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Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education. JJC’s nine academic pathways offer customized, affordable certificate and associate degree options for immediate career placement, as well as seamless transfer capabilities through its partners across Illinois and throughout the U.S. JJC students also benefit from a collective $13 million in state and federal grants, and scholarship assistance in excess of $750,000 each year.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom. JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best.

We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

Joliet Junior College

Core Values

Joliet Junior College fosters a caring and friendly environment that embraces diversity and sustainability and encourages personal growth by promoting the following Core Values:

  • Respect & Inclusion
    Joliet Junior College advocates respect and inclusion for every individual by demonstrating courtesy and civility in every endeavor. Joliet Junior College pledges to promote and recognize the diverse strengths of its employees and students, and to value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives of every individual.
  • Integrity
    Joliet Junior College sees integrity as an integral component of all work done at the College. Joliet Junior College employees demonstrate responsible, accountable, and ethical professionalism. Also, Joliet Junior College models open, honest, and appropriate communication.
  • Collaboration
    Joliet Junior College promotes collaborative relationships as part of the scholarly process, including partnerships within the institution and with other learning communities. Joliet Junior College supports the personal and professional growth of employees and is committed to the advancement and support of intellectual growth, regardless of employment position at the College.
  • Humor & Well Beingjjc student
    Joliet Junior College recognizes humor as a means for employees and students to achieve collegial well-being, development of strong work teams, and self-rejuvenation.

    Joliet Junior College provides a healthy environment where creativity, humor, and enjoyment of work occur, including recognizing and celebrating success.

  • Innovation
    Joliet Junior College supports and encourages innovation and the pursuit of excellence. Joliet Junior College values, respects, and rewards both creative risk-taking and the enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas with foresight and follow-through.
  • Quality
    By continually reflecting, evaluating, and improving on programs and services, Joliet Junior College is built upon a foundation of quality programs and services, while also implementing continuous improvement in order to ensure excellence.
  • Sustainability
    Joliet Junior College recognizes that true sustainability involves a commitment to environmental, social, and economic improvement. Joliet Junior College encourages planning, solutions, and actions that provide benefits for students, employees, and the community.

Diversity & Inclusion

Joliet Junior College is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive experience for all faculty, students and staff. The College’s Diversity and Inclusion plan supports this commitment and can be accessed here.

joliet diversityJoliet Junior College is a community of lifelong learners that welcomes, values, and respects diversity. The college fosters a climate of mutual respect and inclusion that celebrates diversity by embracing our differences.

Our institution’s Core Values of RESPECT and INCLUSION are central to our commitment to diversity. We demonstrate this commitment by serving students, faculty, staff and community members with fairness and equality to prepare all lifelong learners to succeed in a global society.

Why is JJC a Great Place to Work?

Joliet Junior College is an innovative and accessible institution, with employees that are dedicated to enhancing student experiences, community prosperity, cultural enrichment, and inclusion. In becoming part of the JJC Team, you will join other passionate employees that are devoted to providing quality lifelong learning opportunities empowering diverse students through academic excellence, workforce training, and comprehensive support services.

What We Value

  • Faculty and staff that are qualified and diverse
  • An innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community
  • The knowledge and experience each employee brings to the workplace

We Support Our Employees
JJC supports its faculty and staff by providing:

  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment
  • Outstanding health and welfare benefits
  • Programs for a secure retirement

Our Employees
Many of our employees have worked at our college for years, which says a lot about our commitment to our faculty and staff.

The Nation’s First Community College
As the first community college in the U.S., we have been guiding students to brighter futures since 1901. Serving more than 35,000 students in credit and non-credit classes each year, we are proud of our faculty and staff for their excellent leadership. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of our campus community.


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