Adult Education Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Job Details

Job Title: Adult Education Recruitment and Retention Specialist
Location: Wolfson Campus
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1003280
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$19.99 - $25.00


Continuing Education and Professional Development - Adult Education

Reports To


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

May 11, 2022

Job Summary

The Specialist is responsible for coordinating recruitment and retention activities of the adult education programs (ABE/GED and ESOL) and for meeting adult education retention, placement, and transitioning goals. This individual is responsible for coordinating the program offerings, creating classes, and managing the intake processes for adult education students.

This is a temporary grant funded position.

This grant position will be eligible for participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) after 6 consecutive months of continuous employment.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Resolves student registration issues
•Creates classes in the Linux system and makes appropriate updates
•Searches for potential new instructors for the department
•Organizes, maintains, and updates all departmental records pertaining to adult education students and instructors
•Ensures that all student files meet audit requirement standards
•Communicates information about adult education program requirements and schedules to other departments
•Makes appropriate connections for students to learn about admission, registration, and enrollment in MDC credit programs
•Secures student information and performs follow-up
•Communicates with adult education students on a regular basis, both in person and by the phone
•Works closely with students to identify and refine educational and career goals and provides ongoing advisement to those students
•Designs appropriate advertising materials, schedules speakers, works with job placement services, and attends related meetings
•Contacts students with excessive absences
•Maintains contact with current and past students in an effort to promote retention and educational continuity
•Coordinates the annual graduation ceremonies for GED/ESOL students
•Reviews instructor performance and compiles teacher evaluation reports
•Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor's degree in Education, ESOL, or related field and three (3) years of related experience in adult education or similar program
•All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
•Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
•Possess effective communication skills both orally and in writing
•Possess effective interpersonal and organizational skills
•Possess excellent public relations and decision-making skills
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and the local community
•Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
•Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
•Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
•Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations
•Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and some weekend assignments
•Ability to interact in a positive manner in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

Preferences Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, will receive preference and priority for this job vacancy. In addition, they may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements outlined in this job vacancy.

Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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