- Flight Science Instructor/Coordinator (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College
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Flight Science Instructor/Coordinator (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College
State Center Community College District
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 05/22/2023
At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.
An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
- Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 11,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 6% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 16% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the students it serves.
Providing instruction in Flight Science and coordination of the Flight Science program on the Reedley College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor/coordinator will be responsible for teaching both lecture and laboratory classes as assigned by the Dean of Instruction and coordinating all aspects of compliance of the program with supervision from the Dean of Instruction. Classes may include Private Pilot Ground School 1, Private Pilot Ground School 2, Private Pilot 1 Simulation Lab, Private Pilot 2 Simulation Lab, Aviation History, Careers in Aviation, Remote Pilot Ground School (Drones), and/or other classes. Teaching assignments will vary based on the instructor's Federal Aviation Administration qualifications. Other instruction and coordination duties may include:
- Teach Flight Science courses as assigned in a manner consistent with the department's standards and in accordance with the course outline of record;
- Accomplish all tasks required as Program Coordinator;
- Manage acceptance process for students who need a 1) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical exam, 2) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approval to flight train, and 3) Arrange for $65,000 of funding for an Associate of Science (AS) degree;
- Develop strategic methods for marketing and recruiting students to the program, keeping in mind the significant expense of the program to students and the depressed economy of the area;
- Manage the academic and flight training portion for five Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates taught by Reedley College;
- Maintain compliance with FAA federal regulations as a flight school;
- Manage a Flight Safety Management System;
- Ensure compliance with all federal and state department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules and policies concerning the operation of a collegiate flight training program;
- Approve adjunct monthly time reports and bi-weekly airplane lease payments;
- Coordinate with campus and district marketing efforts to recruit and maintain robust enrollments of students who are: 1) using veterans benefits and 2) under-represented in the professional pilot career field for a degree that has an estimated cost to students of $65,000;
- Schedule individual flight lab students, airplane instructors, and airplanes (on a daily basis, 7 days a week), for six flight lab courses taking into account weather and maintenance delays;
- Maintain contacts with industry and stay abreast of changes in technology;
- Ensure industry standards, FAA regulations, and VA standards in flight training are maintained;
- Participate in program review, course and curriculum development including student learning outcomes to improve student learning;
- Participate in college committees, professional meetings and seminars;
- Teach assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evenings and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus, and large group instruction classes as needed; and
- Otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; and
- Bachelors degree or higher and two years of directly related experience; or
- An associate degree and six years of directly related experience; or
- A valid California Community College Credential; or
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
(Note: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.)
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds including students with disabilities;
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
- Experience managing a collegiate flight training program;
- Significant collegiate aviation teaching experience;
- Demonstrated ability to teach using Distance Education techniques;
- Education and experience in aviation safety as related to flight training;
- Experience with veterans GI Bill benefits in collegiate flight training program;
- Remote Pilot (drone certificate);
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFIA) or Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) certificate;
- FAACFI Instrument Instructor (CFI-II) or Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) certificate; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
178 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits:
Annual starting salary is $64,962 - $97,799 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,419 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the "recommended candidates". These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RFLTS-ICO (Slot #1434).
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. About the College
Reedley College is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as "The Worlds Fruit Basket," Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College. Reedley College is located on the historic T.L. Reed Ranch, bordering the Kings River which spans over 420 acres, including a 300-acre farm. Over its nearly 100 years of service to Californias Central San Joaquin Valley, Reedley College has been an essential component of higher education offering over 67 programs and degrees taught by approximately 180 full-time faculty and 400 part-time faculty. Some of the programs offered at Reedley College includes an Agriculture, that regularly receives awards for their excellence in teaching, Aviation Maintenance and Flight Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry and Wildland Fire Fighting, and STEM, including engineering. In addition, the college is also one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley Colleges Guided Pathway framework strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College administrators are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to support success teams that interact directly with students in their career pathways. Administrators must also be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will facilitate their work with the population of students who attend Reedley College
Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, "We motivate and inspire students to succeed". The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
To cultivate opportunities that empower our students communities through engaging, equity-minded programs and services.
Providing equitable educational opportunities that transform our students and communities.
To carry out our bold vision, we at Reedley College value:
Equity, Access, and Inclusion: our success depends on every member of our campus community achieving their educational goals
A Focus on Students: our practices, priorities, and policies are created, implemented, and reviewed with a relentless student-first approach
Educational Excellence: the instruction, student services, and experience we provide to each student consistently exceed expectations
Innovation: our words and action are always consistent with our mission
Stewardship: our decisions are made in the context of their financial, social, and environmental impacts on our campus, our region and the world
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
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