open position-- VT state director of adult ed.






Job: Education Assistant Division Director

Position Number: 770116

Posting Number: 617401

Job Code: 204000

Division: ISL, Secondary and Adult Division

Status: Open and Competitive

Pay Grade: 27

Application Deadline: 08/25/2015

To apply on line:

1) Go to the Department of Human Resources Website (DHR) – or when you go to the DHR website, click on “Job Seekers.”

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General Information


This position, (Education Assistant Division Director of Secondary and Adult Education Division, Job Opening #617401), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tom Alderman by telephone (802) 479-1265 or by email to

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.




The Assistant Director is a member of the Secondary and Adult Division of the Agency of Education, working under the direct supervision of the Division Director. Working as part of a team, the Assistant Director develops the Division’s strategic plan and is responsible for the operational steps; works with staff to develop work plans to advance the Division and Agency strategic plans; and assists the Director in managing the Division budget. The Assistant Director also serves as the State Director of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and in that capacity leads the AEL work group. The job responsibilities fall into five major categories.

Major Job Responsibility: Provide direct and indirect support for the work of the Director and perform the functions of the Director as assigned.

Major Job Responsibility: Coordinate and supervise work groups and project teams within the Division as assigned.

  • Lead and supervise the Adult Education and Literacy work group, and serve as the State Director of Adult Education.
  • Supervise the work of the Title III Coordinator (ELL).

Major Job Responsibility: Oversee the development and implementation of state and federal grants administered through the Division as assigned.

Major Job Responsibility: Coordinate the work of the Division as it relates to high school transformation.

Major Job Responsibility: Serve as a liaison to the State Legislature on behalf of the Division and the Agency as assigned.

To view the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specification page.


Minimum Qualifications



Master's degree in education or closely related field AND five (5) years or more of professional level experience in education administration or other leadership position in an educational organization or related non-profit or social sector organization.




Submission of Application


Should you submit an application for this job opening, you certify that all information entered is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge. By submitting an application, you acknowledge and understand that the State of Vermont may verify information, and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of this application, and/or dismissal if employed with the State of Vermont.


Equal Employment Opportunity


The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.