Instructional Specialist- Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT)

  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Instructional Specialist- Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT)

Glen Burnie Town Center, Maryland, United States

Department: Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism

Campus Location: Glen Burnie Town Center

Salary Range: $62,901-$78,626

Work Mode: This position requires a full-time in-person presence on campus or at alternative locations.

Hours Per Week: 40

Position Type: Full-Time Staff, Exempt

Position Summary

The Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT) Instructional Specialist I is a member of the program team dedicated to promoting hospitality education at Anne Arundel Community College. The Instructional Specialist I will be responsible for the delivery of credit and noncredit instruction in hospitality, maintenance of accreditation standards, and providing program support for the Institute, including advising, mentoring, curriculum development, and special projects.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.

In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide instruction as assigned each term. Assigned courses may be credit, noncredit, open enrollment, or contract-based hospitality courses. Responsibilities include preparing relevant course materials and performing lead instructor responsibilities, where applicable. As a lead instructor, coordinate course delivery and training with adjunct instructors to ensure HCAT standards are met. Provides support, mentoring, and curricular guidance for new full-time instructional specialists and part-time instructors. Responsible for coordinating with the facilities manager regarding product and equipment needs.

Recommend, assist in the development, and incorporate curriculum updates as necessary to maintain currency and relevance. Ensure that a variety of technologies are incorporated into the delivery of assigned courses and programs. Participate in the development and monitoring of course and program outcome assessments, curriculum reports, DEIAA and other administrative projects. Develop and continuously review courses and programs for currency and relevance to improve and expand programs and instruction.

Actively engage in HCAT Institute outreach initiatives. This includes participation and/or leadership of open houses, recruitment events, school fairs, trade shows, etc. The Instructional Specialist must also provide mentoring and advising for students, including maintaining a regular schedule of posted student advising hours. Track learning outcomes within courses and participate in learning outcome assessments.

Meet deadlines in the preparation and submission of projects and all related reports as directed. Support and implement
identified program goals and objectives and the college's strategic objective in the operations of HCAT. Participate in the development of assigned course budgets. Maintain responsibility for working within the budget framework.
Attend all departmental, divisional, and assigned association meetings as requested.

As assigned by the Assistant Director, Director and/or Dean.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business Management, or related subject matter

Minimum of two years of related industry experience.

A minimum of two years' experience teaching credit, noncredit, or continuing education courses, preferably in a college environment, is required. Experience with mentoring and advising students is also preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Experience with curriculum development.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deliver effective presentations.

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with diverse populations (students, administrators, faculty/staff, professional organizations/associations, and the general public).

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with microcomputer applications such as word processing, database management, or industry-specific point of sales systems.

Ability to work with minimal supervision with attention to detail and deadlines.

For full position descriptions, required qualifications and to apply, please visit our web site at and click on Career Opportunities .

AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace