Adult Education Team Manager
Mission and Values
The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.
The Workfornce, Education and Innovation department.
The Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM) is looking for an Adult Education Team Manager to support our mission and the Latino community. The professional in this position will be driven to grow and expand the reach of the Adult Education program and leading a dedicated and passionate teach of instructors through a period of growth.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
- Seasoned and versatile educator with experience in course and curriculum design
- Personable with a passion for educating and mentoring other professionals
- Collaborative and possess an entrepreneurial approach to program development
- Exercises good judgement and has strong decision-making skills
- Highly resourceful and able to set schedules and timelines
- LCM is committed to expanding the reach of our programming and developing our staff; therefore, this position has the potential to grow into a Director position within 18-24 months.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Adult Education Team Director is responsible for the following:
Guide strategic and programmatic goals and create operational plans for implementation.
Advise and guide programmatic growth and development; foster new community partners to increase programmatic reach and liaison with current partners to ensure consistent communication and coordination of efforts.
Provide direct oversight and mentorship to Instructor staff including evaluation of instructional performance in the classroom and attainment of learning outcomes; oversee Adult Education master calendars, Instructor scheduling, related work projects and timesheets of programmatic staff.
Design and implement professional development opportunities to build greater capacity among Instructor staff for serving ESL and adult learners; guide implementation of synchronous learning via virtual platforms while ensuring methodology and curriculum content reflect best practice.
Work collaboratively with Instructor staff to standardize curriculum, ensure instructional alignment, increase course articulation, and develop new opportunities to bridge learning into job and vocational opportunities for students.
Craft and manage annual programmatic budgets ensuring Instructional staff and LCM classrooms have necessary supplies and materials for high-quality instruction; provide guidance for budget growth as the reach and offerings of Adult Education grows.
Guide program practices for student screening, entrance, feedback and continuous improvement processes.
Facilitate data collection among Instructor staff and partners; complete analysis and reporting to LCM leadership, Instructional staff, stakeholders and funders as needed.
Assist LCM’s Executive Director and development staff identify funding models and collaborative grant opportunities to support programmatic growth and innovation.
Participate in meetings, task forces, advisories, etc. and speak before community stakeholders on behalf of the program and LCM.
Fill-in for Instructional staff as needed, and other duties as assigned.
Oversee Program Assistant and 8-12 part-time Instructional staff
Course and Curriculum Design for Adult Learners – Able to create quality learning experiences and environments for LCM students; guide the selection instructional materials and possess a strong understanding of pedagogy for adult and ESL learners.
Program Development – Able to develop and implement a plan to carry out Adult Education goals including course design, upskilling of Instructional staff to meet needs of students, and articulating program vision to stakeholders.
Entrepreneurial Skills and Approach – Ability to turn ideas into action; able to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives using creativity, initiative, tenacity, teamwork, understanding of risk, and sense of responsibility.
Knowledge of Virtual Platforms – Able to navigate and guide implementation of virtual platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet or like products) into the classroom environment.
Collaborative – Ability to move staff and stakeholders toward a common goal through effective communication, emotional intelligence and respect for diversity.
Conflict Resolution – Guide problem-solving among stakeholders and partners, accounting for the organizational needs and goals of each; ability to identify opportunities to clarify communication and address the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.
Five (5) or more years of experience in education, educational administration and/or curriculum development within an educational entity.
Three (3) or more years of experience in program planning and budgets, management of staff and activities, and implementation and evaluation of program plans.
Adept at adult learning models and theories.
Personal and professional qualities that allow for effective, working relationships with staff, multiple partners and community leaders.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education from four-year college or university required; additional two to five years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in Spanish and English preferred, but not required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Prior certification in education and/or educational administration required, current certification preferred.
The physical demands described here are represntative of those that must be be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the esssential functions of the job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Pay: $22.00 – $25.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Spanish (Preferred)
- Teaching Certification (Required)