Adult Basic Education - High School Completion Substitute Instructor

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Department: Adult Education and Literacy Program
Reports To: High School Completion Program Coordinator

Job Summary

This position teaches classes on a substitute basis to students studying to complete the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) in the High School Completion (HSC) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs at the Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center as part of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. Plan and deliver whole group instruction in the areas of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies to help the students prepare for the exam in order to earn their HSED. Integrate College and Career Readiness Standards, 21st Century Employability Skills, and CASAS GOALS competencies. Classes operate on a quarter system under managed enrollment.

Essential Job Functions

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

  • Teach morning and/or evening classes on a substitute basis as needed.

  • Teach math, reading, writing, science, and social studies as needed.

  • Communicate with the regular classroom teacher prior to and following the teaching assignment.

  • Follow and/or create standards-based lesson plans, activities, assignments, and assessments that are tailored to specific skill levels.

  • Teach face-to-face classes with some online components.

  • Utilize classroom technology and integrate digital literacy into lessons.

  • Maintain daily attendance records and paperwork.

  • Maintain integrity of assessments.

  • Identify areas of student need and differentiate instruction.

  • Complete required annual professional development.

  • Learn and apply new strategies, methods, and initiatives.

  • Maintain student confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or teaching.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with students who have widely varying instructional levels and reading abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to explain and review elementary through high school level science and social studies topics.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally both in writing and in speaking.

  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate classroom technology and utilize Google Applications.

  • Flexible schedule.


  • K-12 Teaching certification.

  • Degree, certification, or endorsement in Reading, Literacy, Writing, Math, Social Studies, or Science.

  • Teaching experience with adults.

  • Substitute teaching experience.

  • Teaching experience in AEL, HSC, ABE, GED, HiSET, or ELL.

Employment Status

Hourly, part time position on an as needed basis. Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings during fall and spring semesters.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in a classroom and/or clinical 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 a classroom, lab, and/or clinical 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 and include a cover letter, resume and 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a current or past supervisor.

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

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: 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, 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:

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
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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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