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Coordinator, Career and Postsecondary Partnerships

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0435 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Career and Postsecondary Partnerships GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, coordinates and provides leadership in planning and implementation of programs and curriculum based on national, state, local and industry standards. Assesses program needs, develops and implements staff development activities, plans and manages the development and revision of curriculum. Facilitates and collaborates on grants, staff development training and program and career initiatives for local schools staffs, community groups and organizations. Monitors the implementation of the programs through school visits, electronic communication and meetings to maintain continuous improvement initiatives. Provides leadership and guidance on facilities issues, purchasing of instructional materials and equipment including instructional technology. Interprets the programs and initiatives within the school system structure, the business and corporate community, higher education and in state meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of national, state, & local educational policy issues including School-to-Work, MSDE Core Learning Goals including Skills for Success, grant writing and implementation, academic & industry-based skill standards, educational technology, current system initiatives, policies and procedures, safety and liabilities issues related to work based education, facilities design & budget management. Knowledge of new curriculum design models, multicultural education, interdisciplinary and differentiation of instruction, team building & processes of change; experiential, work-related activities for students & staff. Knowledge of family and consumer sciences program outcomes, courses, and curriculum development. Knowledge of best instructional practices and technology. Ability to relate to a broad-based client group in the school system, higher education and the business/corporate community. Ability to apply current technology to curriculum planning and to use Microsoft Office or comparable software. Ability to plan & manage multiple tasks in a timely manner. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and computer software and hardware technology skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in areas of curriculum, career education, and administration and supervision certification. Considerable experience leading systematic change, providing leadership, planning and implementing instructional programs. Proven record of leadership that builds student achievement. Considerable experience as a classroom teacher, resource or interdisciplinary resource teacher, administrator or other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position. Considerable classroom experiences (family and consumer sciences preferred) working with a diverse student population and the business/corporate community, planning & delivering training on current instructional theories & applications of the use of technology and developing & implementing internships and other work-related programs. Some business experience preferred.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for supervisors and principals/administrator I
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) As required by the duties and responsibilities of the position.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) May be required to attend evening Board of Education meetings or conduct an evening or weekend meeting.


Coordinates new program development and upgrading of current curriculum in content area based on national, state and local standards, and industry skills. Utilizes current assessment measures and data collection systems to determine effectiveness of programs.

Conducts new teacher workshops and coordinate teacher/mentor programs to assist teachers to be successful with students.

Participates in state and local work groups that foster career and technology education and career outcomes.

Coordinates with the comprehensive guidance programs on career related activities at all school levels; initiate and support career initiatives in career and technology education and countywide efforts.

Provides leadership in the development, writing, management, and evaluation of grants.

Utilizes electronic communication when possible, to collect date for oral and written reports; interpret career initiatives, education, and family and consumer sciences programs to the broader school and business/corporate community.

Participates in state leadership meetings, higher education discussions and business/corporate meetings on issues related to education and workforce development issues.

Stays current with newer trends in family and consumer sciences and workplace issues, use of technology tools and knowledge of current educational theory and staff development trends.

Stays current with information on industry trends, training, equipment and skill standards. Apply this information to the funding available for the purchase of equipment.

Collaborates with postsecondary education and business partners on program advisory boards.

Works with school and personnel staffs on teacher issues and concerns.

Provides outreach to the business community to implement school-to-career initiatives and postsecondary opportunities.

Works with postsecondary education colleagues to strengthen articulation and develop and seamless pre-K -16 system.

Coordinates school-to-careers initiatives.

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 5/82
Date(s) Revised: 7/96, 9/96, 5/97, 8/97, 6/98, 3/15
Last Reviewed: 1/07, 3/15

This description may be changed at any time.

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