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Adult Educator - English as a Second Language (ESL) - Part Time

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 16, 2023



The Adult Education Department of Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a part-time Adult Educator with a passion for teaching and learning along with a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college. This position is responsible for providing instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) to students enrolled in the Adult Education program by engaging in and modeling intellectual curiosity. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom developing and utilizing highly effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and promote the acquisition and application of knowledge as well as the development of critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills.

The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement. To fulfill this mission, we focus on the following core values: accountability, community, diversity, empowerment, learning, and respect.

  • Provides instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
  • Develops class syllabi and appropriate class materials and curriculum for classroom instruction.
  • Takes attendance, monitors class enrollment and retention, and enters information into PeopleSoft or the appropriate student system in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates student progress and extra instruction needs. Refers student to additional services, as needed.
  • Administers progress tests to students and assigns grades based on test results.
  • Prepares reports to senior management regarding test scores, student participation, and student progress.
  • Keeps abreast of state and federal rules and regulations regarding Adult Education policies.
  • Attends regular staff meetings with Adult Education staff and administration to receive information regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Assists with program registration and orientation.
  • Participates in staff development programs, as required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university in English, Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field. M.A. in English, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field preferred.
  • Standard-Proficient Instructor training for ESL preferred.
  • International degree(s) evaluated by a certified provider (e.g. E.C.E., W.E.S., etc.).
  • Official transcript(s) reflect sufficient subject-relevant coursework to teach the assigned course.
  • Submit sample lesson plans, syllabi and/or teaching portfolio that reflect skills in area(s) of instruction, including computer literacy and adult learning practices.
  • Resume reflects knowledge of current adult education classroom assessment techniques.
  • Completed satisfactory teaching demonstration for the hiring committee.
  • 15 graduate hours or more in the discipline that they will be teaching.
  • Current enrollment in a subject-appropriate master’s degree program at an accredited university/college.
  • Must be available to teach in-person classes.
  • Schedules vary.
For the third time in four years, Malcolm X College was selected as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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