Instructor, ESL

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training
JOB GOAL: To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

We are currently hiring Level 1-Level 4 ESL Instructors. Classes are twice a week.

We are hiring multiple positions to cover:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with class times at 9:00-11:30am and/or 6:30-8:30pm.

Under limited supervision, the instructor is responsible for teaching ESL courses to adult education/literacy students enrolled in the Kirkwood High School completion program at the Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning in Cedar Rapids. The instructor also assists students in transitioning from ESL courses to further educational opportunities in collaboration with other Kirkwood staff members and partner programs. Cedar Rapids classes meet on Mondays and Wednesday mornings.

  • 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.

  • Assisting students with coursework in a variety of formats including individualized instruction, computer-assisted instruction, structured courses, and other methods.    
  • Collaborate with fellow learning center instructors on curriculum development, student intake/advising, and staff development activities.    
  • Conducting CASAS assessments for eligible students.    
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.    
  • Provide contextualized, interactive instruction that includes cooperative learning tasks.    
  • Track attendance and submit monthly reports.    
  • Respond in a timely matter to communications and requests from program director and coordinator.

  • 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 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.    
  • Ability to use computer systems for word processing, database management, and website enhancement.    
  • 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 ESL, K-12 certification in ESL, or TESOL certification preferred.  


Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email:

Job ID: 68510

Posted 13 days ago

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