Arkansas State University-Beebe, a comprehensive two-year
community college and part of the Arkansas State University System,
is seeking a Director of Adult Education to begin April 2021. The
College focuses on teaching and learning, emphasizes student
success at all levels, and is interested in candidates who value
With locations in Beebe, Searcy, Heber Springs, Greers Ferry,
and Woodruff County, the Department of Adult Education offers a
variety of services to include Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
leading toward the General Education Diploma (GED), English as a
Second Language classes, College Entrance Refresher courses, and an
assortment of Workforce Training classes. The Department of Adult
Education administers the TANF and SNAP E&T
grant programs. Seventeen employees report to the Director. This is
a full-time, 40 hour per week, grant funded position that includes
days, some evening and weekend hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the operations of the ASU-Beebe Adult Education
Centers at Searcy, Beebe, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, and Woodruff
Recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and evaluating of Adult
Education faculty and staff.
Prepare and maintain detailed and comprehensive reports,
records, and files regarding personnel, facilities, program,
operations, and activities.
Review instructional materials, student outcomes, and related
performance data to assess the level of success in helping students
develop and improve their reading, writing, and mathematics
Supervise the planning, development and recommendation of new
courses; review standing courses, and recommend the deletion of
classes no longer appropriate to the curriculum; maintain current
course outlines to reflect the instructional programs accurately.
Promote the use of CANVASand online education.
Lead teaching and learning initiatives, including promotion
strong pedagogical approaches appropriate and effective use of
Identify, design, coordinate, promote and delivery of
innovative and relevant faculty and staff professional development
and learning opportunities.
Support implementation of programmatic and State approved
student learning assessments.
Oversee processes of student intake, testing, orientation,
evaluation, goal setting, choice of instructional activities,
materials and strategies, and monitoring student progress
Prepare and review budget narratives for submission per the
Adult Education Section of the Arkansas Division of Workforce
Participate in annual audits and/or program reviews as directed
by the College, ASUSystem, or the Arkansas Department of Adult
Review and approve requests for expenses to be charged to the
program managed by the department, ensuring the expenses are
Conduct monthly payroll reconciliations, ensuring all time and
effort is recorded accurately and within the budgetary and
contractual guidelines and limitations.
Develop and submit cost transfers when needed to remove or
Monitor expenses against the budget for each project managed by
the department, ensuring that adjustments to expense patterns are
Promote Adult Education program through marketing to include
but not limited to brochures, flyers, radio & TV ads, and
Serve as point of contact for ASU-Beebe’s Adult Education
Serves on various internal and external committees, councils or
tasks forces within the College, and the Arkansas Department of
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
1. Supervise all adult education programs including Adult Basic
Education (ABE), General Adult Education (GAE), Direct and
Equitable (D&E), English as Second Language
(ESL), SNAP employment & Training
(SNAP E&T), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
(TANF). Oversight of Bridge Classes for ACT 1184
Master’s degree in Education, Adult & Career Education, or
related field with a valid Arkansas Educator License. If not
already licensed in adult education, administrators must become
licensed within three years of the date of initial employment as an
adult education administrator.
Five years supervisory experience in a K-12, Adult Education, or
Higher Education setting, and five years of experience as a K-12 or
Adult Education teacher.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory. General
understanding of WIOA mandates related to Adult Education
and Literacy. Familiarity with the Arkansas Division of Workforce
Services, Adult Education Section Policies and Procedures.
Valid Arkansas Educator License. If not already licensed in adult
education, administrators must become licensed within three years
of the date of initial employment as an adult education