OSSE & The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
District of Columbia
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Grant and
Workforce Investment Council Career Pathways Grant
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), in collaboration with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, is seeking qualified professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and expertise to serve as grant readers in response to the OSSE Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) and Workforce Investment Council (WIC) Career Pathways Grant Request for Applications.
We are seeking professionals with experience and/or expertise in the following areas:
- Integrated education and training, inclusive of adult education and literacy, workforce preparation and workforce training
- Adult basic education
- Delivering services in a Public Workforce Investment System (local, state or federal)
- Analyzing labor market information and research
- Managing workforce development programs in community-based organizations, two- or four-year colleges/universities and/or corporate/employee training
- Teaching adult learners in workforce development programs in community-based organizations, two- or four-year colleges/universities and/or corporate/employee training
- Institutional or programmatic evaluation
- Selecting or using student assessments (academic, skill-based or career)
- Designing or delivering open education resources
- Curriculum with competency statements and student learning outcomes, particularly targeting adult learners
- Student support services
- Creating or implementing an apprenticeship program
- Creating or implementing a training program focused on career pathways, career clusters, or competency models
- Developing or operating training or hiring outreach programs for high demand industry sectors in the District of Columbia or other regional areas
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is the agency whose mission is to remove barriers and create pathways for District residents to receive a great education and prepare them for success in college, careers, and life. OSSE plays many roles in the lives of children, teens, and adults seeking an education in the District of Columbia. The agency sets statewide policies, provides resources and support, and exercises accountability for all public education in District of Columbia. The Workforce Investment Council (WIC) serves as the public-private partnership empowered to advise the Mayor on the development, implementation, and continued improvement of an innovative, integrated, and effective workforce development system. The WIC is charged with assisting the Mayor and District agencies in developing a demand-driven system and programs to meet the workforce needs of business and industry, support career development and self-sufficiency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the District’s workforce. OSSE and the WIC are partnering via the grant competition to fund eligible providers of demonstrated effectiveness to offer innovative integrated education and training services to District residents to fulfill the requirements of the District of Columbia WIOA Unified State Plan.
Additional information about the OSSE AEFLA and WIC Career Pathways Grant Notice of Funds Available, Request for Application, the responses to questions from the Pre-Application Conferences or online submissions and other related information is posted on OSSE’s website: https://osse.dc.gov/service/adult-education-and-family-literacy-act-aefla-grant-competitions-matching-funds-and-re.
Benefits of Serving as a Grant Reader
Participating in the OSSE AEFLA and WIC Career Pathways Grant review process is an excellent professional development opportunity, as well as a chance to serve. Training and preparation will be provided to readers as well as individual support for each review, if needed. Readers will be exposed to new and innovative ideas and engage in the grant-making process of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), a major funder of public education services in the District of Columbia. Readers will have an opportunity to meet and network with other experts and to acquire knowledge and skills that may be applicable to other professional endeavors.
Compensation for Services
Grant Readers, with the exception of government employees, will receive a modest honorarium for their participation in the grant review process.
How to Apply
All applications are submitted online. Individuals interested in becoming a Grant Reader, please submit the following:
1) a completed Grant Reader Application
2) a current resume/curriculum vitae, and
3) a signed Conflict of Interest Statement.
To learn more about the Grant Reader responsibilities and time commitment, and access, review and submit the Grant Reader application, resume/CV and Conflict of Interest Statement, use the following link:
Kindly submit by Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
For additional information, contact:
Attn: Review Panel Coordinator
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
901 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 706-5007
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