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Continuing Education ESL Instructor

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Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Continuing Education ESL Instructor, Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Type of Position: Non-Credit Instructor, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies, 8 hours per class taught hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $23.00 per hour *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Benefits Category: Partial benefits



Position Summary: JCCC is searching for non-credit instructors to teach English to non-native speakers by emphasizing reading, vocabulary development, listening, speaking, writing and grammar in a student-centered classroom environment.
Non-credit instructors will:
  • Teach digital literacy, civics/citizenship, workplace skills and life skills.
  • Learn and implement the required curriculum.
  • Utilize on-line resources to teach in a classroom setting.
  • Create lesson plans. (Submission of weekly lesson plans to lead instructor is required).
  • Maintain student charts and attendance records.
  • Complete quarterly reports.
  • Participate in new student intake activities such as registration and testing.
  • Work with community literacy volunteers.
  • Participate in staff development activities both on-line and in-person.
  • Fill in periodically for other teachers.
  • Complete annual mandatory training and administrative requirements.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Be observed and incorporate recommendations.

    Please note: these positions are not located on the main JCCC campus. They are located at our West Park and Center of Grace (Olathe) locations.

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in Education (K-12), English as a Second Language or related area
    Create and implement lesson plans
    Learn and teach prescribed curriculum
    Create and maintain a student-centered classroom
    Demonstrate classroom management skills
    Work with multi-level learners. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google classroom, on-line resources, and classroom technology
    Be flexible and operate in a constantly changing teaching environment
    Work a flexible schedule
    Teach in an on-line environment using Zoom and Google Classroom
    Experience working with English language learners in a classroom setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    TESOL certificate from an accredited university or Master's degree in teaching English as a Second Language
    Ability to work with a diverse adult student population
    Ability to teach in a student-centered classroom for 3 hour session where cooperative learning is emphasized
    Minimum of one year teaching in a classroom setting, not individual tutoring.
    Experience working with adult learners

    To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

    *Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.



    Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

    About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

    Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].



    To apply, please visit: https://careers.jccc.edu/en-us/job/494838/continuing-education-esl-instructor







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    Working at Johnson County Community College

    With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

    JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

    In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

    JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

    The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

    JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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