Northcentral Technical College's Agriculture Center of Excellence currently offers five programs; dairy science, agri-business, veterinary/animal science, crop production & management, and agriculture equipment technician. This individual will be responsible for maintaining curriculum, providing instruction, and purchasing supplies and necessary items for the animal science to operate. In addition to instructional duties, this position will also be the veterinarian for the animals on the farm.
NOTE: There is flexibility with this position and the option of it being full or part-time. Please note that the benefits listed are only available if the position is full-time.
General Description: Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative life-long learning that builds a globally competitive workforce. The College seeks team oriented, student focused individuals who have a deep value of education to facilitate learning. NTC staff serves in alignment with the College's mission, vision, core values, and operating principles, and Board of Trustee's Executive Limitations, Productivity and Quality Measures, and Community Benefits Statements. As a member of a learning team, faculty report to a designated dean and participate in program, division, interdivision and college-wide team activities. Faculty provide instruction, expertise and leadership within their program and content area. Faculty are expected to remain current in their area of expertise and in the field of education through professional growth and continuous learning activities. Faculty contribute to the College community as exemplified by committee involvement, participation in leadership activities, academic advisement of students, and sponsorship of student activities. Faculty members are also encouraged to be involved in the NTC District through various service opportunities in community organizations or through other community activities. Expertise, Attitude and Abilities: Expertise: An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning. Expertise in content areas being taught. A solid understanding of how the education and business worlds interface. Commitment to the use of new learning technologies. Excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation skills. Attitude: An uncompromising commitment to learning through the College's mission, vision and values. A positive and proactive approach. Flexibility, a willingness to change. Open-mindedness, fairness, the ability to see multiple perspectives. A willingness to take risks. A willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. Strong support for diversity. Ability: Success and commitment as a team member, fostering consensus and collaboration in and out of the classroom. The ability to manage projects, set and achieve specific objectives and measure results. Proficiency in use of technology, computers and software.
Duties & Responsibilities
NTC Faculty will serve their learners and the College in the following ways:
Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, out-of-classroom activities and the mentoring of students and peers.
Support and maintain collaborative relationships with business & industry, community based organizations and K-16 partners.
Assess and evaluate student performance in alignment with the College assessment plan in a timely manner.
Conduct assigned classes for the scheduled length of time.
Submit final grades in a timely manner.
Post and maintain office hours.
Maintain accurate records of student attendance and achievement for up to one semester after the semester end unless requested for a longer period of time.
Furnish written evaluations as requested by students.
Coordinate instructional support services to meet individual student accommodation and modification needs.
Coordinate instructional material and timely distribution of such to regional campuses.
Assist in student academic advising.
Utilize and engage in professional day activities and team time as designated.
Maintain course outcome summaries, learning plans, Performance Assessment Tasks (PATs), syllabi, and online Blackboard template in the approved District format and time parameter.
Actively select and use appropriate learning materials and resources including textbooks, library resources, equipment and supplies to enhance learning.
Assist in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a new or modified course/certificate/program. Identify areas in need of improvement. Stay current and focused on learner needs.
Collaborate with the program team in identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating strategic goals and objectives (Team Action Plans, Instructional Vitality Process).
Assist in identifying, planning, and delivering continuing education and Business and Industry workshops and seminars.
Participate in the budgeting and procurement process.
Keep professionally up-to-date in area of content expertise and in the teaching profession.
Participate in institutional, advisory and program team and committee meetings.
Actively support diverse learners.
Attend the College's in-service sessions, and commencements and other activities as directed.
Assist in the orientation of new full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty and para professional/technical employees within their content areas.
Maintain professional certifications, licensures, and requirements.
Assist in student recruitment and Student Services activities.
Attend College Open Houses (on-campus and off-campus, set-up and take down) to assist with student recruitment.
Assist with dual credit and other articulation/transfer agreements.
Assist with coordination of grant development and management as directed.
Maintain documentation as required by accreditation, program, or clinical sites.
Desired qualifications (specific to this position):
Knowledge and experience in working in a veterinary clinic setting
Knowledge and experience with small and large animals
Knowledge and experience in medical terminology, veterinary office procedures, animal pharmacology, animal diseases, clinical practices, and clinical pathology
Knowledge and experience in herd health management of dairy cattle including animal health checks, administration of medications
Knowledge and experience in animal breeding dairy nutrition, milk quality and production
Dairy Beef Quality Certification
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Qualified at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor by the Wisconsin Technical College System.Must also meet Higher Learning Commission requirements, accreditation standards, and/or licensing standards where applicable.
Experience in teaching and working with diverse populations preferred.
Occupational instructors must have a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) full-time or equivalent demonstrated relevant occupational experience.
At a minimum, occupational experience has to have occurred at least one year within the last five years.
May waive the occupational experience of one year within the last five years (3.) if the candidate has two years post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years.
The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this position. They may also require some flexibility and interpretation to fit the needs of other areas of the College such as the Alternative High School. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.
Working Activity: 6 to 8 hours: Performing repetitive movements, grasping 4 to 5 hours: Balancing, bending, reaching and standing 1 to 3 hours: Climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, sitting, twisting, walking, working indoors, working outdoors, and working in temperature extremes Less than 1 hour: Working at heights
Lifting and Carrying: Less than 10 pounds: 15 or more repetition(s) per hour 10 to 20 pounds: 15 or more repetition(s) per hour 20-50 pounds: 10 - 15 repetition(s) per hour 50-100 pounds: 10 - 15 repetition(s) per hour More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour
Additional Physical Requirements: Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.
Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.
Required Employee Program Safety Training: Bloodborne Pathogen, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, slips, trips & falls and vehicle safety.
About Northcentral Technical College
For ninety years, Northcentral Technical College has provided relevant occupational training to people from all over north central Wisconsin and beyond. Begun in 1912 in a small two-story building and called the Wausau Industrial School, the college grew rapidly in response to an evolving technology that triggered the need for expanded services. Today, the NTC district, one of 16 districts in Wisconsin, covers all or portions of 10 counties including Marathon, Lincoln, Taylor, Price, Langlade, Menominee, Clark, Portage, Shawano, and Waupaca. In the heart of the district is NTC’s Central Campus – Wausau. This modern campus is home to some unique programs, including Educational Interpreter Technician and Visually Impaired and Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs. The Central Campus – Wausau is supported by regional campuses in Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Wittenberg, and Spencer, where students can complete a number of career programs and take classes to help fulfill requirements of programs offered at Wausau. The college has some 2,450 full-time equivalent students, though nearly 18,000 people take at least one class annually. NTC has made a commitment to serve all residents in its expan...sive service area. To that end, it has built a sophisticated interactive television system (ITV), which provides live give-and-take between the instructor and students at various campuses. ITV supports other alternative learning approaches at the college, including flexible, self-paced learning labs and courses by videotape. At NTC, we offer career preparation in some of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today. Students can choose from more than 40 one- and two-year programs and be virtually assured of a job when they graduate. A recent graduate follow-up conducted by the college showed that 96 percent of NTC graduates had found employment within six months after graduating. Business and industry turn to NTC for customized training and technical assistance. The college offers a wide range of services, including tailor-made classes, testing and evaluation, and consulting services. The curriculum here is continually monitored by some 45 advisory committees with representatives from business and industry. They ensure that our programs are up to date and meet the needs of employers today, tomorrow, and beyond.
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