Instructor Opportunities and Teaching with Extension

Thank you for your interest in teaching with Cabrillo Extension! We are always looking for new ideas and classes. If you are interested in teaching a specific class, and have professional and/or teaching experience in your field, we would be interested in reviewing your application and proposal for future consideration. The broad areas that we look at are content, instructor qualifications, and marketability.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Classes to be offered in Spring 2021: January 10, 2021
  • Classes to be offered in Summer 2021: February 28, 2021
Instructor Application and Class Proposal

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In Person Classes

Want to teach on campus? Cabrillo Extension instructors are given access to use the beautiful campus spaces to lead classes and workshops for the community.

Note: In person workshops are suspended until further notice, in alignment with Cabrillo College and Shelter in Place guidelines. Applications for in-person workshops will be evaluated once campus reopens to the public.

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Virtual Classes

Classes taught from the safety and comfort of your own home or workspace! Virtual classes are live experiences that students can attend, no matter where they live, so long as they have access to an internet capable device. 

Note: Instructors must supply their own computer, webcam, and Internet access to teach in the virtual classroom; Cabrillo Extension cannot make equipment loans at this time.

Open Enrollment Classes and Workshops

The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new ideas and classes. If you are interested in teaching a specific class, and have professional and/or teaching experience in your field, we would be interested in reviewing your application and proposal for future consideration. The broad areas that we look at are content, instructor qualifications, and marketability.

We are currently seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Health, Wellness, and Nutrition
  • Home and Garden
  • History and Nature
  • Visual or Performing Arts
  • Professional Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology: Google suite, Cloud systems, SQL, Mac device classes (iphone, ipad)
  • Youth Programs - school year classes and summer camps for youth and teens in the following areas:
    Music and visual arts, computers and technology, culinary and nutrition, science and engineering, sports and play, academic and leadership.

For returning instructors who wish to repeat a class that you have offered in the past, please note the deadlines above for submitting class or camp dates, which you may email to Jill Gallo, Alicia Bierson, or Scott Johnson.

Once you complete and submit the digital forms above they are immediately available to the Extension team for review.

Corporate Training and Contract Education

Cabrillo College's Contract Education Program delivers cutting edge training programs for local and regional businesses. If you are a subject matter expert with experience training in a business setting, and you are interested in working on a contract basis, please let us know. You can submit your resume, cover letter and a sample of your teaching materials directly to scott.johnson@cabrillo.edu

Once your resume has been reviewed, you may be asked to participate in a telephone or in-person interview followed by a teaching demonstration. If approved, you will become an eligible member of our instructor pool and offered contract positions on an as-needed basis.

Though we do much of our business delivering soft-skills training programs, a wide variety of subject matter experts are encouraged to apply.

Currently, we are seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Vocational English as a Second Language
  • Continuous Process Improvement and LEAN principles
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology instructors:
    Specifically seeking those who can teach virtual collaboration systems, Mac device classes (iPhone, iPad) and home networking systems

Qualifications:

Subject matter expertise, as proven by at least 5 years experience working in a given field.  Master's degree and at least 4 years college level teaching experience preferred.

Required Professional Expertise:

  1. Knowledge of and commitment to training strategies and methods which support skill development, transfer of learning and the attainment of measurable results in business environments.
  2. Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to interface professionally in business environments, and be an ambassador for Cabrillo College and our diverse programs and offerings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above (teaching demonstration will be part of the interview).
  5. Ability to communicate well with trainees from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including trainees with disabilities.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with other training team members and participate in team initiatives and team meetings.

Learn more about Cabrillo's Corporate Training program.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Johnson, Director

Jill Gallo, Assistant Director