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Lead Instructor, Computer Technologies

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC US

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The jobholder provides an estimated 15-20 hours of instruction per week on and off campus. The jobholder must remain current in technology and software developments and is responsible for Computer Lab hours and associated maintenance convenient to instruction time. The jobholder is responsible for creating Occupational Training computer curricula scheduling by terms, as well as creation of Computer Technology flyers for workshops and classes on all campuses. The jobholder assists the Director in locating and interviewing potential adjunct instructors as needed. The jobholder determines teaching assignments to the adjunct instructors and provides supervision assistance of the adjunct instructors throughout the term. The jobholder reviews and recommends changes in course offerings, software, instructional materials and textbooks. The jobholder assists the Director of Occupational Training in developing curricula and performs other departmental duties of an administrative nature as assigned.

Essential Duties/Functions:



  • Creates course outlines/syllabi, course descriptions and information forms.
  • Locates, reviews and selects courseware for new courses.
  • Chooses the appropriate method of instruction.
  • Lists and describes the objectives of the course.


  • Creating individual lesson plans.
  • Identifies course and teaching objectives
  • Creation and publication of online content.
  • Reviewing student feedback.
  • Creating teaching aids & materials.


  • Provides instruction during the assigned hours.
  • Uses appropriate teaching aids.
  • Monitors assigned online activities.

Grading & Evaluation:

  • Evaluates new adjunct faculty on a semester basis.
  • Provides instructional support to adjuncts.
  • Responsible for handling class paperwork in a timely manner (e.g. Course Rosters, Student Membership Verification Forms, Student Contact Verification, Certificates, Drop/Add forms and Student Evaluations.

Adjunct Management:

  • Communicates with potential adjuncts, assist with the application process, discuss class content, relate course outlines, textbooks, classroom equipment usage and the process for communicating problems.
  • Communicates responsibilities related to classes (roster, SMV, etc.).
  • Coordinates and assigns term courses/workshops to adjunct instructors.
  • Adheres to ACA guidelines for adjuncts.
  • Performs class visitations through observation/evaluation for computer adjunct instructors. Submits a class visitation report to Director for each term.
  • Reviews resumes and meets with potential computer adjunct instructors.

Equipment/Physical Properties:

  • Assists the Director in determining budgets for new equipment and updates to existing equipment.
  • Assists in managing inventory control for equipment 
  • Provides for room and equipment maintenance as well as coordinating with GTCC’s IT department for repair of major equipment problems.

Student & Industry Relations:

  • Advises students on appropriate courses to meet the needs of the student.
  • Maintains communications with local industries to meet their training and educational needs.

Difficult Challenges:

  • Scheduling classes in multiple labs on several campuses, avoiding competing classes (Excel classes on two different campuses at the same time).
  • Being ACA compliant and not double booking adjunct instructors.
  • Ensuring classes have the proper software for the class offered.
  • Creating new classes using existing software and new classes with new software.
  • Staying abreast of industry changes and demands; reflecting these changes in the classes offered.
  • Working with ITS to ensure equipment needs are met when new equipment is purchased.
  • Determining how changes in the industry will affect our classes and how we will change to meet the demands of industry.


Educational & Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s preferred.
  • Advanced certifications (ie: MCSE; A+, Net+, Sec+, CIW, CCNA etc.) a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

  • 5 years of proven teaching ability - instructor led and on-line.
  • Proven track record of curriculum development.
  • Proven history of managerial skills.
  • Proficiency in the current version of Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet.
  • Website design knowledge a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a community college environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and maintain professional relationships with students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written- including ability to communicate technical information both verbally and in writing.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer related software applications, including operating systems, Microsoft Office, graphic programs, HTML editors, and basic hardware/software troubleshooting and repair skills. Knowledge of instructional design.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional instruction in the technical field.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work under deadlines.
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while maintaining the ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to submit accurate and timely reports.
  • Excellent customer service skills, both internally and externally.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to effectively move around the room to view students’ screens.
  • Requires some travel and some evening classes.
  • Travel is required between Guilford Technical Community College campuses.
  • Upon employment and within first 30 days of hire, must complete the following college training matrix but not limited to:  Discrimination & Anti-Harassment; Personal Information Protection (PIP); Ethics, and “Shooter on Campus.” Annual refreshers are required thereafter. 
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