Success Center Instructional Assistant, Adult Education & Literacy
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a part-time position (27.5 hours per week maximum) located on multiple campuses of Iowa Lakes Community College. Primary responsibilities include recruiting and assessing, providing tutoring instructional assistance, and student support to, Adult Education & Literacy students in areas such as Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Literacy in order to enable such students to receive their High School Equivalency Diplomas. This position will also assist with design and curriculum modification, benchmark data, facilitate orientations, and register and advise students about career and academic pathways, scholarship availability, success strategies. Evening hours and travel in the college’s service area will be required.

CLASSIFICATION: Professional Support B
DEPARTMENT: Success Center
REPORT TO: Adult Education & Literacy Programmer


Constant (67-100%)

  • Assist in the delivery of Adult Education & Literacy courses in a variety of delivery format
  • s. Create and modify Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) curriculum. Actively engage students through creative and participatory explicit instruction. Enter and maintain student records in appropriate databases.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Success Center staff about student success, instructional needs, and curriculum planning.
  • Assess and document student progress.
  • Exceed program benchmarks set by the college and the Iowa Department of Education.
  • Engage in recruiting activities to increase enrollment of AEL students; collaborate with other college staff and area businesses and industries in recruitment efforts.
  • Frequent (34-66%)

  • Administer relevant pretests, posttests, and practice tests.
  • Maintain and update documentation – such as staff development, certifications, and instructional hours – required by the college and governmental organizations.
  • Evaluate Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) curriculum materials and classroom delivery methods and improve and update as needed.
  • Occasional (10-33%)

  • Provide support to Success Center staff.
  • Order program supplies and materials as needed.
  • Attend Adult Education & Literacy meetings.
  • Serve as member of appropriate committees.
  • Engage regularly in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends in developmental education.
  • Complete and submit quarterly reports of academic activities.

  • Ability to teach coursework necessary to receive equivalency high school equivalency diploma: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage students and activities.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students and college personnel to promote student success.
  • Ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment of frequent interruptions.
  • Thorough knowledge of technology and office procedures as well as correct oral and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic in job performance; maintain high standards of ethics, honesty and integrity in assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Represent the college in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with academically under-prepared students.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in an office or classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally. Will be required to travel within community college service area utilizing personal vehicle. Some statewide or regional travel may be required.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. National Career Readiness Certification preferred (can be acquired after hiring). Teaching experience preferred.

    SALARY: $17.58/hour

    FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Employee retirement benefits.

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