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Upward Bound Adjunct Faculty - English (Non-Credit ) - Summer 2023

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Adjunct Faculty
Role: Upward Bound Non-Credit Adjunct


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Upward Bound faculty training must be completed prior to the start of instruction. The instructor will teach two English courses. Mon-Thurs, starting June 12 and ending July 13. Each class lasts one hour. Classes fall between 9am-12pm.  IN PERSON CLASSES

Rate of Pay:

$800 total contract

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides free services designed to improve academic, career, and personal skills to prepare students to succeed in high school and enroll in college. Services are provided during the school year and in a five-week summer program. The summer program prepares students for the upcoming academic year as they strengthen vital academic skills.


This Upward Bound Adjunct Faculty position will provide instruction in English for rising high school sophomores and freshmen. Instructors are expected to provide a positive learning environment, serve as positive role models, and promote student growth and development in accordance with the Upward Bound program objectives.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

A bachelors degree in the discipline or in a related discipline.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Secondary or postsecondary teaching experience 

Passion for working with students in identifying and preparing for their post-high school opportunities, especially low-income and first-generation college students

Lived experience overcoming barriers similar to the target population to be served

Essential Duties:

1. Develop course syllabus.
2. Develop lesson plans and related course materials to achieve established course learning outcomes.
3. Provide instruction as assigned.
4. Assess student learning progress in accordance with established course expectations.
5. Utilize Desire2Learning learning management system to facilitate instruction and record student grades.
6. Maintain accurate records on each participant, including course grades.
7. Attend Upward Bound staff meetings, training sessions, and other identified program activities.
8. Partner with Upward Bound staff to provide necessary student supports.



Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human resources Department. Determination on request for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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