Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406087
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 24, 2020

Job Description

Reports To: Secondary Schools Superintendent



The Senior Director of Adult Education will increase and improve its adult programs to help more Boston residents acquire the literacy and occupational skills, which are in great demand and short supply. The Director will manage a variety of literacy and occupational programs, which meet the needs of both Boston residents and Boston employers.



  • Oversees BPS Adult Education courses and programs: Operations and Student Support
    • The Adult Learning Center (Adult Basic Education, ESOL, GED)
    • Boston Central Adult Evening High School. 
    • Adult Skills Training Program
    • HiSet and MCAS Testing Center
    • Oversight of Budget/Operations 
  • Models professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies, and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multicultural, and economically diverse community.
  • Serves as administrative liaison with departments within BPS and collaborating partners in the community.
  • Establishes and maintains efficient data collection systems in order to generate required reports, including overseeing the adult ed database and development of new reports platforms as well as identifying problems and implementing effective solutions. 
  • Designs and implements new adult programs in city neighborhoods experiencing increased economic development. 
  • Develops processes and implements recommendations to elicit the support and participation of the community in the programs related to Boston Public Schools Department of Adult education. 
  • Development of the school-age program for Citywide students
  • Expand the of the Career and Technical Pathways programs for Citywide students
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with other providers of adult education programs and services. 
  • Forms a broad-based community advisory committee that advises BPS management on program 
  • effectiveness in meeting residents' needs. 
    • Establish an equity roundtable 
  • Designs, implements, maintains and evaluates Adult Education information system in conjunction with appropriate school based, central and community based personnel. 
  • Manages the operations of the Adult Skills Trainings
    • Hiring, supervising, Budget 
  • Supervises and evaluates all Adult Education staff both academic and vocational. 
  • Manages the acquisition of resources which will contribute to improvement of educational services provided by Boston Public Schools and Adult Skills Training in conjunction with appropriate school based, cluster based, and central administration. 
  • Conducts professional development activities for professional staff relative to integrated curriculum, literacy, and technical competencies.
    • Operations & Student Support 
  • Manages the use of space, resources and equipment relative to the Adult and Continuing Education. 
  • Oversight and evaluate the evening programs. 
  • Leads and represents the Adult Ed Department in the day-to-day operations ensuring the safety of students, consistency of practice and maintenance of optimum service levels. 
  • Manages, organizes, directs, and administers activities and services that support students in assigned areas. 
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Special Assistant to the Superintendent.

Qualifications - Required: 

  • Masters Degree 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities/abilities 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core Curriculum.
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated budget management skills
  • Experience in collaborating with higher education, business and community 
  • Experience analyzing data and using data to drive change.
  • Demonstrated experience with project and budget management, including meeting tight deadlines to successfully achieve goals.

Qualifications - Preferred:

  • Supervisor/Director license 
  • 4-5 years successful leadership experience in an urban adult educational setting 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to use Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Applications and Desktop Publishing 
  • Demonstrated managerial expertise in adult education or related field 
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and implement new adult programs 
  • Expertise in innovative and effective teaching/learning strategies 
  • Ability and experience in working cooperatively with community-based organizations and employers 

Terms: BASAS 12B, 225 Days


The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Employer Description

    Academic Excellence for Every Child
    As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

    Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:

    Strengthening teaching and school leadership
    Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools?
    Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community?
    Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
    By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.

    Federal stimulus dollars allowed us to create Parent University, one of the first in the nation, to deepen the home-school connection. We have increased the number of schools serving students with disabilities with inclusive settings from four to 26 and are moving toward inclusive settings in every school. Investments in teacher training and stronger assessments have enhanced our ability to serve English Language Learners, who in 2013 saw a graduation rate increase of over seven percent.

    Today we remain focused on ensuring every school is one that any parent would be happy to choose. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
    • 2300 Washington Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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