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District Director of Adult Education Transitions

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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District Director of Adult Education

District Office at 1145 W. Wilson

Reporting to the Executive Director of Adult Education, theDistrict Director –Adult Education Transitionsprovides management oversight and coordination of Career Bridge & Gateway Programs, ensuring programs incorporate contextualized instruction, career exploration, and transition support services. Works collaboratively with the Deans of Adult Education, college administrators and faculty in the development of new and the enhancement of existing transition programs. Performs related duties as required.


Strategy & Project Management

  • Provides strategic leadership for Adult Education Transition programs, working with the Deans and the District Adult Education team in establishing and implementing robust programming to increase the proportion of Adult Education students who transition to college credit through Bridge and Gateway Programs.
  • Drives collaboration between departments to increase and improve student transitions from Adult Education to College Credit. Examples of cross-departmental work may include:
  • Working with Marketing and Communications to promote transitions programs offered and develop recruitment strategies.
  • Working with Centers of Excellence to define and implement or expand existing Career Bridge programs.
  • Working with Academic and Student Affairs to ensure holistic student supports for Adult Education and Transitions students, including Career Planning and Placement.
  • Monitors program implementation for Bridge and Gateway Programs, working with college administrators and transition teams to ensure staffing-levels, training & development, and student supports are in place for student success.
  • Monitors student performance and the academic activities of transition programs in collaboration with the Gateway Associate. Gathers and tracks data on student outcomes (i.e. retention and completion) for use in reporting and program improvement.

Quality of Instruction

  • Supervises and directs staff in the design and development of standardized bridge curriculum, lesson plans and syllabi for contextualized instruction integrating basic reading, math and language skills and industry/occupation knowledge, in compliance with ICCB requirements for bridge/IET programs.
  • Closely collaborates with the District Director of Adult Education Instruction and Curriculum Specialists to ensure NRS-aligned ESL, Language Arts and Math curriculum includes career exploration and prepares students for Bridge and/or placement into college credit courses.


  • Interfaces with ICCB staff and serves on committees related to statewide bridge programs and Adult Education matters as assigned.


Reports To: Executive Director of Adult Education or Assigned Administrator

Direct Supervision: Gateway Program Associate


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Adult Education or a related field is preferred; combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials
  • Five years of work experience in education or workforce development as an administrator or project manager, or in an educator/faculty role
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in transitioning low-skilled adults to post-secondary education and training.
  • Knowledge of management principles including strategic planning
  • Knowledge of program planning and curriculum development preferred
  • Knowledge of ICCB and CCC regulations impacting Adult Education curriculum and Career Bridge programs preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to operate within a complex academic organization
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues across administrative and academic units
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel to other City College locations
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