Adult Education Program Director - #100486

Gadsden State Community College

Date: 04/19/2022 23:00 PM

City: Gadsden, Alabama

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the program.
  • Initiates and facilitates change for continuous program improvement and capacity building.
  • Understands, interprets, and assures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Establishes procedures to meet performance areas for performance accountability.
  • Initiates program planning, develops, goals and plans for meeting objectives.
  • Provides leadership in development of curriculum, retention activities and other student services.
  • Promotes safe work environment.
  • Establishes procedures for collecting, documenting and reporting data and ensures accountability.
  • Communicates regularly with staff and involves them in planning through a variety of formal and informal means.
  • Oversees recordkeeping.


  • Provides instruction in literacy, adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition, workplace, family literacy and/or citizenship.
  • Applies research-based instructional practices that incorporates the use of computers and other technologies.


  • Assures appropriate program staffing.
  • Supervises, observes and evaluates staff.
  • Coordinates activities of instructional staff to ensure effective program operation.
  • Assist staff in developing professional development plans.
  • Promotes professional development opportunities and adheres to the professional development policy.


  • Manages fiscal resources and reports financial information.
  • Identifies additional resources and initiates plans to secure them.
  • Prepares and monitors all aspects of budget.
  • Monitors contract compliance and cooperative agreements.
  • Monitors and approves purchasing.


  • Advocates and promotes adult education program within community.
  • Builds partnerships to enhance the availability, quality, and delivery of services.
  • Participants in local organizations.


  • Models professional behavior and requires other staff members to act in a professional manner.
  • Promotes the philosophy, goals, and objectives of adult education at local, state and national levels.
  • Promotes an environment in which cultural and philosophical diversity is valued and appreciated.
  • Cultivates an atmosphere of respect for all staff and students.
  • Provides instructional leadership.
  • Supports instructional strategies based on research in adult learning and development.
  • Recruits students to meet enrollment goals.

Professional Development

  • Participates in required professional development and all AE Director Meetings/Workshops.
  • Uses technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Assesses personal strengths and weaknesses as a basis for developing a professional development plan.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities

  • Complies with all policies of the Alabama Community College System and the College.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of positions given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. Specific job-related duties assigned by hiring departments shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be construed as expanding a particular position’s role, scope, FLSA status, or grade.


  • Master’s Degree in administration, education, or a related field required.
  • Three (3) years’ of administrative/management experience required.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and evidence of success in achieving measurable outcomes.
  • Program Directors that instruct will also meet the minimum requirements for instructors.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week; some traveling and flexible hours may be required.
  • A commitment to the teaching-learning process of the community college and the open-door admission process.

Application Procedures/Additional Information


Salary Schedule C-3 – $50,000 - $80,000


May 3, 2022 – 4:00 P.M


Only complete application packages will be given consideration for employment. Complete package consists of
(a) Gadsden State Community College application,
(b) letter of interest,
(c) current resume; and
(d) copies of transcripts of postsecondary education

Application materials must provide documentation that the applicant meets all minimum qualifications.



Please Note:

- ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE ELECTRONIC- It is recommended that you have digital (such as pdf) copies of your cover letter, resume, employment verification documents

(if applicable), ALL required transcripts, and any other document identified in the vacancy announcement ready when you begin the on-line application process. You will be given the opportunity to upload these during the process.

  • When you finish the steps to apply, you will receive an on-screen notice that you have successfully applied; however, this notice does not mean your application materials are complete in accordance with the vacancy announcement.

All correspondence with applicants regarding the College's search process will be sent via e-mail.

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(855) 524-5627

Applicant must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their own expense

Application materials are considered privileged and confidential and will be used for employment purposes only

Gadsden State Community College is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, including postsecondary institutions
under the control of the Board of Trustees, that no person in Alabama shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex,
religion, creed, national origin, age, or other classification protected by Federal or State law, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.
Gadsden State will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.
More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should
another vacancy occur during the search process.
The College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding
Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

This employer participates in E-Verify.


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