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Adult Education Program Director

Community College of Denver
Glendale, Colorado
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Adult Education Program Director


$68,250.00 - $75,250.00 Annually


Auraria Campus, CO

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Office of the President


Center for Workforce Iniatives (CWI)

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  • Description
  • Benefits


Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.


This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Workforce and Community Partnerships. The purpose of this position is to lead and direct the full suite of projects within the Adult Education services at CCD, located within the Center for Workforce Initiatives. These high-quality educational experiences operate in a variety of settings, including traditional classrooms, community settings, or corporate trainings and via in-person, hybrid, and online modalities. The Director is responsible for all projects, including state/federal grant-funded projects, contextualized pre-certificate pathways, fee-based non-credit English Language Learning (ELL) classes and alignment of these to preparation for college-level learning. The Director supervises all non-credit instructors and staff within the ELL and High-School Equivalency (HSE) program to ensure that all projects have clear pathways into workforce, continuing education, and/or degree programs at CCD.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Educational Leadership
  • Provides management and leadership for non-credit fee-based ELL and HSE classes, which includes scheduling classes on CCD campuses and in community or corporate facilities; hiring and observing non-credit instructors; budgeting for classes and efficiency to ensure fiscal viability of projects; evaluating and assessing student learning; and ensuring applicability of curriculum and smooth transfer of students from non-credit to for-credit college matriculation and/or workforce aspirations.
  • Provides management and leadership for grant-funded non-credit ELL classes, which includes scheduling classes on CCD campuses and in community or corporate facilities; hiring and observing non-credit instructors; managing grant budget(s), timesheets, and outcomes reporting; evaluating and assessing student learning for grant and program outcomes; ensuring applicability of curriculum and smooth transfer of students from non-credit to credit-bearing classes and/or workforce aspirations.
  • Provides management and leadership for ELL contextual corporate trainings, which includes working with industry and community partners to meet specific needs; hiring and observing non-credit instructors; overseeing contextualization of curriculum as required by industry; managing contracts and maintaining budgets to ensure fiscal viability of each partnership.
  • In partnership with the Center Executive Director and the Director of Workforce Innovation, works closely with colleagues from Academic Affairs; Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach; Financial Aid; Fiscal; Advising; and Excel! Zone to align CWI programs with specific supports and needs at the college.
  • Collaborates with CCD chairs, Deans, and faculty, in partnership with the Director of Workforce Innovation to ensure alignment to for-credit pathways through innovative bridge or contextual programs as well as onboarding and assessment services that support successful transitions.
  • Administrative Duties
  • Develops and manages program budgets in collaboration with the Director for Workforce Innovation and Grant Coordinator(s).
  • Coordinates all vendor contracts for services including online curriculum and testing, contractual instruction, and curriculum development.
  • Supervises non-credit instructors and program staff, including annual performance goal setting, annual reviews, as well as classroom observations.
  • Hires all employees, including creation and maintaining of s, posting of openings, new hire onboarding, performance evaluations for direct reports, and overseeing hiring committees when appropriate.
  • Develops, reviews and oversees all grant reporting, budgeting, renewal applications, and new applications; responsible for grant management or delegation of grant monitoring for adult education services.
  • External Partnerships
  • Forms and maintains collaborative partnerships with business, industry, workforce agencies, community agencies, and other secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Negotiates contracts for corporate trainings and other offerings by CWI and coordinates with CCD Fiscal Services to sign and execute contracts.
  • Engages with community groups and community networks to promote CCD's adult education services and to ensure the program stays abreast of changes and challenges in the communities it serves.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Support CCD's mission to ensure CCD students attain their educational and employment goals.
  • Be willing and able to occasionally sub or support enrollment and registration events for adult education classes as appropriate.



Education: (Required/Minimum)
  • BA or BS (or equivalent degree) in Business, English, Adult Education, Education, ESL, TESOL, TEFL, or related field.

Experience: (Required/Minimum)
  • 5 years experience in a leadership position in post-secondary education and/or community education environment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: (Required/Minimum)
  • Supervisory and managerial skills. Ability to manage full and part-time staff, including changing course schedules, locations, and class sizes, supporting the needs of staff to ensure quality and consistent work, and possessing curiosity to learn team's varying communication and learning styles.
  • Knowledge of adult education concepts related to ABE\ASE and ELL instruction, assessments and completion.
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: written and oral communication, organization and record keeping, time management, decision-making, detailed oriented, independent judgment and budget development.
  • Ability to work effectively with students and adult learners and to support an inclusive learning environment.
  • Ability to work as a team player with other staff and faculty in order to create a collaborative and inclusive environment for CWI and CCD members.
  • Ability to assess lesson plans and instruction; Experience in curriculum development and assessment.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including spreadsheets, or database programs, CRMs, and form fillers, particularly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), Formstack, and CampusCE or other non-credit enrollment platforms
  • Skills are applied within the capacity of program management that requires high level of attention to detail with budget tracking, contract validity, grant management, and relationship management

Other Considerations:
  • Prescribe and practice ethical behavior
  • Set goals and objectives based on the needs capabilities of the population served

Equipment Used:

Desktop computer, LCD projector, standard office equipment.

Supplemental Information

Our campus is located in downtown Denver, adjacent to two light rail stations, and just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and event venues. When you visit our campus, it will be immediately evident that our faculty, staff, and instructors are passionate about serving our diverse student population. At CCD our passion is to help others, and we offer career pathways that will make a difference in the lives of our students.

If you are interested in sharing our passion for student success, CCD offers generous medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement options. We also offer the opportunity to expand your education, and those of your dependents, through our tuition reimbursement program.

CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application packet submitted by candidate. Completed application packet includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under "Minimum Qualifications"; an online application; resume; and transcripts. All candidates, including current Community College of Denver

employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.


Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at which includes:
  • Electronic Application, Click 'New Resume' at the bottom of this page
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references
  • Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred
  • Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature: Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts
  • Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

For information regarding Community College of Denver Security, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the CCD Campus Security website under "student's right to know": For a hard copy report please contact 303-352-3042.

Non-Classified Benefit-Eligible Employees

Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff and faculty are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT and faculty positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at CCCS Employee Benefits. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in Board Policy 3-60. We encourage lifelong learning; non-classified employees are also eligible for tuition reimbursement.


CCD and most employment categories contribute to Colorado PERA, which provides retirement and other benefits to employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA is the 21st largest public pension plan in the United States. PERA is a substitute for Social Security; CCD employees do not contribute to Social Security. PERA eligible employees are required to contribute a fixed percentage of their salary to the pension. Student employees are not eligible to participate in PERA.

CCD and the State of Colorado offer three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans.

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