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Hotel and Restaurant Management Program Instructor

Date Posted: June 12, 2014
Type: Full-time
Job Details

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The instructor is responsible for teaching a full-time assignment of classes as defined by the College and/or collective bargaining agreement on the Emmetsburg Campus. Some assignments may be during evenings/weekends and/or on the T.V. and ICN systems. Position may include teaching high school students.  Must evaluate and report student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures.

DEPARTMENT: Career and Technical 
REPORT TO: Campus Executive Dean             


Constant (67-100%)

    • Effectively organize, teach and evaluate student performance and progress in assigned course offerings in accordance with established syllabi. 
    • Evaluate and record student performance and progress according to College and division guidelines.  
    • Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught.                
    • Design and implement teaching methodologies for classroom and laboratory activities, which develop the competencies needed for individuals employed in hotel and restaurant operations.

Frequent (34-66%)

    • Maintain established office hours.
    • Serve as academic advisor to students and make referrals, when deemed necessary, to other College personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselors, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
    • Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.
    • Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses in discipline area to insure continued program growth and development.
    • Arrange lab sites for student practical experiences and monitor progress.
    • Coordinate specific tracks of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program and involve students in the management of the various enterprises.
    • Co-supervise and coordinate student on-the-job work experience.
    • Assist and cooperate with other program instructors and the Marketing and Admission Offices in recruiting, interviewing, and retaining students. 
    • Assist in communication with advisory committee members and annual meeting(s).

Occasional (10-33%)

    • Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
    • Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classrooms/laboratories use.
    • Assist the supervisor in the budgeting process.
    • Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communication within the College and community.
    • Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, College activities, program club, and community activities.


    • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current student, staff and the community, and understand the Community College concept. Possess a commitment to a student-centeredenvironment.
    • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.                         
    • Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies and practices
    • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, other College personnel, administrators and other contacts.
    • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
    • Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities and sensitive to various learning styles.
    • Be a creative, energetic and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
    • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers, software (Microsoft Office) and educational media equipment.
    • Ability to articulate the teaching of classroom information with implementation in the hotel and restaurant management area.
    • Be a lifelong learner and encourage that with students.

SPECIAL DEMANDS: Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in an office or classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing walking, lifting, grasping, talking hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling and carrying. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently. May be required to travel between sites utilizing personal vehicle. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an allinclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Three years (6,000 hours) of recent experience in hotel/hospitality/restaurant management (or related occupation) required. Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Hospitality Management or related area preferred.  Teaching experience and graduate hours desired.  

SALARY: Commensurate with education and related experience for a 217 day contract.

FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid sick leave and personal leave.  Employee health, dental and vision insurance.  Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement package.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy. Beginning date –Fall Term 2014. Position open until filled.



* This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of classes to be taught. Instructors may be assigned other classes.

Application:  Employment Application 

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Diane Friesner at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Questions and requests regarding application: Diane Friesner at 712-362-0409 or

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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