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Adjunct Pool General Biology Instructor

Community College of Aurora

Adjunct Pool General Biology Instructor

Aurora, CO
  • Responsibilities





    The Upward Bound program at Community College of Aurora is designed to help participants generate the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. Participants are talented high school students who come from income-eligible backgrounds where neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree.

    The program provides a summer program classroom instruction in a six-week, non-residential summer program. During the program, approximately 60 participants will receive: (1) instruction in composition, literature, world languages, mathematics, ACT/SAT Preparation and laboratory science, (2) advising in the areas of educational and career opportunities, and (3) exposure to enrichment activities designed to promote personal and social growth.

    **Please note:

    1. Tutor/Mentor may not take classes or hold other employment during UB Summer Program hours (7am – 5pm with additional hours on Thursdays and Fridays for Campus Visits).
    1. Applicants must be available for the entirety of the summer program including the mandatory training (Upward Bound Summer Program, June 10 – July 19, 2019, and Mandatory Summer Staff Training, June 6 – 7, 2019) and weekly staff meetings and program events


    TUTOR/MENTORS promote educational aspiration and performance of Upward Bound summer participants by providing support in various opportunities for student engagement.

    Tutor/Mentors are responsible for:

    • Planning and facilitating educational, cultural, and recreational events
    • Leading small groups
    • Providing tutoring and advising to individuals and groups of students
    • Planning afternoon activities and study sessions for the participants
    • Promoting a community of mutual respect and trust
    • College visit supervision
    • Supervising of students' free time
    • Facilitating routine discipline problems
    • Evening and weekend hours required


    • College students must have a minimum of 30 credits or graduate by the beginning of the summer program and have a solid academic record.
    • Experience with, and commitment to, underrepresented, ethnically diverse youth
    • Experience supervising youth
    • Experience leading small and large groups
    • Expertise engaging both individuals and groups of students
    • Ability to work closely with a team and work independently


    • Proficiency in Spanish (primarily verbal)
    • Tutoring experience
    • Understanding of restorative justice/conflict management practices
    • Experience working with first generation students


    • Ability to work effectively with students, and community members of diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to work independently and as a team leader
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Bilingual


    $3,500, June 10-July 19, 2019 summer stipend (approx. 100 hours for 6 weeks)


    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE. We can only achieve this together.

    CCA embraces INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

    Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:


    Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom

    Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom

    Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness

    Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

    Communicate support and direction for INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE through institutional leaders

    Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence

    Foster a climate for open dialogue

    Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction

    According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE is:

    “…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).

    References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIAL: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until positions are filled.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: When submitting your application material, please include a cover letter, current resume, professional references, and unofficial copy of your college transcripts showing the highest degree achieved.

    In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

    1. How your personal background can aid you in working with our diverse and underrepresented population.
    2. How will you help students who are at various levels of college readiness?

    If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

    By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.


    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.

    CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

    For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-5695.

    ADAAA ACCOMMODATIONS: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or

    CCA MISSION: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

    VISION: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety & health or other related field or 1-3 years of experience in a health and safety or related field required
    • Must possess the following skills: Leadership skills, assertive, innovative, self-managing, self-starter, positive inter-personal relationship skills, flexible, the ability to travel, strong written and verbal communication skills

    Sibelco recognizes the strength of our diverse global workforce and value difference and inclusion for all. Our rich mix of people bring an exciting exchange of ideas and knowledge to keep us moving forward and innovating new solutions. We seek talent of all backgrounds and abilities and continue to develop our leaders and our culture to help all employees to grow and reach their full potential.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer