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.
 
 
Annual Giving & Communications Coordinator

Richland Community College is seeking a full-time Annual Giving & Communications Coordinator. The Annual Giving & Advancement Communications Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the annual giving and communication efforts for the Richland Community College Foundation. The Annual Giving & Advancement Communications Coordinator is tasked with raising annual fund dollars to support the long-range strategic plan and annual goals of the Foundation and creating and managing the communications of the Foundation that communicate a culture of giving. Assists the Foundation Executive Director as needed.

Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ experience in student and alumni affairs, fundraising, volunteer management, community relations, or related activities. Computer competency and excellent planning, organization and administration skills are required.

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

 
 
 
Cybersecurity Program Director

Richland Community College is seeking a Cybersecurity Program Director. The Cybersecurity Program Director coordinates the development, growth, and maintenance of the Cybersecurity degree program.  This position is responsible for recruiting students to the program and integrating them to the curriculum.  This position serves students by connecting them to opportunities in the field of Cybersecurity.  Maintains a dedicated server and lab for the program (outside of Richland’s main servers), working with the Chief Information Officer and Director of Operations to keep equipment in good working order.  Leads a competitive cyber defense student team.  Teaches Information Technology coursework.  Oversees professional connections with industry.  Develops Information Technology curriculum as technology evolves.

 One year experience in information technology.  Experience in cybersecurity preferred.

 Review of all applications will be ongoing until this position is filled.

 
FOOD SERVICES SUPERVISOR - CAFE

Richland Community College has an opening for a full time Food Services Supervisor for our Café and catering events.  This position will provide support and leadership to the culinary operations on and off campus.  The supervisor will be responsible for assisting the Food Services Manager with the day to day planning and operation of food service for the Richland Café and catering events.  This position will provide direct leadership for the Café and catering events when the Manager is unavailable.
An Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or a related field is preferred for this position.  A minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in a commercial food service setting is required.  Certification from the American Culinary Federation is preferred.  Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certificate. 
Review of applications will begin June 27th.
 

 
FOOD SERVICES SUPERVISOR - MCLETC
Richland Community College has an opening for a full time Food Services Supervisor for our culinary operations at the Macon County Law Enforcement Center.  This position will provide support and leadership to the MCLETC culinary operations.  The supervisor will be responsible for assisting the Food Services Manager with the day to day planning and operation of food service for the Macon County Law Enforcement Center. This position will provide direct leadership for the MCLETC culinary operations events when the Manager is unavailable.
An Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or a related field is preferred for this position.  A minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in a commercial food service setting is required.  Certification from the American Culinary Federation is preferred.  Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certificate.  Valid driver’s license required.
Review of applications will begin June 27th.
 
 
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.
 

 
Library Technical Assistant:


Richland Community College currently has an opening for a full-time Library Technical Assistant. The Library Technical Assistant will provide direct services to students, faculty and library patrons. The Library Technical Assistant processes inter-library loan requests through library cooperatives and consortiums. Conducts searches for materials in databases and cost effective means of delivery. Manages the Illinois Libraries Delivery Service packets and meets delivery schedules. Tracks statistics and provides annual reports to the Illinois State Library. Shares responsibility for patron assistance including room scheduling, circulation and service desk procedures.

This position requires an Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two years of related library experience OR any equivalent combination of education, training or experience that ensures satisfactory performance of the essential job functions. Must be able to work early evenings. Working knowledge of personal computers and experience using word processing, spreadsheet software; Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC experience preferred.

Review of all applications will begin June 18th and will continue until the position is filled.

 

LITERACY SPECIALIST
Richland Community College has an opening for a full-time Literacy Specialist.  This position will be part of our dynamic Project Read Plus staff.  The position is located at the Decatur Public Library.  The individual selected for this position will be working one-on-one to help adults improve their reading and/or math skills.  The specialist will assess students, determine tutoring plans, and provide resources including curriculum created by specialists.  The specialist will train and coach volunteer tutors and evaluate student progress.  The specialist will also promote adult literacy awareness in the community.

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related experience is required. Experience in education, phonics, and/or math fundamentals is preferred.  On-the-job training will be provided to the Literacy Specialist.

Review of all applications will begin June 3rd and will continue until the position is filled.

 
 
Mathematics and Academic Specialist

Richland Community College is seeking a full-time Mathematics and Academic Specialist. The Mathematics and Academic Specialist coordinates the services of the Mathematic Enrichment Centers with an emphasis placed on tutoring in math and related STEM subjects to assist with increasing retention and success in these courses.  Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises the Academic Success Center’s tutors including the Mathematics Enrichment Centers ensuring that all areas are staffed during hours of operation. Monitors the Student Scheduling System and assists students who are having difficulty with mathematical related software and technology.  This person coordinates with faculty to optimize services and student outcomes.  

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or related field.  A minimum of two years of administrative experience as well experience tutoring developmental mathematics.  Master’s Degree in mathematics or related field and community college experience preferred.

Review of all applications will begin June 14th and will continue until the 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.
 
Student Success Coach

Richland Community College is currently seeking a full-time Student Success Coach. The Student Success Coach serves as the main point of contact for an assigned group of students to guide them to achieve academic success. The Success Coach will counsel, motivate, advise, assist with course selection, and the enrollment process in order to help all students meet their educational goals. Coaches will deliver exceptional student services to assigned students by engaging, advising, and providing proactive comprehensive success coaching for student engagement, retention, persistence, and graduation. 

Bachelor’s Degree required in education, social sciences, or related field and 3-5 years relevant experience preferred. Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or closely related field preferred. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the community college mission and student population.

Review of applications will begin June 28th and will 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

 
 
 
 

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.
 
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.
 
Developmental Math – Instructor needed for developmental math class for the summer 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 

Heartland Technical Academy

High School Instructor for Agricultural Mechanics and Technology
Heartland Technical Academy is currently seeking a full-time High School Instructor for Agricultural Mechanics and Technology. The High School Instructor for Agricultural Mechanics and Technology will teach Agricultural Mechanics and Technology classes to high school juniors and seniors from surrounding school districts.  Prepare students for professional careers in the Agricultural Mechanics industry.  Teach courses for dual credit through partnership with Richland Community College.  Maintain a positive relationship with post-secondary and industry partners.

The position requires a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in Agricultural Mechanics and Technology and 2000 hours related work experience within the past 10 years OR Eligible for a Career and Technical Educator License in Agricultural Education.  Master's Degree in Agriculture preferred.

For more information contact Bret Hitchings, Director of Heartland Technical Academy, at 217-872-4056.  Application available at www.tech-academy.org, Resources Tab, Employment Opportunities.  Send or email application, letter of interest, resume, transcripts and 2 letters of reference to Heartland Technical Academy,   Attention:  Bret Hitchings, One College Park, Decatur, IL  62521 or email bhitchin@tech-academy.org
 

 

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