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Position

DIRECTOR OF ADULT LEARNING


CCP 19, 12 Month, Tenure Track Position


Starting Date

Fall, 2013


Qualifications

• Master's degree in Higher Education or related field.
• Two to five years of experience in program development or related field.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills.
• Functional knowledge and use of technology.
• Ability to manage multiple activities and projects to successful completion.
• Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of
people in a collegiate environment
• Knowledge of adult learning theory and pedagogy.
• Proven ability to develop new and creative strategies to recruit and serve adult learners, non-traditional
students, and sensitivity to the needs and aims of alternative student populations.
• Thorough knowledge of higher education principles and processes and especially informed about
present and future trends in adult higher education.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with alternative delivery of degree programs.
• Commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college
• Experience in conceptualization and development of new credit and noncredit programs, and the
application of work/life credit
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and some evenings

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and to provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Responsibilities

Provide leadership for adult learning on campus, develop and expand a broad array of responsive adult educational programs, ensure that current models of adult education are effective and innovative, and reduce or eliminate barriers and obstacles often experienced by adult learners.

Adult learners are a strong and distinctive population within community colleges whose needs and characteristics differ from those of traditional age students. Adults require degree and certificate programs that incorporate adult learning theory, recognize their prior learning, offer a variety of flexible scheduling options and meet a wide range of educational and professional goals.

The Director works with internal and external constituencies and leads the effort in developing, promoting and delivering academic courses and programs to adult students. Specific markets to be targeted would be working adults, students with children, displaced homemakers, women returning to academe, veterans of the armed forces, and all adult students who wish to begin or complete a certificate or degree for personal enrichment and/or to prepare for entry or re-entry into the workforce.


Minimum Salary

Commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience, includes full benefits package


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 18, 2013 and continue until position is filled.



Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or criminal record.   The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Robert Baer, Title IX/504 Coordinator, rbaer@norwalk.edu (203) 857-7369 and Fran Apfel, ADA Coordinator, fapfel@norwalk.edu, (203) 857-7192, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

 

Norwalk Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, M/F. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.


All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship of eligibility under the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

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