The Program Manager for Education and Employment Opportunity Center will work with the Director of Education to continue the development and growth of Adult Education programs as well as the Employment Opportunity Center at MDC. In collaboration with the Director of Education, the incumbent will work to implement new initiatives within both areas.
The position supervises and coordinates programs for adults that include career assessment, employment coaching and placement, GED completion and post-secondary education advising. It also supervises program and program staff using knowledge of pertinent Federal, Department of Education, TRIO regulations, MDC personnel policies and bargaining unit agreement.
What we're looking for:
Our ideal candidate is an Education professional who brings a breadth of experience in educational program development, experience in and passion for providing needed services to encourage and equip low-income, underserved student populations, many of whom will be first generation college students, to achieve the dream of a college education. The candidate must bring a passion for the students and families we serve, and experience working with students, parents, school administration, and college advisors.
What you will do:
- Manage day-to-day operations of the Adult Education and Employment Opportunity Center program and staff
- Monitor and establish performance goals, standards and other indicators of success on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Prepare and develop specialized reports and design methods of collecting data. Adjust outputs to improve outcomes if not meeting targets
- Regularly schedule site visits to local colleges to meet with administration and MDC Education Advisors to ensure performance goals are met.
- Develop training for clients and staff.
- Meet with business, social service, and community leaders to increase visibility of TRIO Programs and to create potential partnerships.
- Oversee career specialist in coaching career readiness, career planning and counseling, identifying opportunities for career development, resources and job referrals.
- Ensure compliance with program contracts and budget targets
- Develop job bank and community relationships and represent the agency on various workgroups and committees as assigned
- Assures compliance with EOC grant agreement and Dept. of Education regulations.
- Establishes and maintains effective collaborations with businesses, community orgs, schools, and colleges.
- Implement communication and outreach strategies.
- Write grants for government and outreach strategies.
- Other duties as assigned
What you will need:
- Master’s degree in Education or Administration related field; or Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field and three years of progressively responsible supervisory and administration experience
- Knowledge of performance management and demonstrated expertise in team development
- Extensive experience working with low-income, first generation populations.
- Knowledge of socio-economic conditions of the target area and barriers individuals face in obtaining a post-secondary degree.
- Experience with program design and implementation
- Must be willing to travel regionally to attend seminars, meetings, and conferences
- The incumbent must pass a national criminal background check, which will include fingerprinting and meet all regulated health requirements
- The incumbent must have reliable personal transportation and a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to obtain prior to employment
- Experience working with federally funded programs.
- Knowledge and experience with TRIO Programs.
- Experience working with diverse groups of individuals from various academic, cultural and economic backgrounds.