Oakland Unified School District

Director: Adult & Career Education - Adult & Career Education Department (2021-22) (10375 - PCN 7698)

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TitleDirector: Adult & Career Education - Adult & Career Education Department (2021-22)
Posting ID10375 - PCN 7698

Ref. 7698




Director, Adult Education


Assigned Supervisor


Adult Education 


Certificated Management




A227/7.5 days or duty days and hours as assigned


Created: May 2020


A227 83


BASIC FUNCTION: Under the general supervision of the direct supervisor, plans, organizes, controls and directs the overall functioning and management of the District's Adult Education programs. Included are development of strategies for program growth comprised of resources coordination, general facilities development, partnerships that comprise of developing resources for expanded funding including current sources California Adult Education Program (CAEP), Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act Title II (WIOA), foundations, corporations, city, and other sources; serve as a member the Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective (NAC) and the Bay Area regional consortia for workforce preparation and partnerships with business; oversee the Adult Education budget, Adult Education Principals and the Evaluation process; serve as the point person for OACE with the District that incorporates any issues that affect OACE including facilities, legal, union, talent development, finance and others that may develop.  Interfaces with the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) process, Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and CAEP ensuring that OACE activities are aligned with each of those areas.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.



  • Plan, organize, control and direct the overall functioning and management of the district's Adult Education programs. 
  • Develop in collaboration the overall vision and mission of Adult Education. 
  • Manage the overall Adult Education budget and funding process. 
  • Oversee the planning process for class offerings and the curricular selection.  
  • Supervise and evaluate Adult Education administrators and key classified staff. 
  • Provide advocacy and leadership to the NAC for OACE and OUSD. 
  • Lead and manage the implementation of a comprehensive Professional Development program for instructional and clerical staff. 
  • Assist in the development of an effective communication network to promote and market the Adult Education offerings throughout the community. 
  • Complete and submit accurate reports as required by district, state, and federal jurisdictions. 
  • Meet on a regularly scheduled basis with school-level leadership personnel responsible for Adult Education programs. 
  • Provide leadership in creating healthy human relationships which will provide a suitable climate for learning and teaching. 
  • Work cooperatively with Human Resources in the recruitment, development, interviewing, selection, assignment, transfer, and separation of Adult Education personnel. 
  • Act as liaison between district programs and the appropriate local, county, state and national agencies on Adult Education. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate referral agencies in the community. 
  • Attend all appropriate meetings and other job-related meetings and activities. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.  Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.



  • California content frameworks and standard
  • Applicable state policies and regulations related to adult education
  • Regulations and related adult education-related policy documents under the purview of California Department of Education’s (CDE) Adult Education Office and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Numerous, proven, successful instructional practices
  • Leadership skills, management strategies and community building techniques
  • Local policies, state and federal laws relating to Adult Education
  • Microsoft Suite, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint



  • Provide effective instructional leadership
  • Create a nurturing and safe learning based on high expectations for all students
  • Develop collaborative, professional learning communities
  • Analyze data and use it to make decisions
  • Provide professional development and coaching to administrators
  • Distribute leadership among administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students & community members
  • Effectively manage staffing, budget, facility, and other administrative responsibilities
  • Build and lead the adult learner community in attaining community, school, program –based, district, state and federal goals
  • Use relational databases, web-based tools, the internet and other technologies 
  • Calmly and efficiently handle crises and solve problems
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Manage competing priorities and time



Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to: Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with graduate courses and minimum of three (3) years teaching experience;

Valid California Administrative Services Credential

Valid California Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential

Valid California Driver’s License, if applicable



Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance




Office and diverse school site environment; fast-paced work; constant interruptions. Employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to extreme. Occasional evenings and weekend events to engage with program learners or external community at District events.



Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.



The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$102,376.10 - $130,652.17 / Per Year
LocationAdult Education

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/24/2021

Job Contact

NameMatin Abdel-QawiTitleNetwork Superintendent
Emailmatin.abdel-qawi@ousd.orgPhone(510) 453-1744