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Adult Educator (AR)- English as a Second Language (ESL)

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City Colleges of Chicago’s vision is to be recognized as the city’s most accessible higher education engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity – empowering all Chicagoans to take part in building a stronger and more just city. The community college system’s more than 3,500 faculty and staff serve more than 60,000 students annually at seven colleges and five satellite sites.

Adult Education is a comprehensive program of free classes for adult students who need to learn English and improve their basic literacy skills, obtain a High School Diploma (GED) certificate, prepare for the citizenship test, or gain the knowledge needed for transition to college and career pathways.

An Adult Educator - English As A Second Language (ESL) works a part-time schedule and is responsible for providing instruction in ESL to students enrolled in the Adult Education program. The position requires a passion for teaching and learning and utilization of highly effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs. Performs related duties as required.

• Provides ESL instruction that supports students in meeting the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for that course.
• Uses CCC Adult Education core materials designed for each course, including those in the Learning Management System, such as Brightspace.
• May customize instruction with supplemental materials as appropriate.
• Uses CCC Adult Education course master syllabus to customize syllabus for each class.
• Shares and discusses syllabi with students to ensure understanding of course expectations.
• Conducts formal and informal assessments to measure student progress toward SLOs and adjusts instruction based on ongoing student assessments.
• Takes attendance, monitors class enrollment and retention, submits grades, and enters information into the appropriate student system in a timely manner.
• Complies with ICCB professional development requirements, including completing 12 required PD hours each fiscal year.
• Assists with program registration and orientation as requested.
• Attends and participates in staff development and program staff meetings, as required.
• Keeps abreast of state and federal rules and regulations regarding Adult Education policies.

Reports To Adult Education Administrator
Direct Supervision None

• Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required, preferably in Adult Education, Education, Elementary or Secondary Education with an ESL endorsement, English, Linguistics, Reading, and/or TESOL
• Master’s Degree preferred from a regionally accredited college/university in a related subject, i.e. Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Education, Educational Policy, Elementary or Secondary Education, English, Linguistics, Literacy Studies, Reading, Teaching, or TESOL
• International degree(s) evaluated by a certified provider
• Teaching and/or tutoring experience
• Completion of satisfactory teaching demonstration for the hiring committee may be required at time of interview
• Completion of ICCB ESL Standards Proficient Instructor Training within second year of hire
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Some proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook)

Approved by Compensation Design & Strategy Date: October 5, 2023



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