Humboldt County Office of Education: Program Manager-Career Technical Education

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HCOE Job Description

Program Manager-Career Technical Education

Position Summary

The Career Technical Education Program Manager provides needs assessment, planning and technical assistance services to support LEA staff and administration on Career Technical Education programming to improve career readiness upon high school graduation. Planning support includes a focus on building capacity in career pathway development and creating plans as aligned with California State Plan for Career Technical Education and the Golden State Pathway program.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Individuals who serve as Program Manager provide services in the office as well as in various sites throughout the county and northern region of the state, sometimes serving multiple sites in a single workday. Public speaking skills, group problem solving and leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively in writing, the capacity to maintain personal demeanor during periods of peak work flow and perform efficiently within restricted timeframes are critical factors for success in this position.

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position is under the supervision of the Director of Career and College Resources.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities (Examples of Essential Job Functions)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborates with partners in the North State to serve LEAs in the thirteen counties in the Northern Region as a Technical Assistance Provider for the Golden State Pathway Program.
  • Supports the Northern Region LEAs through the development and implementation of career pathways, including the Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP) grant application process, programming and reporting.
  • Provides technical assistance in the development of Dual Enrollment Agreements.
  • Serves as a resource to LEA personnel on the best uses of data for systems analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Actively engages in an ongoing program of professional development to maintain and improve management skills and leadership abilities.
  • Assesses, benchmarks and positions new and existing career pathways to meet the CTE Model Curriculum Standards, standards for Career Ready Practice and California State Plan for CTE.
  • Develops and facilitates professional learning opportunities for LEA personnel differentiated to the needs of the LEA. This includes training, tools and rubrics to assess pathways and ensure standards are met and milestones are reached.
  • Coordinates and leads systems analysis using needs assessments tools that include educational partner input, data analysis and root cause investigations.
  • Participates in appropriate regional and statewide professional meetings.
  • Recommends new procedures and changes in existing procedures governing the implementation and management of the department.
  • Supports the department’s Director in the development and management of Career Technical Education grants, budgets and personnel decisions.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications (aka Employment Standards)

Knowledge of:

  • Processes to support systems analysis and improvement, including asset mapping, needs assessment and development of improvement plans.
  • CTE Model Curriculum Standards, standards for Career Ready Practice and California State Plan for CTE.
  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain a regional network of education, industry and community partners in support of Career Technical Education programming, workforce and pathway development.
  • Develop strong relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with professional staff and representatives of other local and state agencies in both written and oral form.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, communication and human relations skills, including group problem solving processes.
  • Demonstrate competence in researching educational code, policy and briefs to identify critical information and clearly articulate information to educational leaders.
  • Develop measurable goals and objectives, set priorities, monitor expenditures and evaluate projects and programs towards achieving program deliverables.

Education and Experience

Minimum Required:

  • Possess an appropriate California Administrative credential.
  • Possess at least seven (7) years successful teaching and/or staff development experience, preferably at the high school level in Career Technical Education content.

Working Conditions (Work Environment)

Individuals who serve as management personnel must be willing to modify days/hours and to work additional days/hours on occasion, with appropriate compensation, and be willing to travel using own transportation with mileage reimbursed, or HCOE fleet vehicle, as the job may require.

Environmental Elements

The majority of work is done indoors in a climate-controlled office, with occasional travel.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The position requires ordinary ambulatory ability to retrieve work materials, intermittent walking, standing, stooping and carrying and lifting of light- to medium-weight materials (under 30 pounds).
  • Requires hand-eye-arm-finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, ten-key and other common office equipment.
  • Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over the phone and carry on complex conversations.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read manuals, video display screens and other related material and work at a computer screen frequently and throughout the day.

Other Requirements

  • Must be fingerprinted and a satisfactory Department of Justice records check must be received by HCOE prior to employment.
  • TB testing and/or risk assessment will be required upon employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical (if applicable).
  • May be required to obtain first aid and CPR certificates within the first 6 to 12 months of employment.
  • May be required to drive with or without students; some positions may require a California Driver’s License, proof of insurance and possible participation in the DMV PUll Notice Program once employed.

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