The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking a Program Administrator for Adult Basic Education (ABE) to join the SBCTC team. This is a three and one-half year grant funded position. This full-time position is based in Olympia (State Board has office locations in Bellevue, Olympia and Spokane) and will support the SBCTC by providing leadership and coordination for the Adult Basic Education Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) Grant program. This position functions as a collaborative member of the Adult Basic Education staff to promote the development and implementation of a statewide program and professional development system that integrates the policies of the Washington State Plan for Adult and Family Literacy. This position reports to the Policy Associate for Basic Skills within the Education Division. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit SBCTC’s web site (www.sbctc.edu) to gain insight into the agency’s mission and system direction.
SBCTC VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise, and effective communication.
Under the guidance of the I-DEA Leadership Team, provide general oversight of the I-DEA grant project, ensuring that work plans are clearly articulated and timelines adhered to. The program administrator (PA) will work with funders, 34 community and technical college sub-grantees and Web-based language platform staff to ensure clear and timely communication and implementation of all project phases. The PA will act as the single point of contact for all aspects of the administration of the grant including budget, support to colleges and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), facilitating meetings and quarterly convenings, overseeing recruitment, and data collection.
· Serve as a member of the SBCTC Adult Basic Education team developing and implementing the program of work of the Adult Basic Education Office and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges with a focus on the I-DEA grant program.
· Provide training, coordination, and general oversight of the I-DEA grant project.
· Collaborate with the I-DEA leadership team, SBCTC eLearning staff, instructional designer, Web-based language platform staff, the funders, and the ABE Office staff to carry out coordination and technical assistance and monitoring for the I-DEA instructional programs to ensure alignment with system and grant goals, federal requirements, and best practices.
· Provide training and assistance to colleges and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to research, identify, and sequence the development and implementation of 30 week-long hybrid instructional strands and guide the piloting and scaling of the strands of instruction to all 34 community and technical college/CBO I-DEA hubs in Washington.
· In the first 18 months, plan and conduct 4 convenings during the first quarter for team-teaching and shared outcomes development training. Also convene hub wrap around service coordinators during the 6 full-group convenings to insure support services to students are a vital part of planning and implementation.
· In year two, plan and conduct 40 site visits and 4 project convenings to support and monitor recruitment, collaboration between CBOs and colleges, instruction, wrap around services to students, and data collection.
· In year three, plan and conduct 56 site visits and 4 project convenings to support and monitor recruitment, collaboration between CBOs and colleges, instruction, wrap around services to students, and data collection.
· Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think creatively, act resourcefully, and exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
· A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related experience and education.
· Experience in designing and developing standards-based instructional materials.
· Experience in utilizing multimedia technology and authoring tools.
· ESL teaching experience in Levels 1-3 in a community or technical college.
· Experience in training and/or teaching in a team teaching environment.
· Experience with I-BEST, ABE, and/or workforce education programs and/or related programs.
· Experience managing multiple activities and projects to successful completion.
· Have basic knowledge of research techniques and using data for decision-making and report generation.
· Strong technology skills especially in accessing and utilizing educational technologies.
· Two years of related professional experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
· Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in related area.
· Certification in online teaching or previous experience teaching online.
· Experience with data analysis and reporting.
The annual compensation for this position is $66,417. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For health benefit information you may go to www.hca.wa.gov. The position is eligible to participate in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) and Public Employees Retirement System.
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:
- Letter of interest specifically addressing how your background qualifies you to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
- Current, detailed resume.
- List of three or more professional references with contact information.
Please send application materials to the attention of Pamela Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Human Resource Office, 1300 Quince Street SE, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495; by email firstname.lastname@example.org; or, by fax (360) 704-4415. Recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012. First screening of applications will begin on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
Questions regarding this position or the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) recruitment process may be directed to Pam Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at (360) 704-4301. Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.
Please be aware that agency hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing (800) 833-6388 or voice (800) 833-6384.