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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)

Administrative

Adult Education Receptionist and Classroom Assistant

Richland Community College has a full-time opening for a Receptionist/Classroom Assistant serving the Office of Adult Education for the Richland Workforce Consortium.  The work site is located at the Decatur Public Library. 

The classroom assistant/receptionist will provide a wide range of administrative and general instructional support duties:

  • support  instructional personnel in HSE/GED classes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)---basic English language skills
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) classrooms--- basic math, reading, writing

This position requires a high school diploma or GED and strong interpersonal skills.  Associate’s degree and experience as a classroom instruction assistant and/or tutoring is preferred.    Review of all applications will begin on February 12th.

Full-time Accommodations Specialist

The Academic Success Center is currently seeking an Accommodations Specialist responsible for coordinating disability services and assisting the Director in providing accommodations for students with disabilities. The specialist will conduct initial interviews with students and develops individualized accommodation plans including matters related to assistive technology.  The specialist helps ensure that students’ access and accommodation needs are addressed in a timely, accurate, and confidential manner. Additional responsibilities include working to ensure that the Academic Success Center is highly functional and assisting in short and long range planning for disability services.


This position requires a Bachelors’ degree in social work, human services, education, counseling, rehabilitation, or a related field.  Three years of experience, preferably in a community college disabilities service setting preferred.  Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and guidelines related to services for persons with disabilities and experience or demonstrated ability adapting to the challenging demands of disability services is also required.


Review of applications will begin June 1, 2018.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID AND VETERAN’S AFFAIRS

Richland Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence.  The College is currently seeking An Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs.


The Assistant Director of Financial Aid is responsible for assisting the Director in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all financial aid and veteran’s programs. Some of the key responsibilities with this position are analyzing and processing financial aid appeals, handling probation contracts and special circumstances applications and communicating effectively with the students.  The successful candidate will assist in the administration of all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, including Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Work Study, PELL, MAP Grants, and SEOG.  The person selected for this position may occasionally do financial aid presentations or workshops to area high schools and organizations.  This position requires an individual who has familiarity with rules, regulations, and laws relevant to financial aid. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential for this position.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas:  business administration, public administration, student services personnel, higher education administration, or related field, and a minimum of three years previous experience in financial aid. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to exceptional customer service, and the flexibility to address changing needs in service delivery are all required in this position.


Review of all applications will begin May 30th, 2018.

Career and Completion Coach

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 Career and Completion Coach for our newly redesigned Student Success Center.


The Career and Completion Coach is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Career Center and serves as the main point of contact for career services. The Coach manages the College’s technology systems related to career services, including College Central Network and Career Coach, provides workshops and works individually with students regarding career exploration, job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation and all aspects of the job search and career planning process.  The Coach will employ proactive interventions to specifically address retention of students and identify any barriers that may be negatively influencing students’ abilities to complete a certificate or degree.  


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, or related field and 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred. Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or closely related field preferred.  Candidate must have an understanding of, and commitment to, the Community College mission and student population.  Exceptional customer service skills as well as strong organizational and time management skills are needed for this position. Proficiency in using software systems is needed for this position.  Candidate must have knowledge of College policies, rules, regulations, and laws relevant to assigned Student Success functions.

Review of Applications will begin May 21, 2018.

 

Dean of Liberal Arts

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 Liberal Arts.

 

The Dean of Liberal Arts is responsible for demonstrating leadership in the core values of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability, and diversity within the Division and across the College and for providing leadership to the academic support services of the College including supervision and coordination of the follow programs and disciplines: Communications, Culinary Arts, Education, Humanities, Fine Arts, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The Dean will support the development of innovative teaching strategies and deliveries. Additional responsibilities will include budgeting; evaluation of faculty, staff, programs, curriculum, and facilities; staffing; equipment; scheduling; and implementing College policies pertaining to students’ rights and responsibilities; and working collaboratively to facilitate student success.

 

This position requires a Master’s Degree in a discipline represented in the division and three years of related administrative and supervisory experience at the college level is preferred. Community college teaching, strong academic administrative experience in supervising professionals and programs preferred.  It is expected that the incumbent of this position will be able to demonstrate commitment to outcomes based instruction, academic excellence, and enhanced student success.  

 

This position requires experience in curriculum development, learning outcomes, and program evaluation and the ability to adapt rapidly to a variety of situations. Essential skills required include the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to work effectively with teachers/faculty, and to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. 

 

Review of applications will begin April 16th.

 

Director of Agricultural Programs

We are seeking a Director to lead our Agricultural program.  The position will oversee the revamping of our Agriculture programs and teach agriculture classes as needed.  The individual chosen will be responsible for developing and overseeing connections within the agriculture industry and connecting students to available opportunities. 

 

The chosen candidate must be able to communicate effectively with faculty and staff.  They must be able to work cooperatively with a diverse group of interests in the community, industry, and the College. Must have good organizational skills and be able to meet deadlines.  They must possess strong verbal, written, analytical, presentation, and interpersonal skills and familiarity with regulations and accreditation in the skilled trades.

 

Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in Agriculture and three years’ experience in the agriculture industry, either in an educational and/or industry setting.  Community college experience is preferred.

 

Review of applications will begin May 21, 2018.

 

Director of Enrollment Management / Registrar

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 Director of Enrollment Management/Registrar.


The Director will provide leadership in, and will oversee, the development and the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment strategy that will identify, attract, admit and enroll a diverse student body at Richland.

The Director of Enrollment Management serves as the College Registrar and is responsible for the oversight of a comprehensive admissions office and implementation of recruitment activities for the College, including the planning, organizing and management of admissions, assessment, advisement and registration activities on campus, as well as off campus locations. In addition, responsibilities include managing and promoting dual credit opportunities and responsibility for international student services.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three to five years of related experience, including applicable administrative and supervisory experience. Knowledge of student advisement and community college programming is preferred.  Strong computer skills and strong communication skills are required.  Familiarity with Jenzabar CX and/or similar systems such as Banner, Datatel etc. is preferred.

Review of Applications will begin May 21, 2018.

Library Technical Assistant

Richland Community College is seeking a part-time Library Technical Assistant.  This position will provide direct services to our students, staff, faculty, and library patrons.  Responsibilities of the position include processing inter-library loan requests, conducting searches for materials in databases, tracking statistics and providing annual reports.  The minimum requirements for this position are an Associate’s degree and two years of related library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  The selected individual must also be able to work early evenings.  Experience with computerized systems and Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel and Word) preferred.  Review of applications will begin February 5th.

 

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, marketing and job placement relevant to the CDL Training Program, and building partnerships with businesses and employers.

 

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.  At least 5 years CDL driving experience with 2 years over the road, 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.

 

Secretary, Academic Success Center

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 Secretary for our Academic Success Center.

 

This administrative professional supports the College’s Academic Success Center staff in the areas of student testing, tutoring, and student accommodations; and performs other general office duties in the Center.  The incumbent also supports Mathematics Enrichment Center activities.

 

The position requires an Associate’s degree in Office Technology or a related field, plus three years’ experience performing secretarial work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  The 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 is a requirement of this position.  This position requires the ability to maintain confidential information.
 

Review of applications will begin April 26th.

 

Solution Specialist

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 Solution Specialist for our newly redesigned Student Success Center.


The Solution Specialist must 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. They will provide high quality, customer focused service to all students, staff, and guests.

An Associate’s Degree and 1-3 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Intermediate level experience in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or Outlook is preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the community college mission and student population is required.

The Solution Specialist must have exceptional customer service skills.  They must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with tact and diplomacy in all oral and written communications.  The Solution Specialist must have the ability to accurately perform key mathematical functions and have familiarity in working with database systems.  Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner is required.  The Solution Specialist must have exceptional follow-up, follow-through, and attention to details skills. 

Review of applications will begin May 21, 2018.  Please include in your cover letter your approach to customer service.

 

Student Success Coach

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 Student Success Coach for our newly redesigned Student Success Center.


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, and provide assistance with course selection and 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.  
 

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, or related field and 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred. Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or closely related field preferred.  Candidate must have an understanding of, and commitment to, the community college mission and student population.  Excellent public speaking skills are required.  Candidate must have exceptional customer service skills as well as strong organizational and time management skills. Proficiency in using software systems is needed for this position.  Candidate must have knowledge of College policies, rules, regulations, and laws relevant to assigned Student Success functions.

Review of Applications will begin May 21, 2018.

 

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 the Information Technology field or equivalent, plus two years’ experience working with computer hardware & software, 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 May 21st.

 

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.

 

Full-time Faculty

Full-time Tenure Track Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Instructor

The Mathematics, Science, and Business division is currently seeking a Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Instructor. The Instructor is responsible for planning, preparing, implementing, teaching, and evaluating classroom and laboratory instruction. The instructor would participate in program development and evaluation in addition to participating in other College committees and activities as needed.


This position requires at least five years of professional Medium/ Heavy Truck industry experience, a current Class A CDL license, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with others in an academic environment. An Associate’s degree in a related field and one to three years of teaching experience is preferred. Experience using Microsoft Office products and being an ASE certified Master Medium Heavy Truck Technician is also preferred.

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Full-Time Tenure Track Practical Nursing Faculty/Medical Assisting Program Director

Health Professions is seeking a full-time tenure track Practical Nursing Instructor/Medical Assisting Program Director to start July 1, 2018. This position is responsible for providing classroom and clinical instruction in the practical nursing program and teaching patient care and pharmacology in the medical assisting program.  Coordinating MA clinical experiences and program effectiveness are also responsibilities.  

 

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing, a valid Illinois Professional Nurse (RN) License; and a minimum of three years’ experience in clinical nursing practice.  A minimum of 160 hours experience in ambulatory care and two years’ teaching experience are preferred.  

 

Review of applications will begin May 30, 2018.

 

Full-Time Tenure Track Nursing Instructor

Health Professions is seeking a full-time tenure track Associate Degree Nursing Instructor to start August 2018. This position is responsible for providing classroom and clinical instruction in the foundations of medical/surgical nursing courses of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in Nursing or within one year of completion; valid Illinois Professional Nurse (RN) License; and a minimum of three years medical/surgical nursing experience.  Two years teaching experience is preferred.

 

Review of applications will begin May 21, 2018.

 

Part-time Faculty

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  • Communications – Seeking instructor for fall semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.
  • Engineering Technology – Seeking instructor for fall semester in Manufacturing Processes and Maintenance Fundamentals.  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.
  • Horticulture – Seeking instructor for fall semester in Tree & Shrub Maintenance and Fruit Production.  Candidates must have at least 2,000 hours of related work experience.
  • Psychology – Seeking instructor for spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Psychology.
  • Sociology – Seeking instructor for spring semester. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Sociology.

 

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