Manager of the CLEAR Program

Overland Park, KS
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description

Organize and develop the CLEAR Program, College Learning Experiences, Activities and Resources, a continuing education program for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The CLEAR Program Manager meets with students, parents, educators and others in person, phone, or other method to discuss appropriate classes for students, appropriate behavior and make decisions regarding continuing participation of students in CLEAR classes whenever required. The responsibilities of this position include interviewing students for acceptance to the program, developing appropriate curriculum and collaborating with the community to enhance educational opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.


  1. DEVELOP CLASSES AND COURSE CURRICULUM - Develop classes with input from students and instructors, design and publish brochures of classes and course descriptions for each semester, hire instructors, secure classrooms, procure curriculum materials, technology and access services needed for instruction, coordinate classroom needs and campus activities with appropriate college departments and campus facilities.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. A variety of academically sound classes are offered each semester which appeal to students and meet their diverse educational needs.
  2. An informative and professional looking brochure for enrollment is delivered to the community and to students and their service providers by mail and electronically via the web or email.
  3. Properly staffed and equipped classrooms are in place to offer weekday and Saturday instruction.

  1. SUPERVISE STAFF - Hire appropriate office staff and personnel for instruction and classroom management, provide staff orientation and training, provide communication and feedback. Review course outlines, students' goals and evaluations, initiate instructors' contracts, approve time cards. Recruit, interview, train and evaluate classroom volunteers and service learning students.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. Students report satisfaction with their classes and instructors and respond favorably to classes as reflected by student re-enrollment.
  2. Evaluations are reviewed and mailed to students promptly at the end of each semester.
  3. Staff is kept informed via “CLEARly Speaking” email newsletters.
  4. Orientation meetings are held each semester for training and information sharing.

  1. FACILITATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND ENGAGEMENT-Interview and evaluate prospective students, plan and facilitate a yearly CLEAR Certificate Ceremony and each semester an “Expansion Social”, work with instructors to offer drama presentations and talent shows as part of an overall enriching curricula, coordinate classes and activities with area transition programs, oversee web site and social media, integrate students into the campus community and typical college milieu.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. Students with appropriate skills and interests are enrolled in classes.
  2. Students are provided a college experience as equivalent to their typical peers as is possible.
  3. Engagement and enrichment activities occur as planned whenever possible within the control of the program manager.

  1. ACT AS LIAISON AND COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES- Maintain membership and attend the Johnson County Transition Council, attend community and educational resource fairs, host informational tours on campus, collaborate to offer educational and enrichment programs such as the Job Olympics, Gene and Ardith Cebula Speech Tournament, Disability Mentoring Day, CLEAR High School Seniors Day.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. Invitations to participate in appropriate community events are accepted.
  2. The CLEAR Program is represented in a professional and positive manner.
  3. Community contacts are maintained, questions answered, information shared.
  4. Community collaborations result in successful enrichment events.

  1. OVERSEE BUDGET AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Develop yearly budget and manage program resources efficiently. Use procurement card to purchase office and program materials. Reconcile monthly procurement card statement.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. Program operates within budget.
  2. Reports are turned in accurately and timely.

The responsibilities described represent the primary responsibilities of the job. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the dean as warranted by business needs. The incumbent is expected to do all assigned responsibilities.

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Required Skills

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation or related field required. Two years' experience with persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities required. Broad knowledge of disability groups preferred.

Required Experience

Excellent interpersonal communication skills required. Strong organizational skills required. Proficient computer knowledge required. Good decision-making skills required. One year supervisory experience preferred.

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type
For full consideration apply before
Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
5 days a week, often includes Saturday
Special Instructions
This position is often needed to work Saturday, which is when most of the classes are held.