English Language Learning Instructors and Substitute Instructors – Part-time

  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Feb 14, 2024
Part time Education

Job Description

Job Summary

Do you enjoy teaching? 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 part-time English Language Learning Instructors and Substitute instructors 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.


This position teaches English Language Learning (ELL) at the Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center as part of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. Instructors teach seven levels of ELL classes, ranging from Pre-Literacy to Advanced, for adult immigrants and refugees. Instructors integrate College and Career Readiness Standards, 21st Century Employability Skills, English Language Proficiency Standards, and CASAS Life and Work competencies. Classes operate on a semester 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:

  • Teach morning or evening ELL classes as assigned.
  • Teach face-to-face and synchronous remote classes with some asynchronous online components.
  • Prepare standards-based lesson plans, activities, assignments, and assessments that are tailored to specific skill levels.
  • Teach all skill areas an integrated lesson (g., reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary).
  • Utilize classroom technology and integrate digital literacy into lessons.
  • Work with a diverse student population.
  • Teach EL Civics, citizenship, digital literacy, math, financial literacy, and employability.
  • Prepare students for postsecondary education and training, employment, and better employment.
  • Maintain daily student attendance and assessment records.
  • Identify areas of student need and differentiate instruction.
  • Collaborate on the development of standards-based curriculum.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development.
  • Motivate students and apply retention strategies.
  • Learn and apply new strategies, methods, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and staff for student success.
  • Ensure class compliance with federal, state, and college requirements.
  • Maintain student confidentiality.
  • Perform 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 TESOL, Education, English, Teaching, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students who have widely varying instructional levels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • K-12 Teaching certification.
  • Degree, certification, endorsement, or coursework in ESL, TESOL, or related field.
  • Teaching experience in adult ESL.
  • Teaching experience in AEL, HSC, ABE, or ELL.


Working Conditions

During fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday days or evenings depending on availability and class schedules.


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 student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.


Employment Status

Hourly, part time, grant funded position. 

  • This position pay’s $18.05 per hour.


Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunityThe 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.


Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at hawkeyecollege.edu/employment
    • Submit/Upload a cover letter.
      • Please indicate your availability/interest instructing morning classes, evening classes or both.
    • Submit/Upload a resume.
    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.
  • Priority screening is set to begin on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Completed applications, along with the required materials, received after the priority screening date will be considered at the discretion of the college.



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