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ACE Program Advisor
Agency: Department of Career Education
Office: Arkansas Department of Career Education
Section: Adult Education
Date Posted: 06/12/2019
Posting Expires: 06/25/2019
The Arkansas Career Education (ACE) Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of educational programs administered by the Arkansas Department of Career Education throughout the state. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Monitors budget amendments and expenditure reports of programs, approves/disapproves expenditures; reviews program specific information submitted in the data information systems for program approval. Writes comprehensive reports interpreting and applying federal and state regulations; analyzes end of the year data, and develops analysis reports on areas of concentration for in-service activities. Provides funding grant comments on applications and reviews new program start up grant information; reviews federal and state budgets, project applications, and program grants. Provides technical assistance to programs by interpreting regulations, answering questions, and resolving problems. Evaluates program effectiveness through on-site visits, program reviews, and desk audits to ensure program compliance. Advises local program administration personnel of violations, recommendations, and commendations. Coordinates and conducts education and training improvements to comply with federal and state regulations. Conducts workshops during local meetings and professional conferences. Reviews status and accountability reports for programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding licensure within the field of education. Knowledge of educational program development and presentation techniques. Knowledge of teaching principles and methods. Ability to interpret and apply, applicable portions of federal and state regulations governing educational programs. Ability to research, generate, simulate, modify, and conduct educational programs. Ability to prepare, categorize, and document reports. Ability to evaluate applications and their supporting documentation. Ability to prepare present information to various groups orally and in writing.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, or a field directly related to the assigned program area; plus four years of experience in education or directly related to the assigned program area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary

The ACE Program Advisor will function as the Workforce Development Program Advisor, leading workforce training programs, including WAGE™ and Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs statewide. Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy, or WAGE™, is a job-readiness and job retention-training program designed to improve the basic skills of the current and potential workforce, offering six stackable certificates. IET is an educational model that combines occupational skills training and workforce preparation with adult basic education services to increase the education and career advancement of participants. The Program Advisor will provide mentoring, coaching, and ongoing support in developing and enhancing WAGE™, IET and other career focused offerings in adult education and literacy programs. In addition, the Workforce Development Coordinator Program Advisor will serve as the liaison between employers, other workforce agencies, Workforce Development Boards, educational institutions and other community based organizations fostering relationships that lead to economic outcomes for students.

In addition, the Program Advisor will ensure that adult education programs and literacy councils comply with federal and state guidelines, laws, and policies. The Program Advisor will monitor and approve federal and state grant budgets, amendments, expenditures, and project applications of adult education and literacy council programs.

Statewide and some out-of-state travel, which may include some overnight is required. Irregular work hours are expected, which may include some weekend work.

Education and Professional Work Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in education, business administration, workforce development, social science, or a field directly related to the assigned program area; plus three years of experience in the field of education, business or a related field. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred in a related field. Five years of professional experience in the field of general business management, higher education, workforce development, adult education or a related field. Applicant must have knowledge of workforce and training needs. Applicant must have the ability to develop partnerships with business. This position requires the ability to analyze data to prepare qualitative and quantitative reports.

Strong analysis and information gathering skills required. Experience in training, mentoring, and delivering professional development. Experience reviewing, approving, managing, and overseeing state and federal grants is preferred.
The Workforce/ WAGE™ Program Advisor must demonstrate initiative as a self-starter, be analytically astute, exercise responsible judgment, and be highly motivated to competently achieve performance expectations with minimal supervision. A high level of integrity is essential to be successful as the Program Advisor. The candidate must effectively communicate orally and in writing, have strong interpersonal skills, and have extensive public presentation experience. Management and organizational skills are required, with attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required.

Job Responsibilities and Expected Results

Assist adult education programs with incorporating integrated education and training or similar career pathways into the curriculum.

Assist programs in identifying career pathways based on the needs of the local workforce area.

Maintain and build relationships with business and industry, governmental agencies, community organizations and workforce development partners to ensure quality and relevance to programs.

Assist programs in developing and implementing a proactive plan for building local business relationships.

Coordinate, develop, and implement continuous professional development and technical assistance for adult education and literacy council administrators and other instructional personnel necessary to plan and improve educational programs.

Provide technical assistance to adult education programs and literacy councils by interpreting federal and state regulations, answering questions, resolving problems, and advising local programs, etc.;

Monitor and approve federal and state grant budgets, amendments, expenditure reports, and project applications of adult education and literacy council programs.

Participate in the submission of federal and state reports; assist in data match and conducting the state and federal funding of programs, assist in writing policies, procedures, and federal state plans.

Conduct workshops and presentations during local meetings and professional conferences.

Protect the integrity of all confidential client, student, and employee information.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired..

Job Details
Position No.: 22129524
Class Code: E062C
Grade: GS09
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Shonia Murphy
Phone: 501-682-1808
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