Adult Education (AE) Director | Northern New Mexico College

Date: August 22, 2018

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Title: Adult Education (AE) Director

FLSA: Exempt

Department: Adult Education

Job Type: Full-time (continued employment contingent on grant funding)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

SUMMARY: The Adult Education (AE) Director manages the day-to-day operations of the AE program including, but not limited to, implementing State AE policies and procedures, program budgeting, recruiting and training instructors/tutors, supervising, hiring, firing and evaluating the data technician and instructors, developing the instructional design for all AE instruction at all sites, and prepares the AE proposals and reports for submission to the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

• Plan and coordinate the development, implementation, and execution of the AE program, special projects, and other initiatives designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program.
• Lead the collaborative development of High School Equivalency (HSE) curriculum that successfully prepares students for the HSE exam and reduces the need for postsecondary remediation.
• Attend and participate in New Mexico Higher Education Meetings pertaining to AE funding including discussions regarding compliance and implementation of Workforce Innovations & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
• Develop and carry out a strategy that ensures student matriculation to advanced employment opportunities and/or postsecondary enrollment.
• Provide immediate oversight for project staff and faculty.
• Develop and implement a formative evaluation process for all faculty that measures instructional effectiveness.
• Develop and implement a student recruitment plan that includes formal partnerships with local public school districts, and local and state government agencies.
• Lead a collaborative effort to carry out the goals and objectives of the project proposal.
• Provide HSE instruction as necessary.
• Develop and implement a short and long-term project evaluation plan aimed at continual project improvement.
• Provide administrative and fiscal oversight for the grant.
• Prepare and submit annual and interim project performance reports to the New Mexico Higher Education Department Division of Adult Education.
• Maintain project compliance with federal and state grant requirements, rules, and policies.
• Oversee all personnel in AE to include recruitment, retention, evaluation and discipline.
• Work in collaboration with project staff, faculty, and external evaluator to perform ongoing program improvements.

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration or related fields and two years of experience working in a secondary education setting and curriculum review and/or development.

• Budgeting, grant writing and reporting experience is preferable.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
• Knowledge of the structure and content of the English and Spanish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Experience in supervising employees in a formal business setting.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services.
• Knowledge of business systems and management practices specific to NNMC.
• Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with internal and external customers to convey information effectively.
• Ability to select and utilize training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
• Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Ability to consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

• No or very limited physical effort required;
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Must be able to utilize/view a PC and or monitor

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is normally performed in a typical office environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:


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