General Description: This is a full-time, 40 hour, per week grant-funded position that includes days, some evening, and weekend hours at ASU-Mid-South campus and offsite locations that may consist of out-of-county travel and correctional facilities. The Director of Adult Education and Literacy directly manages and provides leadership in all academic, student support, and career preparation services within the college’s adult education program.
○ Provide leadership and coordinator for a comprehensive Adult Education program that comprises Digital, Financial, and Health Literacy; Adult Basic and Secondary Education; Disability Services; Career Development and Post-Secondary School Planning, English as a Second Language (ESL); Family Literacy; Corrections Education; and Workforce Preparation and Training.
○ Oversee the operations of ASU Mid-South Adult Education Center’s main and offsite locations in Cross and Crittenden Counties.
○ Prepare and maintain detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files regarding personnel facilities, programs, operations, and activities.
○ Participate in the recruitment, interviewing, hiring and evaluating of staff.
○ Review instructional materials, student outcomes, and related performance data to assess the level of success in helping students develop and improve their reading, writing, and math skills.
Curriculum and Faculty Development
○ Supervise the planning, development, and recommendation of new courses; reviews standing courses, and recommends the deletion of classes no longer appropriate to the curriculum; maintains current course outlines to reflect the instructional programs accurately.
○ Coordinate room and instructor assignments; determines appropriate equipment and supplies for assigned areas of responsibility following established policies; monitors and controls inventories.
○ Lead teaching and learning initiatives, including promoting strong pedagogical approaches and appropriate and effective use of technology.
○ Identify, design, coordinate, promote, and deliver innovative and relevant faculty and staff professional developments and faculty-learning communities.
○ Support implementation of programmatic and State-approved student learning assessments.
Grant Development and Fiscal Oversight
○ Prepare and review budget narratives for submission per the Adult Education Section of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services Policy.
○ Review and approve requests for expenses to be charged to the program managed by the department, ensuring that expenses are allocated to the appropriate project number and expenditure type.
○ Conducts monthly payroll reconciliations, ensuring all time and effort recorded on Personal Activity Reports (PARs) are consistent with the budgetary or contractual guidelines and limitations.
○ Develop and submits cost transfers when needed to remove or allocate expenses
○ Monitor expenses against the budget for each project managed by the department, ensuring that adjustments to expense patterns are made proactively.
As an instructional leader, acquire knowledge of and work to support and achieve the goals outlined by ASU Mid-South and the Adult Education Section of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.
○ Engage in professional development for job enhancement and growth.
○ Attend conferences or workshops to learn about developing practices and program requirements.
○ Attend college advisory meetings, registration meetings, and other workshops related to student retention and success.
○ Complete the required number of professional hours for program compliance
○ Perform other duties as assigned.
- Education – Master’s degree in education, administration, or related field and a valid Arkansas Educator license required. If not already licensed in adult education, administrators must become licensed in adult education by the Arkansas Department of Education, Professional Licensure, within three (3) years of the date of initial employment as an adult education administrator, showing academic progress toward completion annually.
- Experience: Five years of supervisory experience, preferably in a K-12, Adult Education, or Higher Education setting, and five years of experience as a teacher or administrator in education or a related field. (Any exception to these requirement must be approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education Adult Education Division.) Minimum of two (2) years experience managing multiple grant budgets from State, Federal, and/or Private agencies.
- Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory. General understanding of WIOA mandates related to Adult Education and Literacy. Familiarity with the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Adult Education Section Policies and Procedures.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials. Competitive benefits package including retirement, paid leave, health, life and disability insurance, a dental and flex benefit plan, and educational discounts for employee and family.
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. Applications should consist of (1) a detailed cover letter addressing the applicants fit for the requirements of the position; (2) a current resume; (3) a list of three professional references with contact information and a note explaining the working relationship with each listed on an ASU Mid-South Employment Application; and (4) a copy of college transcripts showing the requisite degrees completed.
Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Please note all employees of Arkansas State University Mid-South are subject to a background check.
Please submit all requested materials to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Human Resources
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-733-6719 (Fax) or email to HumanResources@asumidsouth.edu.
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.