Director, Adult Education

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Kankakee Community College
United States
Mar 17, 2024
Apr 25, 2024

Serves as the director of the college's Adult Education Department. Provides vision, leadership, direction, implementation, and evaluation to departmental programs. Oversees the internal and external coordination with other programs, services, and entities to successfully implement the Adult Education delivery system.

Examples of Duties

A. Directs the Adult Education program in accordance with policy guidelines and toward goals established in cooperation with the KCC Board of Trustees. Serves as the liaison between Adult Education and the college. Represents Adult Education on various committees with a view to creating pathways for all adult education students to move into college or CTE programs.

B. Collaborates with other college departments to promote seamless matriculation to post-secondary education. Serves on multiple college committees to promote and represent Adult Ed, and also to serve KCC in any capacity asked of the position.

C. Prepares successful grant applications to support the mission of the Adult Education department and submits quarterly reports to state agency (ICCB) as necessary. Serves as liaison between Adult Education and the state agency (ICCB). Ensures Adult Education program compliance for the continuation of the grant and other grants that the college receives. Creates a vision for the program based upon best practices in Adult Education and Workforce programs. Stays connected to the appropriate academic fields in the state and the country.

D. Collaborates with the business office to ensure that funds received are spent appropriately and within compliance of the grant agreement and the Adult Education Provider Manual.

E. Directs, leads, and develops community outreach initiatives. These include serving on the local workforce board as a representative of Adult Ed and also includes active participation in the Title II mandated One-Stop. Organizes two Area Planning Council Meetings per year. This is an advisory board meeting in which the community and stakeholders come together to inform the local Adult Education program what is needed in the community.

F. Provides oversight and supervises staff and faculty, to include: Prioritizing and approving professional development in accordance with the departmental vision and goals; evaluating programs of instruction as well as classroom instruction, ensure that college policies are adhered to in the classroom utilizing the KCC code of student conduct as a guide.

G. Implements and directs continuous quality improvement and best practices with a specific view toward student success and matriculation to post-secondary classes and certificate programs, supporting secure employment. Collaborates with community businesses, the One-Stop, and the local workforce board to ensure that bridge and ICAPS programs are appropriate for the workforce region our Area Planning Council Serves.

H. Researches and initiates additional resources for Adult Education. This may include braided funding opportunities, seeking additional funding, grants, and mutually beneficial partnerships. Reviews and analyze data to determine if services need to be added to a specific location within the Area Planning Council District.

I. Oversees and provides supervision for staff responsible for the Adult Literacy Initiative Volunteer Expanded (ALIVE) adult literacy and BabyTalk programs.

J. Attends the commencement program.

Minimum Qualifications

A.Master's degree in Adult Education, TESOL, Linguistics or a related field required; Bachelor's degree with equivalent experience in the above or related areas may be substituted.

B.A minimum of three years of highly responsible supervisory/managerial experience with successful conflict resolution skills required.

C.Prior related work experience preferred.

D.Two or more years' teaching experience in adult basic/secondary education or ESL preferred.

E.Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

F.Proficiency in the use of Microsoft computer applications and the internet as well as versatility in the use of other computer applications required.

G.Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and some weekends, and travel within the district and region to fulfill the responsibilities of the position required.

H.Ability to demonstrate an appreciation, understanding and support for the diverse populations served by the department.

I. Bilingual Spanish/English ability desirable.

Supplemental Information

Annualized salary begins at $77,678/yr.

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