High School Completion Program Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Director, Adult Education and Literacy Programs

Job Summary

This position coordinates High School Completion (HSC) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) as part of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program, which is funded by and operated in accordance with the federal and state Department of Education, at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center. Coordinates programming, classes, and curriculum in order to help students prepare for the HiSET exam in order to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). This position supervises instructors, volunteers, and students for this noncredit programming. Additionally, this position serves on the AEL Leadership Team working with the Director of Adult Education and Literacy Programs in strategic planning, implementation of initiatives, and continuous program improvement.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervises and develops High School Completion (HSC) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programming and classes.

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the HSC and ABE classes.

  • Works with a diverse population of students.

  • Supervises in-person, remote, on-site, and off-site classes.

  • Assists in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supervising, observing, and evaluating HSC, ABE, and Integrated Education and Training (IET) instructors.

  • Serves on hiring committees for other AEL staff.

  • Provides and/or coordinates orientation, training, in-service, and professional development for instructors and volunteers.

  • Provides technology support for instructors and students.

  • Coordinates class assignments for students and teaching assignments for staff.

  • Maintains communication with the Director, instructors, staff, students, and volunteers.

  • Plans and leads weekly HSC staff meetings.

  • Continually develops and delivers HSC program student orientation.

  • Meets with parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age to ascertain the best course of action.

  • Meets with students as needed for goal setting, class placement, enrollment, and student conduct issues.

  • Collaborates with AEL Enrollment and Assessment Services staff on matters related to HSC student registration and assessment.

  • Collaborates with AEL Enrollment and Assessment Services staff to prioritize student learning, progress, and successful completion of their HSED.

  • Organizes and implements an annual graduation ceremony with a team.

  • Develops teaching objectives for each core subject and level of classes.

  • Selects, orders, and continually develops curricular and instructional materials.

  • Identifies best practices and materials to support English Language Learning students in the program.

  • Oversees the maintenance of accurate records, attendance, assessments, measurable skills gain attainment, time and effort, and other reports as required by the federal and state Department of Education.

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and college laws, policies, and standards.

  • Assists with new and existing grant applications, grant reports, and monitoring.

  • Cooperates and collaborates with the college, partner agencies, and the community to provide services and classes.

  • Collaborates with the AEL Career Pathway Specialist in offering wrap-around services to students.

  • Collaborates with the Transition Specialist to support student transition to postsecondary education and training.

  • Makes recommendations on budgetary needs for the program.

  • Serves as a positive voice to community groups.

  • Seeks opportunities for students to gain employability skills as well as employment information and assistance.

  • Collaborates with workforce development to improve programming related to student employment and employability.

  • Attends meetings with community and college groups and serves on internal and external committees.

  • Serves as a member of various program teams such as Family Literacy and Integrated Education and Training (IET).

  • Works actively both on and off-site to improve AEL student recruitment and retention rates.

  • Teaches or substitute teaches classes as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.

  • One year of teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to train, supervise, and coordinate staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning research, theory, methods, instructional strategies, and curriculum.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral formats.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated ability to travel to and from appointments and meetings.

  • Demonstrated ability to work a schedule that includes two evenings per week.

  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing/implementation/reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and procedures in order to coordinate programs, projects, or services.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education or related field.

  • Teaching certification.

  • Experience in Adult Education and Literacy, especially High School Completion, Adult Basic Education, and/or High School Equivalency Diploma exam preparation.

  • Bilingual.

Working conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Employment Status

Full time, exempt position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor, and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

    • Describe your teaching philosophy as it relates to Adult Education and Literacy, specifically the High School Completion and Adult Basic Education programs. Include methods, strategies, and approaches based on adult learning theory and research.

    • Describe your experience, skills, and approaches working with diverse student populations.

    • Describe your supervisory experience and management style.

    • Describe your technology skills, including classroom instructional technology and Google Applications.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by the deadline.

Apply Online

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
319-296-4004
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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