The Physical Activity Course program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Social Dance Coordinator/Instructor (PAC) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Physical Activity Course program (PAC) offers a wide variety of elective courses that fulfill 1-credit of students’ baccalaureate core requirement for fitness through which students gain the knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully engage in physical activity for health, fitness, sport, or recreation. PAC also offers a Non-Credit registration option. In addition, PAC has several certificate/leadership tracks where students can learn to become an instructor. The PAC program offers over 120 academic-credit-bearing courses that enroll more than 16,000 students annually.
This purpose of this position is to teach dance courses within the program and provide leadership, management, and guidance to the Dance Activity area in the Physical Activity Course Program within the school of Biological and Population Health Sciences (BPHS), a part of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS).
This position will teach, schedule, and organize the majority of dance classes within the program as well as mentor potential dance instructors to teach. This position will be responsible for the supervision of dance faculty, the development and administration of a social dance leadership certificate, scheduling and curriculum oversight, advising of several of the PAC programs dance clubs, and coordination and review of dance facilities, equipment, and music.
Teach courses in Social Dance (Ballroom, Country Western, Swing, Line Dance, etc.) or some combination of Social Dance and Artistic Dance (Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, etc.) Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the internet, telecourses, interactive technology, when appropriate. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives. Develop, update, and post course syllabi and grades in a timely manner. Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Implement and incorporate the programs 4 Core learning theories of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model, Accident Potential Model, Situational Leadership, and Growth Mindset into your development and design of the classroom experience. Develop learning assessments that clearly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes. Maintain accurate records of student progress. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
Maintain familiarity with college and program goals, mission, and long-range plans. Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels. Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.
25% Coordinate and Facilitate the Delivery of PAC Dance Courses:
Responsible for Delivery, development, and on-going coordination of the Social Dance Teacher Training Certificate
Serve as first point of contact to dance faculty
Responsible for direction and oversight of dance curriculum
Responsible for the organization, delivery, and oversight of the social dance teacher training certificate
Responsible for promotion and communication of dance program offerings
Hire and Orient new instructors to dance spaces and program, including policies, facility use
Review dance courses for enrollment and interest, determine creation and deletion of courses as needed
Previous experience in promotion and advertisement of events, classes, or productions.
Successful experience defining and delivering on self-directed goals.
Current, valid Adult CPR and AED Essentials and First Aid (the certifications must be completed prior to the start of classes; more advanced training will be accepted).
Evident commitment to educational equity.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Bachelor’s degree in Dance OR Masters degree in any field.
Previous successful teaching experience in a higher education setting.
Previous experience facilitating/instructing courses that train individuals to become instructors.
Previous success working within a team to accomplish larger organizational goals.
Previous experience managing Dance facilities, including sound/music operations.
Additional Salary Information: 9 Month, full time salary with benefits
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