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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Assistant Director – CTE Programs, Ohio Department of Education

  • March 31, 2021 1:25 PM
    Message # 10257049

    About Us: The Ohio Department of Education is a diverse team of passionate, education-focused professionals dedicated to fulfilling the vision established in Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education. The vision is, “In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.” Ensuring this vision for each of Ohio’s 1.7 million students, in partnership with more than 240,000 educators across the state, is no small feat. Under the leadership of the superintendent of public instruction and governed by the State Board of Education, Department team members, in collaboration with a wide range of partners, are sharply focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child. Equity and impact are core to every program, service and action. The Department’s work is well regarded both in Ohio and nationally for its innovative, leading-edge and forward-looking approach. When the Department succeeds, students succeed, communities succeed and Ohio succeeds.

    Culture and Values:

    Ohio Department of Education is mission driven, values a culture of feedback and places a premium on growth mindset among all its team members. Together the enterprise is building a continuous learning and improvement community.

    Overview: Do you want to make a difference by helping to give students in the state of Ohio educational options that align to their career interests? Join the Ohio Department of Education in leading the development and implementation of programs for students enrolled in career-technical education while working with stakeholders to promote and expand high quality career pathway options.

    Major Responsibilities & Duties: Administers statewide career-technical programs (e.g., Agricultural and Environmental Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism): • Plans and supports development of technical content standards, curriculum resources and assessments; • Establishes partnership linkages with businesses/industries/professions and key organizations [e.g., employers, post-secondary institutions, professional associations, external agencies and internal Ohio Department of Education (ODE) units] that support and assist with maintenance of program quality; • Develops and implements Career-Technical Education (CTE) policy; • Serves on state policy boards and represents ODE on working groups (e.g., committees, conferences, task forces); • Recommends programs for funding; • Provides management to Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) (e.g., FFA, FCCLA) to ensure activities align to technical content standards and CTE performance measures; • Monitors customer needs and satisfaction; • Provides technical assistance to stakeholders (e.g., low-performing schools/districts, program planners); • Develops and delivers workshops and professional development opportunities (e.g., curriculum and procedural updates, instructional improvement) for stakeholders (e.g., district leaders, supervisors, teachers, teacher educators); • Develops strategic goals, activities and measures; • Deploys and directs staff to achieve critical work priorities; • Assists with development of budgets; • Develops requests for proposals, develops grant/contract proposal requests; • Administers/monitors grants and contracts.

    Collects and analyzes data for monitoring program quality: • Promotes program improvement; • Identifies exemplary models and best practices that enhance CTE programming, school improvement and closing the achievement gap; • Maintains regular communications with stakeholders; • Monitors national and statewide trends in CTE; • Analyzes and interprets labor market trends and skill needs in content areas; • Studies impact of policies and initiatives; • Provides recommendation for teacher certification and licensure criteria (e.g., content licensure recommendations) and supports CTE teacher preparation.

    Supervises assigned staff (e.g., evaluates employees; provides progressive discipline when necessary; approves leave; trains employee): • Makes recommendations for staffing; • Manages day-to-day office activities and operations; • Implements quality management initiatives.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Completion of Master’s degree;
    • 5 years of supervisory/management experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree (e.g., Education, Education Administration & Supervision, Educational Policy and Leadership, Adult/Workforce Education);
    • Vast knowledge of and experience working with adult learners;
    • Experience developing and implementing policy;
    • Proven field experience in career-technical education;
    • Knowledge of CTE teacher preparation and licensure requirements;
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex roles and responsibilities;
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills;
    • Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills.

    Additional Information:

    • Compensation range is $75,000 - $88,000 annually.
    • This position requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation).

    All qualified candidates should apply at no later than April 1, 2021.

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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