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Coordinator, Foundations Programs

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0435 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Foundations Programs GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under general supervision of the Foundation Director, is responsible for the administration of the Foundation department to include management and operational functions of the Foundations for the Montgomery County Public Schools. Work involves direct contact with ATF and CTF Foundation members, business leaders, school administrators, teachers, parents and students to oversee the deployment of Foundation resources to implement the mission of the Foundations. Facilitates grants, curriculum development and directs MCPS financial resources to programs to achieve national goals by purchasing instructional materials and equipment. The management and operational elements include but are not limited to the supervision, observation, and analysis of the programs and teachers in Foundation programs, accounting, and financial supervision, annual dinner, career day, industry visitations, acceptance of donations, marketing, Foundation meetings, insurance maintenance, invoices/statements, and other work order records maintenance, inventory, and other management activities as maybe identified by the Board of Directors of each Foundation. Represents and interprets the program to the MCPS Board of Education, staff, and community.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF) and Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation (CTF) programs, curricula and technology; knowledge of school and classroom organization and mission, and knowledge of ATF and CTF related activities. Knowledge of state and federal laws related to Foundation implementation of programs. Demonstrates ability to motivate staff and volunteers. Possesses excellent human relations and communication skills. Is familiar with MCPS policies as they relate to Foundation business and operations. Writing and technology skills and ability to prepare papers and presentations for the superintendent and Board of Education.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in areas of curriculum, career education, and administration and supervision. Experience as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, program administrator; experience leading systematic change, providing leadership, planning and implementing instructional programs. Proven record of leadership that builds student achievement. Five years successful trade experience in the automotive or construction industry desired. Demonstrates evidence of continuing professional study and work-related growth.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for a secondary teaching certificate in an area of technical or technology education. Meets Maryland certification requirements for administration and supervision of public schools.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Must be able to move material/equipment to and from sites as required by the Foundation
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Some weekend and evening meetings may be required


1. Liaison Function:
a. Serves as liaison between the Student Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF) and the Construction Trades Foundation (CTF), the principal at each Foundation program site, and the Foundation Director.
b. Meets regularly with school staff at program sites to support program quality and staff.
c. Meets with principals.
d. Keeps principals informed in matters pertaining to ATF/CTF program.
e. Maintains an open line of communication with OIPD Superintendent.
f. Develops and presents information and programs to the BOE, professional staff groups and community groups.
g. Establishes collaborative relationships with other offices and agencies in MCPS and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) that supports the mission of the Foundation department.
h. Works with post-secondary education colleagues to strengthen articulation and development of a seamless pre-K-16 system.

2. Instructional Leadership:
a. Supervises ATF/CTF teachers in the following:
i. Classroom organization and management.
ii. Selecting, locating and securing materials and equipment needed for ATF vehicles.
iii. Selecting, locating, and securing materials and equipment needed for the Young American House project.
iv. Self-evaluation, self-improvement.
v. Overall program evaluation.
b. Helps foster cohesive, cooperative pattern of interpersonal relationships between ATF/CTF teachers at all sites.
c. Meets periodically with principals and Foundation Director about ATF/CTF sites and requirements for program implementation.
d. Develops and manages the MCPS budget dealing with Foundation programs maintenance, development and improvements.

3. Program and Teacher Growth and Development:
a. Leads the selection and evaluation process for department staff; provides necessary administrative and supervisory function for appropriate leadership of the department staff.
b. Assists principal with ATF/CTF teacher evaluations.
c. Visits classes to appraise program quality and confers with teachers about observations.
d. Confers frequently with the resource teachers at ATF/CTF sites.
e. Coordinates planning ATF/CTF staff development activities with the Foundation Specialists.

4. Curriculum Development:
a. Keeps informed of new trends and programs in the ATF/CTF fields of responsibility.
b. Participates in in-service activities related to duties.
c. Provides leadership for the development and implementation of appropriate curriculum for ATF/CTF programs.

5. Foundation Responsibilities:
a. Works with community and school groups to build their knowledge of curriculum and instruction as it relates to the ATF and CTF.
b. Supervises Foundation staff workloads.
c. Provides leadership in designing and developing new programs and initiatives to meet identified needs.
d. Ability to utilize the resources of MCPS and other government agencies.
e. Establish and maintain community relations.
f. Knowledge of and ability to perform automotive service and dealership activities.
g. Knowledge of automotive repair job costing.
h. Knowledge of MVA procedures and process.
i. Knowledge of the latest in residential construction and the ability to perform these tasks.
j. Knowledge of residential construction job costing.
k. Knowledge of the Montgomery County permitting services.
l. Knowledge of the subdivision development process.
m. Understanding of and the ability to perform basic architecture drafting and design.
n. Experience in contractor/sub-contractor management.
o. Knowledge of banking/finances in order to create proposed budgets, manage expenses to support ATF/CTF expenses.
p. Knowledge of the Real Estate process, including marketing, contract negotiations, purchase, settlement, punch lists and service after the sale.
q. Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks simultaneously.
r. Planning and implementation of the annual dinner, career day, industry visitations, acceptance of donations and title work, marketing, ATF/CTF meetings, insurance maintenance, vehicle work flow, and inventory.
s. Prepare agenda and materials for and manage the monthly ATF/CTF meetings.
t. Manage the preparation and completion of the annual audit.
u. Manage the day to day operations of the Corporations.
v. Ability to work with manufacture's representative and suppliers.
w. Ability to manage public relations events.
x. Ability to delegate responsibility and authority.
y. Other management activities as identified by the ATF/CTF Board.

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