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Course Instructor, IT Cloud

Company: Western Governors University
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country and you re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future consider WGU as the next step in your career. Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. Position_Summary Student learning is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Course Instructors are subject matter experts who teach and mentor students when students engage in their assigned courses. Course Instructors vary the type, length, and intensity of instructional method based upon student needs. Course Instructors work on a team to support an assigned group of stud and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics. Using technology, Course Instructors interact with students in both group and one-on-one settings. As part of WGU s disaggregated faculty model, Course Instructors provide their expertise and collaborate with the faculty who are responsible for developing and evaluating courses and assessments. Essential_Functions_And_Responsibilities * Acts as a steward for carrying out WGU s mission and strategic vision. The Course Instructor must demonstrate a high leve commitment effectively and consistently. * Provides expertise in assigned content area and maintains current knowledge in his/her field. * Fosters student learning through innovative teaching practices. * Responds with urgency to meet student needs and communicates professionally and respectfully with students and all other members of the WGU community. * Offers proactive support and outreach to assigned students. * Uses technology-based teaching and communication platforms to aid students in the development of competencies. * Collaborates with other professionals within the university to promote a positive, student-obsessed atmosphere. * Participates and or leads training activities; * Responds with urgency to changing requirements, priorities, and deadlines. * Consistently exhibits WGU Leadership Principles. Knowledge andAbilities * Must demonstrate technological competency : Data entry, email calendar, word process, and database programs. * Extraordinary customer service and communication skills * Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately; friendly, persuasive speaking and writing style. * Well organized - conscientious and through with detail Minimum_Qualifications * Doctorate or Master s degree + advanced experience in Systems Administration and Cloud * 5 + years of industry experience in Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management * Technical Skills - Working knowledge and willingness to expand in the next few months * Operating Systems (Linux or Microsoft) (Certifications are a bonus), Virtualization (and Virtual Storage), Cloud, Architecture, System Administrator, Azure or AWS experience (If available), Network Engineering, Deployment software (Chef preferred), Programming (Python), Software testing / Scripting, Cryptography, Automation Tools (and/or Scalable Solutions. * Experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with struggling or at-risk learners * Ability to breakdown and disseminate difficult topics in a manner that students will understand and grasp * Ability to travel for training, Academic Meetings and/ or Commencements * This is a full time instructing position * Ability to deliver exceptional customer service (AKA Student Obsession ) to our students Working Conditions Travel/Commute: works primarily from home within the continental United States but is available to travel to meetings as required. Ability to work a student-friendly schedule (evenings/weekends) Disclaimer:This Job Descriptionhas beendesignedto indicate the general nature,essential duties,andresponsibilities of work performed by employees withinthis classification. Itdoesnotcontain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualificationsthat arerequired ofthe employeeto do this job.Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

Keywords: Western Governors University, Las Vegas , Course Instructor, IT Cloud, Education / Teaching , Las Vegas, Nevada

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