Assistant Director-Adult Education Options | Ohio Dept. of Education


Do you want to make a difference by helping to give adults in the state of Ohio alternative education options? Join the Ohio Department of Education in leading the development and implementation of programs for career-technical education licensure requirements and adults to earn a high school diploma, GED or other high school equivalency certifications, and/or other career credentials.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

Acts on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office of Career-Technical Education and administers statewide career-technical licensure requirements, and services for adults to earn a high school diploma, GED or other high school equivalency certifications, and/or other career credentials:

  • Provides guidance & direction & sets expectations tor staff to achieve critical work priorities;
  • Creates an environment that is conducive to personal & professional growth.
  • Develops & implements a unit plan aligned with the office plan;
  • Establishes partnership with key organizations;
  • Serves on state policy boards and represents the Ohio Department of Education (ODE);
  • Develops and implements policy to support state and federal legislation (e.g., ABLE, 22+, Adult Diploma Program, OWIA, ESEA, IDEA, ESSA); • Develops and maintains policies and procedures for secondary and adult diploma and diploma equivalency programs;
  • Ensures the quality implementation of internal & external customer service standards;
  • Evaluates programs & identifies best practices for continuous improvement;
  • Provides recommendation for teacher licensure criteria (e.g., content licensure recommendations) and supports CTE teacher preparation; • Assists with teacher and administrator development experiences and licensure standards;
  • Nurtures formal relationships with universities, Ohio Technical Centers and other professional development partners. Collaborates with other stakeholders (e.g., other ODE offices, employers, other state agencies) to ensure effective service delivery;
  • Oversees the development of a variety of presentations, training and reference materials, and coordinates training for stakeholders and service recipients;

Collaborates with other departments and inter-agency initiatives:

  • Coordinates interactions with stakeholders (e.g., public speaking, presentations);
  • Establishes partnership linkages with key organizations;
  • Develops and implements Career-Technical Education (CTE) policy;
  • Assures compliance with state and federal regulations;
  • Studies impact of policies and initiatives.

Supervises assigned staff (e.g., trains and develops employees, evaluates employees and implements progressive discipline when necessary; approves leave):

  • Makes recommendations for staffing;
  • Manages day-to-day office activities and operations;
  • Implements quality management initiatives.

Performs other related duties as assigned:

  • Completes special projects;
  • Attends meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Master’s degree;
  • 5 years of supervisory/management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (e.g., Education, Education Administration & Supervision, Educational Policy and Leadership, Adult/Workforce Education);
  • Vast knowledge of and experience working with adult learners;
  • Experience developing and implementing policy;
  • Proven field experience in career-technical education;
  • Knowledge of CTE teacher preparation and licensure requirements;
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex roles and responsibilities;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills;
  • Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills.

Additional Information:

  • Compensation range is $75,000 – $85,000 annually.
  • This position requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation).


All qualified candidates should apply at no later than November 11, 2019.

The Ohio Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (ADA), age or veteran status in employment, programs, or against individuals receiving services.

Adult Education Director | Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center


Certification/ Qualifications: The successful candidate should be highly motivated, demonstrate strong organizational, communication, instructional, human relations, management, team, public relations/community and administrative skills.  Candidates should have an extensive knowledge of career-technical/vocational and adult education programs and experience in program development, budget management, community relations, a working knowledge of computers and technology and staff leadership.  Candidates should also have an up-to-date background in school law, a desire to work with community businesses/organizations and be an educational leader. 

The candidate must have completed a Masters Degree and hold at least an administrative Supervisor license/certificate.  A minimum of three (3) years of teaching in a career-technical and/or adult education area, business/industry work experience and administrative experience are preferred.   

Duties:  The Adult Education Director will work closely with the superintendent and other members of the administrative team to lead all activities associated with the district’s adult and community education programs and services.  The Adult Education Director is responsible for managing the department’s budget including grants, administering customized training programs, full-time adult programs, part-time adult education programs which serve over 3,000 adults annually, recommending the employment of staff for the department, managing and evaluating adult education staff members and marketing the adult programs.  Additionally, the Adult Education Director will be responsible to follow the job description which details leadership, administrative, supervisory and coordination duties.

Contract: A two-year, 260-day administrative contract (including seven paid holidays and comprehensive administrative benefits) for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 contract years.  Contract to begin November 18, 2019.  

Salary:  Salary will be determined as per the Board adopted administrative salary schedule based on certification, qualifications, education and experience.  


Request for an application should be made to Rod Cheyney, Superintendent, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, 1783 State Route 60, Ashland, OH 44805, as soon as possible.  To be considered as a candidate for the position, applicants must complete and return by Monday, October 28, 2019, a letter of application, current resume, certificate/license and up-to-date credentials.  A tuberculin test is required at employment.  A criminal record check will be required if one has not been completed within one year of employment.

The Ashland County – West Holmes Joint Vocational School District Board of Education and its staff are dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities, equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The district follows the regulations of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.