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Part-Time Faculty, Adult Education ESL Instructor

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

The Adult Education ESL instructor is responsible for providing educational and assessment programs to the general public, adult students, and/or employees. The instructor will represent the program in the local community and maintain active partnerships with community agencies and organizations. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Essential Duties

  • Provide education and training in academic areas as specified in approved lesson/training plans focusing on reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Represent the program in the community, identify resources, identify potential partners, be an advocate.
  • Prepare specialized lesson plans and training plans and curriculum as needed.
  • Create and/or modify teaching materials and learning aids for students with special needs.
  • Maintain documentation of classes (course outlines, curriculum, attendance and other related information.
  • Produce complete, accurate, and legible records.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Have a strong sense of customer service principles.
  • Enter student records and manage student information entered into the state adult education management information system.
  • Monitor student attendance carefully. Follow the attendance policy.
  • Participate in program recruitment and retention activities.
  • Participate in in-service training and staff meetings.
  • Complete training required/sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Division of Adult Education and by NWACC. This duty is performed each semester as scheduled by the sponsoring agency.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Rate of pay: $22 per hour

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the organization and administration of various higher education academic
  • and social programs.
  • Knowledge of campus and community resources.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and campus rules, regulations, and requirements related to
  • campus academic and social programs.
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of campus academic and/or social programs.
  • Ability to evaluate collected information and formulate into recommendations.
  • Ability to compile information into report form.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
• Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
• Sitting
• Standing
• Walking
• Hearing
• Repetitive motion
• Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Arkansas teaching certificate required.

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.