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Program Manager, College Readiness and Dual Credit

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Program Manager, College Readiness and Dual Credit

Internal Position Title
Program Manager College Readiness and Dual Credit

P-20 Educational Partnerships

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Job Summary

Come join the College of Lake County’s P-20 Educational Partnerships Department, a high-functioning team committed to equity-minded practice, student success, and collaborative partnerships. P-20 Educational Partnerships’ mission is to create seamless transitions to post-secondary educational opportunities and career pathways for all students, with a special emphasis on advancing equity and closing opportunity gaps for historically marginalized students. Currently, the department is doing this by giving high school students access to CLC’s courses and CLC credit through dual credit and articulated credit partnerships.

The Manager will support this work by leading, managing, and supervising the dual credit and articulated credit programming at CLC, as described in the essential job functions. The position will support and expand the current growth in our dual credit and articulated credit programs and will report to the Director for P-20 Educational Partnerships. The ideal candidate has values that align to the department’s commitments; demonstrates strong leadership skills; has the ability to lead and thrive in a compliance-driven environment; and will bring a diverse perspective and innovative ideas to the team. Previous experience with dual credit or articulated credit programs is not required.

The College of Lake County ( CLC ) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students and residents by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

The College of Lake County ( CLC ) offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, flexible work policy, a four-day work week in the summer, generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 14 paid holidays each year.

Required Qualification
  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an educational setting.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to multitask and respond quickly to changing priorities.
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  7. Experience working with and/or presenting to diverse audiences.
  8. Demonstrated experience in a compliance driven setting that requires reporting and tracking of data.
  9. Supervisory experience.
  10. Demonstrated organizational skills.
  11. Strong computer skills.
  12. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications
  1. Master’s Degree in education or a related field.
  2. Experience working with college and career readiness programming.
  3. Experience working with dual credit or articulated credit.
  4. Experience managing budgets.
  5. Experience with program evaluation.
  6. Bilingual (Spanish).

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Special Instructions Summary

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Total Hours per week

Work Schedule

M-F 8:00-4:30 with some evenings and weekends and adjusted hours for summer

Software Testing Required
Excel, MS Word

Interview Process Requirements

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions

  1. Manage articulated credit and dual credit programming including development of course proposals and MOU’s with high schools.
  2. Assist with hiring new dual credit faculty, reviewing curriculum, and monitoring student enrollment.
  3. Create courses in PeopleSoft and technically set up tuition/fee elements.
  4. Invoice high schools for costs related to dual credit.
  5. Implement dual credit curriculum alignment and professional development, including processing professional development units and stipends for high school teachers and staff.
  6. Interpret and apply accreditation criteria, state mandates, and Quality Act guidelines for dual credit and articulated credit.
  7. Manage audits, reporting, and compliance tracking related to dual credit.
  8. Create and maintain written processes and protocols for all dual credit and articulated credit programs.
  9. Set outcome targets and monitor articulated credit and dual credit outcomes on a semester and annual basis.
  10. Create communication plans for releasing outcome data to internal and external stakeholders.

  1. Provide leadership and supervision to the department to implement articulated credit and dual credit initiatives.
  2. Ensure programming is based on equitable and inclusive practices; increases access and closes opportunity gaps for historically underrepresented and underserved students; and aligns to the strategic plan, college values, equity in access and success plan, college plan, and department goals.
  3. Supervise the College Readiness and Dual Credit staff, including five full-time coordinators and temporary staff to foster individual growth and ensure excellent service, equity-minded practice, and embodiment of college values.
  4. Support the development, implementation, and marketing of dual credit pathways.
  5. Assist with monitoring the budget related to articulated credit and dual credit activities including tracking spending and monitoring temporary staff accounts.
  6. Assist with the development of appropriate marketing and promotional materials for all programs. Assist with dual credit evaluation and implementation of related improvements.

  1. Foster enhanced collaboration and maintain relationships between CLC, P-12 educational institutions, and other entities that participate in corresponding initiatives, and oversee the related records, correspondence, and communication with P-12 and community partners.
  2. Develop, maintain, and manage internal relationships with CLC faculty, staff and departments involved in high school outreach and articulated and dual credit.
  3. Provide support and serve on college committees and commissions that are involved in college and career readiness outreach and articulated and dual credit.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in an educational setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Education or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working with dual credit or articulated credit?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you bilingual and proficient in Spanish and English?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Other Document

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