ELL/I-BEST Lead Instructor/Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Friday, July 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: High School Completion Program Coordinator

Job Summary

This individual co-teaches contextualized Integrated Education and Training (IET) classes using the I-BEST (Integrated Adult Basic Education and Skills Training) and other instructional models to students enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) and High School Completion (HSC) classes in the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center. Serves as the basic skills/ELL pedagogical expert and literacy-enhancing instructor in cooperation with the content area or career and technical education instructor. Collaborates on curriculum development, implementation, teaching, and coordination of new and current IET classes, including CNC, CDL, CNA, and Hospitality Management.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teaches morning and evening IET classes (e.g., CNC, CDL, CNA, Hospitality Management) as assigned.

  • Develops curriculum, materials, and schedules for new IET classes.

  • Prepares students for postsecondary education and training, employment, and better employment.

  • Serves as ELL and IET liaison to High School Completion (HSC) staff and provides technical support for improved transition and integration of ELLs into HSC coursework, including but not limited to creation and evaluation of accessible content area curriculum.

  • Stays current on research involving IET models of instruction, including I-BEST, student persistence and retention, and teaching of adults.

  • Stays current on labor market and workforce trends and Department of Education initiatives so as to be able to adapt IET/I-BEST/ELL/HSC coursework.

  • Participates in the research and collaboration necessary to ensure success of the IET program and the team-teaching model.

  • Maintains good communication by providing information about current trends and practices, in addition to concerns, issues, and changes within the college and community.

  • Assists with publicity for IET classes and recruitment initiatives.

  • Ensures program compliance with state and federal requirements.

  • Maintains program records and collaborates with college personnel on all necessary data tracking and documentation.

  • Makes recommendations for purchases of new teaching materials and equipment for IET classes.

  • Provides professional development for HSC staff as appropriate on AEL, ELL, and IET topics.

  • Serves as a positive voice to community groups about IET.

  • Collaborates with college and community personnel to ensure increased student retention, achievement, and rates of transition to college.

  • Participates in sector board partnerships and builds relationships with local workforce development, employers, and partners.

  • Attends meetings and participates in committees with community and college groups.

  • Performs other related professional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, TESOL, or related field.

  • One-year teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to team teach.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn skills associated with content in IET classes such as mathematics, machining techniques, blueprint reading, truck driving, nursing assistant skills, food service, and food safety.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using all Google and Microsoft programs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with integrating technology into classroom lessons.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (staff, students, partners, and general public).

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings.

  • Ability to work year-round in this 12-month position.


  • Teaching or TESOL certification.

  • Experience teaching IET, AEL, ELL, HSC, HiSET, ABE, math, and digital literacy to adults.

  • Experience team teaching and/or implementing IET models, including I-BEST.

  • Experience developing curriculum for new courses.

  • Experience with CNA, CNC, CDL, Hospitality Management, or other trades.

Employment Status

Full time, grant funded, position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPER (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment including a resume, 3 references and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

  1. Your education and experience that would enable you to perform the job responsibilities of this position.

  2. Your knowledge of instructional strategies and curriculum development for adult ELL and second language acquisition.

  3. Your ability to use various computer applications, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and instructional technology. Include experience with Google Applications, the Canvas LMS, and Promethean panel equipment.

  4. Your experience with the I-BEST model of team teaching or any team-teaching experience.

  5. Your experience with or willingness to learn mathematics and mechanical techniques associated with CNC machining and/or other technical trades.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by the deadline.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, August 6, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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