Executive Director, Adult Education

Austin, TX
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To direct the planning, effective implementation, and administration of the Austin Community College (ACC) Adult Education Program.

Position Information
Location Highland Business Center Hours 40 hours/week as assigned. Primarily Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends. Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Associate Vice President, Academic Transfer Programs Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, monitors, coordinates, and assesses all Adult Education Program activities.
  • Recruits, hires, supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and monitors performance of instructional staff and support staff while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of annual program plans and budgets based on institutional, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and other funding agency guidelines.
  • Supervises the development of curricula and assessment systems to ensure that students acquire the skills and training to succeed in college or the workforce.
  • Provides leadership in the development of department goals and objectives. Sets and supports program and staff performance goals.
  • Manages Adult Education budgets, including institutional, federal, state, and local funding sources.
  • Develops partnerships within the community for adult education services. Develops and implements agreements between ACC and partner organizations.
  • Develops institutional partnerships with credit and continuing education programs were appropriate. Works within the college's Guided Pathways context to ensure appropriate pathways from adult education programs into credit programs.
  • Serves as fiscal agent responsible for federal and state adult education grants. Ensures program accountability.
  • Implements and evaluates a targeted recruitment plan.
  • Solicits grant opportunities funding to further goals and objectives of the Adult Education Department and its program partners. When grants are achieved, provides leadership to ensure the grants are fully functional and fiscally prudent.
  • Prepares reports to fulfill college, state, and federal reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates data collection and reporting for purposes of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance and accountability, and ensuring effective program review.
  • Presents program performance reports to ACC Board of Trustees.
  • Serves on regional and state adult education committees.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • The community college philosophy and mission.
    • Effective leadership and ethics techniques, including Servant-Leadership principles.
    • Budget development and expense control.
    • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Project planning, development, and implementation.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Presenting information and summary reports internally and to the public.
    • Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
    • Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies.
    • Working effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural student body and staff.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Providing leadership at all levels of the college.
    • Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
    • Managing budgets and manpower needs.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

    Required Work Experience

    • Five years related work experience including managerial experience.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • Previous teaching experience in an adult education program.

    Required Education

    • Master's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


    • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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