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John Wood Community College is well-known for its high-quality programs, outstanding faculty and talented students - all of which make it one of the best community colleges in Illinois.  We have been making a positive impact on our district and in people’s lives since 1975. We are pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities with us.

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John Wood is a great place to work! The beautiful facilities provide our employees with a pleasant, modern work environment with on-site recreation and fitness facilities and cafeteria. We provide great benefits such as health insurance, retirement benefits and generous leave policies.


How to Apply

If you have found a position at JWCC that you're interested in, the next step is to apply.  Please follow the directions located at the bottom of the position announcement.  Most often, we request a cover letter (or letter of interest), a resume, original transcripts and the names, addresses and phone number of at least three professional references.  In addition, you must complete and return a JWCC application.

The Office of Human Resources responds to all applications of employment. Your questions, comments and suggestions are always welcome and may be directed to or by contacting our office at (217) 641-4242.


JWCC Application – Please download, complete, sign and mail to:

John Wood Community College

Office of Human Resources

1301 South 48th Street

Quincy IL 62301

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please contact the Office of Human Resources by email or by contacting our office at (217) 641-4242.

Applications from qualified persons who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  John Wood Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability or other factors prohibited by law.


About Quincy

Quincy, known as the "Gem City", is a city on the Mississippi River and county seat of Adams County, Illinois.  Quincy is the 11th-most populous city in Illinois, outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The community is a river city and was built on top of limestone bluffs. Quincy serves as the economic and cultural hub of West-Central Illinois.  In the fall of 2010 Quincy was listed as eighth in the top fifteen small cities to raise a family in the United States by Forbes magazine for its commute times, high school graduation rate, median household income, home ownership rate and cost of living.


About the College

    Founded: 1974

    Colors: Green and Yellow

    Mascot: Trail Blazers

The District Counties:


District Information:

     Size:  2,363 sq. miles
     Population:  95,426
     Tax Base (EAV):  $1,206,367,132


    JWCC Campus- Quincy
    JWCC Kinscherff  Adult Education and Learning Center- Quincy
    JWCC Workforce Development Center- Quincy
    JWCC Agricultural Education Center- Perry
    JWCC Mt. Sterling Learning Center
    JWCC Pittsfield Education Center


How to Get Here

John Wood Community College is located in Quincy, IL, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Springfield, IL, and 2 hours from St. Louis, MO.  Find out more about Quincy at the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

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