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Newark Public Schools: Special Assistant for Career and Technical Education

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    NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES 2 CEDAR STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102 CAMI ANDERSON, STATE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 26, 2013


       NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

      HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES 

      2 CEDAR STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102 

      CAMI ANDERSON, STATE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

      SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 

      Office of College and Career Readiness 

      (Pending availability of funds and State District Superintendent’s approval) 

      The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Special Assistant for CTE – Office of College and Career Readiness. 

      DEFINITION: The Special Assistant of CTE reports to the Executive Director – Office of College & Career Readiness and is ultimately responsible for driving the development of the Career and Technical Education program in NPS and overseeing its implementation across Newark’s schools to best serve NPS students. This position may also be responsible for other duties as assigned. 

      RESPONSBILITIES 

      The Special Assistant of CTE will support the Office of College & Career Readiness in a number of ways, including: 

      Provides leadership and direction for the district’s CTE programs. 

      Assists in the recruitment and evaluation of CTE instructional personnel. 

      Oversees the curriculum design, development and implementation of career specific programs and programs of study at the secondary level and career awareness activities at the elementary school level. 

      Ensures that CTE programs respond to changing workforce demand and comply with state and federal policies 

      Recommends/monitors policies and benchmarks for CTE programs, implements scheduled evaluation, and recommends continuation, revision or termination 

      Directs the Carl D. Perkins basic grant and monitors the Perkins Performance 

      Ensures student progress is evaluated on a regular, systematic basis, and that findings are used to make CTE programs more effective 

      Develops and implements CTE articulation agreements with the higher education institutions 

      Actively pursues CTE grant opportunities and oversees administration of related grants 

      Recruits and maintains advisory committees; in collaboration with NPS External Affairs, serves as liaison between district and business community 

      Serves as a resource to school personnel with assistance in the identification of program needs, selection of appropriate materials and equipment, and in development of rigorous and effective teaching strategies; 

      Develops and implements professional development opportunities for school staff and Principals. 

      Consults with business and community groups on educational and training needs. 

      Maintains strong relationships with school administrators and CTE liaisons to ensure information exchange and the coordination of efforts. 

      Performs all other responsibilities consistent with the OCCR’s goals in order to meet the needs of district schools and programs as well as state and federal mandates. 


      KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES 

      The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of the following: 

      Passionate belief that all students can achieve at high levels. 

      Personal accountability for serving all students and ensuring their academic achievement. 



      Ability to create, articulate and build staff and community buyin to a clear vision and mission. 

      Effective team leadership – builds and leads teams to achieve goals and objectives by: 

      o Managing and coaching a team of professionals to achieve ambitious goals. 

      o Assessing team and individual skills and development needs and providing feedback and coaching that assists others in maximizing their contribution. 

      o Prioritizing and aligning people, time, and resources to the most important issues. 

      Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to: 

      o Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including but not limited to district personnel, students, families, communities, and/or advocacy groups. 

      o Solicit feedback while building consensus. 

      o Maintain positive relationships and build lasting coalitions of support. 

      o Skillfully navigate existing political structures/systems. 

      Strong goal-orientation and focus on results – thrives in achievement-oriented and fast-paced environment. 

      Outstanding critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, and develop innovative solutions. 

      Excellent execution and project management skills, including ability to balance the big picture with detailed steps. 

      Demonstrated ability to interact and work well with students, parents, peers and community 

      Ability to think critically, and to select, develop and/or implement useful resources to drive improved educational outcomes 

      Ability to create and present written reports 

      Ability to create and manage budgets, and organize and prioritize projects accordingly 

      Substantial knowledge of local and regional labor market trends and accompanying workforce standards 

      Strong work ethic 

      Ability to design and enact evaluation/ monitoring procedures for CTE initiatives 

      Strong quantitative and analytical technical skills 

      Knowledge of educational workforce standards that enable the individual to monitor CTE programs development and performance 


      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

      Master’s Degree preferred 

      At least five (5) years of relevant experience 

      New Jersey Department of Education Standard School Administrator Certificate and/or Principal Certificate 


      REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS 

      SALARY, EMPLOYEMENT PERIOD AND UNION AFFILIATION 

      Salary: Compensation is competitive and based on experience. The expected salary 

      range for this position is from $104,500-136,000. 

      Employment Period: Twelve (12) Months 

      Union Affiliation: Unaffiliated 

      How to Apply 

      Newark Public Schools is only accepting electronic applications. 

      If you are a current Newark Public Schools employee you should apply via the Employee Self Service online process. While logged into Employee Self Service, please make sure all of your contact information and credentials are current in the system. Use: http://npsbusinessportal.nps.k12.nj.us:7000/psp/PPRD/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST. 

      If you are not currently employed by Newark Public Schools, please apply online at 

      www.nps.k12.nj.us. If you do not have access to a computer, we welcome you to visit the Newark Public Schools Employment Kiosks located at 2 Cedar Street, on the 8th floor Human Resource Services reception area between the hours of 9 am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Help will be available. (listed below) in the subject line of your email. 

      OPENING DATE: August 1, 2013 

      CLOSING DATE: Open until filled 

      JOB OPENING ID: 14311 

      THE NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN 

      EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYEE 

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