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Assistant Director-Adult Education
Title:Assistant Director-Adult Education
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:N/A
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Division: Health Professions
Department: Continuing Education
Job title: Assistant Director-Adult Education
Reports to: Executive Director, Adult and Continuing Education (ACE)
Supervises: Adult Ed and AOK Instructors, Secretary
Position type: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt


Responsible for the supervision of the Adult Basic Education Programs, including AO-K and non-credit education programs and events.


  1. Administer all aspects of the Adult Education Program including supervision of the full-time and part-time Adult Education instructors in Adult Education including basic literacy, GED preparation, college level participation, English as a second language, Accelerating Opportunity-Kansas (AO-K) and any additional grants awarded.
  2. Develop and implement curriculum changes for all program components.
  3. Manage all Adult Education Program sites.
  4. Maintain and revise the Adult Education Program Policy Manual by Kansas City Kansas Community College Employee Policies and Procedures, the KCKCC Student Handbook, and policies set forth by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
  5. Coordinate the Accelerating Opportunity program including meeting with prospective students, assessing them, assisting them with enrollment into TEC programs. The duties will also include overseeing AO-K instructors and collaborating with TEC instructors and staff.
  6. Develop and revise as needed new instructor orientations for new Adult Education Program instructors.
  7. Complete all reports, funding renewals, grants and other paperwork required by the Kansas Board of Regents.
  8. Work with the Executive Director to seek additional funding opportunities for the Adult Education Program to enhance services to the Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties.
  9. Work with Adult Education Program instructional staff to provide effective orientation/enrollment activities for incoming Adult Education Program students at all program sites.
  10. Be fully knowledgeable of the TABE Assessment System along with the instructional lesson plans and syllabi to ensure quality programming for students.
  11. Manage the PABLO State Adult Education database to ensure the reporting is complete, accurate and by policies and procedures set forth by the Kansas Board of Regents.
  12. Manage the PAM State Adult Education database to ensure the reporting is complete, accurate and by policies and procedures set forth by the Kansas Board of Regents.
  13. Manage the Adult Education budgets with the various sources that fund the program, and complete reimbursement of the grants on a time basis.
  14. Plan and conduct weekly/monthly staff meetings with the entire staff and attend team meetings as needed to provide program continuity.
  15. Work with community partners to provide adult education services in collaboration with community based organizations, local school districts, local libraries, or other sites as requested.
  16. Collaborate with Workforce Partnership, the Division of Children and Families, and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide services by WIOA and KBOR policies in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.
  17. Advise with students regarding academic and behavior/discipline issues and mediate instructor/student conflicts promptly.
  18. Attend KBOR Program leader meetings, and other adult education related trainings and conferences as needed.
  19. Keep current in the areas of Adult Education to expand new programs as appropriate by the guidelines set by the Kansas Board of Regents.
  20. Serve as the GED Chief Examiner and Pearson Vue Examiner Liaison.
  21. Maintain the liaison function with the Kansas Board of Regents and the GED Testing Service.
  22. Leverages and builds upon existing relationships with the college and develops new relationships as necessary to become a preferred partner.
  23. Participates in community programs and organizations to develop relationships on behalf of KCKCC.
  24. Works with the Executive Director to identify sources of financial support such s funding through special grants, foundations or donations.
  25. Works with the Executive Director to develop and manage budgets for Adult Basic Education Program and CECS as it relates to services provided.
  26. Submit semester, quarterly and annual reports to the Executive Director and KBOR when appropriate.
  27. Prepare recommendations for employment of staff after consultation with Executive Director.
  28. Interfaces with Continuing Education team and related staff to assure that the client's needs are being fulfilled.
  29. Prioritizes strategies that align directly with strategic plan of the division and the College .
  30. Identifies new and competitive marketing strategies that promote the procurement and retention of community programs.
  31. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Skills, Leadership Skills, Customer Service Focus, Finance/Budgeting and Data /Analysis Adaptability and Flexibility, Continuous Improvement, Attention to Detail, and Personal Innovativeness and Creativity, Driven and energetic self-starter, and Team Oriented.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Experience and working knowledge of KCKCC’s service areas (Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties).
  • Experience working with Adult Education programs: TABE, PABLO and PAM.
  • Experience working with Accelerating Opportunity-Kansas (AO-K) program.
  • Experience and knowledge working with English as a Second Language programs.
  • Experience and working knowledge of WIAO policy and integration into Adult Education programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience and knowledge business acumen of finances/budgeting and data analysis, of key benchmarks, programming, market research/market analysis.
  • Demonstrated effective Project Management Skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and achievements of innovative ideas.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of community planning theories, concepts, and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus.
  • Possess strong commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to maintain confidentially of information and work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and cultivate relationships, create opportunities and solve problems
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and attention to details.
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must enforce policies and procedures as established by supervisor and KCKCC administration.


  • Master’s degree required in Adult Education or related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated teaching experience working with Adult Basic Education
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department.
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations, including the area of Adult Basic Education.
  • Coursework in higher education, administration, the community college and management desirable.


  • Master’s degree in Adult Basic Education, Education Policy, Higher Education, or English as a Second Language.
  • Supervisory Skills.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


$49,800 - $55,000 annually, this is a grant funded assignment ending no later than June 30, 2019, but may be extended.

Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.


To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 7, 2018, then open until filled.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.





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