Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Dec 4 2018 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Reporting to the Vice President of Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning, Grant Development and External Affairs under the Workforce Education Institute, the Director of Adult Basic Education and Workplace Literacy provides leadership and administrative direction to Bristol Community College initiatives related to adult literacy. The Director of Adult Basic Education and Workplace Literacy is responsible for facilitating a culture of continuous improvement for students interested in getting a high school equivalency or for those seeking English for Speakers of Other Languages competencies. The Director works in cooperation with both the academic divisions of the college, as well as the workforce and community education area ensuring student pathways into college and careers.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President of Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning, Grant Development and External Affairs.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Staff members of the Adult Basic Education and Workplace Literacy area.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement high quality adult education courses and certificate programs.
Provide leadership in developing, enhancing, and implementing programmatic innovations, incorporating new and best practices across Bristol locations while working within requirements and funding to meet the diverse needs of students.
Collaborate on the development and implementation of adult education and literacy plans, policies and procedures to support student success, bridging noncredit students into the college, and supporting the college's strategic plan.
Collaborate with all areas of the college to achieve established student outcomes and foster an integrated student success model.
Develop and manage the budget for adult basic education and workplace literacy as well as identify and secure funding opportunities in cooperation with the Executive Director of Development and Dean of Grant Development.
Lead, supervise, and evaluate the staff of the Adult Basic Education and Workplace Literacy area.
Incorporate assessment through goals and measurable indicators and provide management over collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to inform plans and decision making.
Manage continuous improvement process and evaluation of the adult education area in adherence with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education policies and procedures and over service operations to ensure excellent customer service, effective operations, and convenient computer/web-based services.
Develop and support a culture of shared governance, trust, respect, and transparency for all constituents.
Work in adherence with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other funding policies and regulations for workplace literacy, regional economic development efforts, and the coordination of community education offerings.
Manage ABE and ESOL offerings in alternate locations and collaborate with the Workforce Development's Corporate Training area for workplace offerings.
Collaborate with college communications to ensure a consistent college brand, promote the college and its services, and market adult basic education and workplace literacy programs.
Cultivate external relationships with K-12, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations.
Actively participate in community, state and regional activities, and organizations to promote and enhance strong industry connections in program development and instructor recruitment.
Perform all duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in English Speakers of Other Languages, English Language Learning, Education, or related field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated effective, innovative leadership and administrative experience with at least three (3) years in substantial experience in adult basic education and/or higher education. Knowledge of adult basic education curriculum development and professional development.
Ability to develop and maintain a budget and a strategic plan based on short- and long-term goals for adult basic education as well as English as Speakers of Other Languages.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others across the college to build effective relationships; promote noncredit pathways into the college; and increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and substantial experience in supervisory roles that attract, develop, manage, retain, and advance a diverse, talented professional staff.
Effective oral and written communication skills that include the ability to listen and respect diverse points of view, build consensus, share information accurately, and build an environment of trust.
Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, information systems and other federal reporting software and platforms.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Master's degree in English Speakers of Other Languages, English Language Learning, Education, or related field from an accredited institution.
Knowledge of and direct participation with adult basic education as well as higher education accreditation principles and procedures.
Demonstrated expertise and commitment related to assessment and continuous improvement of enrollment, student services and bridging from noncredit to credit at or with a higher education institution.
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission, and serving the needs of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented/underserved students.
Demonstrated ability to understand, apply, and enforce state and federal regulations and laws.
Demonstrated ability in grant writing.
Experience with data collection, analysis, and continuous improvement.
Knowledge with implementing programmatic innovations, incorporating new and best practices across multiple locations to meet the diverse needs of students.
Demonstrated track record of effective relationships with external constituencies, including K-12 districts, four-year institutions of higher education, and community organizations.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency.
Experience with collective bargaining, especially in a higher education environment.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Working knowledge of informational systems including Banner and in Customer Relationship Management software with Salesforce.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 105450
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.