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Program Director, ESL, Adult Education

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

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

$71,897 - $77,993/Annually

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

This position will be responsible for function and oversight of the college’s Adult Education English for Speakers of Other Languages ( ESL ) program to assure that the content and quality of instruction meet the requirements set out by the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Office of Adult Education and Literacy Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two years full-time or equivalent experience in the professional area; 5 years preferred.
  3. Minimum of two years’ supervisory experience.
  4. MA ESL strongly preferred.


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.
  • 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.
  • Manage and supervise, delegate tasks, coach, counsel and evaluate the work of instructors, ESL Lead Teachers,
  • ESL intake staff and support staff.
  • Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, orient, train, and evaluate adjunct faculty, consultants and support staff.
  • Ensure full compliance with national, state and local laws and as required by the grant policies and requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act ( WIOA ).
  • Ensure full compliance with Department of Labor standards and requirements for Adult Education programs.
  • Communicate regularly with off-site staff and instructors on program and personnel issues.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct professional development activities, including classroom observations and feedback, workshops and institutes, and dissemination of information and materials.
  • Review and select instructional materials; design and oversee the writing of curricula and materials.
  • Establish procedures to monitor and evaluate programs, and modify or eliminate as needed.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits of program and student files.
  • 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.
  • Liaise with other college programs (Transition ESOL, Refugee Training Program, English department ESL ) in support of each program’s objectives.
  • Network with other team members, other campus offices, other community colleges and the general community to accomplish work objectives.
  • Actively participate in professional development and in appropriate committees, task forces, professional associations and organizations at the campus, state, regional and national levels.
  • Field internal and external inquiries related to the fields of adult education and ESL .
  • Represent the Adult Education program at meetings and other functions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • 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.
  • 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?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

PGCC31011/12 GFF4

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

This position is either wholly or partially funded through a federal, state, or private grant award. Initial and ongoing employment in this position is dependent upon continued availability of funds from the awarding agency.
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 experience in the professional area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 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
  5. 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. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Other

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