• Lean Performance Center Instructor (Part-Time)

    Posting Date: 2 weeks ago(5/4/2018 4:44 PM)
    Job ID:
    # of Openings:
    Appleton Main Campus
    Hours Per Week:
    Approximately 28 hours per week
    Weeks Per Year:
    38 Weeks with a year-round work schedule
    Work Schedule:
    Schedule flexibility is needed, and the teaching schedule may vary.
    Anticipated Start Date:
    August 2018
    Internal Applicant Salary/Rate:
    Based upon the applicable compensation structure
    Posting Duration:
    Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met
  • Basic Functions & Responsibilities

    This part-time position works a year-round schedule primarily with representatives from business, industry, education, and government to provide training, consultation, and facilitation in lean enterprise management, six sigma, and related topics in a cost-recovery basis. The continuation of this position is based on cost-recovery and business volume.  Flexibility in the work schedule is essential.

    Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions


    1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare, deliver instruction, and facilitate the learning of students. Teach courses and workshops in lean enterprise management, six sigma, and other related topics at locations and times determined by the customers. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level if applicable.
    2. Consulting and Facilitation Services. Provide consultation related to staff development and organizational initiatives. Facilitate meetings and provide conflict resolution services to area employers.
    3. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation including traditional and online delivery.
    4. Marketing and Sales Identify target markets and potential companies in need of training and education working with Business & Industry Services, and other instructors to approach these businesses and finalize contracts.
    5. Interpersonal Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
    6. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Maintain involvement with business/industry/community through active involvement with professional associations and organizations.
    7. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor/consultant as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan and team needs.


    Qualifications, Training and Experience


    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business or an appropriate area; Master’s Degree preferred. (Based on experience and expertise, an individual with an Associate Degree or equivalent and willingness to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within specific timeframe may be considered.)
    2. Minimum of two years of occupational experience in the field of the program or programs being taught, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years; Four years of occupational experience preferred.  (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at least two years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years.) Experience in business and industry and direct working knowledge of state-of-the-art applications of lean enterprise management (service or manufacturing) and/or Six Sigma.
    3. Experience in the implementation of a Lean Enterprise Management and/or Six Sigma.
    4. Lean Certification and/or Black Belt Designations preferred.
    5. Teaching or training experience is desirable.
    6. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
    7. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

    Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

    1. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
    2. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
    3. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
    4. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities.
    5. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.
    6. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.
    7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
    8. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
    9. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.
    10. Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.
    11. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
    12. Willingness to take risks and try new things.
    13. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
    14. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.
    15. Knowledge of support, services, and transactional lean applications through direct experience
    16. Group facilitation skills: effective meeting design and management, problem solving, planning, conflict resolution, and project management.
    17. Client development skills: situation analysis and preparing recommendations and plans of action; development of proposals and contracts; secure client commitment for services.
    18. Team member skills (communication, participation, sharing responsibility, accountability).
    19. Excellent teaching skills in classroom delivery, willingness to use alternative delivery, recognition of adult learning styles and needs, and authentic assessment strategies.
    20. Basic computer literacy (PowerPoint, spreadsheet, calendaring, word processing, and E-mail).
    21. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.

    Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

    403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)


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