Job Announcements in Professional Development

Dear EBPD Colleagues,

Oftentimes we shared job announcements in staff development via the Professional Development List (which is now closed). Please use this discussion thread to post your job announcements in professional development by commenting to this thread.

This will help us to keep the job announcements all in one easy location. And for those who have selected to receive emails for postings will receive an email about your job posting.

Thanks to Wynne Ferdinand for asking about how this should work in the new LINCS Community platform.

Please see below.

Jackie Taylor

EBPD Subject Matter Expert


Hello, Colleagues

And thanks to Jackie for starting this thread.  It's great to have another forum to share job opportunities. 

I'm writing to share a current opening for a professional development coordinator at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY in Western Queens, NY.  LaGCC's Pre-College Academic Programming Department provides technical assistance and pd workshops to our peers in the adult education community. You can read more about our pd work here. Below, you can read a description of our work and more details about the position.  To read the complete description and apply, please visit:

Thanks for taking a look--hope to hear from interested candidates soon!


Wynne Ferdinand                                                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Director, PCAP                                                                                                                                                                                      LAGCC/CUNY

The Pre-College Academic Programming Department is seeking a part-time Professional Development Coordinator to develop, implement and
provide training for adult educators interested in contextualized career focused basic skills instruction.

PCAP’s mission is to increase adult students’ success in pre-college, post-secondary training, and college degree programs. The department manages a unique combined portfolio of direct instruction programs for adult learners and professional development
opportunities for adult educators.PCAP offers career-focused GED preparation and integrated basic skills and technical training programs for adults returning to school.

The Professional Development Coordinator is a highly organized self starter with excellent writing, communication, and project management
skills. The coordinator is detail minded, able to juggle multiple tasks, identify priorities and work under tight deadlines.
Reporting to Director of Pre-College Academic Programming, the Coordinator will oversee the implementation and day-
to-day operations of local and national professional development offerings focused on contextualized teaching and learning. The
position requires a commitment of 3.5 days per week.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Use effective project management, planning and communication strategies to design and implement in person and virtual training learning opportunities for adult educators
  • Create professional development project work plans and lead team to meet implementation goals
  • Design and facilitate workshops, courses, and presentations, both in person and in virtual formats
  • Direct continued instructional design of professional development materials, in classroom, virtual, and presentation formats and
  • coordinate development of materials with PCAP staff
  • Use workshop and program participant evaluations and annual self-assessments to evaluate strengths and challenges in the
  • professional development portfolio
  • Create print and web-based marketing materials for new professional development offerings
  • Conduct ongoing research to identify new areas for professional development offerings and best practices in the field
  • Manage administrative tasks associated with course development, registration, marketing, and event planning
  • Provide on and off site support for professional development participants
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary:$35,000 (part-time)

Core Competencies/Qualifications:
MA in Education, Instructional Design, Adult Education or related
fields and:

  •  Minimum of 2 years experience in an adult education or high school instructional setting
  • Demonstrated lesson planning, writing and editing skills for educational purposes
  • Demonstrated success facilitating presentations and/or workshop for peer groups or colleagues
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in adult learning
  • Knowledge of research-based professional development practices
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  •  Familiarity with desktop publishing, Powerpoint, MS Suite required



I appreciate having this venue in which to share job opportunities. While this one is not exclusively related to professional development, it is one of the goals for each of the two institutes - Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, both in the College of Education at Penn State. I have enjoyed my time here at the institutes and hope that we will have a robust list of potential replacements to work with my co-director, Dr. Esther Prins, starting in July 2013. Cheers, Barb Van Horn

The Pennsylvania State University
College of Education
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
and Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
Position Available:  Senior Research Assistant or Associate
Beginning:  July 1, 2013
Appointment conditions:
This is a fixed-term, multi-year appointment. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Serving as Co-Director for Institute Administration, this position directs the Institutes’ externally funded projects, builds and maintains professional relationships with various state and national literacy groups, manages administrative tasks related to the Institutes including the management of personnel, and provides relevant service to the field of adult and family literacy and adult basic education (ABE).
Required qualifications:
·         Earned masters or doctorate in education, program administration, or a closely related field;
·         Practical experience working in adult literacy, family literacy, or ABE;
·         Knowledge of adult literacy, family literacy, and/or ABE research, legislation, and other relevant issues; Experience working with state or national adult literacy, family literacy, and/or ABE governmental offices and organizations;
·         Experience writing and submitting external funded proposals;
·         Experience managing and directing externally funded projects;
·         Experience in supervising personnel;
·         Experience in and evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.
The College of Education
The College of Education [] at Penn State was established in 1923 to deepen and extend knowledge about the formation and utilization of human capabilities. It offers resident degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College's research program is also extensive; College faculty members secured over $46 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College's location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens.
The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,500 students and 12 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States.
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
Founded in 1985, the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL) in the Penn State College of Education seeks to advance the field of literacy through collaborative research, development, outreach, and leadership to improve practice, expanding access to high quality education and enriching the lives of individuals and families. ISAL’s initiatives have focused on the contexts of the family, workplace, and health. ISAL staff assist providers with program design and delivery, customized instructional materials and assessment development, professional development, and program evaluations.
Also housed within the College of Education, the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy provides national leadership that promotes the value of family literacy and supports program improvement through research and its application to practice and professional development. Since its founding in 2001, the Goodling Institute has focused on research, professional development, and policy. The Institute works collaboratively with the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL).
Application procedures:
Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current résumé or curriculum vitae, copies of official graduate transcripts (where appropriate), copies of three scholarly publications or other professional writing samples (if available), and contact information for at least three references (name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers). Applications received by December 1, 2012, are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.
Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. Send application materials to Those who do not have access to electronic mail can direct hardcopy of application materials to:
Dr. Esther Prins
GI/ISAL Co-Director Search Chair
c/o Mary Frank
405 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
This job announcement is also available in alternate format. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.         

Hi! Jackie,

I think I'm lost;  three days ago, I thought there was a discussion on Adult Literacy, focusing on Reading and Writing.

Now, where is it?  I was reading on the Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), and Basic Reading Skills--Fluency Addition to NAAL (FAN) which include the Description and Development & Administration.

I like to listen more on the discussion regarding this topic, for I'm having Adult Literacy, focusing on reading & Writing.

Hope to have more infos?  

Thanks Jackie,


Quick link:

Dean of Adult Education, GED & ESL – College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

The Divisional Dean is responsible for the organization and administration of the Division and provides educational leadership and support for all programs within the Division (Adult Education, GED, and ESL). He/she is responsible for fostering the following commitments: securing the relationships of the various instructional disciplines within the Division in the context of the established educational philosophy and policies of the College, and ensuring through the divisional offerings the opportunity for students to pursue educational programs in the most efficient and orderly manner. Additionally, the Dean seeks to maintain knowledge of the county's present and potential interest in the Division's and the College's instructional services. The office represents the Division's unique tasks along with its interests and needs to the College while simultaneously coordinating and merging the Division into the College's defined philosophy, missions, goals and strategic plan. The Dean works closely with other Divisional Deans in the development of procedures and in the administration of the Divisions to ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of policy.

The Divisional Dean is authorized to schedule course offerings and instructor assignments, in accordance with established faculty load policies and the adjunct faculty contract; to expend funds within budget allocations to the Division; to approve travel for professional purposes and program/staff development projects; to approve faculty absence and to provide for class substitution, in accordance with college policies; to appoint committees for Division affairs; to direct the recruitment of full-time faculty; to evaluate faculty and staff assigned to the Division; to recommend faculty for re-employment and tenure; to recruit and evaluate part-time faculty; to direct the evaluation of programs; to convene Division meetings as appropriate; and to represent the Division as a college spokesperson to the community at large.

Required Qualifications:

1. Meeting the requirements to be a full-time faculty member in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division, i.e., a Master's degree in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division (TESOL, ESOL, Linguistics, Adult Education) or a Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division and a Master's degree.

2. Five (5) to seven (7) years of successfully writing, managing and evaluating regional, state, and federal grants.

3. Seven (7) years of administrative experience.


Desired Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching adult education coursework (Adult Education, GED, or ESL).

2. Knowledge of methods and strategies for working with adult populations.

3. Experience developing innovative adult education programming leading to credentials and employment.

3.Knowledge of and ability to use current administrative and educational technologies.

Posting a message from Jay LeMaster:


The Accountability Team in the Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and Adult Education is recruiting candidates for an open management and program analyst position (GS-13).  The vacancy announcement is posted at and will be open until January 24, 2013.  I encourage you to consider this career opportunity or forward the information to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes for the New Year,

Jay LeMaster

Division of Adult Education and Literacy

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

U.S. Department of Education

Washington, DC

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to share a job announcement for a Lead Trainer/Manager position with the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) at LaGuardia Community College.

Please view the job description at:   to learn more.

The Professional Development Institute Manager will coordinate the design and delivery of professional development offerings and curriculum development initiatives at LaGuardia Community College's College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI).  

The College and Career Pathways Institute aims to share LaGuardia's evidence-based approach to contextualized instructional strategies with practitioners interested in creating career and college-readiness programs for adult learners at universities, community based organizations, and secondary education settings.  

The Professional Development Institute Manager is an experienced and creative educator with excellent presentation, communication, and time management skills. The manager negotiates multiple roles, including:  business developer, staff supervisor, instructor, curriculum writer, and presenter.  The position requires a unique combination of entrepreneurial and instructional expertise for the creative development and presentation of professional development materials. 

Best Regards,
Wynne Ferdinand

CCPI, LaGuardia Community College

Dear Colleagues,

Happy Monday! The following is posted on behalf of Lennox McLendon: Jennifer Foster, Chair of the adult education state director national organizations (the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education) is seeking applications for an Executive Director for those organizations. 

The job description can be found at

The application process can be found at:

Please feel free to distribute this solicitation to your colleagues.


Jackie Taylor, SME

Evidence-based PD Community of Practice

Dear Professional Development Colleagues:

Thank you to Joyce Bullock for passing this information along. Morehead State University is seeking a Director for its Adult Education Academy.

It is a full-time, fixed position and the announcement closes this Monday, February 16, 2015. Please share with those who you think may be interested.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Jackie Taylor, SME

Evidence-based Communities of Practice COP

Dear Colleagues:

I learned from the NAEPDC that the state of Colorado is hiring a new state director. The position is posted on the Colorado Department of Education’s Human Resources web page at under “At-Will Position Openings.”  

The direct link to this Open Position Opportunity is

Applications are due by Monday, April 20, 2015.

Jackie Taylor

Evidence-based Professional Development Group SME

Dear Professional Development Colleagues:

I thought you (or someone you know) may be interested in this job announcement posted by Carol Clymer to the National Coalition for Literacy's Discussion List. Please see below ~ Jackie Taylor


The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Adult Education Program at Penn State-University Park invite applications for a Senior Research Assistant to begin July 1, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching ADTED 456 (Introduction to Family Literacy) online once per year; coordinating with Goodling Institute staff to implement and enhance the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy via the World Campus; assisting with qualitative and/or quantitative research/evaluation and designing research/evaluation tools and protocols; supporting Goodling Institute research and evaluation projects; and providing assistance and developing tools and curricula to help adult and family literacy programs collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement through Pennsylvania’s Management Information System.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in Adult Education or a closely related field, teaching experience, knowledge of adult and/or family literacy scholarship, professional experience in adult and/or family literacy, and experience with conducting research and/or evaluation. Experience with online teaching, familiarity with family literacy practice, research, and policy, and experience with using data collection and analysis for program improvement (e.g., through action research) are also desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and the names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references. Applications received by April 17, 2015 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit and enter job number 56532 in the Keywords field.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Carol Clymer (Chair, Search Committee):; 814-865-5876.

Carol Clymer, Ed.D.
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy 
Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
403 B Keller Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-5876
(814) 863-6108 (fax)

Dear PD Colleagues,

I thought you'd be interested to know that the Ohio Board of Regents is seeking to fill the Director position at ABLE. The position closes on Sunday, April 5, 2015. For more information, visit: Director, ABLE.

Thanks ~

Jackie Taylor, Moderator

Evidence-based Professional Development COP