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Adult Basic Education - High School Completion Instructor (PT/Morning)

Vacancy Notice: Monday, December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: High School Completion Program Coordinator

Job Summary

This position teaches Remedial Reading, Remedial Math, Social Studies, and Science to students studying to earn their 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 Remedial Reading and Math to help students develop basic skills and to prepare them to study in the High School Completion Program to help them prepare for the exam in order to earn their HSED. Plan and deliver whole group instruction in the areas of Social Studies and Science to help the students prepare for the HiSET 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 evening Social Studies and Science classes as assigned.

  • Teach elementary through high school level science and social studies topics to adults.

  • Teach evening Remedial Reading and Math classes to adults as assigned.

  • Teach students elementary math concepts and the essential components of reading.

  • Assist in the identification of students for remedial instruction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development.

  • Motivate students and apply retention strategies.

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

  • Collaborate with other content area teachers for student success.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • K-12 Teaching certification.

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

  • Teaching experience in Social Studies and Science.

  • Teaching experience in Remedial Reading and Math.

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

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 the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Employment Status

Part-time, hourly position. Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. 

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at and include a cover letter, resume and 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit an 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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