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Adult Education Program Manager in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 - 5 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Community Based Initiatives is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.     


The Adult Education Program Manager oversees the daily operations and logistics for multiple Adult Education classes including but not limited to GED/HSE, ESL, El Civics, IET, Intensive English and Digital Literacy. This position is responsible for the successful implementation of adult education activities, ensuring that the program is in compliance and on target with program targets, regulatory requirements, and contractual responsibilities.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Director of Education with overseeing the day to day operations of the Adult Education Program
  • Supervises data entry staff, lead instructional staff, and provides coaching and support
  • Develops and implements outreach/marketing plans to increase awareness of programs whereby increasing student enrollment
  • Conducts mass enrollment and orientation events for program participants; ensures that the program meets standards related to data entry, evaluation, and program design
  • Orders and distributes textbooks and instructional materials and assists instructors with ordering of supplies, copying, audio-visual equipment and routine communication that may also include concerns and requests for support
  • Reviews student evaluations and maintain information in TEAMS database
  • Works with program partners such as HGAC, Region VI and HCDE
  • Supports Teachers in all Adult Education Classes       and Staff In-Services trainings
  • Develops course descriptions that accurately reflect content goals and objectives of the courses
  • Serves as an active and contributing member of the CQI team, identifying improvements needed and executing action plans
  • Cultivate and support team work among teaching staff
  • Participate in project teams, outreach, and training as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree preferred in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Sociology or related field preferred

Texas Teaching Certificate Preferred



Minimum of (3) years working with Adult Education program

Minimum of (1) year of social services experience preferred



Texas Teaching Certificate Preferred

BEST Plus (Oral and Literacy) certifications assessment

TABE assessment certification

ICA –Integrating Career Awareness certification

TEAMS- Texas Education Assessment Management System



Proficient in use of Windows, Excel, MS Word



Bilingual preferred



  • Demonstrates resourcefulness with problem solving
  • Knowledgeable with the Communicative Approach
  • Participatory Methodology/Popular Education
  • Strategies, and Processes to Deliver Goal-Driven Instruction for Adult Learners
  • Commitment to the mission of BakerRipley
  • Ability to work as a team member with volunteers and paid staff
  • Self-directed with the ability to work under stressful situations
  • Multi task oriented and flexible
  • Sensitivity and understanding in dealing with people
  • Very knowledgeable with Adult Education initiatives and holistic approaches to teach adult learners facing low literacy levels
  • Knowledgeable implementing adult education programs mandated by federal and state regulations
  • Able to work flexible hours including evening and weekends, depending Adult Education class schedule
  • Maintain awareness of current English language conventions
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and successful experience working in teams
  • Service connection experience helpful