Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Federal and State Grants) - The Ohio Department of Education

Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Federal and State Grants) - The Ohio Department of Education

Job Announcement: Associate Director of Career-Technical Education (Federal and State Grants) 

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: 

Acts on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office of Career Technical Education (CTE) and administers state and federal legislation (e.g. Perkins, 22+, Adult Diploma, Tech Prep Regional Centers): 


  • Manages distribution of federal and state funding to recipients; 
  • Administers and directs CTE federal and state grants (e.g., Perkins, Teacher Education Capacity Building, Leadership Institute); 
  • Oversees grants management, monitoring and evaluation, and technical assistance and coordination efforts; 
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with all ODE offices involved in grant flow (Federal Programs, Grants Management, Fiscal Services); 
  • Independently answers inquiries regarding office initiatives and policies for internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Assures compliance with state and federal regulations; 
  • Studies impact of national policies and initiatives; 
  • Serves as liaison to federal and state agencies; 
  • Oversees grants management, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance, and coordination efforts. 


  • Supervises assigned staff (e.g., evaluates work, approves leave, interviews potential employees, makes se-lection recommendations); 
  • Develops and maintains performance measures; 
  • Assists with development and /or maintenance of annual operating plan and program budget; 
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates administration of office by establishing and maintaining working relationship with special programs, service areas, professional associations, and teacher institutions; 
  • Provides leadership for program direction; 
  • Maintains communications and cooperative agreements with employment and training partners; 
  • Conducts workshops and conferences; 
  • Organizes and directs staff operations (e.g., programmatic, fiscal and clerical); 
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining organizational structure; 
  • Develops and directs the preparation of reports (programmatic and fiscal) as required by state and federal laws and regulations; 
  • Ensures the alignment of office goals with the overall mission and goals of the Center; 
  • Collaborates with personnel in other Centers to integrate the planning and implementation of state education policies and programs. 


  • Develops and implements policy to support state and federal legislation (e.g., Perkins, 22+, Adult Diploma Program, Tech Prep Regional Centers, OWIA, IDEA, ESSA); 
  • Develops program direction for implementation of equitable access to and within career technical education programs; 
  • Assists with teacher and administrator development experiences and licensure standards; 

  • Provides recommendation for teacher licensure criteria (e.g., content licensure recommendations) and supports CTE teacher preparation; 
  • Establishes partnerships with key organizations; 
  • Develops and supports system improvement strategy for career-technical education; 
  • Develops and maintains relationships statewide with workforce development stakeholders and employers to bolster involvement with career technical education. 

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 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.