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Career Opportunities in the field


Hello Reading and Writing Group,

In the realm of sharing our knowledge and opinions with each other another component is the sharing of opportunities in the field.  Be it Jobs, Volunteering, or Grants, it is important that we have a place for members looking for these opportunities to invest in the craft that we all care so much about.  Please use this discussion thread to post your job announcements in Reading and Writing group by commenting to this thread.

This will help us to keep all of these types of announcements in one easy location. For those of you that have selected to receive emails for postings you will conveniently receive email responses to your job posting.



Dorjan Chaney's picture


Quicklink for Posting:

Job Summary/Basic Function:
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. Programs include Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, English as a Second Language and Citizenship, Career Pathway programs, bridge transition programs, Adult Volunteer Literacy, and English Language-Civics. The Dean 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: 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 or higher 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; or a Master's degree or higher in Education or a related area.

Three (3) to five (5) years of administrative experience in an Adult Basic Education, GED or ESL program.

Three (3) to five (5) years of experience with state and federal grants.

Desired Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience with non-traditional adult populations in Adult Basic Education, GED or ESL, including teaching in corporate and community-based organizations.

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

Understanding of the role of technology in providing adult education programming including technology-based delivery systems.

Posting Date: 02-18-2013
Closing Date: 03-13-2013
Expected Start Date: 06-01-2013

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates invited to interview will be expected to complete a writing sample, make a presentation for the search committee, participate in an open forum and meet with the other deans.

Posting Number: 0601037
Job Title: Dean, Adult Basic Education, GED & ESL
Position Title: Dean, Adult Basic Education, GED & ESL (Search Revised)
Job Code: A0028-C
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Position Type: Administrative
Department: Adult Basic Ed, GED & ESL

Pay Rate: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Location: Grayslake, IL
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Required Applicant Documents: Resume Cover Letter Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document Unofficial Transcript 2 and Unofficial Transcript 3
Software Testing Required: (MS Word and Excel are required for classified and specialist positions.)
Interview Process Requirements: Presentation; Writing Samples

Previous applicants are encouraged to apply for the revised position.

Wynne Ferdinand's picture

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

Rachel Baron's picture
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Please feel free to contact me with questions about this position.


Full-time ABE/HSE (Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency) Instructor for GPLC’s Downtown Center and/or other sites. BA required; degree in education or adult education preferred. Experience teaching adults required and familiarity with current HSE tests, adult education standards, Common Core and/or CCRS (College and Career Readiness Standards).  Two evenings a week required.

Past participants in national service programs such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. GPLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume to Allegra Elson  by July 15. No calls. Start date negotiable.