Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Part-time Horticulture Instructor – Odom Correctional Institute

The Part-time Instructor, Horticulture (Prison Program) is responsible for designing and implementing learning strategies for students; developing course syllabi and instructional materials; administering tests; maintaining accurate instructional records; maintaining a safe laboratory environment; communicating equipment and supply needs;  and other duties which support the mission and initiatives of the College. The Part-time Horticulture Instructor has the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Promotes College mission, values, and vision
  • Teaches assigned courses to meet program needs
  • Evaluates student progress and provides appropriate feedback
  • Prepare lesson plans, course overviews, and course syllabi
  • Uses and promotes appropriate technology to enhance student learning outcomes
  • Plan Seasonal Crop Production
  • Maintain Equipment and ensure proper storage and security of supplies
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice regarding plant maintenance procedures, including integrated pest management programs, pest scouting and determination of appropriate biological and chemical pest control measures, and direct potting mix preparation
  • Monitoring of greenhouse environment including heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting
  • Oversee landscape maintenance for correctional setting
  • Determines need for supplies; ensure proper storage
  • Maintains cleanliness of class/grounds/lab area
  • Assists in the evaluation of courses and programs
  • Prepares and submits attendance records, reports, and grades established by institutional policy
  • Performs other tasks as assigned which support the mission and initiatives of the College

Qualifications Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years related work experience in Horticulture and/or Greenhouse Production.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice regarding plant maintenance procedures, including integrated pest management programs, pest scouting and determination of appropriate biological and chemical pest control measures, and direct potting mix preparation.
  • Experience monitoring of greenhouse environment including heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting
  • Oversee landscape maintenance for correctional setting.
  • Proven evidence of leadership ability, supervisory experience and commitment to teamwork
  • Strong computer skills and commitment to the use of technology in instruction
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others in a team environment
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Associates Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Horticulture, Agri-business, Greenhouse Production or a related field. Familiarity with plumbing and electrical control systems related to greenhouse operations. Aptitude for using mechanical devices. A minimum of 1 year of prior teaching experience in a classroom/lab setting. Prior teaching experience in a community college or correctional instructional setting

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