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Director of University of Arkansas College Career Center

Company:
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Job Location:
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Category:
Career Development and Services

UA - Pulaski Technical College Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas is accepting applications for a full-time Director.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE POSITION:

Under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Sciences, the Director performs a variety of highly responsible administrative and supervisory tasks including, but not limited to: building, supporting and sustaining the UA-PTC Career Center that provides CTE programming for secondary students. The Director will collaborate with educators, business and industry, and local Chambers of Commerce to provide relevant and rigorous CTE courses of study (based on industry and academic standards) that prepare students for success in education and careers.

REQUIRED GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Report to and collaborate with the UA-PTC Dean of the School of Professional and Technical Sciences.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff of UA-PTC on career and technical education initiatives as it pertains to the UA-PTC Career Center.
  • Develop, implement, and promote high demand, relevant Center CTE programs.
  • Collaborate with secondary school districts, business and industry, and Chambers of Commerce to align Center programs to metro CTE initiatives such as the Academies of Central Arkansas, and district CTE programs in the greater metro area.
  • Serve as the Center liaison with the AR Department of Education, AR Dept. of Career Education, and the AR Office of Skills Development as required actions pertain to the Career Center.
  • Preparing and maintaining the Career Center budget.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising Career Center staff.
  • Coordinating staff development activities.
  • Ensuring that Center programs and courses align with appropriate college programs and courses.
  • Developing new Career Center programs as needed.
  • Providing a communication link between the Center and metro Little Rock school districts with CTE programming.
  • Providing necessary reports and documents to state and local agencies.
  • Inventory, develop, and evaluate business partnerships that benefit Center students and programs.
  • Work with secondary school leaders and business to design, develop, and implement work-based learning opportunities for Center students.
  • Analyze and evaluate program facilities, equipment, and materials and make recommendations for necessary updating.
  • Conducts presentations and prepares performance reports for UA-PTC administration, the community, and State.
  • Skilled in curriculum planning, implementation, evaluation, and instruction.

REQIRIED MINIMUM SKILLS:

  • Effective communication skills (i.e., written and spoken) requiring frequent contact with the public.
  • Lead through servant leadership with the Career Center team.
  • Embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as the leader of the Career Center.
  • Experience working with state and federal grant funded programs.
  • Skill in computer operations and use of programs involving word processing, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Energetic and self-directed.
  • Proficient organizational skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff and students.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Attention, comprehension and implementation of safety considerations and requirements.
  • Skill in computer operations and use of programs involving word processing, Excel, Power Point, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The secondary technical center director needs to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience (in areas including, but not limited to, teaching, supervision, and administration) at the secondary or post-secondary levels. However, subject to the requirements for secondary technical center directors, equivalent experience may be substituted on a case by case basis.

Preferred:

  • Secondary technical center endorsement.
  • Master’s degree

The applicant must agree to attend New Secondary Technical Center Director training to be defined by Arkansas Department of Career Education.

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