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PT Faculty, Adult Education ELL/ESL

Spoon River College
Monterey, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Job Title: Adjunct Instructor - ELL/ESL

Status / FLSA Status: TEMP

Classification: Professional Support

Department: Adult Education

Reports To: Director, Adult and Secondary Education

Location: District-Wide

Date Reviewed: May 2024

Date Updated: May 2024

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Adjunct instructors instruct students, participate in appropriate curricular and co-curricular assignments and functions, and perform the necessary administrative obligations.

  1. Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
  2. Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates.
  3. Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction.
  4. Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction through regular professional development.
  5. Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  6. Assists with the development of curriculum.
  7. Provides instruction on basic English skills such as listening, reading, writing, speaking, and pronunciation to classes and individual students.
  8. Facilitates curriculum which includes not only English literacy and Civics, but also life skills, vocational/workplace English and parenting.
  9. Monitors and coordinates online curriculum usage in Burlington English.
  10. Administers pre- and post-tests (CASAS) according to the assessment guidelines.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  1. Thoroughly and accurately responds to individual inquiries.
  2. Enters data into the College's systems with a high level of accuracy, in a timely manner.
  3. Represents the College in a professional manner.
  4. Treats each individual with respect and courtesy regardless of diversity, ability, or socioeconomic status.
  5. Maintains a high level of attendance.
  6. Appropriately manages multiple and competing priorities while working independently with a high level of responsibility and initiative.
  7. Uses problem-solving abilities to define problems, collect information, and establish facts; thus, drawing valid conclusions.
  8. Performs job responsibilities within the philosophies of the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Spoon River College.     

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBIILTY: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Bachelor's degree in education or a related field a regionally accredited institution is required.
  2. Prior teaching experience is preferred.
  3. Experience with disadvantaged individuals preferred. Demonstrated ability to use technology in teaching is required.
  4. Familiarity with basic online academic technology, such as Canvas, is preferred.
  5. Teacher certification is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands for this position include the ability to regularly sit, use hands and fingers, talk and hear. This position requires limited standing, walking, reaching, stooping / kneeling. Vision requirements for this position include close vision including the ability to view text from a computer monitor. This position requires some driving, the majority of which is within the College district.

Work environment for this position includes typical office environment with no extremes in temperature, noise, and limited physical risk.

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