High School Equivalency (GED) Language Arts Instructor

Oakton Community College
Skokie, IL

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Continuing Ed, Training and Workforce Development
Locations:: Skokie, IL
Posted:: Sep 24, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 137290

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development is seeking a passionate and dedicated instructor with strong technology skills to teach Adult Education classes that prepare students to pass their High School Equivalency exams (GED/HiSet) and transition to college and/or career.

We are particularly looking for instructors who can teach with enthusiasm as well as design and implement educational activities using a variety of teaching strategies. Further, it is the responsibility of instructors to support the goals of the Adult Education division and strive to create an effective learning environment for a diverse population of students.

1. Provide direct and engaging instruction in a remote setting with potential for future hybrid/in-person teaching.

2. Utilize online learning platforms and digital tools to enhance student engagement and learning.

3. Willingness to learn online tools and learning platforms to enhance instruction

4. Adapt and differentiate instruction to accommodate diverse learning needs.

5. Maintain strong relationships with students, contacting them as needed with the intent to promote persistence and retention.

6. Comply with departmental curricula, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, assessments, and other established processes.

7. Monitor student progress, report outcomes, and refer students for additional assessments and/or support services.

8. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations.



  • BA in education, English, Language Arts, or related field (MA preferred)
  • At least 3 years instructional experience, preferably in Adult Education/High School Equivalency
  • Strong digital and technology skills
  • Experience teaching remotely (particularly using Zoom)
  • Knowledge of GED and HiSet exams
  • Morning, afternoon, and/or evening availability
  • STAR (EBRI) trained preferred
  • IL ABE/ASE Standards Proficient certificate preferred

Additional Information:

Pay rate: $30/hour

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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