POSITION: ACCESS Transitions Coordinator
Tier III, 12 months
BUILDING: Community Education
SALARY: Competitive wage and benefits package
This position is responsible for working with non-traditional students to transition them from GED, English Basic Skills (EBS), English as a Second Language (ESL), and other Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs into certificate programs offered through Continuing Education and Workforce Development and credit courses.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Develop contextualized workforce-related curriculum, participate in orientations and will provide structure and support in programming in student success, career awareness and employment readiness topics.
2. Serve as liaison between South Washington County Schools’ ABE (ACCESS Program), the Minnesota Workforce
Centers in Washington County, and partner-programs in the Minnesota State system of Colleges and Universities on
issues related to student placement and tracking under the federally mandated Workforce Innovations Opportunity
3. Supervise ABE teachers with planning lessons, incorporating the WIOA mandates, monitoring and assessing student progress on an ongoing basis, participating in the intake process as requested, creating Individual Learning Planswith students, and collecting, recording and reporting all necessary information related to students in a timely manner.
4. Maintain and work to continually improve the comprehensive Adult Basic Education (ABE) program serving adults in the areas of Basic Skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, General Equivalency Degree (GED)
Preparation, Computer Skills, Family Literacy and Job Skills; Create, update and revise tools to market ABE
programs to the community.
5. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with Community Education and school district personnel and with community residents, organizations and agencies. Sustain current and actively recruit new relationships with local businesses that might benefit from Job Skills programs.
6. Utilize test data to assign students to appropriate classes and establish individual learning goals. Examine formative assessment results with teachers to make adjustments with instruction when needed and monitor progress toward students’ individual learning goals.
7. Develop and execute a case management approach for working with non-traditional college students to including
addressing academic and socio-economic barriers.
8. Develop and execute a plan to transition students from entry level programs (i.e. ABS, GED, EBS, ESL) to workforce development and credit programs.
9. Track and analyze data of students progressing through CEWD and credit programs.
10. Participate in orientation sessions and other recruitment/transition activities, as required.
11. Coordinates and Navigates students participating in Federal and State Grant Opportunities
12. Provide curriculum to ABE Staff in topics such as goal setting, time management, career exploration, interviewing, resume writing and contextualized instruction, as required.
13. Work closely with the local workforce investment board (AAWDC) to determine students’ eligibility for funding for workforce training under WIOA and similar programs.
14. Integrates computer-aided instruction into lessons as appropriate for Staff.
15. Seeks information about the coming changes to the GED test (2014).
16. Collects, records and reports all necessary information related to students in a timely manner.
17. Seeks grant opportunities and delegates writing responsibilities to the ACCESS Team.
18. Other duties as assigned.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES):
1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related field. Minimum of three years working with non-native English
speakers or at-risk populations in a case management and/or instructional role.
2. Current secondary or ABE State of Minnesota teaching license.
3. Minimum of three years teaching experience in adult basic education, English as a Second Language, student
success, career exploration and/or workforce readiness.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse, multi-cultural populations and ability to work effectively and
tactfully with students, instructors, staff, community representatives, government agencies and the public.
5. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office and databases. Experience using social media for
recruitment and retention.
6. Experience with data collection, analysis and creation of reports.
7. Experience developing, implementing and providing contextualized instruction (i.e. I-BEST model) for ABE Staff.
8. Experience in program development, conducting various assessments; marketing education programs, analyzing
data, developing curriculum, developing and facilitating a professional learning community and collaborating with
9. Proven organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
10. Prompt, regular and reliable attendance
11. Communicates with adult learners, parents, co-workers, supervisors and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships
12. Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.
1. Graduate degree
2. K-12 Minnesota Principal License
3. Proven supervisory experience
4. Familiarity with regional social service agencies and community based organizations
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2017 .
POSTING ENDS: August 1, 2017, @ 4:00 PM
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