Purpose of the Position:
An Adjunct Instructor fulfills primary instructional duties and responsibilities as assigned. Adjunct Instructors in primary roles provide core content instruction to students based upon the UMA standardized curriculum to promote student development and mastery of foundational academic and professional competencies. This position manages online student information, evaluates student performance, provides targeted academic services, implements departmental initiatives and follows institutional policies and procedures while ensuring student satisfaction. An Adjunct Instructor works in tandem with program leadership and cross-department representatives to maximize academic achievement, retention, certification, graduation, and placement outcomes to ensure overall health and integrity of UMA programs.
UMA is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA offers content-rich, interactive online programs as well as hands-on training at our Clearwater, Florida campus.
- Medical (including prescription), Dental, Vision (UMA subsidized)
- FSA/HSA (Depending on Medical Plan chosen)
- $50,000 Life Insurance (UMA paid)
- Additional Voluntary Life Insurance (Team Member paid)
- Employee Assistance Program – EAP (UMA paid)
- Long Term Disability (UMA paid)
- Short Term Disability (Team Member paid)
- Supplemental Insurance such as Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital (Team Member Paid)
- Paid Time Off – 15 days accrued in year 1, 9 holidays, and 1 day of Volunteering Time Off
- 401k (eligible upon completion of 90 days of employment and must be at least 21 years of age)
- Pet Insurance
- Identity Theft Protection
Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned:
Teaches material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned schedules and deadlines to assure an appropriate level of student satisfaction.
Effectively prepares for each week of instruction and demonstrates proficiency with all relevant software, course content and materials.
Evaluates student coursework against stated learning outcomes and works with students so that a full achievement level is attained.
Grades all discussions, assignments, modules and tests and posts final grades in a timely manner.
Provides students with feedback in a constructive and positive manner highlighting both strengths and areas in need of improvement.
Apprises students of their academic status throughout a course through continuous evaluation and review of formative and summative assessment results.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance within courserooms and hosts frequent office hours and individual one-to-one sessions.
Establishes and maintains a positive, student-centered learning environment by exemplifying proper online decorum and integrity and requiring the same of students.
Creates and implements curricular scaffolding tools and materials to match student learning styles and academic needs, supplementing those provided in the core curriculum.
Remains responsive to student needs and student requests for support.
Proactively monitors students’ achievement and actively outreaches to at-risk students to support course persistence as well as program retention.
Effectively communicates by email, telephone, and virtual with students as well as face-to-face interaction with fellow instructors, supervisors, and/or other school personnel.
Consistently meets key performance indicators related to student outreach, engagement and documentation. Actively outreaches to at-risk and struggling students to provide support and assistance, ensure understanding of available resources, and develop action plans with academic performance and engagement goals.
Advises students on matters related to academics, attendance, career readiness and professionalism.
Participates in curriculum development and review based upon expertise in subject area, current industry trends and student performance and engagement indicators.
Attends and participates in required school meetings and assists program leadership and cross-departmental teams as needed.
Communicates with leadership when barriers to student success are identified and then participates in problem solving solutions.
Maintains an up-to-date faculty file in accordance with UMA policy, state regulations and accrediting commission requirements including required meetings, in-services and continuing education units.
Performs other duties as requested and assigned to ensure the smooth functioning and integrity of school’s operations.
Carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, Accrediting agencies, CIE, and UMA internal policies and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, CIE, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Equivalent of 15 semester credits hours in the subject field
Academic preparation in the specific courses taught
Graduation from a program in the healthcare field
Minimum of three (3) years of occupational experience
An industry certification/licensure if consistent with employment in the healthcare field of instruction (all certifications/licensures must remain active and be maintained as required by State and/or accrediting commissions)
General Education Instructor
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel (required)
Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System (preferred)
Experience with CampusVue or another Student Information System (preferred)
Experience with Blackboard Collaborate or another asynchronous instructional tool (preferred)
One to three (1-3) years online teaching with adult education including student advising, evaluation skills, and classroom instruction/coaching (preferred)
Demonstrated success in applying adult learning principals and best practices to ensure mastery of program/course learning objectives (preferred)
Associated Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Superior interpersonal and communication skills
Motivates, remains positive, engages team members, and leads by example
Interacts in a cooperative and professional manner with team members
Delivers quality customer service with high student satisfaction rates
Utilizes a variety of methods and media to deliver instruction to all levels of students
Innovative critical thinking and problem solving skills
Thinks and works independently and as a part of a team to solve complex problems and remove barriers to success for groups and/or individuals
Analyzes data to identify at-risk students, understand student needs and provide appropriate supports
Identifies key elements of a situation and exercise critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills with/for faculty, staff, and students
Strong work ethic
Supports a learner-centered, service approach for adult learners
Prioritizes and organizes high volumes of work, ensuring attention to detail, and accuracy within the required timeframe
Maintains a measured response to rapid change and flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to work full-remote, on-site, or a hybrid attendance model.
Our institutional values are shaped and validated by our team members. They describe how we strive to operate and are the standards of behavior we look to embody.
ACT WITH INTEGRITY.
We operate honestly and ethically in a compliant fashion. We are fair and trustworthy in our interactions with all we serve. Our team members, at all levels, lead by example and strive to do the right thing for our students and for each other. We are disciplined professionals who strive to be straightforward and dependable.
CHAMPION STUDENT OUTCOMES.
We live by a strong commitment to our students and are passionate about preparing them for meaningful careers. We are deeply dedicated to ensuring students’ educational and career success. We excel at building our students’ confidence and empowering them to reach their full potential.
COMMIT TO TEAM MEMBER SUCCESS.
We are committed to our team members’ success. We strive to create an environment that attracts and retains the best talent while offering continuous learning, professional development, and career growth opportunities. We recognize and reward our team members for their contributions to the organization and to our students.
PURSUE RESULTS WITH PURPOSE.
We pursue results with a sense of purpose reflective of our student-centered mission. We take responsibility for supporting ambitious student outcomes and hold each other accountable to this end. We think strategically and critically, greet new ideas and challenges openly, and look for innovative solutions to challenges.
HAVE FUN. BUILD ENERGY.
Enjoying what we do is central to achieving our goals. Building energy, having fun, being optimistic, and creating a positive working environment are all critical to our success and that of our students. We strive to be inspired and to inspire others. We consistently show appreciation and celebrate our successes, both large and small.
WORK AS ONE.
We believe that diverse, inclusive teams produce breakthrough results. We strive to build and maintain positive relationships with team members from all types of backgrounds by showing respect and humility when interacting with each other and resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. By working together, we win together, ensuring that the goals of the institution are the focal point of our efforts.
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