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Education - Instructor

Red Rocks Community College

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Summary of Position

Red Rocks Communication College is seeking applications for part-time Education Instructors to join our Early Childhood Education Department. Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the College in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the department chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include instruction, student assessment, and other related instructional duties. Instructional delivery may include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Classes may be held days, evenings, and weekends.

Courses filled by this position may include, but are not limited to the following within the Education department:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
**Payment is based on the credit hour/contact hour and class ratio as assigned to you by the department chair. RRCC starts at $1048.57/credit hour to $1153.43.credit hour.


Essential Responsibilities

Classroom/Course Instruction: Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus before the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Provide data on student attendance (no-shows, last day of attendance, etc.), promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L.

Service: Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college student information system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments. Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives. The instructor must be patient and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program.

Communication: Respond timely to students and RRCC staff every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted. Attend department staff meetings throughout the semester as scheduled. Provide updates to the department chair.


Required Qualifications: A Master’s degree from a fully accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Teacher Education, or a closely related field and at least 18 graduate hours in Early Childhood Education.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree from a fully accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Teacher Education, or a closely related field and at least 18 graduate hours in Early Childhood Education. Demonstrated knowledge of teaching in community based and/or K-12 teaching experience. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to work from campus (primarily our Lakewood campus with occasional hours at the Arvada campus). Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and typically underrepresented groups. Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach students using traditional and alternative methods of instruction. Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the classroom where appropriate. Knowledge of computer applications. Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Knowledge of instructional objectives and course development techniques. Skills with managing, preparing, and delivering courses in the classroom and in the field. Ability to give and receive oral and written instructions and procedures. Have some knowledge working with D2L or a similar LMS.

Physical and Cognitive Demands: The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position:

  • Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom and office equipment and supplies weighing up to 10 lbs.


About Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication.

We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Department Information: The mission of the RRCC Education Department is to prepare current and future educators to work in diverse settings of K-12, Early Childhood, and adult learning, by integrating the art and science of teaching. This includes knowledge, skills, and disposition in the areas relevant to human development and the educational process.

Work Environment and Typical Work Schedule (Dates and Times): Teach day, evening, or weekend courses and/or teach in any modality including in-person classroom-based courses, hybrid, remote, hyflex, concurrent, or online, ensuring that all courses meet the approved course outcomes and outlines.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, may include a motor vehicle record review, fingerprints, psychological examination, polygraph, physical, and/or drug screen, depending on the nature of the position. More information on our background check procedure can be found in System Procedure (SP) 3-10a.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Red Rocks Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Red Rocks Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • All Red Rocks Community College employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.
  • Final candidate must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace and will need to be a Colorado resident on their first day of employment.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. Red Rocks Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution. In all aspects of the employment process, decisions are made based on merit, competence, performance, and business need without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

We also believe in going further. At Red Rocks Community College, we have a focus on equity and belonging. We strive to create a community in which everyone feels respected and valued for their unique talents and contributions, and where people from all backgrounds are able to achieve their goals. Red Rocks Community College acknowledges that inclusion and equity are multifaceted and complex concepts, and that our efforts in these areas will require innovation, intention, and an institutional commitment to these principles, across our entire college community.

Red Rocks Community College is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As we move toward full HSI status, we are focused on servingness and are committed to creating a learning environment where equity is expected and our Latinx students thrive.

Red Rocks Community College has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Red Rocks Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Jacqui Oakley, Human Resources Manager, at (303) 914-6299 or HR@rrcc.edu (Attn: Jacqui Oakley).

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College safety, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the RRCC Police Department website. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6394.


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