Job Posting: High School Equivalency (HSE) Coordinator (Part Time)

Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) has an immediate opening for a part-time High School Equivalency Coordinator.  The job details are listed below.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@lift-texas.org.

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POSITION TITLE:  High School Equivalency (HSE) Coordinator (Part Time/25 hours per week)

EXEMPT STATUS:  Non Exempt

REPORTS TO:  HSE Program Director

SUPERVISES:  HSE Program Volunteers and Employees

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field; Master’s degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of directly related experience, one year of administrative experience preferred

 

POSITION FUNCTION/PURPOSE:

Manage day-to-day HSE program logistics, including employee and volunteer management; community partner management and contracting; scheduling; related facility management; purchasing; and data reporting.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under direction from the Program Director, manage the High School Equivalency (HSE) program for adults who have not completed high school or want to improve their secondary skills.
  2. Assist HSE Program Director to interview, hire, and train program volunteers and employees; plan, assign, and direct their work; appraise their performance; reward and discipline program volunteers and employees; address complaints; and resolve problems.
  3. Manage program office volunteers, including recruitment, training, and scheduling; address complaints; and resolve problems.
  4. Manage all program operations, including: program facilities; program/office technology; purchasing of curricula, course books, software, and materials; scheduling of program personnel and facilities; and contracting.
  5. Work directly with existing and in developing new community partners to ensure successful programs, including contracting, volunteer recruitment and training, program management, and facility requirements.
  6. Manage and provide professional development opportunities for both existing and new program instructors.
  7. Compile data and prepare required reports.
  8. Develop strategies for accountability of programs.
  9. Participate in development and marketing activities as needed, including assistance with completion of grant applications.
  10. Keep abreast of legislative and professional trends and developments affecting adult education programs, and disseminate this information to appropriate personnel.
  11. Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.
  12. All grant funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make successful presentations to individuals and/or groups at all levels of an organization.
  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the purpose and general operation of adult and community education programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage personnel and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other departments, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills and software, nonprofit database experience preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule when required, including evenings and/or weekends.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with linguistically and culturally diverse constituencies.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands or finger,

handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must routinely lift and/or exert force of up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.

 

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive description of all work requirements and responsibilities. Additionally, the minimum level of education notated as a requirement could be supplemented by commensurate experience and/or certification(s) or license(s) as determined by the hiring manager.

Job Posting: Student Recruitment and Volunteer Manager

Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) has an immediate opening for a Student Recruitment and Volunteer Manager.  The job details are listed below.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@lift-texas.org.

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POSITION TITLE:  Student Recruitment and Volunteer Manager

EXEMPT STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  President and CEO

SUPERVISES:  Office Volunteers (when needed)

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:  Three years directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

 

POSITION FUNCTION/PURPOSE:

Establishes and administers programs for targeted recruitment of students and volunteers and enrollment of students in all LIFT programs. Creates and manages recruitment plan, including presentations to groups and individuals. Serves as primary point of contact for student and volunteer recruitment, student enrollment, and coordination of volunteer activities.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plans and manages targeted outreach work to recruit adult students and volunteers for LIFT programs. Targeted organizations include, but are not limited to churches, schools, community centers, libraries, and colleges.
  2. Manages and coordinates community workshops, special events, and recruitment efforts; arranges visits and tours for prospective adult students and volunteers.
  3. Serves independently as the point person for internal coordination of adult student and volunteer recruitment and training, adult student enrollment processes, and site coordination.
  4. Coordinates and implements various recruitment programs and marketing strategies for all adult programs and special events.
  5. Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students utilizing specific knowledge gained of training and educational programs and degrees.
  6. Manages site coordination, including development and logistics of off-site programs; develop and maintain partnerships with other organizations.
  7. Trains and assists volunteer recruiters concerning adult program content and requirements, scholarships, and career-oriented counseling.
  8. Prepares reports, MOUs, and other documents as required.
  9. Develops operating goals and objectives for student and volunteer recruitment, student enrollment, and site coordination; implements and administers methods and procedures to enhance and continually improve operations.
  10. Develops strategies for program evaluation.
  11. Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.
  12. All grant funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites and/or curricula requirements.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of student and volunteer recruitment issues.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Skill in the configuration and use of computerized database programs.
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to administrative support staff and/or students and volunteers.
  • Ability to travel by personal vehicle.
  • A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required for this job.
  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule when required, including evenings and/or weekends.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with linguistically and culturally diverse constituencies.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must routinely lift and/or exert force of up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.

 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive description of all work requirements and responsibilities. Additionally, the minimum level of education notated as a requirement could be supplemented by commensurate experience and/or certification(s) or license(s) as determined by the hiring manager.

Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) Announces Linda K. Johnson as CEO

DALLAS – Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), a leading provider of adult literacy services in North Texas, announced the selection of education and nonprofit leader Linda K. Johnson as its next president and chief executive officer.  Johnson joins LIFT from Dallas Independent School District (DISD), where she served as the Executive Director of the College and Career Readiness departments.  Johnson will succeed Lisa Hembry, who joined LIFT in 2010 and will retire this year.

LIFT was founded in 1961 by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Greater Dallas Section, in response to their concern over the illiteracy rate among adults in the Dallas area.  Under Hembry’s leadership, the organization relocated to CitySquare’s Opportunity Center, a collective impact campus, and formed partnerships with The Shelton School, DISD, and Southern Methodist University to provide innovative literacy curriculum and curriculum delivery tools.  LIFT also partnered with Dallas Theater Center’s (DTC) Public Works Dallas to offer theater classes to LIFT students, teachers and staff, and participated in DTC’s Tony award-winning production of The Tempest.

Johnson was selected by the board due to her extensive background in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and data analysis, her knowledge of career readiness programs, and her experience in understanding the education and skills required to join today’s workforce and go to college.

“Linda has a vision for LIFT that has inspired us to imagine a greater impact for low-literate and illiterate adults who want to develop the skills needed to improve their lives,” said Paul Thibodeaux, Chair of the LIFT Board of Directors.  “She is passionate about helping adults develop the literacy skills they need to improve their lives, and has valuable experience in helping our students achieve those goals.”

While working for DISD, Johnson oversaw district efforts that increased student performance in college and career programs, including the expansion of career programs to more than 200 high-growth pathways.  She has more than two decades of nonprofit management experience, serving for 15 years in the CEO role for various organizations in Texas and Connecticut.

Johnson earned a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.B.A from the University of Dallas.  She was a developer of the College and Career Readiness Indicator System (CRIS), and won the 2012 Council of the Great City Schools/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Research and Assessment Leadership national award for her white paper “Early Indicators of Future College Success.”