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Adult Basic Education - ABE/HSE Adjunct Instructor

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Adult Basic Education - ABE/HSE Adjunct Instructor

POSITION TITLE:              Adult Basic Education - ABE/HSE Adjunct Instructor

POSITION STATUS:          Part Time Hourly       

FLSA STATUS:                   Exempt

REPORTS TO:                    Adult Education Coordinator

The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is seeking enthusiastic professionals to join the Center for Workforce Development.  The Adult Basic Education (ABE)/High School Equivalency (HSE) Instructors are responsible for teaching all levels of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE), to prepare adult learners to increase their basic skills, pass High School Equivalency tests (such as GED) and become career and college ready. 

The successful candidate creates a classroom climate that encourages learning and possesses familiarity with issues facing diverse populations.  The characteristics crucial to success in the position include creative academic leadership skills, excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, and a strong appreciation for working in a collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and participative environment.   

Position Summary: The ABE/HSE Instructor is responsible for teaching all levels of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) to prepare adult learners to increase their basic skills, pass the HSE tests, and become career and college ready.  Instructors will need to be available to teach days and/or evenings on a part-time basis.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students in Adult Basic and Secondary Education including language arts, math, social studies, science and basic computer skills required for the HSE tests.
  • Assist in the assessment and placement of students into appropriate classes each semester.
  • Prepare lesson plans and instructional materials utilizing various instruction methods.
  • Collect and record student data outcome measures for instructional and grant-related purposes.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Abide by all CCA and Colorado Community College System policies and procedures.
  • Work with community partners and volunteer instructors in the classrooms.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Three years teaching experience with emphasis on adult education.
  • Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) or willing to obtain within 2 years of hire date.
  • Documented knowledge of adult education theory, college transition and ABE/HSE programming.
  • Familiarity with standard adult education assessment tools, especially the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in previous professional roles.
  • Ability to create an inclusive classroom environment conducive to students from multiple diverse identities.
  • Ability to make curriculum culturally relevant to diverse student populations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in curriculum development 
  • Teaching experience in adult education
  • Experience in volunteer management

Salary: $26.00 per hour.  It is anticipated that the individual could work up to 12 hours per week, but hours may vary per 10 week session.

Position Specifics: This position is part-time.  There are no insurance benefits offered with this position.  However, other benefits associated with this position include, a pension plan through the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, eligibility to contribute to supplemental retirement plans. 

Deadline to Submit Application Material: Applications will be reviewed immediately.  This position will remain posted until the position is filled.  

Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include an unofficial copy of your college transcripts showing the highest degree achieved. The unofficial transcripts should be submitted to

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.

CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at

CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

Vision:  We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

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