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  PLEASE NOTE: Effective 9/29/2019 Richland will only accept this updated version of the employment application. 
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  4. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  5. Transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted during application stage)
Submit Application Materials

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

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Human Resources Department
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Decatur, IL 62521

 


Administrative

Administrative Assistant-ASC:

Richland Community College is currently seeking candidates for the Administrative Assistant-Academic Success Center(ASC) position. The Administrative Assistant-ASC performs full clerical, administrative, and general office duties of a responsible and confidential nature. This 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.  The Administrative Assistant-ASC must have knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.  The Administrative Assistant-ASC must have the ability to make decisions in accordance with college policy, rules, regulations, and departmental policies, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public, and to maintain a quiet study environment. 

This position requires an Associate's Degree in Office Technology or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in performing secretarial work.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 4th and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Administrative Assistant-Math, Science and Business

Richland Community College is currently seeking candidates for the Administrative Assistant-Math, Science and Business position. The Administrative Assistant performs high level secretarial work for the Dean of the Math, Science, and Business Division. Work involves advanced clerical tasks that require broad knowledge of departmental activities, policies, and work processes to assure their completion and adherence to established standards. Independent secretarial work is performed for the Dean responsible for the departmental program, full-time faculty members, and adjunct instructors. The employee frequently has independence of action in the disposition of work matters and in receiving complaints, giving information and in other public contact work. An employee in this classification handles complex and confidential work assignments. Organizational and office management skills weigh heavily in this job given the number of full and adjunct faculty in each instructional division.

 

This position requires high school graduation or equivalent, supplemented by courses in office technology; minimum two (2) years’ experience in meeting the public and performing secretarial and clerical work, preferably including experience in work situations closely related to education at the college level; self-confidence, patience, strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; ability to operate all modern office equipment including personal computer and type 55-60 words per minute.

 Applications will be reviewed October 25th and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Custodian

Richland Community College is currently seeking applicants for the Full-Time Custodian position. The Custodian position will be responsible for day-time cleaning and servicing the restrooms, common areas, and food services areas for the campus. In addition to the day porter services, the person in this position will work with Maintenance staff for certain special events, room set-ups, and some specialized cleaning as directed. The position will also assist with moving staff offices including relocating furniture, files, and items in offices. Some light snow removal may be included.

 This positon requires a knowledge of proper use of commercial cleaning techniques and cleaning. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of OSHA regulations ensuring that the tools, equipment, and work environment are all utilized in a safe manner. Ability to work in a team environment and cooperate with other staff. Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed. Sterilization and sanitation methods and techniques used in custodial work.

 This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and six months or more experience in a commercial or industrial cleaning environment. Must be able to pass a background check.

 Applications will be reviewed October 9th and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Executive Director, Institutional Advancement

Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college serving over 11,000 students with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence.  The College is seeking the next transformative trailblazer to lead our Institutional Advancement division to strengthen the College's fundraising and grant-making efforts, brand and reputation, increase public awareness of Richland's programs and services, build strong media relationships, and to develop resources to support the College’s students, faculty and staff and shape a culture of institutional advancement in support of the College's mission.

The Richland Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation seeking private funds that provide distinction in the educational programs and facilities at Richland Community College.  The Foundation is guided by a board of community leaders who provide stewardship and contribute to fundraising of all funds raised by the foundation.  Its mission is to support the College through the tremendous support of donors and the community, promoting excellence in teaching and providing access for student success.  Managing in excess of $18.5 million in assets, the Foundation has a strong and growing scholarship program, awarding over $850,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. 

The Richland Community College Foundation has ranked in the top ten percent of community college foundations of comparable size nationwide, and in the top 25% of all community college foundations nationwide.  Based on average community college funds raised over the last five years in Illinois, the Foundation ranks first.

Employed by Richland Community College, the incumbent serves as the Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) entity and works with an appointed community board that has fiduciary responsibility for Foundation assets.  Serving as the executive officer of the Richland Community College Foundation Board of Directors, this position reports to the College President and serves on the College’s Cabinet.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field plus five years’ experience in fund development, donor cultivation, and/or non-profit management. Master’s Degree, community college experience and CFRE designation preferred. Demonstrated progressive experience and success in developing, leading, executing, and managing comprehensive, strategic advancement and/or marketing efforts that use data analytic systems to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of efforts in achieving established institutional growth goals.  CFRE certification required within one year of hire.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 
Housekeeper-MCLETC

Richland Community College is currently seeking a Housekeeper at our Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center (MCLETC). The House Keeper position has responsibility for the daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and sanitization cycles for the MCLETC. This includes laundering of trainee’s sheets and towels for the dormitory. Other activities include assisting with room set-up, minor furniture repairs, interior and exterior trash removal, sweeping of exterior walkways. Some light snow removal will be included. This position will be a well-rounded cleaning position that assists with other basic tasks around the Center. This is a security sensitive position requiring background checks and random drug testing.

This position requires a high school graduate or equivalent and six months or more experience in a commercial or industrial cleaning environment.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 4th and will continue until the position is filled.

 

 

 
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.
 
 
LITERACY SPECIALIST

Richland Community College has an opening for a full-time Literacy Specialist who works with Richland's  Project Read Plus team at  the Decatur Public Library.  The Specialist helps adults improve their reading and/or math skills.  Responsibilities include assessing students, determining individual tutoring plans, training and coaching volunteer tutors, evaluating student progress, selecting resources, and creating curriculum.  Additional responsibilities include collaborating with community partners and increasing adult literacy awareness among donors and supporters. 

A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Experience in education, phonics, reading, and/or math fundamentals is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is essential. 
 
Review of all applications will begin October 9th and will continue until the position is filled.

 
MathTutor

Richland Community College is seeking part-time tutors for our Academic Success Center on campus. Tutors needed for our on campus Academic Success Center. The hours and days for these tutor positions will vary. Must have taken college-level Calculus I (or higher) and passed with a grade of C or better.

 
Non-Credit Instructors-Clinton Extension Center

Richland Community College is currently seeking non-credit instructors for the Spring. Classes will take place at the Clinton Extension Center. Instructors are needed to teach the following topics: Computer Basics (Microsoft Suite), Cell Phone Basics (IPhone and Android), Hobby/Crafts: Painting, Sketching, Sewing, Knitting, etc. Candidates should be proficient in their subject areas and have the ability to facilitate a classroom as well as be able to provide individual instruction and attention.

 
 
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, 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.
 
 
Purchasing Coordinator

Richland Community College is currently seeking candidates for a Purchasing Coordinator. This position is a member of the Financial Services Team and works closely with the Controller and the Vice President of Finance to ensure the procurement of supplies and equipment in an efficient and timely manner. The Coordinator is responsible for organizing and administering the procurement of all goods, services and capital needs necessary for the operation of the College in accordance with the Illinois Public Community College Act, the Illinois Purchasing Act, and to established Board of Trustees Policies and procedures. The Purchasing Coordinator serves as the college expert in regards to purchasing methods, systems, workflows, and cost effective procurement.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or other closely related field from an accredited institution, and 3-5 years of work experience in a purchasing function OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area and at least 1 year of work experience. Familiarity with state purchasing statutes, policies, rules, and procedures as pertaining to public procurement environment preferred. Background and credit check is required for this position.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 5th and will continue until the position is filled.

 
Solution Specialist

Richland Community College is currently seeking applicants for the Solution Specialist position.  The Solution Specialist will need to be able to knowledgably assist and continually support Richland Community College students with each of the various steps and processes experienced throughout the student lifecycle and beyond. To provide high quality, customer focused service to all students, staff, and guests. This position requires an Associate’s Degree and 1-3 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Intermediate level experience in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook is required.  A demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the community college mission and student population is required.

Applications will be reviewed October 25th 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

  Psychology Faculty (TENURE TRACK):

Richland Community College is currently seeking applicants for the Psychology Faculty position. Faculty members are responsible for planning, preparing, implementing, teaching, and evaluating classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction and serving as academic advisor for students.  Faculty members also participate in program development, evaluation, college committees and other activities as needed. The Psychology faculty will participate in assigned committees and taskforces. This position will collaborate with various colleagues and stakeholders to address and respond to relevant issues affecting student success. 

The teaching assignment will include some combination of face-to-face and online Psychology courses. Face-to-face courses may be delivered on Richland’s campus or at cooperating dual-credit high schools. The teaching load is five courses per fall and spring semester. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

This position requires a Master’s degree in Psychology and a minimum of three years teaching experience at the college-level. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, experience in teaching abnormal psychology, and experience using online learning technology.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 14, 2020.

 

 

Part-time Faculty

Non-Credit Instructors-MAIN CAMPUS
Richland Community College is currently seeking non-credit instructors for the Spring/Summer. Classes will take place at Richland’s Main Campus. Instructors are needed to teach their skills, knowledge, passion/hobby,  on various topics which can include but not limited to: Math and Science (summer) courses specifically for youth, Computer Basics (Microsoft Suite), Cell Phone Basics (IPhone and Android), Fitness, Foreign Language, Hobby/Crafts: Painting, Sketching, Sewing, Knitting, etc. Candidates should be proficient in their subject areas and have the ability to facilitate a classroom as well as be able to provide individual instruction and attention. Review of applications will be ongoing until the positions are filled.

 
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Baking and Pastry Adjunct Instructor – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. 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.
 
Communications – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.

English Composition – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in English.
 
Psychology – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Psychology.
 
Sociology – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Sociology.
 
Spanish- Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Spanish.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Laboratory and Clinical - Seeking instructor for the spring 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.

Agriculture – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructor needed for Animal Science and/or Crop Science.  A Master’s degree in Agriculture is required.

Astronomy – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructor needed for Introduction to Astronomy.  A Master’s degree in Physics or a related field is required.

Automotive—Seeking instructors for the spring semester.  2,000 hours of work experience required.

Business – Seeking instructors for the spring semester.  2,000 hours of experience in Business required.

Collision Repair—Seeking instructors for the spring semester. 2,000 hours of work experience required.

Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck—Seeking instructors for the spring semester. 2,000 hours of work experience required.

Engineering Technology—Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructors needed for Blueprint Reading, Maintenance Fundamentals, Machining Fundamentals and Cutting/Workholding.  2,000 hours of work experience required.

Horticulture—Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructor needed for Integrated Pest Management.  2,000 hours of work experience required.

Math – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructors needed for Basic Algebra, Basic Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra.  A Bachelor’s degree in Math is required.

Physics – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructor needed for Technical Physics.  2,000 hours of work experience required.  Physics teaching experience preferred.

Science – Seeking instructors for the spring semester. Instructor needed for General Science.  A Master’s degree in any science field is required.

 
 

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