SEC Pathway, Inc. is a Nonprofit Organization dedicated to restoring hope and success by providing financial, academic and professional development resources for youth aged K-12 and to adults between the ages of 18-65, in low-income and low resource households.
Summary of Position: “SECP’s” New Vision Program program play an important role in fostering productive employment and self-esteem, as well as personal and family growth for adult students. Adult Education students must acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of life as dedicated workers, involved family members, and productive citizens. “New Vision” enables adults to explore new interests, develop skills, and further their passions through a variety of courses and workshops offered such as organizing and landscaping to financial planning and personal investing. Courses emphasize real-life applications. This internship is unpaid, but eligible for academic or course credit if approved by your educational institution.
Program Director will:
- Knowledgeable about curriculum changes/ additions set forth by DAE (Division of Adult Education). Communicates these to AE staff.
- Ensures meaningful learning experiences and actively engage students through appropriate implementation and evaluation of classroom instructional activities.
- Accountable for meeting performance goals. Provides leadership and direction to teachers in achieving program wide performance goals established by SECP.
- Confirms that staff follows Workforce Essentials policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures of partner organizations where classes are held offsite.
- Strengthens program effectiveness by implementing “Individual Improvement Plans (IIP) or Corrective Action Plans” to individual staff members who are not meeting required goals or expected outcomes.
- Help make hiring and project staffing decisions
- Work with leaders of other research programs in SECP Education on proposals and staffing
- Provides an interdependent Adult Education program to assure proper placement for each student.
- Develops an intake and orientation process that clarifies student program goals and expectations to ensure that each student is properly placed.
- Institutes processes to track students who miss class. Verifies that students are contacted and encouraged to complete course work.
- Establishes a procedure for regular instruction when the teacher is absent.
- Follows state’s initial and ongoing assessment procedures for Adult Education students.
- Provides motivation, development and encouragement to staff in order to provide a positive, educational environment where students are actively involved in learning.
- Attends state sponsored Program Director/Teacher training as appropriate/required to include, but, not limited to: leadership summits, regional meetings/ teleconferences, Academy for Instructional Excellence. Responsible for all information presented if absent. Communicates meeting context to AE Staff.
- Develops program that supports student progression through all levels to foster student accomplishment of goals.
- Secures competent, qualified teachers.
- Provides orientation for new teachers and staff.
- Ensures that all Adult Education staff participates in staff development activities.
- Verifies all Adult Education staff members have access to state sponsored training activities appropriate to their position.
- Keeps teachers/staff informed of state policies affecting them and informed about recent trends in Adult Education.
- Confirms that Adult Education personnel have the supplies and materials necessary for the instruction of students.
- Maintains monthly time and effort documentation for any staff member that performs duties other than instruction. (AE teachers must spend the majority of their time in the classroom).
Supervisory Responsibilities: Some
Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally. Must be able to sit for long periods.
Work Environment: This is a part-time (20-30 hr. /week) position open to applicants currently attending an Accredited University or College within Maryland, DC, and Virginia. The Program Director reports directly to the CEO. Travel throughout the city on a routine basis will be required to attend mandatory meetings with CEO, outreach and community events, and meetings with Partners and potential clients. Applicant must have access to a computer to be able to work remotely and/or provide own transportation to DC Headquarters. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Organization is operating on both an in-person and remote teleworking schedule format at this time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
- Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
- Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
- Working knowledge of MS office and program management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project etc.)
- A business acumen with a strategic ability
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and supervision skills
- Commitment to collaborative work