Program Director, ESL, Adult Education

Position Information-Job Vacancy

Position Title

Program Director, ESL, Adult Education

Position Type


Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)


Adult Education





Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range


Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

This position will be responsible for function and oversight of the ESL Adult Education program, including liaising with the Transition ESL, Refugee Training, and Academic ESL programs, to assure that the content and quality of instruction meet the requirements set out by Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation ( DLLR ), Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Office of Adult Learning and Literacy Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required in a related field. Two years full-time or equivalent experience in the professional area. MA ESL preferred.
  2. Must have supervised personnel a minimum of two years.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Oversee, supervise, plan and evaluate the college’s ESL Adult Education programs. This includes staff, adjunct faculty members, students, all delivery methods (classroom, distance learning, etc.), at on- and off-campus locations.
  2. Manage and supervise, delegate tasks, coach, counsel and evaluate the work of instructors, ESL Lead Teachers, ESL intake staff and support staff.
  3. Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, orient, train, and evaluate adjunct faculty, consultants and support staff.
  4. Ensure full compliance with national, state and local laws and as required by the grant policies and requirements of the Workforce
  5. Ensure full compliance with DLLR standards and requirements for Adult Education programs.
  6. Communicate regularly with off-site staff and instructors on program and personnel issues.
  7. Plan, prepare and conduct professional development activities, including classroom observations and feedback, workshops and institutes, and dissemination of information and materials.
  8. Review and select instructional materials; design and oversee the writing of curricula and materials.
  9. Establish procedures to monitor and evaluate programs, and modify or eliminate as needed.
  10. Conduct periodic internal audits of program and student files.
  11. Promote the college’s capabilities and services for the purpose of engagement and good will and to increase the overall knowledge of Prince George’s Community College.
  12. Network with other team members, other campus offices, other community colleges and the general community to accomplish work objectives.
  13. Actively participate in professional development and in appropriate committees, task forces, professional associations and organizations at the campus, state, regional and national levels.
  14. Field internal and external inquiries related to the fields of adult education and ESL .
  15. Represent the Adult Education program at meetings and other functions.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  4. A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number

PGCC26211/12 GFF4

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

A background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have two years full-time or equivalent part-time experience in education or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you supervised personnel a minimum of two years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type

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