I have been working at City Colleges of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)
Making a difference in the lives of young adults.
Very Political atmosphere. There are people placed in positions at CCC that are not qualified to perform the duties of the position and CCC's current financial condition and declining enrollment.
Advice to Management
When downsizing, stop protecting political hires that can not do the work.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at City Colleges of Chicago (New York, NY).
I got a phone screen after two months and interviewed the following week. There were two interviewers who asked basic questions of "Tell me about yourself" and specific ones to teaching like "How would you help an underprepared student?" or "Tell me about a difficult time you had with a student and how you handled it." They discussed scheduling with me and by the end of the day they emailed me an offer. I initially applied for a Biology Tutor position and was told about the remedial education tutor position which had more openings. Also, it was unlisted on indeed so there was not a lot of external competition I had to deal with. If you have the right qualifications, experience (I had three years as a Teaching Assistant in Chemistry) and are very passionate about helping remedial students then the process isn't so bad. Its a good fit all around for the program directors, you and the students.
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