Career Systems Development Corp.

Academic Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Job ID
Schedule Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.


Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.


Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.
You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you may also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


The Academic Manager performs as an instructor in a regular classroom setting, presenting instructions in designated subject area


  • Promotes a positive and desirable atmosphere within the classroom setting to insure maximum student motivation.
  • Plans, directs and supervises the activities of the Academic Department. Insures Job Corps-approved curriculum is being taught in individual classrooms. 
  • Supervises procurement and use of supplemental materials, including multi-media equipment and materials.
  • Projects and plans for instructional needs. Insures proper teaching methods are being employed for the subject area being taught.
  • Plans and administers departmental budget.
  • Assesses personnel needs and works with the Human Resources Department to screen and interview potential staff members. Approves promotions, transfers and merit evaluations within the department. Prepares and conducts performance appraisals.
  • Prepares and submits reports as required. Insures proper records on trainees’ progress, performance, etc., are maintained by the instructors and proper record of trainees’ attendance is maintained by the Academic Department.
  • Formulates proposals and makes recommendations to the Director on all changes to policies and procedures pertaining to the Academic Department.
  • Analyzes data from questionnaires, interviews, group discussions, etc., to evaluate curriculum teaching methods and community participation in education and other programs.
  • Responsible for insuring departmental equal employment and affirmative action departmental objectives and goals are met.
  • Develops a planned orientation program for new instructors and provides in-service training of all departmental staff. Conducts regular meetings with departmental staff.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to clarify purposes and roles.


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Education, three years teaching or work-related experience, one of which was in a supervisory capacity.


Preferred: Minimum experience + 2 years teaching disadvantaged youth.


Knowledge Required: Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to relate to disadvantaged youth, general knowledge of subject areas. Ability to inspire and motivate staff. Must obtain and maintain valid CPR/FA certification. Good organization skills.


All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.


CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. 


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