Adjunct Instructor - CDL

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Work type: Faculty - Part Time
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Categories: Workforce Development & Education

College: SOWELA

Department: Workforce Development

Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Adjunct

Duties and Responsibilities: • Acts as chief advocate for the CDL program and presents a positive image of the CDL program and the College to both internal and external customers
• Meets regularly with the Director of Operations to communicate all activities within area of responsibility
• Assists with recruitment efforts for the CDL program and coordinates with other Workforce Solutions staff members as well as institutional advancement and financial aid teams
• Assures that promotional material (including website) is current, accurate and available
• Schedules course sections to align with employment opportunities provided by business and industry partners
• Conduct behind-the-wheel training and evaluate student progression on a consistent basis. Ensure that each driver masters the functions of all driving functions, including lane control, shifting, axle weights, etc.
• Coordinates resources as necessary to keep course on schedule
• Develop or support the development of curriculum as needed
• Specifies equipment and supplies to be ordered within an established budget and in compliance with State and College regulations
• Monitors equipment and maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies
• Cleans, adjusts, and repairs equipment as needed
• Ensures a neat, well-organized, and safe office, classroom, and laboratory environment
• Assists with the budgeting process
• Collaborates with instructor(s) to maintain the membership of an active and engaged program advisory committee
• Plans, chairs, and ensures the documentation of advisory committee meetings twice each year
• Effectively communicates advisory committee recommendations
• Performs other work as assigned

Required Education: • High school Diploma or GED equivalent.

Required Experience: • Current CDL (Class A) license and 3+ consecutive years of recent truck driving experience required.
• Clean Motor Vehicle Report.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to FMCSA and DOT.
• National and Regional Accreditation standards related to CVO Driver Training.
• Effectively evaluate situations and make decisions
• Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a diverse group of individuals, both internally and externally
• Maintain a task orientation and a high attention to detail
• Communicate effectively and efficiently both written and verbally

Required Licenses or Certifications: • CDL Class A

Preferred Education: • Associates Degree’s from an accredited college or university

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Benefits: As a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, SOWELA has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, term life, disability, accident, vision, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), holidays (14 per year, typically includes longer break at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits and Employee Assistance Program. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment. SOWELA is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. SOWELA is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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