Adult Basic Education and High School Completion Substitute Instructor

Vacancy Notice: Friday, March 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: High School Completion Program Coordinator

Job Summary

Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering others with life changing opportunities? Is it your time to help be the difference? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you!

The Van G Miller Adult Learning Center is looking for a Substitute Adult Basic Education & High School Completion (ABE/HSC) Instructor to join their team. While working at the Adult Learning Center, you are helping make a meaningful impact on the everyday lives of their students. Students are empowered to get the education and skills they need to thrive at work, school, home and in their community all while earning their high school equivalency diploma or learning the English language.

The ABE/HSC Substitute Instructor 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. This position plans and delivers 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. Additionally, the ABE/HSC Substitute Instructor will integrate College and Career Readiness Standards, 21st Century Employability Skills, and CASAS GOALS competencies. Classes operate on a quarter system under managed enrollment.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Utilizes classroom technology and integrate digital literacy into lessons.

  • Maintains daily attendance records and paperwork.

  • Maintains integrity of assessments.

  • Identifies areas of student need and differentiate instruction.

  • Completes required annual professional development.

  • Learns and applies new strategies, methods, and initiatives.

  • Maintains 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule and/or on an as needed basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Working Conditions

  • 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.

  • 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.

Employment Status

Hourly, part time position on an as needed basis.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at

    • Submit/Upload a resume

    • Submit/Upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor.

    • Submit/Upload a cover letter.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Sunday, April 3, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before April 3rd. This position will remain open until filled.

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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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