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Director, Transitional Studies

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Job Location:
Asheville, 28801
Adult and Continuing Education Programs

Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Position Title Director, Transitional Studies

Position Type Full Time Regular

Annual Schedule 12 months

Expected Work Schedule Standard

Anticipated Days Monday - Friday

Anticipated Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional overtime

Anticipated Hours per Week 40 -Up to 40% teleworking subject to supervisor approval and departmental needs

Work Location A-B Tech Main Campus

Job Description Summary

Ability to pass background check and pre-screening requirements for accompanied visits to prisons and jails within the college’s service area.Provides administrative leadership and coordination for Transitional Studies (College & Career Readiness / CCR) including the individual program areas: Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation, English language Acquisition (ELA), High School Equivalency Testing (GED & HiSet), Adult High School (AHS), Integrated Education & Training (IET), and Developmental Education / College Transition. This position coordinates and administers annual planning and evaluation for the Programs as well as provide budget oversight for the Department. Additionally, the Director works collaboratively with other Divisions of the College, community colleges in the Western Region, NCCCS state personnel, the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, state prisons, local jails, and other community organizations within the College’s Service Area.


  1. Defines and meets goals and objectives for Transitional Studies (CCR) in compliance with NCCCS and the current A-B Tech Strategic Plan and oversees partnerships and program/class development in collaboration with program coordinators.
  2. Hires and supervises the Coordinators, Specialists, and Administrative Assistants who manage the instruction and daily reporting operations.
  3. Provides financial and budget strategic planning, analysis, and oversight for all Transitional Studies programs including the exploration for external funding opportunities.
  4. Oversees marketing and public awareness for Transitional Studies (CCR) Programs while facilitating collaborations with our public partners.
  5. Oversees accurate and timely reporting to NCCCS regarding required data for attendance hours, Literacy Education Information System (LEIS), and other appropriate entities.
  6. Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of contractual agreements with site-locations and community partners relating to staffing, payment, services to students, and compliance with relevant college and state requirements.
  7. Oversees and participates in staff development to provide effective instruction for all students.
  8. Oversees selection of part-time staff.
  9. Collaborates with Instructional Services, Student Services, and the Division of Economic and Workforce Development.
  10. Participates as an active member of the College Committees as relevant and/or directed.
  11. Ensures compliance with WIOA requirements and works collaboratively with partners providing WIOA related services.
  12. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement.13. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1. Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related field;2. Two years of full-time or equivalent experience at the management level or above in College & Career Readiness/Transitional Studies/Adult Basic Skills/English Language Acquisition/Family Literacy in a Higher Education System;3. Experience working with budget management;4. Experience with WIOA Title II.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with NC WIOA partnerships.2. Experience as Director of a Career College Readiness program.3. Grant writing experience.4. Experience with economic and workforce development or human resources.5. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Should:

1. Read the following before submitting the Application:

2. Upload Required Documents:

  • When applicable, upload the relevant transcript that correlates to the degree requirement in the minimum requirement or preferred qualifications with in the job posting. The transcript must show the individual courses taken and the degree that is conferred or awarded.


If selected for hire:

  1. If selected for hire, official sealed transcripts from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education are required to be received a minimum of two business weeks before the first day of work.
  2. Transcripts outside of the United States, must be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a NACES recognized agency and received by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to the first day of work.


Why Should I Work at A-B Tech?

A-B Tech is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has served as the region’s premier two-year college since our establishment in 1959. With five locations, the College service area includes Buncombe and Madison Counties. We are a family of approximately 10,000 curriculum students, 14,000 continuing education students, and 1,100 faculty & staff. We offer an array of programs to meet local workforce needs which culminate in 55 degrees, 18 diplomas, and 56 certificates. A-B Tech is indicative of the modern comprehensive community college – providing innovative educational programming and collaborative community development. If you are dedicated to student and community success, then we invite you to explore employment opportunities at A-B Tech. We hope you will consider joining the A-B Tech Trailblazer family!

A-B Tech Welcoming Culture (R.I.S.E)

A-B Tech commits to demonstrating an inclusive and welcoming culture of Respect, Integrity, Support, and Equity for Everyone.This is evident by our RISE Committee, the Trailblazer RISE Award, and annual RISE projects including the Welcoming Classroom, Appreciative Advising, and more!

A-B Tech is looking for:

A person who shares our commitment to sustaining a workplace that offers equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability genetic information/medical history, age, and/or veteran/military status. In addition, the College prohibits discrimination based on any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.

Position Summary

Posting Detail Information

Review Date: (Application should be submitted by 8:00 a.m. EST on this date for consideration) 04/15/2024

Start Date 06/03/2024

Keep Open Until Filled Yes

Salary or Hourly Pay Range (Salary is Non-Negotiable) $69,540

Total Compensation

Total Compensation: 100,936Your total compensation goes beyond this maximum salary. Your A-B Tech benefits represent nearly 30% of your total compensation.The total compensation for this position includes an 25.02% employer contribution to a defined pension plan, contributions towards medical and dental policies and fully funded life insurance / accidental death & dismemberment policy.

Benefits Summary

* Medical and Pharmacy Plan* Dental Plan* Vision Plan* Flexible Spending Accounts* Short and Long-Term Disability* Death Benefits* Life Insurance* Supplemental Policies* Professional Liability* Vacation Leave up to 26 days per year* Sick Leave of 12 days per year* Holiday Leave* All required protected leaves plus: Civil, Bereavement, Parental, Community Service, Maternity/Paternity, Shared, Educational, Military* Tax-sheltered Supplemental Retirement Plans* Tuition Reimbursement Plan* State Employees Credit Union membership* Employee Assistance Network* Annual Flex Benefit* Alternative Work Schedules* Longevity Pay* Educational Attainment* Personal observance leave (2 days)


A-B Tech’s Human Resources (HR) department is located on the main campus at the Sunnicrest House. This beautiful Tudor-style Historic house served as a private residence for guests of the Vanderbilt family for the first century of the home’s life. Today you will find a professional HR family that is dedicated to ensuring all employees and applicants receive fast and accurate answers, compassion, fairness, and kindness from Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure a prompt hiring process, please read the application directions located on the HR website. For questions, you may email us at

We look forward to welcoming you to our A-B Tech family!

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