#60088156 Educational Program Administrator I (Director of Career Pathways for English Language Learners)

#60088156 Educational Program Administrator I (Director of Career Pathways for English Language Learners)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$58,294 – $88,000/NC18


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, January 30, 2023
Closes: Monday, February 13, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, April 3, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in education, school administration, business administration, or public administration from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of responsible administrative experience in an education environment at the local, state, or federal level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Director of Career Pathways for English Language Learners in the Programs and Student Services Division. The recruitment range: $58,294 – $88,000.

The Programs and Student Services Division provides leadership, assistance, and consultation to the 58 community colleges in the areas of academic programs, adult basic education, workforce development, continuing education, student success initiatives, financial aid, national post-secondary education policy research, institutional research, and performance management.  Staff within the Division develops and administers state-level policies and strategies to improve student access, enhance program quality, and increase student success.  In addition, the staff engages college faculty and administrators to develop, field test, evaluate, and disseminate best practices that support student success. 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The College and Career Readiness section provides leadership, oversight, policy development, and dissemination of research-based instructional practices and support to Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFLA) WIOA providers. These programs include Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult High School.

The Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education grant prepares English language learners for unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency while emphasizing English language acquisition, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation, and workforce training.

The Director of Career Pathways for English Language Learners will:

  • Provide leadership, project management, and technical assistance to the College and Career Readiness Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), Title II program.
  • Manage all aspects of grant compliance, budgets, and reporting for grant recipients including monitoring program outcomes and performance per grant timeline.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to expand IELCE programing.
  • Develop and manage technical assistance processes and provide professional development systems to support IELCE programs.
  • Research and disseminate best practices for program recruitment, retention, student support services that facilitate credential attainment, and job placement.
  • Identify and collaborate with state and local community partners who support the ELL community by offering program support services.
  • Recommend policy changes to support equitable access to career pathways for English language learners.


  • Relevant knowledge and ability to plan, organize, and implement educational initiatives related to career pathways, independently, under deadlines and with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to lead, partner and motivate in a team oriented collaborative environment in community college settings.
  • Proven track record of managing federal, state, or other grant awards to implement career pathway models for workforce development in high demand industries for adult learners with barriers to employment, specifically for English language learners or other underserved communities.
  • Expert knowledge of educational trends and workforce development strategies to accelerate credential attainment for English language learners and ability to organize and or to provide professional development and technical assistance and disseminate best practices in virtual and face-to-face environments to various levels of professionals.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously in a team environment.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Expert knowledge of strategies to accelerate credential attainment for underserved communities.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those applicants with 3-5 years’ experience developing and managing workforce development models to accelerate credential attainment for underserved communities, especially for English language learners in adult education. Experience working in a community college setting in workforce development and adult education working with English language learners.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

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The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222