Humboldt County Office of Education: K12 Strong Workforce Program Pathway Coordinator

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HCOE Job Description

K12 Strong Workforce Program Pathway Coordinator

    Classification: Certificated


    The K12 Pathway Coordinator will serve in a position that is authorized and funded in whole or in part through a contractual agreement with the Strong Workforce Program, California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The K12 Strong Workforce Pathway Coordinator shall report directly to the designated program manager and assume responsibility to fulfill the assigned duties outlined in the contractual agreement between the Humboldt County Office of Education and the funding source.  The K12 Strong Workforce Program Pathway Coordinator provides technical assistance for Career Technical Education Incentive Grants (CTEIG), K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) funded projects, and other Career Technical Education Initiatives within the community college service area to improve the performance and development of Career Pathways from secondary education to the community college. The K12 SWP Pathway Coordinator works with the K14 Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) serving the regional consortium of colleges.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Possess and maintain a valid California teaching or counseling credential.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three full years of full-time K-12 school district, county office of education, college, or university work experience in a leadership position.
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse cultures of high school and community college students.
    • Demonstrated competence in communicating effectively with children, parents, staff members, and representatives of other agencies.

    Desired Experience:

    • K-14 counseling, career pathway, and/or grant management.
    • Experience working with special populations students.

    Knowledge of:

    • K12 data collection systems and practices.
    • K12 and community college data and data tools used to assess student outcomes, program performance, and labor market information.
    • Personnel and budget management principles, procedures, and strategies
    • Principals and methods of program planning, including program review and the development and evaluation of student learning, service area, or program learning outcomes.
    • Public relations, group presentations, and effective communication in a diverse environment.
    • Public speaking, workshop development, and group facilitation principles and practices.
    • Student advisement and career exploration strategies, K12 Career Technical Education programs, and community college career education pathways.

    Ability to:

    • Conduct meetings, facilitate groups, and lead workshops.
    • Instruct practitioners on how to use K12 community college data tools to assess student outcomes and program performance.
    • Develop and administer a comprehensive program work plan, budget, and outcomes.
    • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with industry, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
    • Be sensitive and committed to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and backgrounds of students/community population.
    • Use computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
    • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing with industry, students, staff, faculty, outside agencies and the public.
    • Organize and conduct special events in conjunction with other agencies and programs.
    • Represent CTEIG and K12 Strong Workforce Pathways at relevant state conferences and industry events.


    Technical Assistance

    • Establish a network to collaborate with CTEIG grantees, K12 SWP grantees, and other Career Technical Education Practitioners to develop, align and link career pathway courses and programs from secondary education to the community college.
    • Share and assist with the implementation of Career Exploration Tools into secondary education.
    • Coordinate the transition and completion of secondary students into the community college certificate and degree programs.
    • Establish relationships with Centers of Excellence, Regional Directors for Business Engagement, Guided Pathways Coordinators, and other community college student success initiatives.
    • Implement Work-Based Learning activities into the K12 Career Technical Education Curriculum.
    • Assist LEAs with CTE grant applications by providing resources and connections with business and industry to identify the employment and skill needs within the region.
    • Disseminate their regional consortium’s SWP Plan and facilitate the alignment of K12 career technical education program objectives with the regional consortium’s Strong Workforce Plan.
    • Responds effectively to the input from and coordinates tasks with district/school personnel.

    Use of Data

    • Facilitate the use of data to review K14 Career Pathway development and implementation.
    • Assist LEA’s with the utilization of NOVA, and other data systems as required.

    Network Convening

    • Convene an ongoing K12-community college network focused on K12 partnerships with community colleges and businesses to support K12 pathway improvement activities.
    • Assume responsibility for communicating the K12 Career Technical Education needs with the Regional TAP.

    Professional Development

    • Facilitate regional professional development opportunities for K12 Career Technical Education Practitioners and other stakeholders on K14 topics relevant to the region.
    • Convene communities of practice on key regional topics.
    • Maintains professional competency by actively engaging in employer-directed in-service activities and other similar opportunities provided to staff.


    • Identify emerging, promising, and best practices of pathway development and pathway improvement initiatives and communicate successes of local work within the region served.
    • Effectively communicates with K12 & Community College staff, regional consortia members, and relevant stakeholders.

    Member of the HCOE Team

    • Supports the policies and programs of the Humboldt County Office of Education and performs assigned duties consistent with school, district or office policies, regulations, and procedures.
    • Cooperatively engages in the professional evaluation process with supervisor to ensure ongoing professional growth and competence.
    • Attends regular and special staff meetings and actively participates as a member of the educational team.
    • Performs other related duties.

    Physical Abilities

    • Stand, sit and/or move about for sustained periods.
    • Move about in non-traditional instructional environments; i.e., areas of the community.
    • Report to multiple worksites on a given day or during the workweek.
    • Communicate effectively in person and via telephone and other electronic media to individuals and groups of varying sizes.
    • Maintain an appropriate personal demeanor during periods of heightened stress created by outside factors not always within the staff member’s ability to control at the time.

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