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Midland College in Midland, Texas
Date Posted 09/14/2021
Salary $6,625.00 per month to $7,041.67 per month -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title


Position Status

Full Time

Classification Title

Administration-12 m

Work Location

Main Campus-3600 N Garfield St, Midland, TX 79705

Job Summary

The Dean of Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) will oversee Adult Education, including serving as the Director of the Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education & Literacy grant, English as a Second Language (ESL) programming, and Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TXCHSE formerly known as GED) programming. 

The Dean AEL is responsible for overseeing qualified TXCHSE instructors, ESL instructors, ensuring comprehensive instruction and utilization of current curriculum, and providing adequate facilities/resources for programs mandated by the Texas Workforce Commission. 

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree;
Directly related experience with organizational management and operational characteristics, services, and activities of Adult Education, including noncredit, community education, and contract education programs; 
Directly related experience with state and federal adult education information, policies, guidelines, and regulations;
Understanding of general office equipment including computer, email, fax, copier, and telephone system;
Ability to effectively manage time and priorities in order to meet established deadlines;
Work and communicate professionally with all colleagues, internal contacts, and other external contacts;
Demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills;
Manage several departments and work cooperatively with staff and students;
Possess excellent written and verbal skills;
Must possess a valid Texas Driver License, good driving record, and be insurable on Midland College’s insurance policy.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree; 
Directly related experience with grant application and implementation to include Adult Basic Education and Literacy Grant;
Directly related experience working with a state agency, preferably Texas Workforce Commission; 
Directly related experience with and knowledge of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and partnering with Workforce Solutions; 
Marketing and program strategies for adult education programs;
Research methods on current trends in adult education, workforce training and community needs;
Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;
Community college experience; 
Supervisory experience;
Instructional experience. 

Essential Functions

Recruit, qualify, train, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff; 
Develop and approve schedule of courses to meet the goals and targets set by the Texas Workforce Commission;
Work with faculty to ensure current and comprehensive curriculum is implemented and taught;
Revise and approve catalog and web page content as necessary;
Evaluate and understand workforce certification and WIOA regulations;
Participate in strategic planning for instructional area of college;
Oversee budgeting, resource allocation, and grants for the program;
Evaluate and make recommendations regarding instructional equipment and facilities;
Serve as a member of the college’s Instructional Administrators;
Serve on committees as assigned;
Recommend new programs when appropriate to meet the college’s mission;
Facilitate communications within the college and between the college and the community;
Promote the philosophy of Midland College to faculty, students, and the community;
Serve as a liaison between faculty, staff and administration;
Collaborate with the Associate Vice President of Workforce Programs on program development and leadership;
Lead recruitment and outreach efforts to extend AEL services to fit community needs;
Supervise Adult Education & Literacy programs and help build consortium with the Permian Basin regional agencies and partners;
Oversee Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency exam, other testing, and help maintain testing facilities, including the county jail;
Serve as the director or the TWC AEL grant and act as a point of contact to TWC;
Develop and maintain the currency of the Adult Education and Literacy departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
Assist in the assignment of professional development for AEL staff and instructors;
Effectively lead and be responsible for program oversight, service delivery, reporting, compliance and overall program and fiscal accountability;
Collaborate with multiple adult education agencies in the Permian Basin;
Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

Frequently moves equipment or paperwork weighing up to 20 pounds 
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time 
Use of manual dexterity 
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation 
The person in this position frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information 
The person in this position needs to occasionally move or drive from office to other locations on and off campus 
Office setting 
Duties indoors and some outdoors 
Ability to work extended hours and attend Midland College or community events 
Travel for training, meetings, and events both in and out of town

Security Sensitivity

All Midland College positions are security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Min Salary

$6,625.00 per month

Max Salary

$7,041.67 per month

Pay Statement

Salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.

Posting Number


Open Date


Position Available


Special Instructions to Applicants

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire. If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.

EEO Statement

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Midland College does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the College does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.
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