Newark Public Schools: Special Assistant for Career and Technical Education
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.
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 buy‐in 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
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