This position plans, supervises and evaluates instructional programs for adult learners in WJCC. The Lead Teacher will plan, deliver, and assess the learning progress of adult learners who are actively enrolled in the Adult Education Program in WJCC. Additionally, the Lead Teacher will work with the Adult Education professional staff to enhance and improve the learning opportunities for all adults enrolled in ABE, GED or ESOL classes. The lead will develop and implement marketing plans to recruit new learners and GED examinees, manage the GED testing center in WJCC, and work with all regional and local community agencies and planning groups in applying for and managing grant monies, as well as completing all state and federal reporting for adult education.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans instruction, which includes appropriate objectives, learning activities, and assessments, to meet the diverse needs and ability levels of adult learners.
- Administers and directs programs funded through various state and federal sources, including preparation of grant applications, budget development and supporting documents.
- Coordinates annual budget development and prepares various statistical reports in support of adult education programming and grant awards.
- Works with the WJCC Finance Department to report and verify all expenditures and reimbursements.
- Serves as the Liaison to Region 21 Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant Act consortium to plan, develop and manage grant funding allocated through the regional grant plan.
- Supports the development of GED curriculum to align with new College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education.
- Works with community groups and WJCC personnel to interpret programs, elicit community and volunteer support, and coordinate support resources for learners.
- Determines program needs, monitors data and assessments, collaborates and coordinates with adult education teachers to review curriculum.
- Plans and coordinates professional development programming and spearheads all professional learning experiences for adult education staff.
- Serves as GED lead examiner and works with adult education and high school/Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (VPRJ) staff to administer both the GED Official Practice Test and the GED exam to adult learners, high school GED candidates, and learners at the VPRJ.
- Develops and implements marketing plans for recruiting new adult learners and GED examinees.
- The Lead Teacher for ABE/GED/ESOL will operate within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of the State Board of Education, Regional Adult Education goals and objectives, division-wide policies and procedures, and local curricula requirements for adult learners.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Bachelor’s Degree in subject area required
- Degree in Education with Virginia Certification preferred
- Knowledge of skills and abilities to work effectively with adult learners, patrons, and community partners and volunteers
- At least two years of classroom or related experience required.
- Prior experience working with adult learners is preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to collaborate and coordinate program components, professional development experiences, budget, and communication/marketing plans.
Supervises work of the Adult ABE/GED/ESOL teachers
Performs duties under the supervision of the Director of Special Programs and Accountability
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Demanding schedule often includes day and evening hours. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling.