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Please send completed employment application and resume to:

Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

For Professional Staff positions please include a minimum salary requirement in your cover letter. For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.

Adjunct ESL Instructor-CE Adult Literacy


Located at the Shelby County Center in Harlan, IA


Required:  Bachelors degree, education or similar field

Preferred:  BA or BS with ELL or TESOL certification or Master’s degree related to ELL/ESL education


Required:  Teaching of adult ELL population

Preferred:  Additional teaching experience; bilingual--Spanish

Basic Function and Responsibility:

  • Responsible for course content and instruction for select classes which may include Reading, Writing and Speaking of the English language competencies and standards, Digital Literacy, Numeracy.
  • Integration of instruction- preparing instruction to match skill level of adults at various educational functioning levels.
  • Responsible for competency-based instruction in assigned ESL classes
  • Develop and implement College and Career Readiness Standards in class(es); includes creating lesson plans using template identifying Common Core Standards and CASAS Competencies.
  • Contextualize instruction for job readiness, employability
  • Use variety of instructional strategies including, but not limited to, explicit/direct instruction, large group, small group, one-on-one situations
  • Instructor must pass test mandated certification exam9s) to administer state and program required post-tests and assessments.
  • Evaluate and analyze assessment results and determine competency-based needs of class.
  • Maintain up-to-date syllabi(s) for each class (this changes for each session based on needs of class/students)
  • Instructor will maintain student records including but not limited to:  attendance, enrollment and updating student records in electronic database and management of materials and resources.
  • Digital literacy:  determine needs of class(es), select/design appropriate curriculum
  • Follow state and local program guides pertaining to required certifications for electronic management system including assessment administration and entering of data in a timely manner (annual recertifications required, hours of instruction entered into TE system monthly, etc)
  • Administer posttest(s) to students with a minimum of 40 hours targeted instruction

Characteristic  Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build student rapport
  • Develop lesson plans accordingly
  • Maintain daily attendance records
  • Assist in student retention efforts with follow-up call, emails, other methods of communication
  • Instructor will be responsible for student follow-up and retention of enrolled students.
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth-oriented work environment.
  • Attend professional development and growth activities, reflecting at least 12 hours of professional development per year.
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Upgrade skills and knowledge relevant to teaching field or discipline
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding stu;dents and colleagues
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, such as:  Providing syllabi at the start of class, maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance records, entering of data into the TE system
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill educational theory and methodology related to the adult learner/ English as a Second Language learner
  • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds, cultures, and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Assume responsibility: deal effectively with problems and exercise independent, sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff administrators and other contacts.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting.  Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as micro-computer, calculator, telephone, taxes, scanners, copiers. 

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a Learning Center, worksite or other classroom environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.  

Job Duties:

Salary Range:


Application Deadline:

open until filled