  • Completes and submits student enrollment and progress data accurately and according to program deadlines
  • Creates and follows lesson plans which address various student learning styles and incorporate basic technology tools
  • Utilizes Ohio Aspire Student Experience Model and maintains all required elements
  • Completes all state required professional development by posted deadlines.

Other Characteristics:

  • Must be flexible Must be dependable Must be compassionate Must be professional Must be sensitive to needs and experiences of adult learners and diverse populations.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One or more years teaching experience

Union Position:

Job Classification:


Duty Days:

Varies Semester to Semester

Work Schedule:

This varies semester to semester.

Grant Funded Position:

Yes - Grant Funded

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Pay Basis:


Hiring Range:


Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)