Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Career Fields) - The Ohio Department of Education

Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Career Fields) - The Ohio Department of Education

Job Announcement: Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Career Fields) 

The Ohio Department of Education is seeking a visionary leader with proven educational and organizational leadership skills that can help lead the future-focused Office of Career-Technical Education (CTE). Successful candidates will have strong knowledge of career and technical education trends, experience in the delivery of CTE programs and integration of academic content in CTE. 

Major Responsibilities & Duties: 

Serves as Associate Director for the Office of Career-Technical Education (CTE); 

• Provides leadership and direction for CTE; 

• Plans, develops and coordinates administration of CTE; 

• Establishes partnership linkages with businesses/industries/professions and key organizations (e.g., employers, post-secondary institutions, professional associations, external agencies and internal ODE units) that support and assist with maintenance of program quality; 

• Develops and implements CTE policy; 

• Serves on state policy boards and represents the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) on working groups (e.g., committees, conferences, taskforces); 

• Recommends programs for funding; 

• Monitors customer needs and satisfaction; 

• Develops and implements policy to support state and federal legislation (e.g., WIA, ESEA, IDEA); 

• Coordinates development of policies and procedures for secondary programs; 

• Handles inquiries from public; 

• Prepares and delivers workshops, presentations and speeches; 

• Defines problems and analyzes data; and reviews research and exemplary programs to identify new program methods and activities needed for improvement, development and expansion of programs within CTE. 


Manages Ohio’s career fields: 

• Provides leadership to school counseling and develops and manages services that support counseling and career development; 

• Represents the Office of CTE on STEM related activities; 

• Manages technical assistance provided to school districts and helps lead the transition of CTE to problem-based instruction; 

• Serves as CTE liaison with other departments and interagency initiatives (e.g., provides documents regarding EMIS); 

• Meets with local administrators, advisory committees, taskforces and other interested groups; 

• Makes recommendations to the director; 

• Directs professional development programs to meet needs of state and/or local CTE personnel; 

• Manages and analyzes data pertinent to CTE; 

• Provides oversight to data subject matter experts including EMIS, performance and program funding (e.g., EMIS program reports and analyses); 

• Supports federal and state planning and reporting requirements (e.g., Perkins Consolidated Annual Report, CTE-26 program applications for weighted funds). 


Analyzes data for monitoring program quality; 

• Promotes program improvement; 

• Identifies exemplary models and best practices that enhance CTE programming, school improvement and closing the achievement gap; 

• Maintains regular communications with stakeholders; 

• Monitors national and statewide trends in CTE; 



• Analyzes and interprets labor market trends and skill needs in content areas; 

• Studies impact of policies and initiatives; 

• Provides recommendation for teacher certification and licensure criteria (e.g., content licensure recommendations) and supports CTE teacher preparation; 

• Provides leadership to career-technical teacher education, teacher and administrator development experiences and licensure standards; 

• Nurtures formal relationships with universities and other professional development partners; Develops professional association outreach strategies. 


Develops strategic goals, activities and measures; 

• Deploys and directs staff to achieve critical work priorities; 

• Assists with development of budgets; develops request for proposals, grant/contract proposal requests; 

• Administers/monitors grants and contracts; 

• Supervises assigned staff (e.g., evaluates employees; approves leave; trains employees); 

• Makes staffing recommendations; 

• Manages day-to-day office activities and operations; 

• Implements quality management initiatives. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

• Completion of Master’s degree in education, public administration, business administration or a related field 

• 5 years of supervisory/management experience 

• Administrative and/or teaching experience in a career & technical education setting 


Additional Information: 

• Compensation range is $85,000 - $97,000 annually. 

• This position requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation). 

All qualified candidates should apply at www.careers.ohio.gov no later than January 19, 2020

The Ohio Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (ADA), age or veteran status in employment, programs, or against individuals receiving services.