Instructor for Leadership Communications

Website Catalyst Solutions, LLC

People - Purpose - Performance

Location:  Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Date of Availability:  Immediate (June 2022)

Overview:  Catalyst Solutions has an opening in support of the College of Enlisted Military Education (CEME) to provide a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines’ understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed and joint environments. The goal is to create ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

Security Clearance Requirement:  None.

Education Requirements:  A Master’s Degree is required, preferably in English or Communications.

Experience Requirements: A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience providing instruction and/or mentorship in communications. Possess experience with documentation in two of the following related areas: composition, writing, rhetoric, public speaking, communications, and/or public relations.

Performance Requirements:

  • Possess knowledge and experience working in a writing or communications center and providing formative feedback to promote communication skill development.
  • Possess knowledge of and apply adult learning theory.
  • Demonstrate strong grammar, editing, and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Provide student clients feedback that is instructional and allows them to make choices about their writing. Student feedback is often provided asynchronously, as well as in face-to-face meetings.
  • Provide a combination of writing and editing skills along with a high level of customer service in scheduling and initial contact with Marines at Marine Corps University (MCU).
  • Contribute to editorial reviews of LCSC materials, like the MCU Style Guide, as student demand for services allows, and rotate with the LCSC faculty to staff the LCSC reception desk during regular business hours.
  • Teach students to develop a variety of written products, to include information papers, research papers, persuasive essays, point papers.
  • Teach students to conduct research, apply critical thinking, develop a logical argument, document sources (Chicago Manual of Style), and use online research databases (e.g. JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, EBSCO Host).
  • Contribute to curriculum development. Create and use performance rubrics Evaluate written work.
  • Teach effective oral communications strategies (to inform or persuade), listening skills, and the use of effective non-verbal communications techniques.
  • Provide instructional support for lessons within the communications continuum for the Enlisted College and those lessons from other courses with written or oral communications elements associated with them.
    • Facilitate large classroom sessions for 40 to 120 students.
    • Assist faculty advisors in facilitating conference group room sessions for 12 to 20.
    • Review assessments graded by faculty advisors to ensure fair, consistent, and objective grading.
  • Participate in recurring professional development sessions for faculty and staff. This includes scheduled and ad hoc sessions to arm faculty and staff with the tools required to successfully deliver lessons and arm students with the tools to enhance their communication skills. In support of this requirement, perform the following:
    • Lead quarterly professional development sessions with faculty and staff covering topics specific to aide in the delivery of communications lessons.
    • Participate in grade norming sessions with faculty and staff to review grading rubrics and expectations prior to delivery of oral presentations.
    • Review and provide feedback to faculty advisors on products (e.g., reflection papers, lesson plans, case studies) submitted by faculty advisors to progress in the Master Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Lead student remediation and assistance efforts to include the following:
    • Develop a remedial writing lesson for students needing further academic writing skills development.
    • Develop a remedial oral communications lesson for students in need of additional oral communication skills development.
    • Establish and make available a repository of communications resources (electronic, print, or both) for students to reference.
    • Establish office hours, convenient to students from all Enlisted College schools, to allow students to seek one-on-one assistance with their written and oral communication assignments.
    • Participate in Student Performance Evaluation Boards by providing feedback about their observations of student performance.

Professional Requirements:

  • Be technically proficient and stay relevant in your work and technical domain through continuous learning.
  • Be professional, to include but not limited to courtesy, attire, behavior, speech, tone, and attitude.
  • Be productive and responsible with information-based work. Identify, review, develop, collect, organize, synthesize, share, report, and maintain information relevant to assigned tasks.
  • Deliver quality products and services that exceed the defined acceptable quality levels (AQLs).
  • Communicate effectively to include narrative, correspondence, conversation, and presentations.
  • Anticipate work requirements and take the initiative to accomplish them.
  • Actively identify ways to help others in our client and corporate community (service orientation).
  • Strengthen client relationships and confidence by applying best practices for consulting.
  • Work cheerfully, collaborate effectively, and be productive as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • As a Catalyst Solutions team member, represent the company in alignment with corporate values and policies, participate in corporate community, and support corporate.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Critical Thinking: Apply logic and reasoning to assess alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
  • Problem Solving: Identify problems, collect information, develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management: Manage your own time, the time of others, and the expectations of others.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to read, synthesize, and apply a high volume of information in a short period of time.
  • Ability to adapt and learn something new in a rapid, independent manner.
  • Ability to listen to and assimilate with client and team needs.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to learn from constructive feedback in a quality focused environment.
  • Ability to manage work/track deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully in both independent and team environments.
  • Ability to type/keyboard (40+ words per minute) and take detailed meeting notes.

Tools and Technology:

  • Proficiency working in MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and SharePoint.
  • Proficiency working in Google Apps.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and produce work in a new software or web-based tool or application.

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Graduate of USMC Curriculum Development Course is desired.
  • Graduate of USMC Instructor Development Course is desired.
  • USMC Systems Approach to Training and Education (SATE) is desired.

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