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Are you someone who has worked in a medical office setting practicing or training others in office skills such as Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), records management, and medical billing and coding? Are you passionate about teaching older adult learners new skills and building confidence in using computers? Are you energized by collaborating with others to create engaging learning experiences? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
About the Program:
The Business Information Technology Department at Pierce College provides a wide range of courses in support of degrees and certificates in medical billing and coding, general office, medical office, and office management. The student demographic served by the department includes first generation students, dislocated workers, and those wishing to upgrade their skills.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through conscious efforts, we have improved retention rates by 16% and graduation rates by 25%. This year, Pierce was named as a top community college in several national polls.
Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:
- Teaching medical billing and coding courses as well as a variety of other courses in the Business Information Technology Department;
- Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research;
- Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation;
- Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion;
- Working within a collaborative and innovative department;
- Engaging in district-wide efforts to improve student retention and success;
- Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
- Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
- Tailoring curriculum to engage marginalized and oppressed groups;
- Utilizing active and inclusive pedagogy;
- Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
- Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
- Engaging in shared governance;
- Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.