The Assistant Director acts in a supporting capacity to the Director and the Center. Larger tasks include acting as the ABE Instructional Specialist; examining research for curricula and materials development; and supervising the Management Information Specialist (MIS) and college student staff/interns. The Assistant Director also plays a role in the intake process, helping with student enrollment. Additional responsibilities include participating in annual Center and agency-wide events; working with the Friends of Adult Learning Advisory Board and contributing to Program evaluation and improvement.
HOEN: In collaboration with the Director, Strong City Baltimore staff and leadership, assist in preparation and execution of the plan for the move to the Hoen building. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in planning collaboration and integration of ALC work in East Baltimore, especially in the area around Collington Square. Build partnerships with other organizations and institutions in the area to design programming based on the needs of the community, recruit learners, tutors, and volunteers.
- Providing instructional feedback, assistance, and resources to tutors and teachers as the ABE Instructional Specialist (IS), including modeling instructional practices;
- Collaborating with the TIS to ensure learners have appropriate instructional support and materials;
- Planning, developing and implementing professional development for teachers along with ELA Specialist;
- Conducting research and development of ABE-related curricula and materials;
- Seeking best practices and communicating curricula and materials with staff, volunteers, and teachers;
- Providing supervision for the MIS and college student staff/interns;
- Participating in the learner intake process;
- Teaching at least two classes each class term;
- Attending required professional development training;
- Taking the lead with library and resource management, including ordering books and materials, and collaborating with the IT manager to maintain instructional software;
- Participating in Program team meetings and assisting with Program evaluation;
- Participating in activities of the Friend of Adult Learning Advisory Committee as necessary;
- Performing duties of Director in his/her absence;
- Staffing office as needed, including some evenings and Saturdays;
- Assisting with the development and implementation of policies and procedures;
- Assisting with grant proposals and reports;
- Assisting with ALC operations to include scheduling of classes and workflow, and serves as a resource for training new ALC staff members.
- Other duties as required by the program or requested by the Director, COO, or CEO.
Work experience requirements:
- Experience working collaboratively with diverse populations;
- Sensitivity to adult learners and volunteer needs; awareness of issues relating to adult literacy and ELA;
- Supervisory experience;
- Knowledge of the Maryland adult education data management system preferred;
- Excellent communication skills, including public speaking; training experience a plus;
- Computer literacy, including word processing, desktop publishing, and database software;
- Community outreach, public relations, and fundraising experience, marketing and/or recruiting helpful;
- Strong record-keeping abilities.
- Master's Degree, preferably in Education or similar field.
Strong City Baltimore and the Adult Learning Center (ALC) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. All are encouraged to apply.
Strong City Baltimore Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled