CONTINUING EDUCATION - CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTOR - PART TIME
MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Malcolm X College is currently seeking a Children's Programming Instructor to
join the Continuing Education team!
Community and Continuing Education non-credit courses are available for
students and community members seeking occupational skills or personal
enrichment. Are you interested in working with children and promoting social
justice? If you have passion for social justice, teaching, and learning,
consider joining our team. When you join, you will have the opportunity to
inspire, motivate, and empower young learners to succeed. Malcolm X College is
eager to launch accessible and effective children's programming based on
Southern Poverty Law Center's Learning for Justice to support the children of
our West Side community, faculty, staff, and students.
About Learning for Justice
Since its founding in 1991, Learning for Justice—formerly Teaching
Tolerance—has been recognized as a transformative force in education. Learning
for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to
be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in
partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen
intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people.
Learning for Justice provides free resources to educators—teachers,
administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from
kindergarten through high school. Educators use materials to supplement the
curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create inclusive school
communities where children and youth are respected, valued and welcome
Founded by the SPLC under the name Teaching Tolerance in 1991, Learning for
Justice was originally created to prevent the growth of hate by reducing
prejudice. In the last 30 years, their work has evolved to center justice and
the action that students and educators can take to realize change.
The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and
health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement.
To fulfill this mission, we focus on the following core values:
accountability, community, diversity, empowerment, learning, and respect.
Utilizing the resources found through Learning for Justice to develop and
implement social justice-oriented evening/weekend children's programming,
which includes developing an appropriate and engaging one-day, one-week,
8- and 16- week curriculum for ages 7-9 and 10-13.
Build an inclusive environment and curriculum that provides for a variety
of appropriate activities to promote children's development in the areas
of language and literacy, cognition, social-emotional well-being, and
Employ effective learning strategies and deliver instruction of high
quality that help students explore identity and diversity, recognize
injustice and learn to take action.
Provide a safe, healthy environment for children.
Ability to teach using different methods and teaching styles, ensuring
that participants are fully engaged.
Inspire, motivate, and foster confidence in all students.
Commitment to social justice and advancement of human rights of all
At least one year of experience working with children in a professional or
community (e.g., summer camps, after school programming) setting,
High School Diploma required, some college preferred.
West Side resident, preferred.
Demonstrate good communication skills and ability to communicate
effectively with children and parents.
Ability to create or assist in creating developmentally appropriate
Moderate proficiency of personal computers and applicable software.
Must be able to develop, prepare and present information.
Must be able to work in a multicultural environment and embrace our vision
For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected as a
Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is
given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
(NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating
excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.
MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and
retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and
meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!