Manager of Adult Education and Literacy

Joliet Junior College
City Center, Joliet, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Position Title:

Manager of Adult Education and Literacy

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Manager of Adult Education and Literacy
STATUS:Full Time, grant-funded
DEPARTMENT: Adult Education and Literacy
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-Union
REPORTS TO: Director, Adult Education and Literacy
PLACEMENT: Professional staff, grade S09
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $62,046 Annually (FY15)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

This position has responsibilities for meeting grant guidelines and performance measures under the AEFL grant guidelines, the One- Stop Partners, and maintain partnership with the local One stop under WIOA guidelines. Plans and coordinates programs so that the institutional goals and objectives and requirements of state and federal laws and regulations are met and contracted services provided. Networks with other employment and training service providers, business and local development groups and professional organizations. Prepares various reports to provide narrative and statistical data. Write grant proposals and implement training programs. Requires entrepreneurial skills, flexibility, evening hours and some weekend work as well as local travel to class and employment sites throughout the district. This position works for and in collaboration with the Director of Adult Education and Literacy.


1. Develop training proposals; define deliverables and their cost; secure approval of training for cost reimbursement; make presentations to company representatives.
2. Write grant proposals and analyze, evaluate and report statistical course data and student outcomes. Participate in grant-writing and grant- proposal development with outside organizations to facilitate project development, grant application, and proposal submission.
3. Seek out supplemental sources of funding; monitor activities for adherence to regulations and procedures.
4. Effectively lead a team to achieve goals and meet grant guidelines.
5. Develop and maintain relationships with local economic and community development groups, chamber of commerce, units of government, business, labor, and community-based organizations, etc. to enhance partnerships. Network with local and national organizations to improve and promote programs and services; Manage marketing, recruitment, and outreach initiatives.
6. Develop policies, guidelines and systems to ensure an effective operation of the grants process.
7. Supervise internal staff; develop individual training plans for new hires; monitor adherence to plan; take corrective actions to ensure job retention.
8. Manage the human resources development; provide content area expertise in the hiring of program coordinators and instructors; coordinate logistics of related soft skills workshops and classroom instruction; design and implement advertising strategies.
9. Serve as the liaison with job placement service providers. Network and consult with other employment and training service providers on hiring job training graduates.
10. Monitor budget and expenditures; recommend budget allocations.
11. Participate in achieving departmental and college goals and objectives.
12. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Bachelor degree in training and development, vocational assessment, counseling, education or related field.
2. Three (3) years of work experience in training and development, and/or adult learning principles with broad knowledge of curriculum, instruction and course content construction, continuing education, instructional design, or related.
3. Advanced knowledge of assessment tools, workforce development and preparation strategies, marketing and recruitment, training program delivery, academic and career advising, and course registration.
4. Advanced knowledge of federal programs in this area, along with grant writing and monitoring skills.
5. Excellent interpersonal, communication, time and project management and organizational skills.
6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
7. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. Master degree.
2. Management experience in career planning, job search/placement services, vocational education, adult learning principles, and multiple population groups.
3. Advanced technological skills to implement delivery of services and adhere to all management information systems and record keeping requirements.
4. National Career Readiness Certificate.
5. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
6. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3. Ability to travel in state and nationally.

1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

2. Current College policy allows a limited amount of flexibility for working location and times.

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Full time

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Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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