POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator assists members of the Teaching & Learning Division, building principals, K-12 staff in administering, monitoring and implementing the requirements for a quality career education program. The Coordinator provides leadership and support for the staff and students and collaborates with administrators, instructional staff, and community members in assuring that appropriate career education curriculum and instructional practices are occurring in all classrooms and assists the principal/program leads in the administration and supervision of the instructional program. The Coordinator meets with teachers individually and in small groups, with local, regional and statewide members of the public involved in Career & Technical Education (CTE), and professional learning communities to support implementation of CTE program requirements.
1. Develops strong relationships with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development team of the City of Dublin, Tolles Career Center, the DCS Business Advisory Council as well as members of the central Ohio business community so as to identify and develop new career-based learning opportunities for students / staff. 2. Develops and implements a teacher externship program in partnership with the leadership of the Dublin Education Association and members of the local business community. 3. Oversees an updated Career Based Intervention Program (CBI). 4. Reviews and makes recommendations for changes, as appropriate, in District policies and procedures related to the career focused programming. 5. Assists program specialists, teachers, school counselors and school administrators in meeting identified goals in career education instruction. 6. Oversees and leads district planning team meetings including curriculum and instruction development related to career education. 7. Serves as consultant to Academy and career education teachers, school counselors and school administrators in the development and implementation of Career & Technical Education curricula and special industry certification programs, and in the evaluation and selection of teaching materials and industry certification testing platforms. 8. Co-teaches and/or visits teachers in schools to model lesson instruction; observes teachers in the classrooms as scheduled and/or as requested by program administrators and/or principals; makes recommendations for improvement in performance as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed; provides opportunities for teachers to obtain appropriate professional development through workshops, industry certification and graduate courses; analyzes state and District Career Based assessment and industry certification data to help target professional development needs. 9. Coordinates with university, college, and technical school instructors and administrators to update academics for teachers as needed and offer career opportunities for students. 10. Compiles data for, and prepares various statistical, administrative and professional reports as required by the State, District and/or other agencies. 11. Receives and responds to inquiries, and concerns, regarding issues, programs, policies and procedures in areas of responsibility. 12. Facilitates and/or participates in frequent meetings with teachers, principals, and administrators to discuss issues in areas of responsibility. 13. Keeps abreast of developments in Career Based education curriculum, instruction, and certification; and provides leadership in determining their appropriateness for inclusion in the District’s instructional program in partnership with the Executive Director of Teaching & Learning. 14. Coordinates, implements, and oversees various other special programs, events, and projects, related either to Career Based education or to other instructional/administrative functions of the District as assigned. 15. Attends training, conferences, workshops, and meetings as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills. 16. Performs routine administrative/office tasks as required, including, but not limited to, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, sending and receiving faxes/emails, and entering and retrieving computer data. 17. Provides parent education focused on career pathways.
The Dublin City School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
Undergraduate degree in Education, Business, Marketing or a related field or equivalent training, education, or experience.
Significant related experience in career services, employment/job placement, business development, employer relations or career & technical education/career-based intervention.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate a proven record in leading and developing cohesive teams, strategic planning, and contributing to organizational leadership; he or she must possess multicultural awareness and competence and have the ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Strong organizational and effective communication abilities are essential.
Experience defining ROI and concrete measurements of success for both internal and external constituencies.
Demonstrated passion and experience in employment and career development, relationship development, program planning and execution, group facilitation and engagement, advising stakeholders.
A strong knowledge of trends in internships, employment, the economy, effective interventions, technology, and industry networks.
About Dublin City Schools
The Dublin City School District consists of 47 square miles and parts of Columbus, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Delaware County, and Union County. Contrary to a popular notion, the boundaries of the Dublin School district extend far outside the city of Dublin. In fact, more than 40% of our students live outside the city of Dublin.
The District remains committed to the dual goals of excellence and equity. Dublin City Schools works everyday to provide our students with world-class instruction and a well-rounded education and to continuously improve in everything we do. It is our goal to align our daily work around these concepts in order to create the Dublin Difference.The District has received the State of Ohio’s highest possible rating, Excellent with Distinction, for nine consecutive years, bolstering its statewide reputation for academic and extracurricular excellence. According to Ohio Department of Education statistics, Dublin City Schools is the 11th largest district in the state, and has more than 1,600 ELL (English Language Learners) speaking more than 50 different languages.