Adult Basic Education / High School Completion Instructor PT / Mornings

  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Waterloo, Iowa
  • Feb 06, 2024
Part time Education

Job Description

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 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 Instructor position teaches classes 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 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:

  • Instructs classes in-person and online. Assists students one-on-one with math, reading, writing, science, and social studies.
  • Monitors and assesses learners’ progress, through unit tests, homework, short writing prompts, discussions and others.
  • Prepares students for postsecondary education and training, employment, and better employment.
  • Administers practice tests to help students prepare for Official Practice Tests and HiSET exams.
  • Utilizes classroom technology and assists students with digital literacy.
  • Maintains daily attendance records and paperwork.
  • Learns and applies new strategies, methods, and initiatives.
  • Collaborates with other content area instructors, administrators, and staff for student success.
  • Manages students to have a productive and welcoming learning environment.
  • Identifies areas of student need and differentiates instruction.
  • Collaborates on the development of standards-based curriculum.
  • Participates in annual professional development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or teaching.
  • Knowledge of general office and classroom procedures and protocols.
  • 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 curriculum.
  • 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 work with and provide customer service for culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate classroom technology and utilize Google Applications.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.


Preferred Qualifications

  • K-12 Teaching certification.
  • Degree, certification, or endorsement in Reading, Literacy, Writing, Math, Social Studies, or Science.
  • Teaching experience with adults.
  • 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 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. 


  • This position pays $18.05 per hour.


Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at
    • Submit/Upload a cover letter.
    • Submit/Upload a resume
    • Submit/Upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor.
  • Completed applications that include required materials will be reviewed upon submission.


Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: 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.


Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at
    • Submit/Upload a cover letter.
    • Submit/Upload a resume
    • Submit/Upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor.
  • Completed applications that include required materials will be reviewed upon submission.



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