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Date: December 28, 2021

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 Director is responsible for providing leadership, planning and implementation of all program initiatives that include English Language Acquisition and High School Equivalency preparation classes throughout the communities served by NNMC. Core responsibilities include: designing and developing curriculum; establishing and evaluating operating goals and objectives; developing and maintaining policies, procedures, and protocols; budget management and oversight; hiring and supervision of staff and instructors; community collaboration and outreach; student and family support and referrals; and promoting and documenting ongoing success of the programs’ approved grant proposal and performance measures.

• 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 and three years of experience managing academic programs including curriculum review and budget oversight. A Master Degree will be considered in lieu of two years of experience.

• Experience in Higher Education
• Experience in High School Equivalency and/or ESL programs
• Grant Management
• Bilingual (Spanish and English)
• Supervisory experience

• 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: humanresources@nnmc.edu.


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