Adult Education HSE/GED Language Arts Instructor

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines / Skokie, IL

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Locations:: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL
Posted:: May 4, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 147188

About Oakton Community College :

For over 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:

Seeking a passionate and dedicated educator with strong technology skills to teach Adult Education in-person classes that prepare students to pass their High School Equivalency exams (GED/HiSet) and transition to college and/or career. Design and implement educational activities using a variety of teaching strategies to help students achieve their goals. Instructors are responsible for providing a classroom environment that is equitable and inclusive as well as implementing instruction that considers a variety of learning styles, facilitates active learning, and offers strategies for successfully passing standardized exams.


Understanding of and commitment to working with populations that often fall within the opportunity gap, thus requiring more intentional and comprehensive support. Work with the Program Manager and Transitions Coordinators to meet the needs of students.

  • Bachelor's Degree in education, English, language arts, reading, or related field (Master's preferred)
  • At least 1 year of experience teaching high school equivalency and/or developmental English (reading/writing)
  • Ability to teach in person in Des Plaines or Skokie
  • Strong digital and technology skills
  • Working knowledge of Adult Education standards, pathways, and assessments
  • Morning and/or evening availability
  • Language Arts Standards Proficient preferred

Additional Information:

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provide direct and engaging Language Arts instruction in person at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus.
  • Monitor student progress, report outcomes, and refer students to support services.
  • Comply with all legal and ethical obligations including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations.

Pay rate: $30/hour

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at 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.

Oakton requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.

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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