Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
Manage the district career and technology education program and facilities to meet student needs. Serve as instructional leader in development and improvement of instructional programs in career and technology education.
Qualifications (this is a contracted position for 207 days):
Texas teaching certification in career and technology field
Working knowledge of federal and state code governing career and technology education
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to coordinate district function
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Career and technology (CTE) teaching experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Oversee the development of innovative career and technology instructional programs and ensure that curricular documents, instructional support materials, student assessment instruments, and admission criteria are in place for each program. Ensure that curriculum renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.
- Identify and define local job opportunities for students. Recruit employers to hire students and work with the district to make opportunities for experience learning available.
- Ensure that career and technology equipment and materials are available and in optimal operating condition.
- Provide appropriate campuses with career exploration and awareness resources and testing materials.
- Evaluate the career and technology program effectiveness based on evaluative findings (including student achievement data) and recommend changes as needed.
- Ensure that student progress is evaluated and that findings are used to make career and technology program more effective.
- Plan and conduct structured group lessons to deliver district’s guidance curriculum effectively and in accordance with students’ developmental needs. Collaborate with teachers who teach guidance-related curriculum.
- Implement district student-management policies and ensure enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and the student handbook.
- Guide individual students, groups of students, and parents to plan, monitor, and manage the student’s own educational and career development including working collaboratively with campus counselors and administration to review personal graduation plans and provide information about post-secondary opportunities.
- Work collaboratively to advocate for individual and groups of career and technology students.
- Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, and teachers.
Policy, Reports, and Law
- Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Recommend sound policies to improve career and technology education.
- Compile, maintain, file, and present reports, records, and other documents required.
- Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
Budget and Inventory
- Develop and administer budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
- Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment and recommend the disposal and replacement of equipment when necessary. Approve and forward purchase orders for department to accounting department.
- Assist in the preparation, review, and revision of job descriptions related to the career and technology department.
- Develop training options and/or improvement plans to ensure effective operation of career and technology education department.
- Assist in the supervision and selection of career and technology education staff, provide input related to staff evaluations, and make recommendations relative to assignment and retention.
Communication and Community Support
- Assist students, parents, and teachers with career, college, and scholarship information.
- Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
Supervise, assess performance, and recommend the assignment and retention of career and technology instructional staff, aides, and support staff.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Frequent district-wide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
*This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.