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Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) Instructor (English as a Second Language)

CATEGORY/LEVEL:  Part-time, hourly per Memorandum of Understanding.


BASIC FUNCTION:  Facilitate student's assessment and instruction in English, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while improving life, work, and literacy skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  The hourly wage for this position is $18.31.  Retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and IPERS or TIAA-CREF.


  • NIACC Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)

Act as instructor and facilitator in the classroom by providing appropriate instruction for English as Second Language (ESL) classes.
Continually develop personal teaching expertise and knowledge about students and their learning styles and abilities.
Plan and align content-area lessons with the College and Career Readiness standards for adult learners.
Create a positive learning environment and facilitate connections between students and other NIACC programs.
Demonstrate understanding and respect for students with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Administer pre-and progress-assessments and submit updates for each student.
Maintain current, relevant, learning resource materials and facilitate student access to them.
Maintain and record current records on attendance and student progress and submit records to the AEL Administrative Assistant as per the regular schedule.
Protect and store classroom equipment and materials in a safe, secure location.
Attend staff professional development activities.
Assist the program as needed with recruitment of ESL students.
Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment of mutual respect, therefore, all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree plus at least one year teaching experience required.  Experience with adult learners, especially English language learners, preferred.  Applicant must have excellent computer skills and possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude suitable for classroom leadership.