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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)


Maintenance I - Utility

The Maintenance I – Utility position serves as a laborer position in the Facilities department.  This position will be a well-rounded utility position that assists with basic maintenance and operational tasks around the College.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two or more years’ experience in a maintenance or laborer position. The incumbent of this position must have a thorough understanding of OSHA regulations, be able to lift heavy objects over 50 pounds, be able to work outside, and be able to work from ladders and from the heights of all College complexes, and outdoors. The incumbent must also have a valid driver’s license.

Review of applications will begin October 23rd.

Career Program Support Coordinator

The Career Program Support Coordinator provides leadership, strategic direction and management of Richland’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program grants related to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act and other associated state/federal CTE funding sources. This position is responsible for CTE grant administration, CTE program improvement, and CTE program enrollments.

The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Education or other related field, with a minimum of one year of directly related experience. Experience in education is desirable, preferably in a community college or other higher educational setting. Knowledge of community college programming is preferred. Strong public relations and organizational skills are essential to this position.

Review of applications will begin September 11th.

Dean of Enrollment and Career Development

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 Enrollment and Career Development.

The Dean provides holistic leadership and management for the areas of admissions, recruitment, advising counseling, career development, extensions sites, and the Perkins Grant.  The dean leads and manages the admission and enrollment process for the college that focuses on high-tech, high-touch, wrap-around services for all students, including international admission. The dean will serve as the Registrar and the College’s IAI submission liaison.  The dean will oversee the Perkins grant, providing career and programing support to academic divisions as well as students in career and technical programs. In addition, the dean will oversee services related to career services, educational pathways and program support.

This position requires a Master’s Degree in educational administration, organizational leadership, student personnel, guidance and counseling, business, or related field and five years of related administrative and supervisory experience at the college level. Experience leading a core area in higher education is necessary.  A working knowledge of ICCB policies, MIS Manual and handbooks, Carl D. Perkins grant, career programming, workforce development and dual credit administration is strongly preferred. Familiarity with and a level of expertise working with Administrative Systems such as Jenzabar is helpful.

Review of applications will begin September 5th and continue until the position has been filled.

Student Support Services/TRIO Secretary

This grant funded position performs a wide range of administrative and general support duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature.  The SSS Secretary assists the Director with program administration and performs all duties necessary for efficient office management.  The incumbent of this position must be energetic, dynamic, motivated, responsible, a problem solver, autonomous, and hardworking. The SSS Secretary must collaborate with students and colleagues and must be able to communicate with people from various backgrounds and cultures and relate to, recognize, and assist individuals with their needs and concerns.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet skills, good telephone skills, experience and ability to work with the public in stressful situations, ability to prioritize job responsibilities, and knowledge of modern office practices and procedures are required. Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information is also required.

Review of applications will begin September 5th.

Student Support Services/TRIO Career & Transfer Specialist

This is a grant funded position responsible for working with participants individually and in groups to provide information, advice, and guidance about education, financial assistance, transfer decisions and career exploration.  The Career & Transfer Specialist facilitates the development of a holistic career development program and assists students with short-term and long-term academic and career planning. The Career & Transfer Specialist serves as an advocate for students to ensure their personal growth and educational success.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Previous experience in a position working with populations that include low-income, academically disadvantaged or students with disabilities and previous assessment experience is also required. Previous grant experience is preferred. Background in financial aid, teaching and/or academic advising is preferred.

Review of applications will begin Sept. 5th.

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


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


Part-time Faculty

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  • 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.
  • Communications – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.
  • Sociology – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Sociology.


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