Employment Bulletin Board

Researcher (fixed-term academic position) and Data and Technology Support Specialist

We are hiring! 

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at Penn State have two exciting job openings:

Researcher (fixed-term academic position) and Data and Technology Support Specialist.

Open this link https://psu.jobs/job/73466 to learn about the Researcher position and the opportunity to advance the fields of adult education and family literacy through research, teaching, and policy work.

Open this link https://psu.jobs/job/72752 for information on the Data and Technology Support Specialist position to deliver e-Data tech support and professional development to adult education agencies in Pennsylvania. 

Penn State offers a stimulating work environment and fantastic benefits package.

Please distribute this announcement to your colleagues.

Thank you! 


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