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Hill Correctional Center  (District 1)  - Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center
Status: Open
Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center

Full-time, 12 month, grant funded position for Lake Land College at Hill Correctional Center.  Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Horticulture Certificate Program.  Extensive knowledge of plant propagation, pest and disease control on turf, garden, and ornamental plants required. HS diploma/GED required.  Associate degree preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

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Contact Person

 Apply online Submit LLC application, letter of application, resume, and transcripts if applicable to:  Human Resources, 5001 Lake Land Blvd.  Mattoon, IL 61938.  For questions contact:  Chris Williams, Associate Dean, Hill Correctional Center, EOE/AA



Lyons Township (postponed until 2023)  (District 2)  - AgriScience Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Lyons Township High School is excited to announce their intent to begin an AFNR program beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be housed in the Science department at their Jr/Sr (North) campus, and courses offered will include Environmental Science and Urban Agriculture. Because this CTE program will be woven into Science offerings, Science credit will be offered for students, and therefore a Science endorsement is required in addition to an AFNR endorsement. It is anticipated in the first year that the candidate would need to teacher at least two Science courses until the program enrollment can support a full-time AFNR course load.

The school plans to participate in the Ag Education 3 Circles Grant and has already taken steps to begin a Jr. MANRRS chapter.
Contact Person
For more information, contact Science Department Chair Collin Voigt
Apply online.

Park Forest- Chicago Heights Jr High  (District 2)  - Jr. High Agri-Science Teacher
Status: Open
Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 is seeking a middle school AFNR teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The program will be based at the Michelle Obama School of Technology & Arts in Park Forest. 

The program is ready to grow with you! Based on the principles of sustainability and healthy living, our students are eager to learn about opportunities in AFNR careers. Our second campus has a beautiful greenhouse and both campuses have plenty of space to incorporate outdoor learning labs. 

With supportive administration and a welcoming community you can find your opportunity to thrive at School District 163. 
Contact Person
Apply online.

Prairie Knolls Middle School  (District 2)  - Middle School STEM: Energy & Environment (full-time)
Status: Open
Central Unit 301 is seeking applicants for full-time Career Tech Ed teaching position beginning with the 2022-
2023 school year.  
Location: Prairie Knolls Middle School (feeds into Burlington Central High School).

Course to be taught are 6th Grade Technology and 7th Grade Agriculture.

Applicants must have a professional educator license and appropriate endorsements.
Contact Person
Apply to:
Matthew Haug, Principal
Prairie Knolls Middle School
225 Nesler Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124

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Chicago High School for Ag Sciences  (District 2)  - Food Science Teacher
Status: Open

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), is seeking a dynamic Food Science & Technology teacher for the 2022-23 school year. CHSAS is a magnet school within the City of Chicago Public Schools. All 800 students take Intro to AFNR their freshman year, complete rotations between the pathway (elective) programs during sophomore year, then choose a career pathway to take double-blocked AFNR elective courses for their Jr-Sr year.

Units of instruction include: principles of food preservation, food processing, biochemistry, food selection, and customer health. Facilities include a large classroom, food prep/lab space, and a large food science lab. 

Contact Person

To apply visit the CPS career portal.


Southside Occupational Academy  (District 2)  - Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open
If you're looking for a chance to make a difference in an exceptional student's life, Southside Occupational has the perfect opportunity for you! 
Southside Occupational is a transition center serving students aged 16-22 who have disabilities. We provide students with educational training opportunities in the areas of Independent Functioning, Social Learning, Vocational, and Applied Academics.

We are incredibly proud of the urban agriculture program we have built and are looking for our next exceptional teacher. Our campus has a large urban farm woven into our outdoor space; honeybees, orchards, vegetables, fruit, poultry, and forestry all provide opportunities for our students to learn employment skills as they prepare for life after school.

Learn more about our school here.

Ag/AFNR CTE licensure is required. The program has two wonderful Special Education teachers who work in the Ag/Hort department to aid the teacher.

Contact Person
Learn more about the position and apply online here.

Midwest Central High School (Manito)  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Instruct courses in the Agricultural Education. Overall departmental courses offered include: Into to Agriculture, Agriculture Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Communications and Leadership, Basic Agriculture Mechanics, Agriculture Metal & Fabrication, Agriculture Machinery Service, and Agriculture Construction.  Teaching assignment will be determined based on qualifications.  Work with the second AgEd instructor to organize and facilitate the FFA program.  Effectively employ teaching practices and create a sense of community and respect.  Work harmoniously with students, parents, colleagues, and administrative team to effectuate the district mission.  The 3 Circles Grant is available to applicant for extended year contract.

Proper Professional Educator License with endorsement in Agriculture Education.  Candidates without endorsement may be considered.

As per negotiated contract found online at

Additional Notes
Additionally, Midwest Central is home to the only FFA Owned Irrigated Plot in the State of Illinois. The 14 acre plot is coupled with program owned machinery including a John Deere 4010 Diesel Tractor, John Deere 7000 4 Row Planter, cultivator, Disk, and chisel plow. The Program currently has a steady flow of State FFA Degree Recipients and State Proficiency finalists.  

Contact Person

All applicants, submit your items for application to Superintendent, Dr. Todd Hellrigel: 

Email -
Mail - 1010 S. Washington / Manito, IL 61546
For questions, call 309.968.6868


Urbana High School  (District 4)  - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Urbana School District #116

TITLE: High School Agriculture CTE Teacher / FFA Advisor

LOCATION: Urbana High School District #116

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principal

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Principal or Assistant Principals, the teacher is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in the core expectation areas of planning, delivery of instruction, assessment, instructional environment and professional responsibilities proficiently. The successful High School Teacher:

·  Demonstrate effective preparation for instruction

·  Applies knowledge gained from staff development and professional educational literature when designing instruction.

·  Plans for the use of a variety of teaching materials

·  Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter

·  Demonstrates ability to implement effective lessons

·  Provides for individual differences in learning styles and abilities

·  Uses appropriate assessment methods for measuring levels of student achievement

·  Evaluates whether assessment results reflect attainment of desired standards

·  Uses assessment and evaluation results appropriately for instructional decision making

·  Provides feedback consistently to students and parents regarding student achievement

·  Establishes a culture for learning

·  Organizes the instructional environment and procedures to encourage student learning

·  Manages student behavior in a constructive manner

·  Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with staff, parents, administration and community

·  Demonstrates professional work habits following school district and state policies and procedures

·  Demonstrates professional development

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as course team leaders, may serve as members of a 9th or 10th grade community team and/or may be required to supervise at a hall duty station. In addition, this position includes serving as the FFA advisor.


·  Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with required licensure and endorsements

·  Holds a Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement(s) to teach high school students in the required discipline/content area (Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations for CTE and/or Agriculture/Science background)

·  Bilingual Candidates preferred, but not required

·  2-3 years of teaching experience at the high school level except in the case of a new college graduate.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by the education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

START DATE:  August 16, 2022

NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.


Apply now

Contact Person

Taren Nance


Oakland High School  (District 4)  - Ag Mechanics or Industrial Technology Teacher
Status: Open

Oakland High School, located in Coles County and Section 18, is seeking an agriculture mechanics or industrial technology teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  This position would be in addition to their current agriculture teacher. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching construction trades, production technology, introduction to technology and industrial technology &/or agricultural mechanics classes.

Qualified applicants must be licensed to teach Industrial Technology or Agriculture.  Salary and benefits are determined based on the collective bargaining agreement with the Oakland Education Association.

Coaching, extra-curricular, and class sponsorship opportunities are available.

To apply mail or email letter of interest, resume with references, and proof of license to:

Tabatha Cohorst
Oakland CUSD #5
310 N. Teeter St.
Oakland, IL 61943

Contact Person
Tabatha Cohorst

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