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Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Instructor

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

Under the supervision of the Director of Contract Training and Community Development, each instructor has as his/her chief duty the instruction of assigned classes. This duty takes precedence over all others. Each instructor should make every effort to be present and on time for each assigned class meeting, and prepared for class to the best of his/her ability.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Willingness to teach or learn to teach in person & online.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, other professionals, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to plan, develop and implement the necessary curriculum.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 1+ years over-the-road driving experience.
  • Experience in the development of materials and media for online learning is a plus.
  • Information Technology abilities required:
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using the Windows environment.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer within a Network environment.
  • Ability to use E-mail.
  • Ability to perform basic student database functions.
  • Ability to perform basic word processing using MS Word.
  • Ability to perform basic spreadsheet functions using MS Excel.
  • Ability to perform basic presentation functions using MS PowerPoint.

Working Environment

  • Position is outside more than inside and changes throughout the workday. Consists of indoors in a classroom/lab environment or outside in a truck or on a backing lot with high exposure to temperature changes, noise, dust, and/or chemicals.
  • Normal college working hours but adjustment of hours involving evening and/or weekend work may be required from time to time.
  • Other schedule adjustments may occur to accommodate new programs with existing or new customers.
  • A neat appearance and appropriate business-like apparel are required.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical
  • Requires mobility within the campus and various sites, light lifting, and physical activities daily.
  • Input, access, and distribute information using computers.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Language/Communication Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people, including staff, students, and the general public, in both written and oral mediums.
  • Ability to interact with a broad range of people both on and off-campus in a positive manner.

Rate of pay: $23 per hour

Required Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Arkansas CDL Class A licensure with minimum P endorsements, willing to obtain additional endorsements and have at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Mid to Expert proficiency in interpretation and application of FMSCA regulations and Driver Qualification requirements for training compliance.
  • Have completed a First Aid Class within the last 3 years.
  • License not suspended, canceled, revoked or denied within past 36 months.
  • No more than eight (8) point violations on driving record.
  • Be at least 21 years old.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years experience as a Behind the Wheel (BTW) instructor
  • 6 semester hours in Driver education, or 72 clock hours of documented driver training, or minimum of 2 years experience directly related to the program being taught (such as, but not limited to: experience in law, enforcement investigating of accidents)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with leadership at a community college or educational institution is a plus. Demonstrated teaching ability is the top priority. Instructional experience and leadership experience at a community college is a priority. Ability to use an on-line platform.

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.