Director of Literacy Education & Community Education Centers

Director of Literacy Education & Community Education Centers


Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: 252-536-2551

Job Location

Weldon, NC


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, December 20, 2021
Closes: Monday, February 28, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, February 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Employment Type

Full Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Human Services, Business, or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently and with persons from diverse backgrounds is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Human Services, Business, or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Experience in academic advising and knowledge of student information systems.
  • Strong customer relations skills and relationship building skills
  • Supervision experience
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of the mission of the community college especially as it relates to enrollment and student support service functions.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, the Director of Literacy Education is responsible for training, planning, coordinating, supervision and evaluating the operation of all literacy education programs.  The Director of Literacy Education serves as a positive representative of Halifax Community College (HCC) and displays courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the HCC and Community Education Centers.  This position will also assist students at those sites with defining long-term and short-term goals and career aspirations.  The position also provides support, encouragement and guidance to students.


Examples of Duties:

Essential Functions:

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential function below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.




  • Trains, plants, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the operation of all literacy education programs.
  • Prepares and revises course syllabi and on-campus and off-campus literacy education class schedules.
  • Coordinates the high school equivalency testing schedules/calendars for literacy education programs.
  • Selects appropriate textbooks, computer software, and materials for literacy education classes.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the literacy education budget and submit required budget reports to the North Carolina Community College System office.


  • Observes, evaluates, supervises, coaches, and mentors’ literacy education instructors.
  • Establishes, maintains, and supervises literacy education classes throughout the College’s service areas for on-campus and off-campus classes.
  • Ensures that proper resources are available to meet the needs of students and instructors.
  • Assists in the selection, interviewing, and hiring of part-time instructors, full-time staff, and support staff.
  • Arranges staff meetings with support staff to plan, evaluate, coordinate, and problem-solve.
  • Refers students to appropriate class sites.


  • Continue to develop professional skills by participating in advance training, attending meetings, seminars conferences, and workshops when needed and/or recommended.
  • Coordinates all activities for staff development and volunteer management.


  • As required, ensure that the Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) Title II Workforce and Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) grant is prepared, submitted, and implemented.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures associated with literacy education programs and the College (such as, auditing and institutional effectiveness plans).
  • Ensures that the literacy education programs maintain state and federal requirements, and as necessary, submit appropriate documentation for the state program monitoring report.
  • Conducts needs assessments and evaluation of the program and staff.
  • In order to ensure state compliance, monitor each class or delegate this responsibility to othe staff members.
  • As required, submit literacy education monthly data and additional necessary reports and requests to the North Carolina Community College System.
  • When appropriate, ensure that drop release paperwork is approved for 16 and 17 year olds.
  • Prepare and submit necessary local reports to the Dean of Workforce & Economic Development and/or appropriate designees.
  • Prepare and ensure accuracy of travel, leave requests and professional development using appropriate budget codes.


  • Promotes and presents literacy education within the community so that interested adults may have an opportunity to participate in the program.
  • Establishes information, referrals, and other links between the program and the community through staff participation in different organizations, such as, NC Works.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with various groups, agencies, businesses, industries, and civic groups regarding literacy education programs.
  • Serves on various College Committees.
  • Assists in student recruitment and retention.
  • Submits monthly and annual Literacy Education Information System (LEIS) reports to the North Carolina Community College System Office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development and other appropriate personnel.




  • Supervise the community education centers
  • Supervise the program administrative assistant
  • Supervise the Workforce Career Specialists at each center
  • Assure project goals are met
  • Facilitate and organize activities at each Community Education Center
  • Keep accurate and timely records and reports.
  • Attend relevant meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in on-going professional development activities.
  • Develop and submit monthly reports
  • Manage program assessment and evaluation.


  • Provide case management for participants enrolled at the Community Education Centers
  • Collaborate with Halifax Community College’s Academic Divisions to setup classes for students at each site
  • Collaborate with community resources to support students


  • Engage the community that each center serves with the services, opportunities, and classes offered.
  • Identity and actively attend community events to promote the centers
  • Facilitate the development of promotional material for the centers
  • Recruit students to participate in the services, opportunities, and classes offered at the sites


Other Duties as Assigned

How to Apply

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