Electrician Instructor

Northern New Mexico Community College Branch (NNMCC) is a public two-year degree granting institution that started in 2020. NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito.

SUMMARY: In this role, the instructor advises and mentors students from diverse backgrounds in the core skills; use multiple methods of instruction, assessment, and technologies to engage students in learning, enhance teaching, and promote student success; assists the chair in the coordination of the Electrician Program and will recruit, guide, train, and assist in the evaluation of Adjunct instructors; develop, maintain and promote programs of study for this program; recruit, advise and track students enrolled in this program; and demonstrate a commitment to service excellence, innovation, assessment, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties. This position currently reports to the Chair for Technical Trades.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$60,000 (9-month contract)
Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students in both a classroom and shop/lab to prepare students for employment in the field of Electrician; prepares and provides course syllabi and instructional materials for students; evaluates the knowledge/skill gained by students in the program and monitors their scholastic records; prepares and grades exams; keeps appropriate records of testing and grading; maintains student discipline through effective classroom management; maintains a safe, orderly and up-to-date shop/lab area; and advises students regarding AAS degrees and Certificates of Completions. This position instructs 15 credit hours per semester (course instruction may include evenings or weekends).
Coordinates our Electrician Certificates of Completion and the ongoing development of a Electrician Program; develops curriculum and courses for students; promotes the Program through presentations, event displays, brochures, and tours of our CTE facilities; establishes and maintains industry/university/government relationships including recruiting programmatic partnerships, as well as helping students gain hands-on experience in their areas of study through jobs/internships; provides leadership, direction and assistance to the adjunct faculty, staff and temporary employees; and advises students regarding our Certificates of Completion.
Assists and responds to problems/requests from students; is available during in-person office hours; uses electronic communication to stay in touch with students; serves on collaborative work teams with faculty, staff, administration and community stakeholders; collaborates with Faculty to complete department initiatives; and other duties as assigned.
Participates in college and district activities, including department/division meetings, committees, workshops, and projects; maintains office hours to assist and advise students; attends conferences, seminars, and/or workshops to develop and enhances their own knowledge/skill to remain current with new trends and developments in both their field and Education in the Community College; completes FERPA, roster verification and assigns grades on time; engages in the academic life of the college by participating in Campus committees; and other duties as assigned.
A detailed list of duties is discussed on the Community College Faculty Handbook.
• Knowledge of online course delivery.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
• Good computer software skills and experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies including computer-aided instruction.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.
• Ability to work as a team member, collegial disposition.
• Ability to create a positive impression of the department and college while responding to the customers either by telephone or in person.
• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods.
• Ability to juggle multiple/conflicting priorities and set priorities.
• The ability to independently manage the details of multiple programs and projects and track activities.
• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
• Ability to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to articulate and support the college philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a college setting.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.
• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies.
• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.


A master's degree in the teaching field, or a master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field,
A bachelor's degree plus three years work experience in field to be taught,
An associate's degree or 64 semester hours and five years of work experience in the field to be taught,
Five years of work experience in the field to be taught and State-licensed professional in Electrician field.
Journeyman Electrician license.
All educational degrees for the Technical Trades & Occupational Teaching Fields are require from an accredited college or university.

1. Six years of hands-on, full-time, wage-earning experience directly in the field.
2. Expert-level knowledge/skill using hand and power tools associated with the trade.
3. Industry Certifications/Training such as:
• NCCER - Certified Plus from The National Center for Construction Education and Research
• NOCTI - National Occupational Competency Testing Institute
• OSHA 30 - 30-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration
1. Basic computers skills including email
2. Certificate of Completion from a community college/trade school in related field
3. Experience teaching or training in a professional environment
1. Work Schedule Varies - May be required to work evenings and weekends.
2. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals.
3. May work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions.
4. May be required to work in an area of light to heavy noise levels daily.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts of required or preferred degree (official transcripts at the time of hiring); 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and detailing experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching; 5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.

Posting Date: January 22, 2020 Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Required application materials should be sent to:

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.
Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.