Madison Area Technical College — Adult Basic Education Instructor – Bilingual – DEADLINE EXTENDED (HEP Program)

Adult Basic Education Instructor – Bilingual – DEADLINE EXTENDED (HEP Program)

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Job Posting Date:
July 12, 2021

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
$62,000 – $82,000

School of Academic Advancement_Student Support

Job Description:

Madison College invites applications for the full-time fixed term, grant funded Bilingual Adult Basic Education Instructor position within our School of Academic Advancement at our Commercial Avenue and Fort Atkinson campuses. This position is responsible for instruction of High School Completion at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing, and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, utilizing innovative teaching techniques and technology, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, school and college levels. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the field and to teaching that will enable them to be a collaborative and innovative member of the team.

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

This position is fixed term, grant funded through May 31, 2026. Continuation of the position is dependent on continued grant funding beyond this date.

This position will be open until filled, with a NEW first review date of July 26, 2021, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.

Cover Letter must include responses to the following:

  • Describe your experience teaching English as a Second Language to help students enter post-secondary education or to improve employment opportunities.
  • How do you see this position impacting students and employees with varying beliefs, behaviors and backgrounds?

Anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2021.

Madison College provides a generous benefits package of time off, holidays, health/vision/dental/life insurance options, and you will be able to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

In this position, you will be teaching classes Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with additional daytime instructional hours to be determined. When not teaching, the grant coordination duties include:

Provide instructional leadership and coordination of the HEP Program. Design and implement bilingual GED/HSED curriculum for the HEP program. Research materials and tools to assist with GED/HSED Completion. Work with grant partners to ensure that all HEP grant objectives and outcomes are met. Provide narrative and data for annual grant reporting requirements.


Facilitate student learning by developing appropriate instructional strategies to fit students' needs and support student engagement. Continually revise curriculum to improve student learning. Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor. Contribute to student success and retention by advising students with course selection, career pathway programs, internships, and other matters. Serve as an advocate for students and engage in activities that help students achieve their goals such as writing letters of recommendation, and/or helping students link with internships, service learning, job shadowing and other forms of networking. Provide support to the program, the school, and the college by attending and engaging in events and meetings and participating fully within the team environment. Continually improve teaching through professional development activities and the integration of new techniques and technology. This includes the development and implementation of an individualized professional development plan.1. Provides integrated English literacy, civics education, English language acquisition, integrated career advising and employability skills instruction. Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Comply with college policies, directives, work rules, and Faculty Responsibilities. Engages positively with colleagues, handles conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and supports final decisions that are made. Promotes social justice to foster success for all students and members of the college community.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. This includes, but is not limited to, knowledge/experience with current educational methods/strategies such as learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation, collaborative techniques, and strategies aimed at closing the achievement gaps across race, gender, class, and disability (through inclusive pedagogy). Desire and ability to teach courses at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels. Ability to communicate complex and difficult concepts and ideas to students with varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness. Engage in continuous improvement in the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques and delivery methods, as well as incorporating appropriate use of new and emerging technologies into the learning environment. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on course and program promotion, direction and innovation.



Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree


Must meet one of the following: BA/BS or higher with a major in ESL, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Adult Education, or Special Education, OR BA/BS or higher with a minor (or 18+ credits) in ESL, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Adult Education, or Special Education, OR BA/BS or higher with a major or minor or 18+ credits in mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences or English, OR BA/BS or higher with DPI certification (or equivalent K-12 certification from another state) in any area taught at the Elementary Education or Secondary Education levels.


Work Experience:

Two years of teaching experience at the elementary level, OR Two years of teaching experience at the secondary level, OR Two years teaching adults (e.g. Technical or Community College), OR Two years of teaching experience in the areas of Adult Basic Education, ESL, and/or Special Education Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (online, hybrid, Classroom Live, and modes of the future).

Must be bilingual in both English and Spanish.

Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (online, hybrid, Classroom Live, and modes of the future).

Application Materials Required: (applications missing the required materials will not be considered)


  • Resume
  • Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Cover Letter

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Madison College will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind. We will provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff and faculty. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900

To apply, visit—Bilingual–HEP-Program-_R0003511

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