Director, Adult and Community Education, Community College of Philadelphia

Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on April 17, 2017

Director, Adult and Community Education, Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Director, Adult and Community Education position.

The Director, Adult and Community Education manages the strategic direction, design and operation of the College’s non-credit adult basic education (ABE), high school equivalency (GED/HiSET) programs and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute. Reporting to the Dean, this position provides leadership in the coordination, planning, implementation and assessment of adult education programs and initiatives, as well as other non-credit and lifelong learning/personal enrichment offerings within the division.

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education Administration or related field required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• Minimum of three (3) years of related work experience required.

• Minimum of two (2) years’ of supervisory experience required.

• Demonstrated knowledge of adult education theory, models and programs as it pertains to ABE, high school equivalency and ESL/ELL student populations required.

• Detail-oriented with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds required.

• Ability to work independently and take initiative required.

• Ability to create, implement and monitor systems, procedures and processes required.

• Exceptional organizational, problem-solving and planning skills required.

• Ability to collaborate with others required.

• Experience utilizing an enterprise-wide information and reporting system required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.
Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience supervising secondary or post-secondary instructional staff is preferred.

• Previous teaching experience preferred.

• Teacher or principal certification preferred.

• Experience in curriculum design and evaluation in an adult education setting preferred.

• Banner experience preferred.

• Experience using the Danielson framework for teaching in the classroom and/or as an instructional evaluation tool preferred.

• Experience working in a collective bargaining environment with collective bargaining agreements preferred.

• Bilingual language skills preferred.

Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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