Job Summary:
This position will be involved in the instruction of first and second year college level courses in legal studies (particularly probate law and/or civil litigation) to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and Saturday classes at our main campus, extension sites and online learning platforms. The Adjunct Faculty member will develop, prepare, and revise instructional materials in paralegal studies for courses they teach. The adjunct faculty member may participate in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development as well as in department, division, and general faculty meetings. They also may serve on division and college committees or participate in other forms of college service.

A Public Community College is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. A Public Community College achieved a milestone in 2023 with its designation as a Leader College. This national recognition awarded by the Achieving the Dream Network is the result of improved student outcomes through the A Public Community College relentless commitment to transformational change and the implementation of innovative practices within the student success model over the past few years.

A Public Community College aspires to be a place where every student succeeds, every employee thrives, so that every business achieves and every community grows. Our mission is to be innovative and value-driven in supporting student success through developing and encouraging employees of all backgrounds on their journey toward achieving personal and professional growth.

Required Qualification(s)
JD with experience as a paralegal or supervising paralegals; OR Master's degree in Legal Studies or a related area AND two (2) years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over four (4) years) as a paralegal OR an attorney supervising paralegals; OR Bachelor's degree in paralegal or legal studies with at least five (5) years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter; OR Bachelor's degree with ABA approved paralegal certificate and five (5) years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter

Skill Requirements:
  • Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision-making capabilities.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Blackboard, and other technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of students, staff and external customers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
  • Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.

Desired Qualification(s)
  • Experience in probate law or civil litigation.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English