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Project Lead The Way Instructor

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Position Information

Position Title Project Lead The Way Instructor
Posting Number F00027
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Work Schedule

10-20 hours a week

Salary per guidelines
Posted At
Campus/Center Peosta

Position Summary Information

Job Goal

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in an inquiry-based project learning environment designed to engage students in the pursuit of a future in the technical field. Enable students to develop 21st century competencies and skills to function successfully in society while exposing students to current practices in science and industry.


Bachelor’s Degree From Accredited College or University or at least 6,000 hours of recent or relevant work experience in occupational field. Additional Project Lead the Way certification for each course is required. Must be able to meet the NICC Quality Faculty Plan minimum requirements. Specific knowledge or background in advanced manufacturing, industrial technology or engineering strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

General performance responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

1. Passion for learning and instructing high school students.

2. Specific knowledge of or background in advanced manufacturing, basic engineering, industrial technology, math or science strongly preferred.

3. General knowledge of curriculum and instruction.

4. Ability to instruct and relate well with students; student centered.

5. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

6. Motivated self-starter with strong presence and ability to facilitate project-based learning.

Specific performance responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

2. Become proficient on and utilize the Project Lead the Way learning management system for reporting and assessment.

3. Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by PLTW, NICC, board policies, and State of Iowa administrative regulations.

4. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

5. Conduct assessments of student learning styles and use results for instructional activities.

6. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).

7. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

8. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.

9. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

10. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Support outside activities approved by the Dean.

11. Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school districts.

12. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

13. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct.

14. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities while adhering to the district’s safety policies and procedures.

15. Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

16. Maintain a professional relationship and open lines of communication with colleagues, students, parents, high school and college administration and community members.

17. Use effective communication skills to present information, accurately and clearly.

18. Participate in appropriate and required staff development and demonstrate initiative in professional development.

19. Develop professional networks with peers, industry and supporting partners.

20. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

21. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

22. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

23. Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.

24. Maintain confidentiality in the conduct of college and high school district business.

25. Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance.

26. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions


Position involves work in a variety of settings including office, classroom, and car travel. Frequent (34—66%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the stamina and ability to travel to and from rotating instructional sites.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. If you answered the referral question with "Other", please provide. Enter N/A if not applicable.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Other Document