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Paralegal Studies- Adjunct Instructors

Paralegal Studies- Adjunct Instructors

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/55150
  • Virginia, United States
  • School of Business -SR283-145010 (Reynolds)
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Title: Paralegal Studies- Adjunct Instructors

Agency: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Location: Multiple Locations

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population. 

Reynolds Community College is proud to be the greater Richmond areas only ABA approved 2 year paralegal degree program. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education and community service.

The paralegal program delivers two program tracks (general and litigation). As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a legal world of change.

Reynolds Community College has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time instructor for the Paralegal Studies program. Instructors serve a key role in engaging with students, serving as subject matter experts, presenting learning content, and assessing whether learners have achieved course competencies. Reynolds paralegal students consistently say that the instructor is the single most important element of their course.

We are expanding our instructor pool for all program courses and are currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis. Classes are offered in various modalities in the evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM, during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters via Zoom. The time commitment is three hours of weekly instruction in addition to a required 1 hour of office time with weekly lesson preparation, student interaction, and grading outside of class time.

Paralegal Instructors...

  • Prepare a course syllabus in advance of the course start date (templates provided).
  • Ensure that lesson plans and presentation materials for the full course are relevant and current.
  • Teach all class sessions at the scheduled time.
  • Respond to student inquiries and provide feedback on student assignments in a timely manner. (One day for general questions, two to seven days for assignments/exams/projects).
  • Coordinate with other instructors to ensure curriculum continuity across courses.
  • For real-time online classes via Zoom, create curriculum plan with clear learning outcomes and competencies.
  • For asynchronous classes, teach to a set curriculum plan with clear learning outcomes and competencies.
  • Adapt instructional techniques based on feedback from students and the Program Head, and implement sound pedagogical practices.
  • Ensure that online learning modules and presentations are relevant and current.
  • Monitor student engagement with the online course materials and with peers, including regular participation in and monitoring of online discussion forums if used.
  • Provide instructional content and feedback with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse adult students.
  • Complete instructor onboarding, relevant learning technology training, and other training as needed.
  • Observe FERPA, HIPAA, and other privacy laws and policies.
  • Participate in 1-2 instructor meetings and information sessions per year.
  • Complete an online instructor onboarding course and relevant learning technology training.
  • Other duties as assigned.
A list of paralegal courses can be found below as well as on the Reynolds Community College website: https://catalog.reynolds.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=2&poid=347

  • Intro to Law & the Paralegal
  • Ethics for the Paralegal
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Aspects of Business Organizations
  • IT for the Paralegal
  • Real Estate Settlement Practicum
  • Real Estate Abstracting
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Virginia and Federal Procedure
  • Administrative Practice and Procedure
  • eDiscovery
  • Torts
  • Trial Prep & Discovery
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Paralegal as defined by the NALA; or
  • Master’s Degree from an ABA approved paralegal program with 2+ years of substantive paralegal practice; or, Master’s Degree from any field with 7+ years of substantive paralegal practice; or, J.D. Degree + experience with direct supervision of practicing paralegals; and
  • Excellent technology skills and a familiarity with the Internet and communicating online.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Willingness to teach with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse adult students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently practicing paralegal
  • Currently practicing attorney with direct supervision of paralegals.
  • Prior teaching or mentoring experience, particularly with adult learners at a community college or university.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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