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Lead Instructor, Cosmetology

Education Management Houma, LA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: To assist the Director of Education in managing the associated program for the college. Responsibilities include providing oversight on student issues, managing program schedules and lesson plans, coordinating Program Advisory Committees, monitoring retention, enforcing policies and procedures and abiding by and sharing responsibilities for accreditation standards in order to maintain quality education which meets commission, state and federal requirements and company guidelines  


Teach any assigned courses and act as a substitute instructor as needed 

Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled 

Models effective teaching techniques for other faculty 

Oversee the design, development, revision and assessment of curricula, including course objectives, instructional methods, learning outcomes, projects and assessments  

Recommend program equipment, supplies, library materials, textbooks and other items for purchase and use; monitor the safety and quality of instructional materials 

Manage special projects assigned by the Director of Education (including, but not limited to new student orientation programs and open houses, assistance with accreditation preparation, campus events and supervision of staff) 

Actively engage in retention activities including documented communication with both students and administration regarding attendance and progress 

Assist students with course registration and academic advice and mentor instructors on effective academic counseling techniques 

Assist with the coordination of externship sites; monitor student placement and performance at externship sites 

Identify and refer at-risk students to specific academic support services 

Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus 

Where applicable, ensure safety and sanitation of all labs, equipment and supplies 

Train, mentor and evaluate instructors; maintain the continuity and relevance of the program curriculum by meeting regularly with the instructors 

Provide annual documentation of continuing professional growth in educational theory or techniques and in field; instruction in educational theory or techniques may include such things as college courses, seminars or in-service on topics such as learning theory, curriculum design, test construction, teaching methodology or assessment techniques 

Develop community contacts that can assist with job placement, externship site set-up, community involvement and/or student orientation 

Attend regularly scheduled program meetings, academic in-service workshops and college-wide meetings 

Adhere to and publicly support academic policies and procedures, including but not limited to the handbook and catalog 

Assist Director of Education in program evaluation and planning 

Ensure program faculty remain current in licensure, certification and professional development 

Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect 

Respond to student questions and concerns on a timely basis 

Attend graduation ceremonies 

Perform (or assist in) the annual evaluation of program faculty 

Complete and maintain an Individual Development Plan/Summary 

Attend regularly scheduled in-services and discipline specific professional development activities 

Complete annual appraisal with Director of Education  


Basic Cosmetology 


Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances 

Cosmetology Electricity 




Disinfection and Sanitation  

Basic knowledge of theory in the following subjects: 

Wet Hair Styling 

Thermal Hair Styling 

Permanent Waving 

Chemical Straightening 

Hair Cutting 

Scalp and Hair Coloring and Bleaching 

Hair Treatment 


Cosmetology licensure through applicable state board, required;  

Cosmetology Instructor’s License required  


Minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of directly or closely related work experience  

Previous management experience required  

Some level of teaching or training experience is preferred 

Education Management


Houma, LA
70360 USA
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