Employment Opportunities

Richland Community College, located in Decatur, Illinois, is a comprehensive college with a tradition of educational excellence, offering baccalaureate, associate, technical, and continuing education programs that serve over 11,000 students per year in eight central Illinois counties. Richland Community College values diversity in all its dimensions, and is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff through the dynamic recruitment of candidates who would contribute to the racial and ethnic diversity of the College. Under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Documents

For all positions, applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Employment ApplicationPDF Document icon
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  4. Transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted during application stage)

Administrative

Secretary, Academic Success Center

Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence.  The College is currently seeking a Secretary for our Academic Success Center.

This administrative professional supports the College’s Academic Success Center staff in the areas of student testing, tutoring, and student accommodations; and performs other general office duties in the Center.  The incumbent also supports Mathematics Enrichment Center activities.

The position requires an Associate’s degree in Office Technology or a related field, plus three years’ experience performing secretarial work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, word processing and spreadsheet skills, and telephone skills.  Experience and ability to work with the public in stressful situations and prioritize job responsibilities is a requirement of this position.  This position requires the ability to maintain confidential information.

Review of applications will begin April 26th.

Vice President, Student Success

Richland Community College seeks an innovative and thoughtful Vice President of Student Success who will enhance its student-centered focus and continue its tradition of academic excellence and high level of involvement in the community.

Most recently, Richland has introduced exciting new spaces: a high-tech, high-touch student services environment in the new Student Success Center; and a transformational learning environment and curriculum focused on greater student success in the new Carroll Center for Innovative Learning. We have a successful College Foundation with over $18,000,000 in assets that is ranked nationally in the top 100 of public two-year institutions; a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum designation offered through the Center for Sustainability and Innovation;  the career public-private partnership of the Illinois Carbon Capture and Storage Project; the laboratories of the Workforce Development Institute; and the world class Farm Progress Show held biennially on the College’s campus.

Richland Community College is facing the future with a great deal of momentum and commitment to serving its students and community with excellence. We seek an innovative and decisive Vice President of Student Success who can address the challenges and exhibit the qualities listed below. 

The Vice President will lead, manage, and have budgetary responsibility for the Student Success division and through strong planning and leadership develop active integration of successful enrollment management processes as well as student success strategies. The candidate that fills this position must embody a nimble and responsive role directing decisions and implementing policies and processes that align all aspects of student recruitment, admissions, retention, completion, and conduct. The successful candidate will be a team player that nurtures a diverse student body. This is a senior-level cabinet position that reports directly to the President of the College.  Reporting to the Vice President are the Director of Enrollment and Career Development, the Director of Student Engagement, the Director of Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs, the Director of the TRIO program, the Director of the Academic Success Center, and the Director of the Fitness Center.

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College became accredited through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in 2002.

The Vice President of Student Success must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as solid collaboration and consensus-building skills. Through strong talent management, the Vice President must build an enrollment management team that can create a positive student experience from initial recruitment through graduation. The position requires a Master’s degree in educational administration, student personnel or a related field.  A Doctorate degree is preferred.  The position requires at least three years of related experience, preferably within higher education. Review of all applications will begin February 26th

Deputy Commander, Macon County Law Enforcement Center

Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence.  The College is currently seeking a Deputy Commander of the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center.

This position serves as Deputy Commander of the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center (MCLETC) responsible for assisting the Commander of the MCLETC in guiding the organization to fulfill its mission.

This position requires an Associate’s degree in a multi-disciplined Criminal Justice field or other related field and at least three years of experience in a senior criminal justice administrator position.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  The position requires leadership experience and a background in law enforcement and corrections training, as well as operations, including areas such as budget, policing strategies, jail administration and policies.  The successful candidate must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, including faculty, criminal justice trainees, professionals, and administrators.  Excellent communication skills are necessary as well as knowledge of areas such as firearms, criminal and internal investigations, patrol, physical fitness, budget and policing strategies.  The successful candidate should have proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite software, including Excel, Word, Publisher and Access.

Review of applications will begin April 4th, 2018.

Richland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dean of Liberal Arts

Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence.  The College is currently seeking a Dean of Liberal Arts.

The Dean of Liberal Arts is responsible for demonstrating leadership in the core values of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability, and diversity within the Division and across the College and for providing leadership to the academic support services of the College including supervision and coordination of the follow programs and disciplines: Communications, Culinary Arts, Education, Humanities, Fine Arts, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The Dean will support the development of innovative teaching strategies and deliveries. Additional responsibilities will include budgeting; evaluation of faculty, staff, programs, curriculum, and facilities; staffing; equipment; scheduling; and implementing College policies pertaining to students’ rights and responsibilities; and working collaboratively to facilitate student success.

This position requires a Master’s Degree in a discipline represented in the division and three years of related administrative and supervisory experience at the college level is preferred. Community college teaching, strong academic administrative experience in supervising professionals and programs preferred.  It is expected that the incumbent of this position will be able to demonstrate commitment to outcomes based instruction, academic excellence, and enhanced student success.  

This position requires experience in curriculum development, learning outcomes, and program evaluation and the ability to adapt rapidly to a variety of situations. Essential skills required include the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to work effectively with teachers/faculty, and to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. 

Review of applications will begin April 16th.

Richland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for developing, supporting, and sustaining Richland Community College’s institutional effectiveness accountability system, which will consist of an institutional dashboard and scorecard, division and program scorecards, and a faculty metrics toolbox. The Director will provide college-wide leadership and oversight of research and analysis to support student success, institutional effectiveness, and continuous quality improvement initiatives at the College. This position is a senior-level cabinet position reporting directly to the President of the College.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in an area relevant to organizational assessment and research, such as higher education, public policy, business administration, industrial psychology or sociology, and 3 to 5 years of experience in higher education, preferably within a community college. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2018.

Adult Education Receptionist and Classroom Assistant

Richland Community College has a full-time opening for a Receptionist/Classroom Assistant serving the Office of Adult Education for the Richland Workforce Consortium.  The work site is located at the Decatur Public Library. 

The classroom assistant/receptionist will provide a wide range of administrative and general instructional support duties:

  • support  instructional personnel in HSE/GED classes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)---basic English language skills
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) classrooms--- basic math, reading, writing

This position requires a high school diploma or GED and strong interpersonal skills.  Associate’s degree and experience as a classroom instruction assistant and/or tutoring is preferred.    Review of all applications will begin on February 12th.

Library Technical Assistant

Richland Community College is seeking a part-time Library Technical Assistant.  This position will provide direct services to our students, staff, faculty, and library patrons.  Responsibilities of the position include processing inter-library loan requests, conducting searches for materials in databases, tracking statistics and providing annual reports.  The minimum requirements for this position are an Associate’s degree and two years of related library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  The selected individual must also be able to work early evenings.  Experience with computerized systems and Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel and Word) preferred.  Review of applications will begin February 5th.

Part-time Commercial Driver’s License Trainer

Richland Community College is seeking a part-time, as needed, Commercial Driver's License contract trainer to teach day or evening classes. The CDL trainer is responsible for conducting classroom and hands on driver training, marketing and job placement relevant to the CDL Training Program, and building partnerships with businesses and employers.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a current “Class A” CDL license. Excellent written and verbal communication, strong organizational skills, and a Clean Motor Vehicle Report are also required.  At least 5 years CDL driving experience with 2 years over the road, transportation industry background and training experience preferred.

Part-time Food Service Worker

Food Service Workers will be responsible for cooking, cleaning, cashiering, and customer service for the food service operations, including the campus cafeteria, coffee house, as well as on and off campus catering.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or a related field preferred. Two years’ experience in culinary field preferred. Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification preferred.

Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center

Part-time Instructors

The Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center is seeking instructors for 560 hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy, 200 hour Basic Corrections Academy, and various in-service courses offered at the facility.  Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in their areas of expertise and be able to pass a background check (if applicable).  Candidates will also have successfully passed a recognized Instructor Development School (IDS) and received instructor certification through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and/or local Mobile Training Unit.  Candidates without the IDS or certifications may still apply, but must work with the MCLETC Commander or designee to obtain the requirements before employment. Applicants need to submit a recommendation letter from their current supervisor or other professional, if not employed, along with the application materials.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Part-Time Tutors

Tutors

Richland Community College is seeking part-time tutors for our Academic Success Center on campus. Tutors needed for our on campus Academic Success Center will be helping students with the following subject areas English, Reading, Math, Biology, Economics, Physics, and Nursing. The hours and days for these tutor positions will vary. A Bachelor’s degree is required in the subject area, or a closely related field.

 

Full-time Faculty

Full-Time Tenure Track Nursing Instructor

Health Professions is seeking a full-time tenure track Associate Degree Nursing Instructor to start August 2018. This position is responsible for providing classroom and clinical instruction in the foundations of medical/surgical nursing courses of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in Nursing or within one year of completion; valid Illinois Professional Nurse (RN) License; and a minimum of three years medical/surgical nursing experience.  Two years teaching experience is preferred.

Review of applications will begin May 21, 2018.

Part-time Faculty

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  • Communications – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.
  • Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have at least 2,000 hours of related work experience.
  • English Composition – Seeking instructors for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in English.
  • Psychology – Seeking instructor for spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Psychology.
  • Sociology – Seeking instructor for spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Sociology.

 

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