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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Program Instructor

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Adult and Continuing Education Programs
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Program Instructor

Job ID: 234646
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Program Instructor with KSU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Develops and leads non-credit courses that are specifically for adults over fifty (50) looking for an opportunity to learn in an engaging environment, non-credit courses range from academic subjects to skills and activities.

1. Plans, organizes, develops and conducts a comprehensive instructional course for students enrolled in the OLLI course
2. Teaches students learning strategies
3. Conducts teaching and instructional activities using educational equipment, manipulatives, props, and other learning aids
4. Responsible for preparing and submitting a course syllabus prior to the start of the class
5. Assists with the planning, instruction and evaluation of tutoring and problem-solving activities
6. Completes paperwork associated with classroom and project management
7. Reports student learning and behavioral issues to the appropriate staff personnel

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Required Experience
Two (2) years of instructional experience
Experience with instructing relevant program content
Experience with classroom management, adult learning, and effective communication/facilitation techniques

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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