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Adult Development Director

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Adult Development Director works with clients, families, Life Styles leadership staff, community members, and agencies to assure that in every aspect the individuals served receive the highest quality services. The Adult Development Director adheres to and demonstrates behaviors that support the Life Styles mission and values and participates as an active member of the Leadership Team.   


The Adult Development Director provides supervision, training, and support to College For Living (CFL) art teachers, Launch Teachers, classroom assistants, aides, and any other employees under the CFL or Launch Collegiate Experience department. He/she implements services specified in client plans and supervises staff working with clients in all classroom settings. He/she is the key role model for running successful teams and providing the support for other teams. The Adult Development Director is responsible for communicating programmatic and organizational information to all clients, families, and staff on their team. The Adult Development Director will ensure that the individuals served by Life Styles receive the services that the organization has agreed to provide.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Provide orientation, training, and supervision to all CFL/Launch staff (or appoint designee). Training will include:

  • Specific duties as stated in CFL/Launch job description.

  • Skills required to be a successful teacher/aide.

  • Evaluation of teachers/aides.

  • Teacher and/or client-specific training, as needed.

  • Curriculum-specific training, as needed.

2.  Maintain files of all Adult Development clients.

  • Attend or designate appropriate staff to attend annual PCSP and Quarterly Meetings for all clients on team.

  • Conduct and write Individual Program Plans (IPP) in coordination with CFL Aide.

  • Update clients' Social History annually.

  • Attend or designate appropriate staff to attend Quarterly review meetings.

  • Revise IPP plans as needed.

  • During annual meetings, ensure all paperwork in file is up to date and accurate.

  • Ensure all incoming students are eligible for Adult Development services.

3.  Oversee all Adult Development classes and activities.

  • Oversee implementation of new classes and activities with staff and client input.

  • Oversee or designate appropriate staff to oversee monthly CFL parties, off-site recreation, special events, guest speakers, etc.

  • Ensure goals for each student are being addressed in the classroom.

  • Create partnerships with organizations in the community to develop classes, guest speakers, and field trip opportunities.

  • Oversee assigned interns in tasks to develop their program objectives.

  • Meet with prospective CFL and Launch family members.


4.  Oversee and grow the Launch Program.

  • Recruit new students to the Launch program for each fall.

  • Coordinate with various departments at the University of Arkansas to strengthen and expand the existing partnership.

  • Arrange shadowing opportunities for prospective Launch students.

  • Oversee the mentoring program—coordinating between mentors and Launch student, teachers, family and staff.

  • Develop relationships with local schools and attending Transition events to advertise and recruit for the Launch program.


5.  Oversee and grow the CFL/Art/Performing Arts Of Life Styles (PALS) programs.     

  • Chair the Art Advisory Committee (AAC).

  • Coordinate events with the AAC and Lead Art Teacher.

  • Working with staff, plan at least two (2) revenue-producing art receptions per year.

  • Work with Marketing to produce mass-marketed/produced works (notecards, calendars, etc.).

  • Oversee PALS program, ensuring productions are appropriate and engaging.

  • Work with community volunteers to assist with the PALS program.

  • Create schedules quarterly, based on student input, that reflect needed and desired classes.


6.  Oversee and monitor financial management for specific clients per Client Finance Policy.

7.  Oversee end-of-month billing.

8.  Attend all required meetings and in-service training.

9.  Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with persons with disabilities.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or two years experience in this field; or equivalent combination of education or experience preferred.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to ensure the security of highly confidential information.

  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with clients, coworkers, and families.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Possess a valid Arkansas driver's license, and an insured vehicle.

  • Current First Aid, CPR, and TB Skin Test.

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