Adult Education & Literacy Non-credit, English as a Second Language Instructor

Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                               Adult Education & Literacy Non-credit, English as a Second Language Instructor

Classification:                   Professional Support B

Department:                        Community & Business Relations

Report To:                            Director of Career & Community Programs

General Job Summary:

This is a full-time position supporting both the Algona and Emmetsburg campuses with primary location to be determined upon hire. Primary responsibilities include teaching non-credit Adult Education & Literacy, High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for multiple levels of proficiency students in the areas of speaking, listening, and writing English with additional instruction in civics, employability skills, as well as financial, digital, and critical thinking literacy. Day and evening hours, possibly Saturdays, and travel within the college’s service area will be required. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

% of Time                                          Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Constant                      1.         Deliver Adult Education & Literacy, HSED and ESL classes in a variety

(67-100%)                               of delivery formats.

  1. Create and modify Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) curriculum, including IET/IELCE programming, that aligns with College & Career Ready (CCR) standards.
  2. Develop goal-oriented, strategic lesson plans in correlation with CCR standards.
  3. Actively engage students through creative and participatory explicit instruction.
  4. Integrate new strategies into classroom instruction: Civics Education, Integrated Education & Training, Literacies, Workforce Preparation and Integration, etc.
  5. Communicate and collaborate with AEL staff about student success, instructional needs, and curriculum planning.
  6. Assess and document student progress.
  7. Meet and exceed program benchmarks set by the college and Iowa Workforce Development.
  8. Engage in recruiting activities to increase enrollment of AEL students; collaborate with other college staff and area businesses and industries in recruitment efforts.
  9. Enter and maintain student records in college and federal databases.

Frequent                      1.         Administer relevant pre- and post- assessment testing.

(34-66%)                     2.         Maintain and update documentation – such as staff development,

certifications, and instructional hours – required by the college and

governmental organizations.

  1. Evaluate Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) curriculum materials and classroom delivery methods and improve and update as needed.
  2. Implement and instruct curriculum for Integrated English Literacy/Civics Education (IELCE) or Integrated Employment and Training (IET) programs.
  3. Align curriculum and writing lesson plans incorporating College & Career Readiness Standards.
  4. Recruit, assess, and provide tutoring assistance for students as needed.

Occasional                   1.         Provide support to Success Center staff with AEL testing.

(10-33%)                     2.         Order program supplies and materials as needed.

  1. Attend Adult Education & Literacy meetings.
  2. Serve as member of appropriate committees.
  3. Attend professional development trainings and conferences and keep current with developing trends in developmental education.
  4. Complete and submit quarterly reports of academic activities.
  5. Data entry in Topspro Enterprise (TE) for AEL Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to teach coursework necessary to improve speaking, listening, and writing skills. Writing skills require background in Writing, English, and/or ELL instruction.
  2. Ability to effectively communicate and manage students and activities.
  3. Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  4. Ability to interact effectively with students and college personnel to promote student success.
  5. Ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment of frequent interruptions.
  6. Thorough knowledge of technology and office procedures as well as correct oral and written communication skills.
  7. Enthusiastic and energetic in job performance; maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in assigned duties and responsibilities.
  8. Represent the college in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  9. Ability to work with academically under-prepared students.
  10. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Special Demands:

Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in an office or classroom/laboratory setting.  Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally. Will be required to travel within community college service area utilizing personal vehicle. Some statewide or regional travel may be required.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Teaching experience preferred, proficiency in Mathematics preferred. ESL background preferred. Fluency in multiple languages preferred.

Salary:   $22.10 per hour

Fringe Benefits:     Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.

Application Process:  The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2024. View complete job description and application process at Contact Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712-362-0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

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