Director of Basic Skills

Director of Basic Skills


Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: 252-222-6000

Job Location

Morehead City, NC


$49,511 thru $61,889 annually, Commensurate with education and experience


NC State Health Plan

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Closes: Monday, March 11, 2024

Target Start Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full time, Monday thru Friday

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor's degree in a related field with course work in Adult Education, Educational Administration; or equivalent education and experience. Master's degree is desired.

Knowledge and Skills: Five years of work experience, with at least two years supervising the work of others. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, budget analysis, and ability to administer and interpret standardized testing. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in a community college Basic Skills Program

​​​​​​Required Qualifications:

  • A valid Driver's license. 
  • Prison Orientation training, or ability to complete within 3 months of hire date

Position Description

The Basic Skills Director at Carteret Community College plays a vital role in ensuring the academic success of our students. The Director's responsibilities include overseeing the activities and operations of the Basic Skills Department in the Carteret County service area including the overall planning, design, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of Adult Basic Education (ABE); Adult High School (AHS); English as a Second Language (ESL); and High school Equivalency (HSE).  The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership abilities, a deep understanding of educational best practices, and a commitment to supporting diverse student populations. 

Duties include:

  • Manage the development and implementation of Basic Skills Education Program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area. 
  • Develop, update and oversee the WIOA AEFLA Title II grant for Basic Skills 
  • Provide leadership, vision, planning, training opportunities, supervision and evaluation for all personnel and services provided by Basic Skills employees. 
  • Manage the process of collecting and entering student enrollment data in the appropriate information systems. 
  • Develop, modify, and evaluate curriculums in the four (4) program areas. 
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the budgets for basic skills program. 
  • Ensures the AHS program complies with the current local and state graduation requirements; including fostering strong partnerships with local school districts. 
  • Market Basic Skills Program on and off campus by developing promotional materials, participating in fairs and expos, and speaking to area civic and business groups. 
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive student inquiries and complaints, counsel and discipline students as needed. 
  • Manage the College's Driver License/Dropout Prevention Policies and Procedures. 
  • Oversee the High School Equivalency (HSE) examinations. 
  • Coordinate resource identification for student transition services. 
  • Serve on College committees and task forces as assigned. 
  • Attend required campus events including graduation, professional development and employee meetings. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply by clicking on Director of Basic Skills and fully completing our online application. Please attach a cover letter, resume and unofficial postsecondary transcripts. 

Job Post Contact

Human Resources Office

Carteret Community College

3505 Arendell Street

Morehead City, NC 28557

252-222-6275 office

252-222-6006 fax