This job has expired

ESL Instructor (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

View more

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values, and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, the instructor is responsible for teaching ESL courses to students enrolled in Kirkwood's secondary programs. Instruction could take place in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City, and/or online. The instructor also assists students in transitioning from ESL courses to Kirkwood related work training and higher education opportunities in collaboration with other Kirkwood staff. Classes are held Monday through Thursday. Morning classes are held from 8:30am to 10:30am or 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM. Evening classes are held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The total hours per week for one class equates to 11.25 hours, with extra hours being available for team meetings, special projects, and professional development.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Assist students with coursework in a variety of formats including individualized instruction, computer assisted instruction, large group courses, and other methods.
  • Collaborate with fellow learning center instructors on curriculum development, student intake/advising, and staff development activities.
  • Conduct CASAS assessments for eligible students.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Provide contextualized, scaffolder, interactive instruction that includes cooperative learning tasks and implements ESL college and career readiness and CASAS ESL standards.
  • Track attendance daily and submit reports.
  • Respond in a timely matter to communications and requests from program director and coordinator.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and ongoing professional development opportunities.

  • Be able and willing to represent the Kirkwood Community College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Possess the ability to develop, enforce, and implement policies and procedures to serve a wide range of students with varying backgrounds, abilities and personalities effectively.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  • Use computer systems effectively for word processing, database management, and classroom instructional purposes.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the

    essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which

    should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may

    perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.


    Prior experience teaching adult ESL/ABE learners or working with adult immigrantsPrior experience teaching ESL or foreign language at any ageBachelor’s or master’s degree in TESOL, Education, Foreign Language Teaching or related fieldTESOL training/certification preferred, such as K-12 certification in ESL, bachelors or graduate studies in TESOL, TEFL certification or completion of MN Literacy Council pre-service training courses for adult ESL educators (


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: [email protected].


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages
    You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert