English Language Learning Lead Instructor/Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Department: Adult Education and Literacy Program
Reports To: Manager of English Language Learning and Family Literacy

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 an English Language Learning Lead Instructor/Coordinator 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 full time English Language Learning (ELL) Lead Instructor/Coordinator teaches non-credit Integrated English Language and Civics Education (IELCE) and English Language Learning (ELL) classes as part of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program, which is funded by and operated in accordance with the federal and state Department of Education. The IELCE uses the Integrated Education and Training model which combines workforce preparation activities and workforce training (e.g., Basic Construction Skills) with contextualized language and literacy activities to increase a participant’s educational and career advancement.

This position also serves as lead instructor for ELL instructional staff and volunteers by providing leadership, professional development, and support. Furthermore, the ELL Lead Instructor/Coordinator assists the ELL Manager with ELL and Family Literacy coordination tasks as well as participates in strategic planning and program improvement initiatives.

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 evening IELCE and/or ELL classes as assigned.

  • Assists the manager with day-to-day operations of the ELL and IELCE programs.

  • Develops IELCE and/or ELL classes as needed (e.g., vocational trades, basic construction, workplace technology, transition, summer, and online/remote/blended).

  • Integrates and contextualizes ELL instruction, EL civics and citizenship, workplace safety, employability skills, and workforce preparation activities with workforce training.

  • Works with a diverse population of non-native English-speaking adult students.

  • Leads and collaborates with other AEL staff for special events (e.g., hiring events, worksite visits, completion ceremonies).

  • Assists in curriculum development and improvement for new and existing IELCE and ELL classes and initiatives.

  • Serves as ELL instructional technology expert.

  • Provides professional development (e.g., best practices and current research related to second language acquisition, online instruction, technology integration, standards-based instruction, etc.) for ELL and other AEL staff as appropriate. Leads some ELL staff meetings.

  • Collaborates with college and community personnel to ensure increased student achievement and rates of transition to postsecondary education and training.

  • Assists with coordinating volunteers in the ELL program.

  • Assists Manager with implementation of Department of Education initiatives, including College and Career Readiness Standards, English Language Proficiency Standards, 21st Century Employability Skills, STAR Reading, and Program/Instructor Standards. Completes training as needed.

  • Stays current on research involving student recruitment, attendance, persistence, retention, and completion.

  • Ensures program compliance with federal, state, and college requirements.

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

  • Makes recommendations for purchases of new teaching materials, digital tools, and equipment.

  • Serves as a positive voice to community groups about AEL/IELCE/ELL.

  • Seeks opportunities for students to gain employability skills as well as employment assistance.

  • Collaborates with Workforce Development, Business and Community Education, and Workforce Training and Community Development to integrate workforce training and services into programming.

  • Serves on the Integrated Education and Training (IET) planning team to identify and implement new programming and classes.

  • Attends meetings with college and community groups.

  • Serves on internal and external committees.

  • Provides substitute ELL teaching coverage on- and off-site as needed.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, TESOL, English, instructional technology, or a related field.

  • One-year teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete additional trade training and certifications.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement.

  • Demonstrated high proficiency using Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule which includes Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach year-round, including summers.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and general public).

  • 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 inclusive learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in TESOL and/or Education and/or teaching certification.

  • Experience teaching Adult Education and Literacy (AEL), IELCE, IET, I-BEST, and/or adult ELL classes.

  • Experience in skilled trades and workforce training.

  • Experience with instructional/classroom technology.

  • Bilingual.

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.

Employment Status

Full-time 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; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment

    • Submit/upload a resume.

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

    • Submit/upload a Cover Letter that describes the following:

      • Describe your teaching philosophy as it relates to adult English Language Learning. Include methods and approaches based on second language acquisition and adult learning theory and research.

      • Describe your experience and skills working with diverse student populations.

      • Describe your technology skills, including classroom instructional technology and Google Applications.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by the deadline of Sunday, April 17, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before April 17th. 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: 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

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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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