Job Title: Director, Career and Technical Education

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1200
Salary Schedule:MGT10

JOB GOAL

Responsible for promoting the educational development of all students through career and technical programs that are consistent with and supportive of the District’s and State’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. This includes providing career pathways to prepare students to be college and career ready and improve teacher effectiveness by building capacity to increase student performance in adult and secondary career and technical programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide leadership and direction for the planning, implementation, and evaluation in all areas of career and technical education to ensure quality programs that meet students’ needs.
  2. Collaborate and function as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with instructional departments to implement rigorous, relevant learning activities.
  3. Ensure principals have support in identifying effective research-based strategies and assist staff with professional development activities aimed at improving student achievement.
  4. Collaborate with district staff to assist principals in analyzing data, implementing best practices, and developing innovative programs.
  5. Establish and oversee annual budgets from various funding sources.
  6. Compose, manage, and monitor federal grants that support and supplement adult and secondary career and technical education programs.
  7. Collaborate with instructional departments to update allocation formula and assign appropriate allocations to schools based on program goals and projections.
  8. Oversee, coordinate, and communicate applicable state and national initiatives and programs with district and school personnel.
  9. Ability to Interpret and implement federal and state policies and procedures
  10. Align career and technical education programs and academies with economic development and growth trends in Pasco County, the state, and the nation.
  11. Serve as the district liaison with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) on matters related to career and technical education, and adult/community education.
  12. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional development activities related to adult, and career and technical education.
  13. Research, develop and implement innovative programs to meet the needs of an evolving workforce.
  14. Collaborate with the Office for Student Support Services to provide guidance, support, and direction to Career Specialists.
  15. Promote and support Graduation Enhancement and JROTC programs.
  16. Promote, support, and expand technical programs at the adult and technical center.
  17. Oversee and assist alternative education centers, adult education center and technical education center.
  18. Promote and support professional development and leadership opportunities for teachers, career specialists, and support staff at the secondary and post-secondary level.
  19. Serve as program facilitator to schools
  20. Assistance in the identification of program needs, selection of appropriate materials and equipment, and helps develop programs of study.
  21. Assist in the update of Student Progression Plan as it relates to adult, career, and technical education.
  22. Assist in the development of administrative guidelines and policies as they relate to adult, career, and technical education.
  23. Prepare all required reports and maintain accurate records,
  24. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current trends, research, and best practices in adult, career, and technical education.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, rules, and policies which affect adult, career, and technical education.
  • Knowledge of district and state certification requirements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with school and district personnel as well as business/industry and community leaders.
  • Ability to analyze data and use data driven decision making to implement exemplary programs.
  • Ability to read, interpret research studies, Florida statutes, state board rules and school board policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or related field from an accredited institution
  • Five years of recent administrative/supervisory experience in career and technical education, classroom teaching experience preferred.
  • Certified as a Vocational Education Director

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  None

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibilities include career and technical supervisors, GEP and PLACE supervisors, Career Specialists, Post-Secondary Adult Technical Programs, Educational and Technical Center school programs, JROTC. Interviewing, hiring, and developing employees, planning, and directing workflow, and resolving problems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director, Career and Technical Education;   EST: January 17,2006;   REV: June 17, 2014;   Board Approved: June 17, 2014