Associate Dean of Education

At Penn Foster, our mission is to empower youth and adult learners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to improve their employability and workplace effectiveness. Each year we help over 150K students build a better future for themselves and their families through affordable education and skills training towards today’s most in-demand careers in fields like allied health, skilled trades, business, early childhood education and more.

This position is responsible for improving and enhancing the lives of our learners through the acquisition and demonstration of knowledge and competencies in their chosen field.  This includes the oversight and development of our foundational pedagogical models meaning our education philosophy and approach; management of faculty including hiring, training, and development; and alignment to external standards and credentials.


  • Oversight of the Course Chairs (direct reporting relationship)
  • Management of education priorities aligned to institutional goals
  • Support on accreditation and licensing
  • Faculty hiring, placement, training, development and evaluation
  • Participation in academic leadership events, conferences and memberships

Education Department

  • Responsible and accountable for effective and efficient planning, implementation, assessment and continuous improvement of all of Penn Foster’s instructional programs in collaboration with Academic areas, Product Development and the Licensing, Accreditation, and Outcomes Team
  • Serve as the Education liaison for program offerings and program/course revisions
  • Keep abreast of current trends within the education arena (HS, Career, and College)
  • Encourage and inspire innovative goals that align with our strategic plans
  • Keep open lines of communication with all areas under the Penn Foster umbrella
  • Ensure that the Department of Education remains within our allocated budget



  • Program Managers (Chairs/Program Directors and Assistant Program Directors)
  • Recruitment, retention, training, and performance
  • Serve as a liaison between managers and HR when staffing issues arise
  • Faculty (Sr. Instructors, Instructors, Librarian, TA’s, and Graders)
  • Approve and assist in the recruitment, retention, training, and performance of faculty
  • Serve as a liaison between faculty, their managers, and HR
  • All Education Faculty
  • Liaison between department and other areas as applicable
  • Create and Facilitate a Center for Teaching and Learning


  • Be the escalated point of contact for disgruntle students
  • Share ideas across academy areas and create best practices for student success
  • Examples:
    • Writing Center (in progress)
    • Science Center
    • Social Science Center  (Psychology, Sociology, History)
    • Math Center
    • Computer/Technology Center

Skills & Abilities

  • Education:  Masters in a relevant field of education
  • Experience: 20+ years of academic experience.
  • Computer Skills: Fluency with digital tools, platforms and software packages.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Masters and relevant certifications
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