Jan 13, 2024

Director of Career and Technical Education

  • TrulyHired
  • Stafford, VA 22554, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Job Title: Director, Career and Technical Education

Location: Academic Programs

Pay Grade: Administrative and Professional Scale Grade A04

Work Calendar: All 12 Month Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Career and Technical Education leads the efforts of Stafford County Public Schools (Stafford Schools) to design and implement high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and integrate workforce readiness skills across all grades and academic programs. The Director works closely with school leadership to provide coordinated support based on each school's improvement plan, and is responsible for management of the Perkins Grant for Stafford Schools. The Director leads the development and implementation of local and state budgets which also include other state grants supporting CTE opportunities for all students. The Director collaborates with business and community partners, and supervises the work of staff managing CTE programs, work-based learning experiences, and credentialing for CTE programs and students participating in those programs.

The successful candidate will bring expertise in CTE programs, a track record of success leading programs that prepare students for postsecondary success and supporting educators to do the same, strong interpersonal skills to work with numerous internal and external stakeholders, and a solutions-oriented mindset.

MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead division-wide program for Career and Technical Education
  • Lead strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of CTE and other workforce preparedness academic programs and curricula.
  • Support school leadership teams to incorporate CTE and workforce preparedness into school improvement plans.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources and Talent Development to identify professional learning needs for CTE instructors and support discipline-specific development opportunities to address those needs.
  • Promote integration of workforce preparedness programming across content areas through collaboration within the Department of Academic Programs.
  • Support professional learning for school leadership to improve site-based monitoring of CTE program effectiveness.
  • Lead the implementation of new and existing secondary program pathway offerings and specialty centers.
  • Collaborate with business partners and community advisory groups to inform CTE program offerings and contribute to division- and school-level decisions on changes to course offerings.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Student Services to ensure CTE programs are accessible to students with special needs.
Ensure and expand external support for CTE programming
  • Manage the Stafford Schools Perkins Grant, including implementation and evaluation of funded activities and compliance with program requirements.
  • Work with the Department of Research, Evaluation, and Strategic Improvement to identify and pursue competitive grant opportunities for CTE and workforce preparedness aligned to the division's strategic plan.
  • Supervise collaboration with the Office of Communications to build strong relationships with employers and business partners to expand opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning.
  • Represent Stafford Schools, as appropriate, in regional, state, and/or national CTE conferences and associations to expand the division's profile on CTE.
Support and demonstrate core values of Stafford Schools
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond promptly and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as a role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all division and school policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education required; concentration in an aligned field (including CTE content areas, educational leadership, or business administration) strongly preferred.
  • Postgraduate Professional License issued by the Virginia Department of Education, or eligibility for the same, required; endorsements in any Career and Technical Education discipline and administration and supervision preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years as an instructor of career and technical education in either K-12 schools or higher education, with progressive responsibility for leading or coordinating the work of other instructors, required.
  • Experience managing federal and state grants strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge
    • Effective practices in K-12 CTE programming, including elements included in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate
    • Current research and promising practices for work-based learning and other workforce preparedness learning opportunities for students
    • Regulatory requirements for CTE programs, including but not limited to program approval and/or industry certification
  • Skills
    • Analysis of data as required for assessing program success
    • Development and delivery of public presentations to diverse audiences, including elected officials
  • Abilities
    • Build and grow partnerships with private businesses and other community organizations as partners in education
    • Support and lead learning opportunities for CTE educators and building administrators on issues related to CTE instruction
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work environment is primarily inside an office or school setting with quiet noise and controlled temperatures, with occasional exposure to moderate noise and limited exposure to chemicals or other negative air quality elements that may be present in labs, workshops, or other external work sites.
  • The work is light work, requiring exertion of up to 20 pounds of force to move or lift objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objects by hand; identifying colors visually; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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