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Position SummaryBig Bend Community College (BBCC) is seeking qualified candidates for a Part-time Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP) English Trainer. The Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP) is a work/training educational program for Japanese students to come to the USA. The training is an intensive 9 week program with English, Spanish, and agricultural instruction.
The Japanese Agricultural Training Program was initially conceived as a means of improving Japan's agriculture via the transfer of U.S. technology and farming methods. Today's JATP represents a continuing effort, not only to improve agriculture in Japan, but also to promote greater understanding between Japan and the United States. Academic as well as comprehensive on-the-farm training is used to accomplish this. Additionally, trainee insight into American culture and institutions is developed through participation in host family and community activities.
BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students annually, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.
BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.
Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.
Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.
Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.
The JATP Instructional Training Program runs from March 20-May 20, 2020.
Estimated 42 contracted days at $175 per day. (Pay subject to change based on 2020 negotiated agreement.)
Essential Job DutiesResponsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
- Teach English to Japanese Agricultural Trainees.
- Teach agricultural vocabulary.
- Teach American culture, nutrition, and other assigned topics.
- Follow curriculum and lesson plan schedule.
- Communicate with trainees and JATP support staff.
- Attend extra-curricular activities.
- Drive college vans and transport trainees when needed.
- Other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Minimum & Desirable QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- Previous teaching or training experience.
- Effective leadership and organization skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Bachelor's degree in English from an accredited institution.
- Knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture.
- Experience teaching English as a second language.
Application InstructionsThis position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- BBCC Online application.
- Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
- Comprehensive resume or CV.*
- Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
- Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*
NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.
BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.
Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.
Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.
BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.
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