WVDE VACANCIES

These are vacancies in the
WV Department of Education.
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Title of Vacancy
Coordinator of Adult Education, Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Technical and Adult Education, Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development

Expectations
1. The staff member works effectively as a member of an education team. 
2. The staff member exhibits self-control and exhibits an attitude of mutual respect. 
3. The staff member is ethical and demonstrates good work habits such as punctuality/ attendance. 
4. The staff member works effectively with RESAs, county personnel, local agencies and department personnel. 

Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility is to coordinate the implementation of research-based curriculum into Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the Strategic Planning in Occupational Knowledge and Employment Success (SPOKES) programs and collaborate with state staff and the Professional Development Coordinator to align teacher training with specified curriculum. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
 
1. Research existing instructional practices in ABE/SPOKES and select appropriate promising practices for curriculum and instruction. 
2. Research and implement strategies and content standards for curricula into local programs, i.e., ABE, Spokes, on-line programs, college and career readiness preparation, and other adult programs. 
3. Work collaboratively with the Professional Development Coordinator to align staff development with curriculum and instructional priorities determined by the WVDE Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development. 
4. Work collaboratively with the Professional Development Coordinator in planning the content and focus of conference sessions. 
5. Provide leadership in implementation of seamless curriculum between ABE and the community and technical college system. 
6. Work collaboratively with the ABE Specialist to ensure distance education curricula are aligned with classroom needs at the local level. 
7. Utilize the Adult Education Management System (AEMIS) to monitor for program improvement related to curriculum and instruction. 
8. Revise or develop curriculum and instructional related policies and procedures. 
9. Participate in STAR (Strategic Technical Assistance Reviews) and assist in required or suggested follow-up activities of the review for full and part-time ABE or SPOKES programs. 
10. Other duties as assigned. 
 
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP:  
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the state superintendent of schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the state superintendent of schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the state superintendent or his/her designee. Each employee is “at-will” and subject to termination by the state superintendent at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
 
The employment relationship between the state superintendent and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the state superintendent include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding. 

Qualifications
1. Masters degree from an accredited institution of postsecondary education in adult education, curriculum development, or curriculum and instruction. 
2. Five years work experience in adult education and/or curriculum and instruction. 
3. Experience in working with state and/or local educational agencies, regional education agencies or other educational entities. 
4. Knowledge and expertise in highly effective research-based instructional practices (21st century instruction, differentiated instruction, and understanding by design). 
5. Experience and knowledge of technology, educational software, online programs and use of professional software programs such as spreadsheets and word processing. 
6. Knowledge and experience in integrating technology into classroom instruction. 
7. Strong knowledge base of national and state educational reform initiatives and common core state standards. 
8. Strong oral and written communication skills. 
7. Must be able to travel within the state or out-of-state as needed. 
 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form that may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702. The application may also be downloaded online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/ 
 

Salary
$72,368.00-$79,368.00 (Commensurate with educational level.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
February 14, 2013

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: lbryant@access.k12.wv.us 

 


WVDE Employment Applications
The following applications are offered as PDF documents. You can download a copy of Acrobat Reader (a free pdf reader) from http://www.adobe.com
  • WVDE Employment Application (PDF) (DOC)
  • Institutional Education Employment Application (PDF) (DOC)

The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702 or to the Section 504 Coordinator at (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.