Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates adult education, noncredit, and related programs that meet program requirements. Establishes program goals along with curriculum and programs to serve targeted adult learner populations by working with a consortium of regional providers of adult education services.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Program Director - Adult Education Program (AEP) is a mid-management position having reporting relationship to the college Vice Presidents of Instruction and, at the District level, to the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology. The Director will be accountable for developing, sustaining, and expanding Adult Education and noncredit programs including, but not limited to, career technical education, apprenticeship, high school diploma and GED, English language learning, citizenship, adult with disabilities, and older adults.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Works with and participates in the development of plans for the Coast Adult Education Consortium members to implement a comprehensive program by integrating member programs and services and facilitating transitions into postsecondary education and to the workforce. Recommends strategies and goals, and develops and implements annual plans for the AEP. Ensures consistency of plans with the AEP requirements and other College and District plans and monitors implementation to ensure the evaluation of their effectiveness. Works with, assists and coordinates with the other Adult Education Program Directors and district office staff in terms of program activities and reports. Provides leadership for continuous planning and implementation for expanding programs and services consistent with the AEP objectives. Regularly attends the meetings of the Coast Adult Education Consortium.
* Establishes standards of service delivery, specific goals, and performance measures. Supervises, advises, trains, motivates, and assists program employees to accomplish established goals in order to provide and improve all aspects of the program for the community consistent with approved plans and provide high quality of service.
* Provides leadership for the development and implementation of career preparation and college readiness (enhanced) noncredit courses and certificates consistent with the AEP defined program areas. Directs and oversees adult education noncredit instructional programs.
* Develops class schedules and site selection to maximize student access. In collaboration with other administrators, assigns personnel, monitors enrollment and class size, and determines continuation or cancellation of classes based on enrollment and cost considerations. Recommends course offerings based on community needs, funds, instructor availability and consistent with AEP objectives.
* Organizes, attends, or chairs a variety of administrative and staff meetings, as required. Serves on college and District committees and special projects, as assigned. Works cooperatively and provides leadership as a member of administrative leadership team, consistent with the mission and functions of the college and District. Coordinates programs and services, as appropriate, with other District and college personnel.
* Supports and coordinates activities and projects between faculty and representatives of local adult education schools, continuation schools, regional occupational programs, and the local community for AEP defined programs.
* Develops marketing strategies and methods to promote the Coast Adult Education Consortium programs and services, including, but not limited to, presentations at businesses, schools, and agencies within the community.
* Oversees a marketing plan for adult education programs, develops marketing strategies and methods to promote courses and programs. Oversees and collaborates with advertising and marketing services to conduct needs assessments, enhance visibility of programs, and recruit students. Develops, facilitates, and attends applicable events and activities.
* Maintains current knowledge of instructional theories and new technologies pertinent to assigned projects; learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner. Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills related to pertinent legislation, emerging trends in adult education, and the duties and responsibilities of the position.
* Develops and monitors budgets and maximizes financial resources. Supervises the administration of projects funded by AEP and other contracts, agreements, and grants.
* Directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive records, reports and files related to the consortium personnel, facilities and activities; ensures the collection, recording and reporting of required enrollment and performance data. Collaborates with Research and Institutional Effectiveness to plan, collect, and assess data to support college program review and state reporting requirements. Works with college and District personnel to prepare and submit timely and accurate reports to meet state and federal requirements.
* Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objectives of the position.