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:: Manager, Community Education Programs - Youth and Adult Programs ::

Community Education

Position Code:
10001297 - Manager, Community Education Programs - Youth and Adult Programs

Work Hours:
1.0, 52 weeks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Manager, Community Education Programs - Youth and Adult Programs


Provides administrative leadership and supervision for over 33 Community Education programs including, but not limited to: Quality Afterschool and Summer Youth Programs, Access Services, Lifelong Learning Adults 55+, Youth Service/Development, the Beacons Project, and the adult enrichment programs. This includes direct supervision of the Community School Program Assistants and Specialist, and overall supervision of support staff at all program locations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS --Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the recruitment, training, scheduling, and supervision of a diverse staff of Community Education coordinators, support staff, and temporary employees at over 33 school/program sites.  These staff focus on meeting community needs and offer a variety of programs for youth and adults.
  • Manages Community Education Programs (CEP) to meet community needs and deliver high quality learning programs; assures MPS is in compliance with state and Federal regulations in order to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for MPS students and staff.
  • Manages CEP programs, interprets policies and procedures, and assures the consistent interpretation and application of Federal, state and MPS rules and regulations.
  • Facilitate the work of citizen advisory councils; collaborate with community agencies, and other community resources, and business to ensure continuity, growth, and community involvement.
  • Promotes the formation of partnerships in meeting the needs of the community.
  • Manages staff, develops priorities, and assigns tasks and projects; develops staff skills, evaluates performance, develop both long and short range goals, and resolves workload and technical issues; trains MPS staff on CEP programs and policies, and coordinates the training and cross-training of other MPS staff. Use workshop and/or training that will support development of staff.
  • Manages CEP marketing; promotes programs, specific events and services; coordinates program and partnership activities with advisory councils and community agencies. Develops strategies that inform the community about Community Education programs through appropriate media outlets.
  • Coordinates the curriculum development, instructional schedule and course offerings in collaboration with MPS staff and community agencies.
  • Monitors operations and assures the quality of the CEP services and work products; coordinates strategic and contingency planning, and needs assessments.
  • Develop program goals and objectives in consultation with the Director of Community Education.
  • Consult with the Director of Community Education to plan and provide oversight of the program budget; forecasts revenue and identifies staffing needs; reviews and approves grant applications, reports, enrollment fees, purchases and payments, according to established accounting practices, district policies and state laws.
  • Regulates the setting and collection of fees and monitors program expenditures in consultation with the Director of Community Education.
  • Researches and provides consultation on specific Community Education issues; develops and presents reports on issues and solutions; coordinates with state and Federal regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or related field; AND five (5) years of professional experience in public education programs; Community Education License preferred, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  • State and Federal laws and regulatory issues governing public education, including rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including finance, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and employee supervision.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Local community resources, regional community services programs, and regional training programs.
  • Specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.
  • Principles of record keeping, records management, and management of confidential records.
  • Community Education Philosophy

Skill in:

  • Interpreting, and applying state and Federal statutes, codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Reviewing operations and assuring MPS compliance with CEP laws, regulations, and rules.
  • Assessing, analyzing, and identifying problems, and recommending effective solutions.
  • Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data and generating reports.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.
  • Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, advocates and representatives from community groups and government agencies.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


Bargaining Unit: MAAC
Grade: G-62
Salary: $81,189 - $93,978
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Adult Basic Education

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.