Job Summary: Directs staff engaged in providing academic training for all students and ensures departmental programs and standards meet all DOL, PRH, Center and Company requirements. Ensures that all classroom instruction is rigorous and relevant. Collaborates with career technical manager to provide applied academics in the academic program. Complies with PRH, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.0-12, 3.15, Appendices 301, 304, 305.
- Ensures approved curriculum is being taught; evaluates curriculum and recommends changes as needed.
- Trains, assigns and supervises academic program.
- Supervises teaching in classroom and completes monthly observations of each instructor; reviews with instructor and behavior of each class.
- Prepares and controls budget in cooperation with Training Director.
- Ensures an adequate supply of materials is on hand.
- Sets monthly production expectations (e.g. # of leaning gains and GEDs/HSDs, # of Driver Licenses) for each instructor; reviews attainment; develops corrective action plans as needed.
- Ensures proper records on students’ progress, attendance, etc., are kept by instructors.
- Acquaints staff with their functional working relationships and ensures staff carry them out.
- Helps instructors solve problems with students’ control and discipline.
- Recommends the hiring and retention of certified instructors to the Training Director.
- Makes provision for adjustment of class sizes to increase utilization of staff members or to cover vacationing or absent staff members.
- Works toward meeting performance management goals.
- Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.
- Ensures that the PCDP is used in a timely, continual, and effective manner to help support students.
- Conducts monthly audits (10%) of teacher-prepared SPERs to include timeliness and adequacy of goals; audits testing records and procedures.
- Conducts monthly reconciliation of OMS20 and CTTRC20 with CIS and center records; initiates corrections as necessary.
- Conducts monthly audits of student progress, student absences and negative indecent reports to determine staff training needs.
- Coordinates center’s academic advisory council.
- Contributes to the development of the center’s annual career development services system (CDCC) plan and SOPS/DOPS as needed.
- Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
- Assists with graduation exercises.
- Holds regular staff meetings at least twice a month with instructors, documents meetings and submits documentation to the Training Director.
- Screens and attempts to solve all student problems before referring them to the Training Director and/or Center Director or other areas.
- Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
- Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
- Evaluates personnel under his/her management and makes recommendations regarding disciplinary actions, promotions, and/or merit increases.
- Participates in PRH mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- Ensures that all CIS systems and information related to Academics is recorded in a timely manner and data integrity is maintained.
- Works with the Training Director, Career Services Manager, and Career Technical Education Manager to establish well balanced classes in all training areas including CPP, Vocations, Academics, career readiness, work-based learning, CTR, WBL, community service and student leadership positions.
- Directs and manages instructional program and supervises operations and personnel at campus level. Provides leadership necessary to ensure high standards of instructional service in the High School Diploma Program. Oversees compliance with policies, success of instructional programs, and the operation of all campus activities in accordance with standards established by the Department of Labor, Job Corps, and the State Education Agency, while providing quality services to students.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Experience: Minimum of two to three years related experience in education. One to two years’ supervisory experience required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in education from a four-year college or university required. Masters degree in education preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certified to teach in State (may be waived by Regional Office, but must pursue certification). Valid State Driver’s License.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; to reach with hands and arms and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.
Role: Academic Manager
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