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Company name
Somerville School Department

Somerville, MA, United States

Employment Type

Education, Entry Level

Posted on
May 31, 2023


SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Education Experiences)

Job Goal:

The Somerville Public School District is seeking applications from outstanding educational leaders for the position of Program Administrator for ABE at SCALE. Candidates must be committed to adult academic excellence and have demonstrated capability as a dynamic instructional leader, administrator and coach. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build consensus, work collaboratively with other administrators and staff, students and the community-at-large. The Program Administrator for ABE serves as an instructional coach and integral member of the SCALE leadership team.


Possession of a Master's Degree in Education, Administration, or other related field

A minimum of five years successful teaching experience in adult education

Experience teaching low-level ELL and/or ELL literacy classes

Demonstrated experience in curriculum development

Demonstrated experience in grant writing

Experience with DESE ACLS guidelines and LACES system

Excellent computer skills, including facility with MS Excel

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Experience with and commitment to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds

Three years of experience as a supervisor or administrator is preferred

Massachusetts DESE license or ABE license is preferred

Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole is preferred

Certification as a MAPT, STAR, or HISET assessor is preferred


Curriculum development in compliance with DESE adult education guidelines and requirements

Ensures that SCALE’s ABE curriculum is aligned to the CCRSAE and supported by the standards and benchmarks of the ELA Curriculum Framework

Identity professional development needs and coordinate professional development activities to meet ABE staff development goals

Collaboration with ELL Program Administrator, HISET Chief Examiner, ADP Assessor and SHS Guidance department on programmatic issues and interdepartmental referrals

Develop and oversee distance, online, mobile and remote learning programs for working adult learners.

Provide professional support in areas of beginning to intermediate ELL literacy and instruction to GOAL staff and students

Develop integrated education and training strategic plan in collaboration with Director of Continuing Education and ELL Program administrator for students enrolled in both departments

Serve as the Technology Integration and Assistive Technology coordinator working collaboratively to increase the digital literacy and accessibility needs of staff and students.

Maintains compliance with SPS district hiring practices including screening, interviewing, and recommending candidates for hire.

Oversee ABE staff (departmental teachers, counselors, computer operators, aides, and tutors) and provide orientation, scheduling, training, support, and supervision

Evaluate part-time and full-time ABE departmental staff

Supervision of required DESE assessments including administration of individual and small groups assessments as needed

Production and maintenance of annual assessment report for all ABE students in collaboration with LACES data admin.

Manage department budgets, invoices, and reports to funding sources

Determine and order instructional books, software, and other materials and supplies

Oversee student intake, orientation, scheduling, and placement of students

Coordinate intra- and interdepartmental meetings, communications, and other activities relevant to department interests and needs

Initiate, write, negotiate, implement, and monitor proposals, grants (including local, community, state, and federal grants), and contracts

Act as a representative of SCALE with local agencies, statewide professional organizations, and funders

Attend conferences, workshops, and other professional meetings and forums

Perform other duties as designated by the Director of Continuing Education.

Terms of Employment:

This position is a member of the SCALE UAW Program Administrators’ Association.

This position is a full time, grant-funded position

The work schedule for this position includes two evenings through 9:15 p.m.

Position Repoorts to:

The Director of Continuing Education

The Somerville Public School does not discriminate in its programs, facilities or employment of educational opportunities on the bases of race, color, age, religion, disability, preganancy, home status, martital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' group or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type:


Positions Available:


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Job Requirements

No experience required

Contact Information

Central HR

8 Bonair St.

Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

Phone: 617-625-6600


Company info

Somerville School Department
Phone : 617-625-6600

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