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Executive Director, Office of College and Career Readiness

Date Posted: May 22, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Executive Director, Office of College and Career Readiness    

Posting Date: May 22, 2020

Closing Date:  Until filled

Salary Range: $115,000 – $155,000 (annually)

Job Type: Administrative

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and/or vacation days.

Reports to: Deputy Superintendent – Partnerships and Innovation

Job Summary

The Executive Director provides leadership, direction, and supervision for the advancement of the Career Pathways Education Plan and for the implementation and continuous improvement of high-quality career technical education programs. The Executive Director works collaboratively with a wide-range of stakeholders to design robust partnerships to benefit all students. The individual supervises principals and District staff and supports career academies, curriculum and instruction, professional learning, work-based learning, student leadership organizations, CTE dual enrollment and early middle college and provides oversight of CTE funding, including Perkins, and other public and private grants.


Qualifications

Education

  • Master’s degree preferred in education, school leadership and/or supervision 
  • Valid administrative certification
  • Minimum of three years of experience in administering and/or teaching in CTE programs.

Experience:

  • Career and Technical Education or Secondary Leadership, including teaching and supervision experience.
  • Experience working with secondary students in a school setting.
  • Experience supervising and supporting principals
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting and/or establishing CTE/career pathway programs
  • Experience providing technical assistance, leadership, and coordination for planning activities in a CEPD (Career Education Planning District) preferred
  • Evidence of partnership development and strong community involvement
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills
  • Ability to react to change productively and manager multiple projects simultaneously

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent of Partnerships and Innovation, the Executive Director will have the following key responsibilities:

 

  • Advance goals in the board-approved Career Pathways plan
  • Promote and articulate the career pathways/academies vision to all stakeholders
  • Recruit, hire and evaluate staff
  • Supervise CTC and CTE administrative and support staff
  • Provide leadership and direction for CTE programs
  • Collaborate with external partners to achieve regional workforce goals through Career Education Advisory Council (CEAC), and collaborate with state-wide CTE directors to keep abreast of changes and trends in CTE
  • Participate in state-sponsored professional developments, meetings, and conferences to remain current in the OCTE policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Market and promote career technical centers and high school career pathway programs
  • Oversee the establishment of new CTE programs
  • Promote and coordinate gender equity activities that result in the enrollment
  • and completion of students enrolled in nontraditional programs for their gender
  • Provide instructional observations and provide coaching support to principals, teachers and support staff
  • Review and update curriculum resources and provide professional learning opportunities for teachers
  • Implement career readiness and essential skills program to ensure students transition successfully to the workplace and with industry-recognized certifications
  • Conduct principal and staff evaluations
  • Progress monitor student academic performance through benchmark assessment program
  • Implement the integration of core academic skills/wrap around supports and special populations program
  • Implement academic activities in the Perkins Grant Application, CTE Regional Improvement Plan and Long Term Plan
  • Support student recruitment, enrollment and retention
  • Support the District’s and school level advisory boards
  • Conduct CTE program reviews
  • Support student work-based learning and student leadership experiences
  • Implement early college programs (i.e., dual enrollment, early middle college, articulated credits, etc.)
  • Oversee and monitor local, state, federal and private grant funds.
  • Serve as the primary link for coordinating CTE data collection on the CTEIS, including student follow-up reports
  • Provide technical assistance and facilitate LEA reporting procedures to ensure OCTE forms and reports are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Leverage existing resources and expand business, government and community partnerships
  • Work with partners to ensure facilities and equipment support the delivery of high-quality programming
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Superintendent.

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit public schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit public schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit public schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

 

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions Concerns? Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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