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Date:  May 3, 2021

Sumner, IL, US, 62466-4915

Job Requisition ID:  2922

Agency:  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time:  05/17/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary is $7,500 per month - $8,750 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lawrence 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 


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Position Description


As a Corrections Education Facility Administrator, you will be part of a diverse team who provides educational and vocational opportunities designed to assist students in making a successful transition from a corrections environment to the community. These opportunities not only help individuals to develop and enhance their academic, employment, and social competencies, but they also better equip them to be a productive member of society.  We invite you to come make a difference in other's lives and truly impact change.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

35%  Plans and directs educational program including elementary/secondary education, vocational programs, special education, curriculum approval, work/shift assignments, etc.

  • Develops academic, special education and vocational programs defining implementation dates, general curriculum content, staff expectations, equipment needs, counseling, testing and placement of students, and other variables with required attention/effort for a successful program.
  • Continually reviews and evaluates program goals and objectives. Initiates remedial changes to assure progress toward established objectives.
  • Reviews performance of the overall educational program, defining organizational objectives, major job responsibilities for all staff.
  • Reviews and monitors target dates of program objectives; implements policies and procedures.

20%  Serves as full-line supervisor.

  • Assigns and reviews work.
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance.
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives.
  • Approves lime off.
  • Adjusts first level grievances.
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge.
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations.
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs.

20%  Monitors preparation/submittal of reports required by the Office of Adult Education andVocational Services, facility requests for data, State Board of Education, College Contracts, Affirmative Action, Personnel, etc.

  • Reviews present/new guidelines assuring programs/personnel are in the purview of applicable controls.

10%  Prepares and monitors budgetary needs and expenditures.

  • Determines equipment commodities, etc.
  • Prioritizes, Initiates proper procedure for acquisition.
  • Researches and develops alternate sources of funding for program needs.

10%  Travels to attend/participate in staff meetings, workshops, other developmental programs designed to improve/expand educational offerings.

  • Consults with other administrators on program achievements/weaknesses to exchange ideas on methods/procedures.

5%  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

1. Professional Educator License with a General Administrative Endorsement.

2. Three (3) years of educational administrative experience.


Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1.   Working experience planning and directing an educational program.

2.   At least three (3) years' experience developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating an educational program along with recommending improvements.

3.   At least five (5) years' educational experience.

4.   At least three (3) years' supervisory experience.

5.   Working experience developing, analyzing, and monthly tracking reports for an educational program.

6.   Knowledge of educational programs in a correctional setting.

7.   Working knowledge of federal and state educational laws.

8.   Proficiency in the use and development of computer-generated spreadsheets, reports, and documents.

9.   Working experience working within a budget.

Conditions of Employment

1.   Ability to travel.

2.   Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

3.   Ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department's zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

Agency Statement

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion.  This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency's success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.

Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEi), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.

The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs.

The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.

Work Hours:  Tues - Thurs 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Fri 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM (4 day work week) 
Work Location: 10940 Lawrence Rd Sumner, IL 62466-4915 
Agency Contact:  Tara.Owen2@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Public Safety