Manager, Partnership for Adult Academic and Career Education (PAACE) (Categorically Funded)

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Manager, Partnership for Adult Academic and Career Education (PAACE) (Categorically Funded)

Salary: $92,136.00 - $115,896.00 Annually
Job Type: Full time
Job Number: PAACE
Closing: 10/4/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: PAACE
Division: Adult Education & Diversity Programs

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Job Duties
This position is completely funded by the CAEP (California Adult Education Program) allocation that is provided to the PAACE regional consortium. Continuance of this position is contingent upon continued CAEP funding.


The PAACE Manager will work in the Adult Education and Diversity Programs division, under the supervision of the Associate Dean. The Adult Education division offers noncredit courses for students in English as a Second Language, citizenship, older adult program, apprenticeship, workplace skills, and basic skills, including math and English, High School Equivalency test preparation, and short term vocational programs. The Adult Education division also provides workshops and trainings for care givers of foster youth. Cerritos College serves as the lead for the regional adult education consortium that includes four area districts and provides guidance to adult programs across various city service areas.

Plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates goals and activities supporting strategic processes, program development, and measurement of performance outcomes of the Partnership for Adult Academic and Career Education (PAACE) regional consortium. This position leads the design of innovations and best practices across the regional consortium that align with the goals of adult learners.

Distinguishing Career Features
Under direct supervision of the Associate Dean of Adult Education and Diversity Programs, this position manages and directs activities of PAACE regional consortium, which was formed and operates in accordance with the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) to plan, organize, implement, and assess activities and services, and related AB104 (formerly AB86) mandates and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides vision and leadership for the development and operation of PAACE consortium activities.
  • Serves as the regional PAACE's primary point person for the State California Adult Education Program (CAEP).
  • Supervises, and monitors project work of assigned personnel.
  • Facilitates collaboration among members in the areas of curriculum and assessment alignment, new program and curriculum development, student support services, and other approaches to accelerating student progress and creating clear pathways and seamless transitions for students through the education pipeline under the CAEP program areas.
  • Plans, directs, and manages the college California Adult Education Program (CAEP) providing coordination and support activities for the consortium's members and partners.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the work of the PAACE through regular, public meetings, open and clear communications, and the provision of appropriate workgroup and professional development opportunities.
  • Facilitates and leads regular and frequent communication among all consortium members relating to consortium activities, and provides timely updates on consortium and related regional and statewide activities, legislation, and resources related to adult education.
  • Provides leadership for and coordinates the completion of the PAACE governance plan, regional three-year plan, annual plan, annual budget, annual distribution schedule, assessment plan, and other deliverables required by the state.
  • Monitors and ensures that all PAACE activities and operations are conducted in accordance with approved budgets and plans, and are in compliance with all applicable legal mandates.
  • Ensures that consortium members collect and submit accurate and timely data on relevant adult education activities, including outcomes assessments, student progress and participation, fiscal accountability (for all funds from whatever sources), plan implementation, and others.
  • Advises and provides resources and information to consortium members related to noncredit and adult education program models, best practices, curriculum, assessment, professional development, and related matters that enhance the work of the consortium
  • Submits all deliverables, including reports, to the state and other applicable authorities by established deadlines demonstrating consortium work, progress, and compliance
  • Works with the fiscal representatives of each PAACE member to monitor funds and submit annual budget and quarterly expenditure reports
  • Maintains accurate, detailed, comprehensive records of consortium proceedings, decisions, contracts, and expenditures.
  • Meets with community leaders and cultivates partnerships with local industries/businesses, community organizations, public agencies, and education providers in order to champion consortium objectives, build partnerships, invite participation and collaboration, and leverage resources that will help meet the educational needs of adults in the region.
  • Represents the PAACE at appropriate conferences, workshops, meetings, and webinars.
  • Maintains regular contact with partners and stakeholders to keep them apprised of the PAACE's activities, including the South East Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board (SELACO WDB).
  • Participates and is involved in advisory committees and consultation on college noncredit curriculum (i.e. CDCP certificates) and program development for all consortium members that support comprehensive college and career guided pathways to post-secondary
  • Leads the development and maintenance of a communication program of consortium activities, including a website, newsletter, outreach, and other marketing materials.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify gaps in services and to develop appropriate strategies to address these gaps
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the Cerritos College service area and commitment to participating in professional activities, continued education, and improvement of skills. Strategic planning in organization and management practices, assessment, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and administrative needs; excellent oral and written communication and team building skills

Knowledge of:
  • Best practices in serving the needs of the adult learner and underprepared students
  • Local, state and federal community college noncredit/adult education policies, procedures, practices, laws, and regulations
  • Educational practices, rules, processes, and procedures relating to credit and noncredit courses, grant administration, adult education, and student success
  • Adult basic education programs that are required to fulfill the objectives of the PAACE consortium, including job training and others
  • Principles, practices, and methods of management and program evaluation
  • Outreach and recruitment techniques

Ability to:
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Display positive leadership, supervision, and evaluation
  • Effectively lead teams with a collaborative style in a collegial environment,
  • Network with local and state agencies
  • Be a fair-minded and ethical leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written form
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services
  • Utilize data and assessment to make improvements for programs and services
  • Develop and monitor budgets and effectively utilize resources
  • Effectively manage priorities in large, complex, and diverse operational units
  • Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Plan and work independently with little direction and meet schedules and time lines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Plan and organize work involving multiple stakeholders
  • Maintain confidential information and accurate records
  • Deliver formal and influential presentations toward goal achievement

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Three years' increasingly responsible experience in administering and/or supervising community college noncredit or adult education programs that provide the necessary knowledge and skills to support the requirements of the PAACE Consortium. Preferred Master's degree from regionally accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license

Physical Abilities
The position requires the ability to function indoors in an office environment engaged in work of a primarily sedentary nature and move to work locations on and off-campus. Requires the ability to sit at a desk for extended periods to accomplish work and to retrieve work materials. Requires manual and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard and pointing device and other common office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read and recognize printed materials, and view computer screens. Requires speech and hearing ability to project voice to a large audience, carry on telephone conversations, hear and grasp verbal communications and equipment prompts. Requires the ability to work during off-hours.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Supplemental Information

Documents needed to apply:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  • Special Document (see below for prompt)
Special Document Instructions: Please describe your perspective on the role that Adult Education plays in higher education, economic development, and equity in the State of California. Typed, 500 word maximum, double spaced. Upload this required attachment under "Special Document".

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

This is a full-time 12-calendar month classified manager position.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
An annual stipend of $3,249 shall be provided to management employees with an earned doctorate degree.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

**Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

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The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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