Mar 25, 2020

Director - Career Readiness

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

Related positions are contingent upon board approval.

This position creates a vision for career readiness programming across the district, including the implementation of CTE programs and a robust work-based learning structure. Success will be determined by the director's ability to partner with the Director - College Readiness, offices across the district and agencies across the city to expose students to, prepare students for, and connect students with career opportunities that pay a family-sustaining wage. By aligning the work of the CTE team, partners, and financial resources with the priorities of the CTE strategic plan and the district, the director will help Baltimore City Public Schools students develop and reach their career goals.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive vision for career readiness for grades K-12.
  • Assists in the creation of and implements four-year CTE plan currently under development by district staff.
  • Supervises the CTE team to ensure schools are supported in providing rigorous, highly effective CTE instruction that leads to student preparation for career.
  • Coordinates the application for and spending of Perkins and other career readiness grant funding in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Coordinates the completion of required MSDE reporting.
  • Proposes Career Readiness budget in alignment with office and district priorities
  • Works closely with the Director ? College Readiness to communicate to students a coherent vision for postsecondary pathways.
  • Reviews CTE outcomes in aggregate and by subgroup to identify areas for improvement.
  • Increases the profile of CTE across Baltimore City, including effective recruitment of students for CTE programs, staff to teach CTE, and promotion of the successes of CTE programming districtwide.
  • Develops comprehensive work-based learning structure, including, but not limited to, job shadowing, work-study, apprenticeship, and internships in partnership with schools and employers.
  • Liaises with employers to ensure that CTE curriculum is aligned with employer needs, including through the Program Advisory Committee and Local Advisory Committee structures.
  • Partners with the Mayor?s Office of Employment Development, other city agencies, and non-profits to connect students with employment, with an emphasis on in-demand, high-skill, high-wage jobs with a career pathway.
  • Coordinates professional learning opportunities for CTE teachers and principals.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies, and the professional standards.
  • Customer Focus ? Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills ? Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships ? Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills ? Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish job tasks at a high level; demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.

Maximum Salary 114620.00

Minimum Salary 88155.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Administration or related field. Master's degree considered in lieu of three years' experience. Degree must be from an accredited college or institute.
  • Three years supervisory/administrative/leadership experience in an urban education environment with demonstrated success.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental mandates impacting education and workforce development, including Perkins, as well as local, state, and federal grants and fiscal policy impacting funding in urban education.
  • Considerable knowledge of current issues facing urban public education and workforce development.
  • Ability to generate and build effective and successful partnerships across multiple offices and organizations.
  • Understanding of the local political landscape in Baltimore City.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective team building.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations to diverse audiences and community members.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

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