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Community Education Instructor

Position Title:

Community Education Instructor

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Community Education Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Corporate and Community Services
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Personal Enrichment
PLACEMENT: Non-credit instructor
PAY RATE: Pay rate is per hour for instruction, and the rate is determined on the subject matter.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age, and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.


A Community Education College Instructor is an instructor hired for an individual seminar for which he/she is qualified. The Community Education College Instructor reports to the Personal Enrichment Coordinator and provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time staff in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to provide instructions at other campus sites is required.


1. Provide instruction using appropriate technology, appropriate and effective standards of delivery, and a variety of methods of instruction. To create a student-centered learning environment that is accessible to individual learners with diverse educational needs and goals.

2. Facilitate student learning by preparing, delivering, and assessing learning activities that are consistent with approved course outcomes.

3. Improve student learning by using a variety of teaching strategies.

4. Cultivate open-minded inquiry. Encourage thoughtful, self-reflective assessment. Promote cooperation and mutual respect among students.

5. Provide applicable and relevant classroom exercises. Infuse multicultural and diverse perspectives into the instructional processes as appropriate, and conduct classes in a manner that demonstrates respect for individual and cultural differences.


1. One (1) year of experience in the subject matter.

2. Certification, licensure, endorsements, and related experience will be considered.

3. Experience in instructional/classroom technology.

4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.

5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
6 . Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation, and quality.


1. Associate’s Degree in Education, subject matter, or closely related field Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

2. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

3. Demonstrated multicultural competence.


1. Normal classroom physical demands.


1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual classroom and/or lab environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

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