Job Summary: Saginaw Public Schools Director of Career and Technical Education is responsible for ensuring that SPSD innovatively designs and delivers effective CTE education courses and programs in the following areas: Arts and Communication, Business Service Technologies, Education/Human Services, Environmental Technologies, Health Services and Technical Engineering Systems. The Director will support the creation of rigorous and relevant 21st-century CTE experiences to increase graduation rates through ongoing innovation and collaboration with the State, local school districts, post-secondary institutions and industry partners. The Director will supervise faculty who teach in these programs/subject areas. The Director will work in a collaborative, team environment and report directly to the Superintendent of Schools.
Abilities, Expectations and Responsibilities:
1. Able to lead and administer all aspects of CTE curricular offerings including program development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of all CTE programs; secure program approval at the college and state level; and ensure curricular compliance with institutional, state, and federal guidelines.
2. Able to develop effective, contemporary, professional, and responsive programs to meet area economic and workforce needs.
3. Oversee placement coordinators and off-site programs for Professional Skills Training, ECE and Education practicum, and cooperative education work sites.
4. Serve as an active participant of the college Career Pathways program.
5. Ability to promote program growth by implementing strategies, which maximize student recruitment and retention.
6. Knowledgeable of budget processes and analysis for areas of responsibility and monitor allocation of resources.
7. Serve as a participant in resource development and grant writing.
8. Develop and coordinate the regional Perkins grant. Prepare and submit required grant applications and reports.
9. Recruit, select, orient, supervise, evaluate, and develop staff consistent with policies, procedures, and negotiated agreements.
10. Provide leadership to ensure the utilization of a variety of effective and best-practice instructional delivery systems and methodologies, including distance education, in an environment conducive to quality teaching and learning.
11. Work with the Academic Advisers and staff to analyze, coordinate, and recommend class schedules and faculty assignments for program responsibility areas.
12. Maintain communications through administrative channels to and from program faculty.
13. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, urban setting and develop a rapport with students, staff, parents and the school community.
14. Coordinate marketing of programs through preparation of materials for schedule of classes, brochures, radio ads, and press releases.
15. Plan, coordinate and conduct appropriate meetings for area of responsibility.
16. Coordinate activities, facilities, and personnel to enhance program effectiveness.
17. Serve as an effective member to appointed councils or committees.
18. Represent the Center to off-campus community groups, business and industry, agencies, or individuals as assigned.
19. Provide for effective administration of all related district policies and collective bargaining agreements.
20. Perform other duties as assigned or delegated by the Superintendent or Designee.
Curriculum Duties and Responsibilities:College and Career Development - Responsibilities include:
a. Provide a systematic, seamless student transition process from high school to college that maximizes use of resources and minimizes content duplication.
b. Coordinate the earning of college credit through the Community College/University system while attending high school.
c. Partner with the Community College/University system to establish Articulation Agreements
d. Coordinate career development services.
e. Promote career awareness, exploration, and planning.
f. Provide career development, occupational, labor market, nontraditional career, and post secondary information.
Preparatory Services - Responsibilities include:
a. Support staff as they assist students with selection of appropriate academic and CTE courses.
b. Coordinate career-planning activities in classrooms, groups, or individual sessions.
c. Provide and coordinate administration and interpretation of career assessments.
d. Provide information on postsecondary education programs and employment
Opportunities to students.
e. Support staff as they assist students with postsecondary education and employment opportunities.
Transition Services - Responsibilities include:
a. Facilitate work-based learning opportunities.
b. Work with staff to provide and coordinate activities for students to develop employability skills.
c. Promote the integration of career research and work-based learning opportunities into CTE and academic courses.
d. Promote the use of technology for career planning and research.
Partnerships - Responsibilities include:
a. Facilitate business, education, and community partnerships that provide opportunities for students and support CTE.
b. Serve as a liaison with the business, industry, education, and military community.
c. Publicize partnership resources.
Professional Development - Responsibilities include:
a. Participate in professional development activities at the local, regional, state and
b. Engage in professional growth opportunities to remain current with rules/regulations related to CTE programs and their requirements.
Education and Experience:
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate and/or vocational authorization (required).
- Master’s Degree in Educational Administration; Administrator Certification required.
- Qualify for approval and reimbursement as full-time administrator of Career and Technical Education for CEPD 23 and Saginaw Public Schools.
- Shall have completed preparation in the administration, supervision and organization of educational programs.
- Minimum of three years of experience in administering and/or teaching in CTE programs, Career pathways and Perkins legislation.
- Experience with building successful partnerships with business, community agencies, secondary schools, higher education and being active in the community.
- Experience with faculty development and supporting quality teaching, learning, and assessment processes.
- Experience with NCAA rules, regulation and student eligibility requirements as it relates to course offerings.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Saginaw Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, or lack of English language speaking skills, in its programs.