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For more than 55 years Greenville Literacy Association (GLA) has served the Upstate region. Today, we deliver services that provide numeracy, literacy, high school equivalency (GED), English language acquisition, digital literacy, work readiness training, and wrap-around services to adults 17 years of age and older.

As a federally funded (WIOA Title II) program GLA is held to the highest state and national standards for adult education as monitored by the South Carolina Department for Education – Office of Adult Education. GLA has achieved or exceeded student performance measures consistently over the past three years.

View our job listings below:

Program Manager: College, Training, and Workforce 

Reports to: Director of Education

As a registered adult education provider of the South Carolina Department of Education – Office of Adult Education, program managers receive robust training and continuing education (for credit).

MAJOR OBJECTIVES:

The Program Manager: College, Training, and Workforce will be responsible for refining and advancing our approach to student transitions to college, training, or workforce advancement.

Essential Functions Direct Services to Students

  • Center office hours for individual student check-ins and regular meetings with groups or cohorts of students
  • Assessing students’ academic, personal needs and barriers in order to determine appropriate college, training, or workforce plans.
  • Developing resources for students that increase their success in education, training, and workforce success
  • Referring students to in-house or community-based services and resources as appropriate
  • Assisting in the development of written career plans
  • Attending regular meetings (quarterly at minimum) to collaborate with the referring local partners engaged in the Greenville County Workforce System (community college, one-stop career centers, employers, etc.)
  • Work with partners to identify and support students during the college application process
  • To serve as liaison between the student and community college, training or industry partners.
  • Leverage or develop relationships with local community college and industry to develop knowledge of each other’s mutual resources to meet student needs.

Data Management, Reporting

  •  Track and report participation and progress of each student receiving services utilizing the designated data reporting system to support the WIOA grant.
  •  Help the partners understand the current types and supply of student support services needed.

Volunteer Engagement

  •  Recruit and train volunteers with sufficient professional experience to mentor, coach or train students in college, training or workforce soft and hard skills.

Qualifications, Training, and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  •  Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
  •  Experience in counseling or training preferred.
  •  Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds is required.
  •  Working knowledge of the local workforce system and/or technical college system preferred.
  •  Ability to travel throughout the XXX region/area required.
  •  Proficiency in a second language is preferred.
  •  Available to work a flexible including occasional weekends and/or mornings

Training Requirement:

  • Complete certification in career advising through the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Adult Education within one year of employment
  • Patriciate in relevant training through the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Adult Education as appropriate (Fall and Spring Training Institutes); Reporting Training as required.

Assistant Program Manager: Adult Basic Education

Reports to: Lead ABE Program Manager

As a registered adult education provider of the South Carolina Department of Education – Office of Adult Education, program managers receive robust training and continuing education (for credit).

MAJOR OBJECTIVES:

To support the success of community-based adult education programs including the placement of students, coordinate programs and activities, oversee and analyze program data to support and guide curriculum, manage enrollment, and increase student outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Support and Development

  • Recruit, interview, and assess potential students for Adult Basic Education (ABE). Refer students to other learning resources and/or agencies in the community when assessments indicate.
  • Monitor and sustain retention of students and schedule regular assessments for measuring educational gains.
  • Integrate access to an on-site or virtual computer lab with the student’s educational program to encourage skill-building and independent practice.
  • Assign volunteer tutors (one on one or small group) based on the educational plans/needs of each student.
  • Analyze, revise, and evaluate the success of ongoing programs and procedures and recommend improvements.

Administration

  • Sustain and build the relationship with community agencies, organizations, and industry partners in support of the off-site adult education programs
  • Recruit and orient prospective volunteers in partnership with program managers.
  • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and scheduling of instructors.
  • Monitor and encourage retention of instructors and tutors through regular contact, program support, observation, and in-service training.
  • Follow agency guidelines regarding policies and procedures.
  • Support data entry and maintenance within a database for tutors, students, and programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work together with all GLA staff, board, and volunteers to accomplish the mission of the agency;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree with experience in public education 6-12, adult basic education and/or higher education serving nontraditional programs and students. Candidates with experience in online and/or blended learning modalities are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus, but not required.

The candidate will have the ability to communicate with people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, work well under tight deadlines, and working across functional areas.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytical Thinking – Applies logic to solve problems and get the job done.
  • Attention to Detail – Has strong follow-through with accuracy.
  • Technology Competency – Is highly skilled at operating a computer and other technology.
  • Continuous Education – Pursues professional development and training related to your function and responsibilities.
  • Ethics – Has personal and professional ethics and fosters a diverse and respectful workplace.
  • Management Skills – People management as well as the management of information on several levels. Ability to train and coach others.
  • Flexibility – Ability to adapt to changes while keeping a focus on goals and apply knowledge to new circumstances.
  • Initiative – Ability to obtain information from several sources to address present needs.
  • Interpersonal Awareness – Ability to have and show empathy to others. Listens well and responds in a non-threatening way.

Preferred Work Experience: Public Education (6-12), Adult Basic Education, Higher Education serving non-traditional students, Experience with online and/or blended learning.

WORK REQUIREMENTS: The Program Assistant will work a minimum of 20 hours per week with the opportunity for an increase in hours as programs grow.

LOCATION: The primary work location will be the main office of GLA. However, travel to community-partner sites is required.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: Introductory period will be three (3) months from the date of hire. The employee will be reviewed at the end of the 90-day introductory period. No introductory period is required for employees transitioning to a different position. Evaluations will be conducted by the Executive Director, executed orally, and documented in writing with the signature of the employee required.

Job Type: Part-time

COVID-19 considerations:
Currently, all employees, students, tutors, and visitors are required to wear a mask.

Program Manager: ESL

Reports to: Director of Education

As a registered adult education provider of the South Carolina Department of Education – Office of Adult Education, program managers receive robust training and continuing education (for credit).

MAJOR OBJECTIVES:

To support the success of ESL/adult education programs including the placement of students, coordinate programs and activities, oversee and analyze program data to support and guide curriculum, manage enrollment, and increase student outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Support and Development

  • Recruit, interview, and assess potential students for the ESL program. Refer students to other learning resources and/or agencies in the community when assessments indicate.
  • Monitor and sustain retention of students and schedule regular assessments for measuring educational gains.
  • Integrate virtual learning into educational programs to facilitate access to learning as well as skill-building and independent practice.
  • Assign volunteer tutors (one on one or small group) based on the educational plans/needs of each student.
  • Analyze, revise, and evaluate the success of ongoing programs and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Partner with agency staff and agency partners to support the successful college and career goals of students.

Administration

  • Sustain and build the relationship with community agencies, organizations, and industry partners in support of the off-site adult education programs
  • Recruit and orient prospective volunteers in partnership with program managers.
  • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and scheduling of instructors.
  • Monitor and encourage retention of instructors and tutors through regular contact, program support, observation, and in-service training.
  • Follow agency guidelines regarding policies and procedures.
  • Support data entry and maintenance within a database for tutors, students, and programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work together with all GLA staff, board, and volunteers to accomplish the mission of the agency;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to social services or education.
  • Ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • TESOL Certification is a plus.
  • SC (or another state) Teacher’s Licensure a plus
  • Currently, all employees, students, tutors, and visitors are required to wear a mask.
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