Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.

Oakton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It was also named as one of 2011’s Top 50 Employers by Historically Black Colleges and Universities Connect. The HBCU Connect list recognizes companies and organizations that have done an excellent job in their specific efforts to recruit students and alumni from the nation's 105 historically Black colleges and universities.

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The Oakton Commitment

Oakton College is invested in its employees. We provide pathways to support your Oakton journey ranging from inclusive medical benefits, continuing education opportunities and access to the on-campus fitness center. 

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Employee Benefits

Oakton offers an array of benefits for part-time and full-time employees, including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance and tuition waivers.


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Professional Development

The Center for Professional Development can help community college employees improve leadership skills, enrich teaching and learning and drive innovation.

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Fitness Center

Whether it's before work or during your lunch break, take a class to discover how Oakton College's Fitness Center can help you build fitness into your day and provide you tools to promote good daily habits.

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Lisa Cherivtch
"Every day is a new opportunity to change a life. I've seen so many students who didn't think that they "could", go out and do it. I love when I see my former students on LinkedIn with jobs that they never thought possible. It only takes one person to believe in you, I'd like to think that I'm one of the people my students know believes in them."

Lisa Cherivtch

Oakton College Professor for more than 16 Years

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Your Next Steps

Whether you're an educator looking to advance your career in academia, an academic advisor, a payroll specialist, a custodian or anything in between, Oakton has a place and an opportunity for you. We hope you'll find your fit at Oakton. 

If you need help completing your application or need accommodation, please contact Oakton College Human Resources at 847.635.1675 or hr@oakton.edu.

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