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)
Submit Application Materials

Employment materials can be submitted by mail or e-mail:

Mail:
Richland Community College
Human Resources Department
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521

 


Administrative

Adult Education Instructor
Richland Community College is currently seeking a part-time Adult Education Instructor. This part-time position provides instruction to adult education students, primarily in the areas of Digital Literacy/Essential Skills and GED Preparation or English as a Second Language .  The instructor also is responsible for student enrollment, assessment, and guidance. This position is responsible for student assessment and continual evaluation of student progress.   The position maintains necessary records, including attendance, and grants expenditures, and budget reports.  The incumbent also maintains contacts with local employment and social service agencies to assist clients in achieving academic and personal success.
 
This position requires a Bachelor's degree.  The position requires analytical and assessment skills, computer knowledge, and effective communication skills.  Experience with Adult Education is preferred.  Awareness of Decatur community resources and social service agencies is beneficial.
 
Review of all applications will be ongoing until this position is filled.
 
 

Biology/Chemistry Lab Facilitator

Richland Community College is seeking a Biology/Chemistry Lab Facilitator. The Biology/Chemistry Lab Facilitator is responsible for gathering live materials and chemicals for lab exercises in biology and chemistry courses, purchasing materials as needed, and setting up labs to be ready for student workers to run during lab times.

A high school diploma, plus successful completion of a college biology and college chemistry course (both of which include a lab).  A driver’s license and method of transportation is required.

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

 
 
HEALTH PROFESSIONS RETENTION SPECIALIST


Richland Community College is seeking a Health Professions Retention Specialist.  This is a part-time, grant-funded position in our Adult Education department.  This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and facilitating student retention and success strategies in the Health Professions programs.  Students receive help with academic and essential skills, learning strategies, study habits, time management, organization, reading, test taking and writing.  This position will also facilitate remediation in conjunction with faculty which could occur individually or in a group setting.
A Bachelor’s Degree with two years of health profession experience needed for this position.  We would prefer two years of teaching or retention experience in an academic setting.  The individual chosen for this position must have effective verbal and written communication skills, an ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team, and an ability to work with students with multiple barriers.
Review of applications will begin July 8th.
 

 
LEAD MAINETANANCE
Richland Community College has a full-time opening for a Lead Maintenance position.The person in this position works closely with and at the direction of the Director Facilities to ensure consistent physical plant operations. This position will be a working position with a primary craft (plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, electrical) and will be responsible for the direction and planning of the maintenance staff.  This position will also handle the procurement of maintenance parts and supplies for daily tasks.   The Maintenance Lead will also work closely with other College Staff to support various College sponsored events. Maintaining the College’s vehicle fleet including support vehicles for maintenance and security fall under the responsibility of this person.  This position is subject to the College’s random drug testing policy and background checks.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree and at least three years of relevant experience in a related field or military training and experience; and supervisory experience.

The position must be available to be “on call” as required by the Director of Facilities.

Review of all applications will begin August 19th and continue until the position is filled.
 
 
Outreach Coordinator for Agricultural Programs
Richland Community College is currently seeking an Outreach Coordinator for Agricultural Programs. This position will be responsible for implementing effective outreach efforts with K-12 educational partners and the agriculture business community which will support the continued growth and success of the Agricultural and related programs.  Teaches agriculture courses as needed.

Bachelor’s in Agriculture or a related field, required.  Master’s degree in Agriculture (or a Master’s degree in a related discipline with 18 graduate credit hours in Agriculture) is preferred.  Three years minimum Agriculture industry experience is preferred.

Review of all applications will begin August 16th and will continue until this position is filled.
 
 
 
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 relevant to the CDL Training Program.
 
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. The position requires at least 2 years CDL driving experience. Transportation industry background and training experience preferred.
 
Part-time Food Service Workers
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.
 
 
Part-Time 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.
 
 
 
Technical Services Specialist II
Richland Community College has an opening for a full time Technical Services Specialist II.  The successful candidate will provide support and training for technology in college classrooms and offices.  They will assist other departments with the installation and maintenance of all hardware, software, and AV equipment.  They will set up and maintain equipment for college events and classroom requests.

The position requires an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology (or equivalent) and 2 years’ experience working with computer or audio-visual equipment in a professional environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Strong communication skills required as well as the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff.  The candidate should possess a good working knowledge of desktop hardware and software systems.

Review of applications will begin August 28th and continue until the position is filled.
 
 

Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center

 
Food Service Worker
Richland Community College has an opening for Food Service Workers located at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center (MCLETC). MCLETC Food Service Workers will be required to prepare, deliver, setup and serve meals for the MCLETC. Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record. This position will require a criminal background check.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 

Full-time Faculty

 
Culinary Arts Instructor

Richland Community College is currently seeking a full-time Culinary Arts Instructor-Tenure Track. The Culinary Arts Instructor will plan, prepare, implement, teach, and evaluate coursework in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs. Participate in course and curriculum development and evaluation. Participate in assigned taskforces and advisory committees. Collaborate with various colleagues and stakeholders to address and respond to relevant issues affecting the culinary industry and/or student success. Under the direction of the program director, participate in the preparation and execution of special events and restaurant operations by assisting with scheduling, supervising students’ work, troubleshooting, maintaining safety and sanitation regulations, and other duties as needed. The Culinary Arts Instructor must be available to work irregular work hours as needed for special events.

This position requires a formal culinary education and a minimum of three (3) years of culinary professional experience. The preferred candidate will have an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts or relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree; experience in baking and pastry; American Culinary Federation certification; at least one (1) year of supervisory experience in a culinary- or hospitality-related industry; and at least one (1) year of teaching experience.

Applications will be reviewed July 11th and continue until the position is filled.

 
 
 

Part-time Faculty

 
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American Sign Language/Interpreting – Seeking instructors for fall semester.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in the discipline or related areas (Master’s in Linguistics, Sign Language Studies, Sign Language Education, Interpreter Education, Deaf Education, Special Education) and hold certification from the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) and/or show completion of the EIPA Written and Performance exams at the 3.5 level or better.
 
Anthropology -- Seeking instructors for spring and fall semesters. Candidates must have a Master’s in Anthropology.
 
Art Instructor - Richland Community College is seeking an art instructor for the summer camp with possibility of future opportunities.  The summer camp will take place at the Clinton Education Center. Teaching experience not required but preferred. Previous experience working with youth beneficial. An Associate’s with a concentration in Arts is desired. The application deadline is March 19th or until the position is filled. Desired start date is in June.
 
Baking and Pastry Adjunct Instructor - Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry or relevant work experience. Minimum 3 years baking and pastry experience. ACF certification preferred. Must possess Food Sanitation Manager Certificate or be able to obtain within 6 months of employment. Teaching experience preferred.
 
CNA - Must have current RN license in Illinois, current CNA Trainer certificate and a minimum of two years of experience as a registered nurse and one year of experience of caring for the chronically ill or elderly population.  
Communications – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.
 
Culinary Math - Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. Experience in a Culinary Arts setting required. Teaching experience preferred.
 
Developmental Math – Developmental Math – Instructor needed for developmental math class for the fall semester. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Math.
 
Developmental Math – Instructor needed for developmental math class at the Clinton Extension Center for fall semester.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Math.
 
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Laboratory and Clinical - Seeking instructor for fall semester. The position requires an Illinois licensed Paramedic, documentation of full time employment with an Advanced Life Support (ALS) agency in a direct patient care role for a minimum of two years within the last five years and currently certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS or PEPP. Preferred qualifications include the following: Associate's degree or higher. Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP). IDPH EMS Lead Instructor. Currently certified in ITLS and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). BLS, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, and NRP Instructor. Experience with High Fidelity Simulation.
 
Engineering Technology – Instructors needed for Engineering Technology classes for fall semester.  At least 2,000 hours of related work experience required.  Teaching experience not required.
Information Technology – Instructors needed for Information Technology (Networking) classes for fall semester.  At least 2,000 hours of related work experience required.  Teaching experience not required.
 
English Composition – Seeking instructors for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in English.
 
Music - Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Music.
 
Political Science-Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Political Science.
 
Psychology – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Psychology.
 
Sociology – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Sociology.
 
Spanish- Seeking instructors for the fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Spanish.
 
Welding – Seeking instructors for evening welding classes for fall semester and as needed for potential Workforce Development teaching opportunities.  At least 2,000 hours of related work experience required.  Teaching experience not required.
 
 

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