Director of Adult Education Curriculum and Programming

River Grove, Illinois
$56, 486 annual compensation
Jul 03, 2019
Institution Type
Community College


The Director of Adult Education (AE) Curriculum and Programming provides leadership in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review and evaluation of the AE curriculum. This position serves as a key member of the Adult Education Leadership Team and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the department's curriculum, advising, student recruitment, registration, orientation, graduation, and student activities. 


1. Manage, coordinate and provide leadership to faculty in the development of 21st Century ESL and GED curriculum. 

2. Ensure that AE curriculum, course outlines, syllabi, and instructional materials are aligned to appropriate state and federal standards, e.g. College and Career Readiness Standards. 

3. Regularly use data to make recommendations for how to improve and edit curricula to ensure achievement of department objectives. 

4. Actively pursue opportunities to maintain a current knowledge and curricular trends, research, and best practices, reporting findings and making recommendations to the AE leadership team as needed. 

5. Evaluate and recommend AE programs, standards, policies, and procedures to ensure alignment with college and funder guidelines. 

6. Manage all aspects of recruitment, registration, and orientation of new and returning students. 

7. Develops, implements, manages and monitors AE academic advising processes 

8. Direct programming services to meet the needs of students. 

9. Coordinate textbook adoption activities leading staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student-groups learning needs. 

10. Serve on department subcommittees (graduation, student activities), as well as campus and district committees as needed. 

11. Supervise and evaluate the performance and duties of assigned staff. 

12. Other duties as assigned. 


1. Dean of Adult Education 


1. Assigned Mid-management, Classified, and Hourly staff  


1. Master's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience. 


1. Minimum two (2) years experience working with adult 
learners from diverse backgrounds who face academic and 
socio-economic barriers 

2. Minimum two (2) years work experience in instructional leadership 

3. Experience developing standards-based curriculum 

4. Experience developing and implementing programming designed to increase student engagement, retention and success 


1. Knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment 

2. Knowledge of the Curriculum Standards for adult education 

3. Knowledge of adult learning theory 

4. Strong working knowledge of WIOA mandates 


1. Ability to provide leadership to and stimulate cooperation and collaboration of instructional staff 

2. Strong presentation, facilitation, organizational, and communication skills 

3. Strong interpersonal skills: ability to hold others to high standards while offering support and maintaining positive relationships. 

4. Proficient in analyzing and developing strategic responses to academic data. 

5. Ability to evaluate instructional programs.  

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