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

Cybersecurity Program Director
Richland is seeking applicants for the Full-Time Cybersecurity Program Director role. The program director coordinates the development, growth, and maintenance of the Cybersecurity degree program.  Responsible for recruiting students to the program and integrating them to the curriculum.  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.
 
Bachelor’s in Information Technology or a related field.  Five years’ experience in information technology.  Teaching experience preferred.  Experience in cybersecurity preferred.
 
Review of all applications will begin January 28, 2019.
 
Full-Time Campus Police Officer
Richland Community College has an opening for a full-time police officer. The Campus Police Officer (CPO) will be responsible for the day-to-day protection and welfare of the of students, faculty, staff, and visitors by enforcing state laws, local ordinances, and the Student Code of Conduct on the RCC campus or College controlled properties. CPO’s perform foot and vehicle patrols of the campus to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations. When necessary, the CPO will arrest and transport offenders to the county jail.  

Additionally, the CPO will serve as a primary contact between the students and the campus police that promotes a positive relationship. The CPO must be able to maintain a professional demeanor in crisis situations and the ability to act as a positive role model for the student population. The CPO will employ a focus on community policing in order to assure a safe campus environment. This is a security sensitive position and subject to background investigation and random drug screening.                  

High school diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree in a related field such as criminal justice preferred.  Current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer under Illinois statutes or ability to become Illinois certified within a year from the date of hire. At least 3 years of relevant police experience in an educational environment or 5 years of experience as a campus security officer preferred.   

Formal review of applications will begin March 29th and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

 

 
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.
 
 
Workforce Development Administrative Assistant
Richland Community College is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant would perform a wide range of administrative support and administrative duties for Workforce Development. Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independent judgment and discretion. Excellent organizing, planning, writing, and communication skills and strong customer service orientation.  Maintain effective working relationships with other College employees and the public. Ability to efficiently and effectively deal with a variety of people in various situations; to multi-task while remaining highly organized; and to function at a high level of competency utilizing various software tools.  Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Strong understanding of office systems including copying, scanning, Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to learn college systems.
 
This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology or related field and six months of administrative support experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
All requested information must be submitted by April 10th for an application to be considered complete. Formal review of applications will begin April 11th and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
 
 

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

 
English Faculty
The Liberal Arts Division at Richland Community College is seeking an experienced professional for a tenure-track faculty position in English. Successful candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in English or related field and teaching experience at the college-level. This full-time, on-campus, tenure-track position will begin August 2019. Richland Community College tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching and service. 
 
All requested information must be submitted by February 15th  for an application to be considered complete. Formal review of applications will begin February 16th and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
 
Essential Skills Instructor

Richland Community College is seeking applicants for a full-time Essential Skills Instructor.  The Essential Skills Instructor works with Director of Essential Skills to instruct students using a methodical plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, seminars, case studies, field assignments, and independent or group projects. Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate student’s progress. Provide individualized lesson/corrective instruction. Occasional community work and recruitment activities. Conduct coaching sessions with leaders and students to develop their skills supporting the College’s mission, vision and core values. The candidate will research and use best practices for delivery of training content, anticipate issues in training materials and proactively come up with solutions. Our ideal candidate is someone who possesses the related education, practical skills, excellent communication and strong organizational skills along with a professional attitude.

This position requires a certification and/or experience working with trauma-sensitive populations. A Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling or a related field, plus at least 2 years of previous experience working with students in the target population (students looking to gain essential skills) is preferred.

All requested information must be submitted by March 31st for an application to be considered complete. Formal review of applications will begin April 1st and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

 
 

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.
 
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 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.
 
 

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Richland Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Alex Berry, Title IX Coordinator at phone 217-875-7211 EX 6314
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