Distance Learning Coordinator, GED/HiSET Certification

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Distance Education Programs, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time
About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


The Adult Education Center of CCCC (AEC) is a state funded regional Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for Cape Cod. The ABE Distance Learning Program (DL) is for adult students studying for their High School Credential who have unpredictable work/life schedules that prevent them from participating in scheduled classes. Asynchronous distance learning allows students to access materials, ask questions, and practice their skills at times that work for them from anywhere in the state of Massachusetts. The Coordinator position will collaborate with the Adult Education Center of CCCC Director and the DL Lead Instructor to organize a 2-3 month DL pilot program to set a vision, determine a plan, goals, expectations for the new DL Program, using Aztek software to explore a new approach to earning a high school credential on a small scale. The pilot will then become incorporated into the Adult Education Center of CCCC regular course offerings alongside the synchronous classroom model that meets each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


  1. Plans, organizes, structures, and manages the Adult Education Center of CCCC Distance Learning Student Intake and Support in collaboration with the DL Lead Instructor to develop the DL program plan, vision, goals, software licensure, student expectations, student intake procedures, and student orientation, as well as plans survey and determine periods of asynchronous and synchronous interactions with each student.
  2. Conducts student intake procedures: screens DL applicants by administering the MAPT Reading & Math assessments, a writing assessment, and an assessment of applicant's computer skills.
  3. Conducts DL program Orientation for each student either individually or in small cohorts.
  4. Assists students with setup in Aztec GED or HiSET distance learning software account.
  5. Assists students with setup in HiSET account, including User Name & Password.
  6. Assists students with setup in Northstar Digital Literacy skill building account, including User Name & Password.
  7. Tracks weekly attendance in Aztec and reports to Lead Instructor in weekly report.
  8. Meets weekly with DL Lead Instructor to plan and discuss new students, student progress, scheduled activities, student testing schedules, etc.
  9. Makes referrals to Lead Instructor if student expresses need for academic support.
  10. Conducts weekly appointments with each student to discuss academic and job related goals as well as executive functioning skills.
  11. Offers non-academic support to reduce barriers to participation in the DL program; makes referrals to social service agencies or MassHire as needed.
  12. Captures data from NorthStar to inform ongoing individualized and small group digital skills instruction as well as ongoing strategic program planning and reporting.
  13. Works with students 1-2 evenings per week, 1-2 mornings per week, and 1-2 weekend hours based on student needs and availability.
  14. Establishes weekly office hours and is available each week during set office hours for 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the evening, and 1-2 weekend hours, based on overall student availability.
  15. Assesses and incorporates appropriate adult education teaching and learning methods, standards, and materials as set by DESE Adult & Community Learning Services division guidelines.
  16. Writes and submits timely program and student progress reports to the DL Lead Instructor.
  17. Attends professional development workshops and conferences approved by the Director.
  18. Completes other Distance Learning related duties as assigned by the Director.



  1. Master's degree in education or related field.
  2. Three years of experience in adult education, two years of which must include remote learning experience, meeting with groups of students online three or more periods per week.
  3. Experience developing and using multimedia (audio, video, podcasts, online textbooks, online assessments), to enhance remote and/or F2F student engagement in active and collaborative learning activities.
  4. One year of demonstrated proficiency in administering digital literacy assessments to adult students.
  5. Working knowledge of Cape Cod social service agencies and MassHire One Stop Career Center.
  6. Enthusiasm for working effectively in a global, multicultural academic setting with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, and advisors.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team model.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  9. Strong computer skills including MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom, Zoom or similar college learning management system, and data base management.
  10. Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.


  1. Demonstrated experience with rigorous Distance Learning program for students working toward a high school credential.
  2. Bi-lingual in Portuguese or Spanish.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : $28.50 per hour, 15 hours per week. Approximate period of employment: August 2021 - March 2022. Part-time, Non-benefited, Grant-funded MCCC Unit Position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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