Employment Bulletin Board

Adult Education Program Consultant

The Colorado Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education Initiatives is pleased to announce the job posting for an Adult Education Program Consultant. This is a great opportunity for an experienced, data-driven grant manager to learn more about state and federal requirements while also providing support to adult education programs to deepen their impact - the best of both worlds!  We are a mighty six person team that works hard and has fun celebrating program and team successes. The salary range is $55,600 to $69,500 plus benefits. The job posting is available on the CDE website. Applications are due by Friday, November 17, 2017.


Director of Continuing Education

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Somerville Public School

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Director of Continuing Education

SOMERVILLE CENTER FOR ADULT LEARNING EXPERIENCES (SCALE)

Job Goal:
The Director’s primary responsibility is the supervision, planning, and coordination of Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE) programs and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Planning and Supervision
  • Provide leadership in community planning to determine and address the educational needs of
  • Somerville’s adult residents
  • Provide guidance to Friends of SCALE; serve ex-officio on Friends board and committees
  • Lead strategic planning of SCALE, including the development and implementation of a longrange plan
  • Provide expertise in the area of adult learning, stay current in the field and serve on local and statewide task forces and committees as needed
  • Plan and lead selection of curricular course offerings based on local needs and in conformance with laws and best practice regarding high school equivalency requirements
  • Supervise the preparation of a general curriculum each school year and for special projects throughout the school year
  • Direct and collaborate with Program Administrators to ensure that adult students interested in continuing their education receive appropriate instruction and counseling
  • Plan and direct in-service training programs for adult education faculty
  • Participate in community, state, and national activities designed to improve adult education
  • Maintain an ongoing program of courses relevant to the needs of immigrants and prospective citizens
  • Oversight of Program Finance and Data
  • Oversee fiscal tracking and reporting; responsible for SCALE budget, including City/LEA funds, grants, and contracts
  • Oversee student record-keeping for all grants and projects, including but not limited to SMARTT data collection
  • Supervise the Program Specialist to assure that all Adult and Community Learning Services grants requirements are met
  • Oversee the efficient collection and secure deposit registration fees; collect tuition as required and maintain an accurate system of records of all funds
  • Prepare and administer the adult education program budget and audit process in close
  • coordination with the Director of Finance
  • Leads in the development, implementation and management of state and federal grants supporting
  • SCALEs staffing and programs
  • Program Administration
  • Supervise the High School Equivalency Testing Center (HiSET)
  • Oversee all supply requisitions for adult education classes, and provide teachers with supplies and materials needed for effective instruction
  • Assure that information materials and catalogs are provided to the community, announcing programs and its offerings; supervise publicity of the program
  • Assume responsibility for supervising the administration and scoring of tests and examinations and reporting of grades for all courses carrying academic credit or leading to a diploma or certificate
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of the program, and prepare such reports as may be required by the Superintendent of Schools
  • Staff Supervision and Development
  • Supervise all program staff, including bookkeeper in the preparation of payroll information
  • Supervise the Adult Diploma Program staff
  • Provide effective staff support to provide an environment of continuous learning and improvement of SCALE staff
  • Assure that all union contracts are managed effectively
  • Administration and Community Outreach
  • Supervise the granting and distribution of certificates and diplomas to students successfully fulfilling program requirements
  • Communicate with various community agencies are required to support SCALE’s mission
  • Conduct staff meetings
  • Oversee outreach and public relations including communication of program offerings to the community
  • Submit reports on a six-week basis to the Assistant Superintendent
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Administration, or other related field
  • DESE Administrator Licensure
  • Minimum of five years successful teaching/leadership experience in adult education
  • Three years of experience as a supervisor or administrator
  • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing
  • Experience with DESE ACLS guidelines and SMARTT system
  • Experience with and commitment to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds

Supervision Received:
The Supervisor is directly responsible to the Assistant Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have sufficient mobility to travel between sites and to local and statewide meetings.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.

Position Reports to:

  • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum/Instruction

Application Process:


NOTE:

  • Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
  • Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
  • Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us


Application Deadline: Open until filled
Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.


RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2 (DATA AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST)

The Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL) is currently seeking a Research Technologist 2 whose primary role is to support the Management Information System Support (MIS) grant and other projects at ISAL and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. Primary job responsibilities include working with Pennsylvania Division of Adult Education (DAE) staff and MIS staff on the eDataV2 system to help adult educators effectively use the system and enter data accurately. Part of this role also involves providing professional development to increase adult educators’ skills and knowledge in using the data system successfully by helping to create and present webinars, and through individual instruction and consultation via telephone and email. These professional development activities provide an opportunity for creativity and a chance to hone data analysis and research skills.

This position will share the responsibility of updating and troubleshooting the Microsoft Access database template to support quantitative data analysis along with other tech support related functions. This tech support role provides an opportunity to help professionals in the adult education field address challenges with data collection and use. Additional duties will include supporting other projects with data collection and analysis tasks such as creating charts and tables for reports. Current experience with databases and up-to-date technology skills are required. Experience in adult education and technical support, data analysis and familiarity with Survey Monkey, Excel, Access, and relational databases is preferred. The successful candidate will also have excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a fun, fast paced team environment.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.


Social Media Specialist
LiteracyCNY

Anyone here love social media so much that they'd be willing to extend their talents to a nonprofit board? If you think spending a few hours per month managing, analyzing and optimizing social media content (owned and paid) for three channels (not to mention building your network and boosting your resume!) sounds like fun, please lmk! I have an awesome opportunity. (You don't even need to be in Syracuse!) Contact LiteracyCNY's Marketing and Communications Committee Chair Danielle Gerhart at dgerhart@LiteracyCNY.org for more information!


Workforce Support Specialist
The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

The Workforce Support Specialist will analyze laws, regulations, reports, and other documents to help inform policy developed by the Federal Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education and the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education and to analyze pertinent policies from U.S. Department of Education, U. S. Department of Labor, and other agencies governing the work of state, regional, and local adult education and workforce development programs. Specifically, this Specialist will be thoroughly versed in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) law, regulations and implementation trends and the Virginia Combined State Plan goals and implementation efforts. This position will be responsible for gathering and analyzing data, reports, trends, and other information in order to support planning and development activities of CTAE and the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center and will write reports, make presentations, and design and conduct training using this information. It also supports the expansion and continued development of VALRC’s Career Pathways Blueprint for IET. Further, this position will provide assistance and recommendations based on the research and analysis described above to the Manager of VALRC, the Assistant Manager, and the Workforce Instructional Specialist as well as to CTAE in the areas listed above. It is also responsible for communications with adult education students, adult educators, and the general public on topics related to adult education and literacy, high school equivalency, and other related topics through the VALRC GED Helpline, online communications, social media, and face-to-face presentations. This includes planning, organizing, and coordinating all meetings and conferences required by the state adult education office.


Elearning Support Specialist
The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

This position is responsible for: Supporting VALRC specialists in virtual course development, instructional design methodologies and best practices to develop high quality, engaging, ADA/508 compliant online courses, web-based training, and technical assistance. Collaboration in the development of professional development and performance support, publications, and promotional materials, consulting with specialists in selecting appropriate technologies and e-Learning tools and applying learning delivery best practices, identifying potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies, and providing guidance to specialists in creating courses that apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Incumbent will also maintain VALRC’s website(s), listserves, and associated databases.


College and Work Transitions Coordinator
The College of Lake County

The College and Work Transitions Coordinator, under the supervision of the Student Success Manager, develops and oversees the coordination of programs assisting students to transition from adult education to college academic programs or occupational programs and the workplace. The individual will be responsible for recruiting, advising and supporting students in ESL support, bridge programs, and other similar transition efforts. The position will be responsible for all reports and data required for the program and for grant fund sources, if any. The individual is also expected to coordinate with faculty, tutors, testing and registration to place students in college courses. Also, the position is responsible for coordinating with the Career and Job Placement Center for placing Adult Education students in the workplace.


Chief Advocacy Officer
National School Boards Association

Vetted Solutions has been retained by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to identify a Chief Advocacy Officer. This professional will provide leadership and oversight to direct the association’s interest in Congress and federal agencies through staff lobbying, field activities, the media, and coalitions.

NSBA is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1940, representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, almost all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. Association offices are located in Alexandria, VA.

With a budget of nearly $18 Million, NSBA achieves its mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal agencies and national organizations that affect education, providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation. NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy. The stated mission of NSBA is: “Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.” NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that affect education, and providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards nationwide. Furthermore, NSBA provides and fosters national leadership that encourages outstanding school board governance to achieve student success.

The Chief Advocacy Officer will provide leadership and oversight to the Center for Public Education to provide high profile and functional research reports on education and school governance. They will participate in general management of the association as a member of the senior staff. The Chief Advocacy Officer reports to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, and has three direct reports among a total team of 13.

The successful candidate will have either a Juris Doctorate or Master’s degree. They will have significant experience lobbying on Capitol Hill and with working on federal/national education issues. They will also have excellent communication skills and have knowledge of nonprofit business operations, as well as school boards and local school district operations. Click here to view the full position profile.         


Executive Director
ACE of Florida

The executive director, as the Chief Staff Member of Adult and Community Educators of Florida, Inc. (ACE of Florida, Inc.), contributes to the accomplishment of the association’s annual strategic plan through initiating, implementing, organizing, and directing the activities as prescribed by the Board of Directors. The position requires the executive director to work with the Board of Directors, the members of ACE of Florida, other educational associations, public and private agencies, and the general public in carrying out the mission of the organization.

The position requires extensive public relations skills in meeting the public, to present a positive image for Adult and Community Education.  It requires skill in working with adult and community educators to inform them of events pertinent to their profession, and to solicit new and continued membership and support of ACE of Florida.  Consequently, extensive travel is involved.  The work location for this position is Tallahassee, Florida.  This position requires administrative skills in managing the day-to-day functions of a full-time staff and the organization’s budget.


Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of management experience
  • Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Experience in grant writing and administration
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of ACE of Florida’s strategic future to staff, board, membership and partners
  • Experience in fundraising activities and increasing membership through networking and marketing opportunities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

Job Responsibilities:

1. Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for leading ACE of Florida in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2. Financial Performance and Viability:  Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of ACE of Florida, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support ACE of Florida’s mission.

3. Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of ACE of Florida’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that ACE of Florida can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.

4. Public Relations:

  • Represent the Association before appropriate organizations/groups by accepting speaking engagements that project the interests of adult and community education.
  • Maintain liaisons with the Florida Department of Education and other agencies/organizations whose actions affect the adult and community education profession.
  • Coordinates the development of the Association’s legislative program and with the Legislative committee Chairman, directs the activities necessary to achieve the legislative goals.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Please submit resumes to Maria Miranda at mirandam@dadeschools.net