Adult Education TASC Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary determined by experience and qualifications



Application Deadline



Columbia University , 116th and Broadway
105 Earl Hall
New York
New York
United States


The Adult Education Program Manager provides oversight and management of the Jobs and Education Empowerment Program Network that includes TASC, Spanish TASC, Computer programs, Job Road, and College Road, serving 550 participants annually on campus and at three satellite locations. The Manager recruits, trains and supervises 40 student staff and 80 volunteer teachers and tutors; develops new program components and curricula; tracks and delivers government grant outcomes, and performs administrative functions.

Core Responsibilities and Basic Duties


  • Recruit, hire, and train student staff including 10 Coordinators, 10 Education Specialists, 8 Program Specialists, 4 Social Service Counselors (CU Social Work students), and 8 Case Managers. Supervise and coach student staff in performance of tasks.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, evaluation and coaching of 80 volunteer teachers and tutors, engaging them in professional development; devise and manage systems to track professional development according to new training requirements by government funding.
  • Present at outside training sessions/ conferences as a representative of CI to share best practices with the adult education field.
  • Develop new curricula that incorporate workforce and career development skills as required by our 2018-21 Federal grant; create teacher training modules and manuals to effectively implement new curricula.
  • Monitor participant tracking including intake, attendance, academic outcomes and any social services needed; create data collection tools that facilitate grant outcomes and submit written monthly updates to the Senior Associate Director.
  • Develop new corporate and non-profit partnerships that enable our participants to identify and pursue career paths in various sectors; manage new and existing relationships to facilitate participant referrals.
  • Initiate and nurture relationships with University departments to facilitate volunteer and Work-study recruitment and campus classroom space.
  • Provide monthly written program summaries as well as quarterly programmatic reports regarding all grant required benchmarks; identify issues; offer potential solutions and implementation strategies.
  • Identify potential foundation and government funders; develop proposal concepts that meet specific funder goals; write grant proposals that incorporates research-based activities.
  • Continually evaluate, refine, and improve all programmatic systems and procedures; develop implementation plans on a quarterly basis.  
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Help lead CI activities such as the Gala, technological and operational improvement projects, policy development, weekly staff meetings and other events and projects as assigned.




Bachelor’s degree with three years minimum experience in adult education or a related filed required. Masters preferred. Prior experience in program management, oversight of government grants and staff supervision required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to manage multiple tasks. Experience in workforce development, fundraising, and evaluation processes preferred. 


Columbia University Officer benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English Fluency in writing and speaking

Spanish would be appreciated but not required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email Sandy Helling, Director of Adult Programs, with your resume and cover letter.