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Funeral Services Adjunct
Position Number
Tidewater Community College
Tidewater Community College (Div)
Work Location
Virginia Beach – 810
Hiring Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Emergency/Essential Personnel
EEO Category
Full Time or Part Time
Part Time
Does this position have telework options?
Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?
Work Schedule
Sensitive Position
Job Description
Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Adjunct faculty members must be responsible for effectively planning and teaching courses in a classroom environment to students with a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences.

This position involves:

  • Laboratory instruction in embalming
  • Lecture in embalming instruments and OSHA safety procedures in laboratory setting
  • Insuring lab is OSHA and VA State Board Compliant
  • Coordination and visitation of off-campus clinical sites (100 mile radius)
  • Maintenance of student embalming records
  • Inventory of embalming supplies and cadavers
  • Coordination with crematory and preparation of remains for cremation
All faculty members must be skilled in oral and written communication and must be able to work cooperatively with other staff members.
Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and a current Virginia Embalmers/Funeral Service License with 2 or more years of related occupational experience. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of, and experience with, proven teaching strategies that promote student success. Candidates should possess sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources.

Preferred candidates will have graduated from an accredited mortuary school and will have at least 5 years experience in clinical embalming.

Operation of a State Vehicle
Supervises Employees
Required Travel
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Open Until Filled
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of candidate materials will commence on January 15th, 2021.
Additional Information
Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

Governor’s Mandate Message
Executive Order #18. Newly hired, including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are unvaccinated.
E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

Job Category: Education/Training
Company: Virginia Community College System
Job Type: Part Time
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Location: Virginia Virginia Beach
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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