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Adjunct HiSET Reading Evening Instructor/Specialist-CE

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description


Education: Bachelor’s degree required; with reading endorsement preferred

Preferred:   Teaching experience with adult population(s)


Experience that demonstrates a commitment to delivering quality instruction, a caring attitude and manner, and a willingness to go the extra mile to meet the needs of students.  A strong desire to work with a variety of people on a daily basis is required.  Teaching experience is a must and working with adult populations is preferred.   Training experience with teachers/colleagues would be beneficial.  Strong organizational skills are required. Experience that demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities experience that illustrates successful collaborations with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals is required.  Experience using standards-based instruction, lesson plans/units of instruction required.  Experience in examining, evaluating and selecting curriculum preferred.  Must certify in order to administer State and program required post-tests and evaluations.  Must meet and adhere to State, college and program policies and procedures.  Instructor will be responsible for pursuing, attending and sharing professional development updates in course area(s). 


  • Build student rapport
  • Evaluate and analyze  assessment results and determine competency-based needs of class
  • Work with and pursue implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards in class(es); may include creating lesson plans using template identifying CCR Standards and CASAS Competencies.
  • Digital literacy:  determine needs of class, select/design appropriate curriculum
  • Develop lesson plans accordingly
  • Teach reading, writing, social studies, and science skills (through high school level) to adult learners at various educational functioning levels
  • When appropriate, use online courses (Essential Education / HiSET Academy)
  • Use variety of instructional strategies including but not limited to explicit/ direct instruction, large group, small group, one-on-one situations
  • Assist in student retention efforts with follow-up calls, emails, other methods of communication
  • Follow State and local program guides pertaining to required certifications for  electronic  management system including assessment administration and entering of data in a timely manner (annual re-certifications required, hours of instruction entered into TE system monthly, etc.
  • Administer posttest to students  with minimum  40 hours of targeted instruction
  • Maintain up-to-date syllabi (s) for each class/ or class outline or schedule as appropriate
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment.
  • Attend professional development and growth activities, reflecting at least 6-12  hours of professional development per year;
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Upgrade skills and knowledge relevant to teaching field or discipline
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and colleagues.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, such as:  providing syllabi at the start of class, maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance records,  entering of data into the TE system
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Create lesson plans integrating college and career readiness standards, goals and objectives in lesson development.
  • Incorporate real-world context into classroom settings.
  • Promote active classroom participation.
  • Integrate digital literacy into instructional plans.
  • Teach reading and writing skills to various levels of adult learners.
  • Use variety of instructional strategies including but not limited to explicit instruction.
  • Use interactive and participatory methods to empower students.
  • Understands the importance of using data to guide instruction.
  • Models and coaches teachers on effective literacy strategies.
  • Assists in the establishment and development of school reading curriculum
  • Proficiency and comfort in use of technology in the classroom.


  • Must be proficient in diagnosing problem areas in reading abilities, and prescribing the skills to be taught
  • Designing appropriate lessons and teaching  skills, strategies, techniques including but not limited to phonemic awareness, decoding, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. 
  • Knowledge and skill in educational theory and methodology related to the adult learner. 
  • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent, sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.




May require prolonged standing or sitting.  May require frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters, numbers and/or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as desk-top computers, lap-top computers, calculator, telephone, faxes, scanners and copiers.


Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required. 

For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.

Job Details

Date Posted August 16, 2018
Date Closes October 15, 2018
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Adult Basic Education-WFD
Job Type Part-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 25-3011.00 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors
Zipcode 51503

This job requires the following skills

  • Balanced Literacy Specialist
  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher