Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3464620 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 10, 2021 Starting Date: September 1, 2021

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

ABE Program Administrator

Job Goal: The Somerville Public School District is seeking applications from outstanding educational leaders for the position of Program Administrator for Adult Basic Education at SCALE. Candidates must be committed to adult academic excellence and have demonstrated capability as a dynamic instructional leader, administrator and coach. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build consensus, work collaboratively with other administrators and staff, students and the community-at-large. The Program Administrator for ABE serves as an instructional coach and integral member of the SCALE leadership team.

•Possession of a Master's Degree in Education, Administration, or other related field
•A minimum of five years successful teaching experience in adult education
•Experience teaching low-level ELL and/or ELL literacy classes
•Demonstrated experience in curriculum development • Demonstrated experience in grant writing
•Experience with DESE ACLS guidelines and LACES system
•Excellent computer skills, including facility with MS Excel
•Excellent organizational skills
•Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
•Experience with and commitment to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds Preferred Qualifications:
•Three years of experience as a supervisor or administrator is preferred;
•Massachusetts DESE license or ABE license is preferred
•Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole is preferred
•Certification as a MAPT, STAR, or HISET assessor is preferred
•Bilingual Speaker Preferred

•Curriculum development in compliance with DESE adult education guidelines and requirements
•Ensures that SCALE’s ABE curriculum is aligned to the CCRSAE and supported by the standards and benchmarks of the ELA Curriculum Framework
•Identity professional development needs and coordinate professional development activities to meet ABE staff development goals
•Collaboration with ELL Program Administrator, HISET Chief Examiner, ADP Assessor and SHS Guidance department on programmatic issues and interdepartmental referrals
•Develop and oversee distance, online, mobile and remote learning programs for working adult learners.
•Provide professional support in areas of beginning to intermediate ELL literacy and instruction to GOAL staff and students
•Develop integrated education and training strategic plan in collaboration with Director of Continuing Education and ELL Program administrator for students enrolled in both departments
•Serve as the Technology Integration and Assistive Technology coordinator working collaboratively to increase the digital literacy and accessibility needs of staff and students.
•Maintains compliance with SPS district hiring practices including screening, interviewing, and recommending candidates for hire.
•Oversee ABE staff (departmental teachers, counselors, computer operators, aides, and tutors) and provide orientation, scheduling, training, support, and supervision
•Evaluate part-time and full-time ABE departmental staff
•Supervision of required DESE assessments including administration of individual and small groups assessments as needed
•Production and maintenance of annual assessment report for all ABE students in collaboration with LACES data admin.
•Manage department budgets, invoices, and reports to funding sources
•Determine and order instructional books, software, and other materials and supplies
•Oversee student intake, orientation, scheduling, and placement of students
•Coordinate intra- and interdepartmental meetings, communications, and other activities relevant to department interests and needs
•Initiate, write, negotiate, implement, and monitor proposals, grants (including local, community, state, and federal grants), and contracts
•Act as a representative of SCALE with local agencies, statewide professional organizations, and funders
•Attend conferences, workshops, and other professional meetings and forums
•Perform other duties as designated by the Director of Continuing Education

Terms of Employment:
•This position is a member of the SCALE UAW Program Administrators’ Association.
•This position is a full time, grant-funded position
•The work schedule for this position includes two evenings through 9:15 p.m.

Position Reports to: The Director of Continuing Education

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.
Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext 6015.

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, 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
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences!

Since 1974, SCALE has provided classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners (16 years and older) annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE's fully accessible facilities have a computer lab and an on-site HiSET Test Center. ELL and ABE classes are free.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Lisa Cook
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: Tel 617-625-6600