Health & Fitness Technician Instructor/Developer


Health & Fitness Technician Instructor/Developer

Position Title: Health & Fitness Technician Instructor/Developer

Contract Term: 9 Month Academic Year

Funding Source: HEART Project

Accountable to: Career & Technical Education Director

Opening Date:  April 11, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary: $36,736 (min)

Summary of Position: This position is to provide post-secondary, learner-centered instruction in the Health & Fitness Technician program. The position will assist in the development and implementation of all components of a curriculum designed to assist students in building knowledge, skill and ability. The position will instruct and facilitate meaningful learning in the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment. Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, as well as personal and professional development.

Supervision: Under the direction of the Turtle Mountain Community College CTE Director, with shared supervision responsibilities with HEART Project Director.


They will teach classes and provide supervision of trainees during training and assist students in registering for and obtaining licensure and industry certification. The Instructor must possess the ability to work with students from different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. The instructor should have insight into students’ current circumstances and goals.

  • Assist in the research and development of Health & Fitness Technician program that meets state and HLC accreditation requirements.
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff and faculty in the development and accreditation of Health & Fitness programs.
  • Mentoring and assessing students in the program.
  • Developing and implementing the Health & Fitness Technician program curriculum.
  • Assisting in planning course schedules.
  • Conducting program financial planning (fiscal responsibility of program).
  • Teaching courses for the Health & Fitness Technician program.
  • Facilitating problem solving sessions for the program.
  • Recruiting students interested in Health & Fitness careers and supporting that interest through academic advising, career counseling, and financial aid.
  • Researching best practices and incorporating them into curriculum.
  • Participating in the continued accreditation of the program.
  • Developing hybrid and online courses.
  • Prepares for and/or instructs classes, developmental to advance, in the discipline of Health & Fitness.
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means to include, but not limited to, developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instruction process.
  • Maintain office hours to provide availability and accessibility to students for the purpose of academic advising, consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
  • Coordinates outreach, recruiting and marketing activities with the community and other institutions and agencies.
  • Evaluate student progress and provides clear, timely, feedback.
  • Monitor student data and make recommendations and changes based on the findings.
  • To conduct and monitor student assessment to measure effectiveness of instruction
  • Participate in the institutional initiative involving the assessment of student learning.
  • Review and advise regarding course texts as needed
  • Develop new courses and curricula as needed.
  • Assist with providing book and material advice and development for the college library.
  • Monitor student data and make recommendations and changes based on the findings.
  • Develop and follow an “Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)” as prescribed by TMCC’s faculty salary policy manual.
  • Conducts research in content areas as applicable to position and TMCC.
  • Orders appropriate equipment and supplies needed for curriculum labs and course instruction.
  • Work with department colleagues to develop or modify the curriculum for a degree or certificate program involving a series of courses.
  • Develop instructional materials within the guidelines of college requirements.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with colleagues in the department and possibly other departments; contribute to ongoing curriculum and program development and assessment.
  • Effectively maintain and manage the classroom.
  • Creating a vibrant and learner-centered teaching atmosphere.
  • To carry out the mission of the institution, to include incorporating the local culture throughout the curriculum.
  • Maintain a professional, courteous attitude and demeanor in all instances when working with students, and when acting as a representative for TMCC.
  • Read and communicate using Google email; use TMCC’s Jenzabar and Canvas learning management systems, effectively search the Internet for information, use MS Word and other office software; and technologies and applications.
  • Respect student’s rights to confidentiality and follow legal guidelines regarding information.


  1. Attend all college-wide functions.
  2. Participates in department and institutional meetings and committees, or other activities within the scope of the position.
  3. Attend annual student graduation ceremony.
  4. Coordinates/participates in outreach, recruiting and marketing activities with the community and other institutions and agencies.
  5. Assist/participate with faculty development initiatives.
  6. Assist with facilitation of sub-departmental meetings for all adjunct to discuss, review, and revise course curricula.
  7. Assist Program Chair and Department Chair with other administrative responsibilities as needed.
  8. Other administrative tasks as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Health Fitness Technician – Minimum qualifications of an Bachelor’s degree in Health, Wellness, Kinesiology or related degree, or Associate’s Degree with applicable nationally-recognized certification in fitness.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that tribal community colleges serve in higher education and specifically its mission, values, goals, culture, and objectives of the Turtle Mountain Community College.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as necessary.
  • Ability to work collegially with all individuals in the tribal college setting.
  • Applicant must be able to pass a drug test and background check.

Desired Experience/Training/Credentials:

  • Experience working with grant funded projects.
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
  • Able to implement contemporary educational philosophies, methods, and techniques including multi-media to develop and deliver instruction in classroom and lab settings.
  • Successful teaching experience with culturally and academically diverse student population.
  • Ability to teach and work with students with learning disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

How to apply:

Submit a letter of application, resume AND online application (available below); copy of college transcripts (must indicate highest degree earned); and three (3) current letters of reference. Work experience must be reasonably documented. Applicants claiming Indian Preference (CDIB) and/or Veterans Preference (DD214) must provide documentation.

Employment Application (1.41 MB PDF)


Holly Cahill, Human Resource Director

Telephone: (701)477.7939


*Turtle Mountain Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is the general policy of the college to give preference to qualified American Indian applicants as allowed by the Indian preference provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Persons who are at least ¼ degree and wish to claim Indian preference must submit a copy of their tribal Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Agency enrolled.