Community Education Manager 1 - Adult Enrichment

Saint Paul Public Schools
St. Paul, MN, US

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Responsible for the identification, planning, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of small to medium size Community Education enrichment programs at multiple sites and for supervising staff working in the programs. This position will oversee programming and events for adult participants.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in community education, education, recreation management, social services, or related field and

• Three years of experience in planning, developing and implementing adult or youth community education programs, which include experience working with diverse populations and advisory councils.

• Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of community education programming for multiple audiences and age groups.

• Knowledge of basic marketing and public relations theories and concepts.

• Knowledge budgeting concepts and management.

• Knowledge of strategic planning and program evaluation.

• Knowledge of the federal, state and local policies and procedures applicable to community education programs.

• Leadership skills in order to implement community education programs and to organize the activities of assigned staff.

• Strong organizational and planning skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to work effectively with the representatives of community groups, businesses and other public agencies, the general public and other district staff representing diverse cultural, ethic and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Ability to facilitate groups.

• Ability to supervise staff.

• Ability to utilize computer software to maintain records and produce reports.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as necessary.


The essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:

• Provide the professional leadership necessary to identify, plan, develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate community education enrichment programs.

• Provide program planning and strategic direction for small to medium size assigned community education programs; establish and monitor program goals, including revenue goals; seek growth opportunities through new partnerships/collaborations, continuous quality improvements and staff training.

• Identify community education classes to be offered; coordinate the scheduling and venue logistics of these classes; identify, interview, hire, train, and supervise hourly instructors, building supervisors and aides and volunteers.

• Work with Human Resource Workforce Management to recruit and hire regular community education employees; train, schedule, coach, supervise and evaluate these employees; establish office procedures for efficient work flow.

• Develop and implement an ongoing public relations/marketing plan.

• Develop and implement methods to publicize a diversified program of recreational, cultural and community educational and service activities.

• Ensure that marketing strategies and communications adequately reflects and promotes community education goals through monitoring community education program participation and other appropriate measurement.

• Establish and monitor a budget(s) for community education programs supervised; monitor program goals for revenue; monitor grant budgets to ensure compliance with district and grant budget guidelines.

• Provide active leadership in developing ongoing citizen involvement groups to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of community programs.

• Participate in, and provide leadership for, community based partnerships; chair committees; serve as a link between community organizations and school departments as appropriate; gather information about community needs for enrichment classes.

• Manage program compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

• Develop knowledge of the community that will utilize assigned community education programs; maintain open communication within the community; implement and maintain an ongoing assessment process to determine area wants, needs, and resources. • Provide linkage and collaboration with other agencies as necessary.

• Establish effective working relationships with school principals and other school staff and other district staff.

• Prepare reports and maintain records of community education program activities; make continuous evaluations of programs and services supervised.

• Participate in activities designed to promote professional growth (e.g., workshops, seminars, in-services, conferences, formal classes, committees and associations).

• Contribute to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the SPSO negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $68,815 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at

How to Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps. To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will close on March 31st, 2023.

Other Information Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States. Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.

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