INTENT TO EMPLOY                                                  Post: 5/15/19



                        (Continuation of position is contingent upon grant funding)


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Evidence of effective human relations skills and ability to relate to a variety of internal and external constituencies


  • Teaching experience in adult education at a postsecondary institution
  • Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience
  • Excellent oral, auditory, and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and other employees
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of multi-media and instructional technology


Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments:  

  • An understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community and technical college

  • A sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity

·The ability to handle multiple tasks and various situations in a calm and professional manner

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • A commitment to teaching and learning, where recent high school graduates, adult students, and non-traditional students are involved


The Adult Education Instructor shall perform the duties as specified in conformity with policies established

by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and the J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Faculty and Staff Handbook.

  • Maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the area of Adult Education

  • Incorporate current teaching techniques, subject area developments, and current technology into the Adult Education program design

  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved state requirements

  • Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress

  • Provide effective evaluation of the learning experience of each student

  • Submit timely and accurate Adult Education National Reporting System (NRS) records

  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, financial, and personnel records, and submit them according to announced deadlines

  • Participate in the planning of effective long-range goals for the Adult Education program

  • Demonstrate effective people skills, communication skills, and work ethic (i.e., preparation and punctuality)

  • Assist students with educational and career decisions

  • Participate in the College’s recruiting program

  • Coordinate with Adult Education and other College personnel on the College’s Adult Education graduation ceremony

  • Research “best practices” in Adult Education and disseminate the information to Adult Education program faculty and staff

  • Perform duties at alternate sites within the College’s Adult Education Service area when needed

  • Perform duties related to program orientation sessions including assessment and class assignments

  • Perform duties assisting other instructors with technology applications

  • Maintain compliance with college and program related accreditation and certification standards

  • Retain and submit documentation as requested to support accreditation efforts

  • Perform other work related responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Adult Education, Dean of Instruction, and/or the President

Job description may be modified or altered any time by management


Appropriate placement on Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees

Salary Schedule D-3

Salary Range $19,188 - $38,376 (9 month, Exempt). A summer contract may be available ($6,396 – $12,792) depending upon enrollment.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet to be considered for this position. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is complete.  A complete application packet includes:

  • A completed and signed DSCTC application (HR031319)

  • Current resume

  • Official transcripts for the required degree and higher, identifying the applicant name, institution, and date degree conferred. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted as part of the application packet, but official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the employment start date.

Drake State Community and Technical College employment forms are available online at or in the Office of Human Resources.  Only applications with application HR031319, located in the top right corner, will be accepted. Do not staple documents. Complete application packet must be mailed or hand-delivered (no fax or emails) to:

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Attn:  Office of Human Resources

                        3421 Meridian Street, North

                          Bldg. 500, Room 501

                        Huntsville, Alabama 35811

                        Telephone 256-551-7278

                          APPLICATION DEADLINE:                           Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

                          ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:                June, 2019

All applicants must have on file, a completed application packet by the deadline date.  All applications received will be screened and interviews scheduled by appointment only. All applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at his/her own expense.  Applicants must demonstrate written proficiency in English as part of the on-campus interview process. Drake State Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security. Employment will be contingent upon the results of E-Verify and a satisfactory criminal background check.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Drake State will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Drake State reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding. Drake State compiles information about safety and security and publishes an annual report.  This report can be found on the website by accessing the crime and safety report link.  The link can be found on the Drake State home page by clicking the “About Drake State” tab and then selecting the “Campus Security Report” link.  A copy can also be obtained by contacting the Director of Operations at 256-551-5210.