English Language Learning Instructor (PT / Days)

Vacancy Notice: Friday, December 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Manager of English Language Learning/Family Literacy

Job Summary

This position teaches English Language Learning (ELL) at the Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center as part of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. Instructors teach eight levels of ELL classes, ranging from Pre-Literacy to Advanced, for adult immigrants and refugees. Instructors integrate College and Career Readiness Standards, 21st Century Employability Skills, English Language Proficiency Standards, and CASAS Life and Work competencies. Classes operate on a semester system under managed enrollment.

Essential Job Functions

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

  • Teach morning or evening ELL classes as assigned.

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

  • Prepare standards-based lesson plans, activities, assignments, and assessments that are tailored to specific skill levels.

  • Teach all skill areas an integrated lesson (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary).

  • Teach EL Civics, citizenship, digital literacy, math, financial literacy, and employability.

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

  • Maintain daily student attendance and assessment records.

  • Identify areas of student need and differentiate instruction.

  • Collaborate on the development of standards-based curriculum.

  • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development.

  • Utilize classroom technology and integrate digital literacy into lessons.

  • Motivate students and apply retention strategies.

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

  • Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and staff for student success.

  • Maintain student confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL, Education, English, Teaching, or a related field.

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

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

  • 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.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable and including learning and working environment.


  • Master’s in TESOL.

  • K-12 Teaching certification.

  • Degree, certification, endorsement, or coursework in ESL, TESOL, or related field.

  • Teaching experience in adult ESL.

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

Employment Status

Part-time, hourly position. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday during fall and spring semesters.

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 student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor and a cover letter.

  • 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: 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
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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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