Department: College Recreation & Wellness
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Contract
Schedule: Schedule will vary dependent on course need
The Self Defense Instructor supports the College Self Defense Program. This role creates a curriculum and leads
groups through various levels and types of physical fitness and self defense practice. This position performs administrative work for the
class, organizes equipment and the studio space for class, and strives to understand what participating clients want to achieve from the
class. The Self Defense Instructor performs demonstrations of techniques and practice, using the body to show the correct way to get into
use each movement, the most beneficial safety techniques, and tips for achieving confidence with ones safety.
Professionalism, Communication, Managing Work, Positive Approach, Continuous Improvement, Creating an
Inclusive Environment, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Planning & Organizing, Collaboration, Adaptability
Assists in developing, designing, and leading self defense program components
that result in positive engagement and wellbeing outcomes for participants. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for self defense
participants to experience and grow into a practice that can be supportive of academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive
learning environment to achieve positive results. Builds strong, positive relationships with participants. Supports the mission of the
Department of College Recreation & Wellness through promoting health and wellness by building a cohesive campus community to further
academic success through healthy lifestyle changes.
Classroom & Student Support
Assists with the individual
needs of the self defense participants attending class each day. Models professional behavior with participants (students and staff).
Handles disruptive behavior with respect, follows guidelines, processes and procedures, and escalates any issues to the College Recreation
and Wellness Supervisor or Director of Student Wellbeing.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Helps to ensure the
College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging
Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work and learning environment where all students, faculty
members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures
accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development
aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment.
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for
faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Attends all required
department meetings and trainings. Ensures College name and image is perceived positively by external as well as internal
audience/stakeholders. Actively participates in staff development workshops which contribute to personal and professional growth.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits
digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and
walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when
focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
office working conditions. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and
Knowledge of: adult learning theory and teaching methods; yoga best practices; demonstrating for
learners using body motions
Skill in: communication (verbal, non-verbal and written), adjusting to audience;
maintaining the audience’s attention; presenting content in a logical manner; defining clear goals, measuring and communicating student
progress toward those goals.
Ability to: understand students’ needs and concerns; differentiate instruction
appropriately; use learning aids; effectively work with a culturally and linguistically diverse population; build collaborative
relationships with colleagues; maintain accurate and complete work records.
years experience participating in Jui Jitsu, Muay Thai, or Mixed Martial Arts. One (1) year teaching experience in mixed martial arts. State
Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Columbus State Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.