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Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 5106868
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Business - International Business

Monterey Peninsula College

(Adjunct Pool) - Work Experience Education Instructor

Salary: $61.90 - $77.47 Hourly
Job Type: Part-time Instructor
Job Number: 2023-00042
Closing: Continuous
Location: Monterey Peninsula College and/or Marina Education Center, CA
Division: Career Education


Monterey Peninsula College is currently accepting applications to establish a pool for future part-time teaching assignments in this discipline.
Monterey Peninsula Community College District is committed to educational equity for all students, as outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), and Student Equity Plan (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences-emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, orientations, and intersections of these identities, and others not yet identified. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual dedicated to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

Hold ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices; Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility; Implement positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference; Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and make them more culturally responsive; and Collaborate with colleagues on equity-related initiatives.

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational or career goals. All departments value collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Work Experience Department facilitates Professional Development and Work Experience courses as well as internships and community engagement. Our goal is to link classroom learning with on-the-job experiences, providing students with essential skills, as well as workforce skills, career knowledge, and the ability to set goals and assess work-related learning outcomes. Our courses provide work-based learning opportunities and transferable college credit. Because students work in virtually every type of business and organization, we utilize instructors with a wide variety of backgrounds and educational specialties. Instructors work one-on-one with students at the job site to create and evaluate performance on work-based learning objectives.
COURSES:WORK 495 Beyond the Classroom
WORK 96 and 496 Professional and Essential Skills
WORK 97 Service Learning Work Experience
WORK 98 Exploratory Work Experience
WORK 99 and 499 Career-related Work Experience

Example of Duties

Under the supervision of the Dean of Career Education and the guidance of the Department, the part-time instructor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters, and perform other instructional related duties as assigned. Instructor may be assigned to the Monterey campus and/or Marina Education Center. Travel required with reimbursement for mileage.

- Meet each scheduled class and teach or conduct learning exercises for the entire period.
- Teach in an open enrollment individualized self-paced lab setting where multiple courses are offered simultaneously.
- Contact the appropriate division chair or administrator in advance to make arrangements for unavoidable absences.
- Provide each student at the beginning of the course with written information about the course, to include a full description of the grading system and how the student will be evaluated.
- Accurately keep required class records on attendance, withdrawal and grading.
- Submit when due, all necessary reports such as attendance and grade reports, roll books, and class information sheets, and certify as to their accuracy.
- Comply with all institutional policies and procedures.
- Give careful attention to all bulletins, memorandums and emails from administrative offices.
- Check faculty mailbox and MPC email frequently.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and appreciation for the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
- Travel throughout the service area while carrying out responsibilities and functions.


Any discipline in which work experience may be provided at the college where the instructor or coordinator is employed.

OR Equivalency Forms must be submitted for consideration

AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
- Two (2) years of successful industry experience facilitating or teaching work-based learning programs such as apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer experiences.
- Experience in instruction of creating resumes, writing cover letters, and preparing students for employment.
- Demonstrated skill in using innovative online teaching methods, instructional design, and assessment strategies.
- Experience in course delivery using Canvas Learning Management System.
- Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to equity in the community college setting.
- Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments
- Ability to teach: online, hybrid, in-person
- Proficiency in Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Pages, and Forms

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information

During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following items:

- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Transcripts

- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.
Equivalency Form (optional, based on minimum qualifications)
If you do not meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement, but you believe you possess minimum qualifications that are equivalent, you will need to complete an Equivalency Form.

Please do not upload any items not listed above (such as letters of recommendation), as they will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.
  • Teaching assignments are part-time and temporary in nature. The District retains the right of assignment. Assignments are subject to Governing Board approval, adequate enrollment size, and assignment to a contract instructor.
  • Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, TB clearance, and fingerprint check as required.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

MPC is partnering with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Pacific Grove Unified School District to offer college level coursework in both academic and vocational tracks through its College and Career Access Pathways. MPC and CSU, Monterey Bay have collaborated in enrolling students in cohort-based programs in which students take classes at both MPC and CSU, Monterey Bay while earning a CSU, Monterey Bay degree.

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