Specialist, VESL Information Technology Trainer (Multiple Positions)

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - ALC - Satellite/Leased L, NV

ID: 7244051 (Ref.No. R0142490)
Posted: May 12, 2024

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

The Specialist, Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) Trainer prepares and conducts training for information systems courses in a classroom setting for traditional college courses and/or specialized workshops.  The Specialist provides students with a combination of on-spot training and assistance with internet connectivity, Microsoft Office Suite, and digital literacy. Responsibilities will include coaching students and community members on technical support for networking and personal computer fundamentals, loaning out equipment, directing individuals to CSN services, developing lesson plans, facilitating engaging activities, assessing student progress, and promoting cultural sensitivity and diversity in the classroom.

The ideal candidate will have a strong educational and experiential background in teaching English to adult learners, specifically those in vocational training programs. Strong communication skills, combined education, teaching experience, and certification in TESOL/TEFL/CASAS are required for success in this role.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field from an accredited college or university; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • TESOL/TEFL/CASAS Certification.

  • Microsoft Office Suite Certification.

  • One year of teaching experience at a college or university level, coaching, training or workshop facilitation, or experience as High School Technology teacher.

  • Bilingual communication skills (English/Spanish).

  • Experience with any Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)

  • Experience with Instructional Technology for the delivery of course content.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Active certifications MOS, A+, Network+, Security+, etc.

  • Teaching experience at the College or University level in English-as-a-Second Language.

  • Experience with Language laboratory & multi-media teaching technologies for adult second language learners.

The ideal candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Ability to facilitate IT Workshops in English/Spanish.

  • Knowledge of instructional resources and developing IT training and workshops and lesson plans.

  • Ability to provide technical support for community members and assistance in loaning out equipment.

  • Able to effectively assess and monitor student progress.

  • Ability to assist with internet connectivity.

  • Excellent customer service and verbal written and communication skills.

  • Flexibility to work daytime/evenings, availability at any of the CSN locations, with a focus on Monday-Fridays during morning and/or afternoon hours, possibly with Saturday sessions.

Salary information:

Administrative Faculty B - The starting salary is $39,123.

This position is funded by grant dollars and is contingent upon ongoing and available funding, and is funded through 2/28/2025.

CSN offers a generous benefits package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long-term care, short-term disability, and legal).  Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance programs, and tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on-campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team)

Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates will not be offered travel reimbursement.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59pm the day prior to the position close date.

For more details on this position, please visit our website: My Career at CSN.

CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For more information, visit http://www.csn.edu/nondiscrimination.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.