Post Date:  Jan 25, 2024
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Teacher, TOSA - Career and Technical Education Project Development  and Requisition ID number: 100232

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  STEM/CTE (10001056) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE:  1.0 FTE; 39 Weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 


Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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Summary of Position: 

The Career Development Coordinator supports the design, development and deployment of programming related to career exploration opportunities and essential knowledge and career skills in alignment with the MPS career readiness initiative.  He/she is responsible for identifying and/or leading development of STEM-based, career readiness curriculum and assessments, designing and leading professional development that focuses on the integration of career readiness across the school district, and increasing access to career exploration and career & technical education opportunities for students in grades 6-12 (i.e. classroom guest speakers, tours, internships, service learning, mentoring, entrepreneurship, job shadowing, programs of study, and apprenticeships).  This position is funded by the Perkins V: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act grant.

 

Position Functions, Duties, Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate implementation of the MPS career and technical educational programs in grades 6-12, including instructional models which integrate science, technology, engineering, math, access to career exploration opportunities and increased use of work-based learning.

  2. Develop, support, and sustain career path opportunities leading to increased student participation in career exploration opportunities.

  3. Serve as a liaison between MPS, community partners, post-secondary schools, informal education organizations, businesses, professional organizations, and foundations by playing an active role in advocating for, maintaining and deepening collaborative relationships. 

  4. Collaborate with curriculum writers and all teachers in developing and vetting units of study to include career connections and exploration opportunities. 

  5. Collaborate with MPS staff to ensure success in the process of adopting, adapting or developing career readiness instructional materials for district-wide adoption. 

  6. Design and lead professional development associated with career and technical education / career readiness for teachers, administrators, and community partners. 

  7. Market and support career path opportunities leading to increased student participation in alignment with Perkins funded programming.

  8. Assist with creation of non-English marketing and curriculum related materials as needed. 

  9. Increase online learning opportunities within MPS CTE programs of study.

  10. Assist in program evaluation and reporting efforts for the 21st Century Act grant.

  11. Increase community awareness of MPS STEM / CTE career readiness programming across the district.

  12. Have working knowledge and experience implementing Minnesota State Academic Standards. 

  13. May require extended time throughout the year to support career readiness programming. 

  14. Ability to lift and transport curriculum related materials as well as travel between building sites and to conferences/meetings hosted at various sites around the metro.

  15. Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Education

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Career & Technical Education or Secondary education.

  2.  A Work-based Learning (WBL) certificate is preferred.  If the candidate does not currently have the Minnesota WBL certificate, they must agree to earn the certificate.

  3. Advanced degree in education preferred.

  4. Coursework/training in curriculum design and delivery, formative assessment, and professional development.

 

Experience

  1. At least five years experience teaching a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds or industry-related career development  experience.

  2. Demonstrated effective leadership and coaching skills in working with students and adults.

  3. Experience with curriculum development, analysis and delivery using effective formative assessment strategies related to work-based learning, career readiness, and 21st century foundational academic and technical skills.

  4. Experience preferred in planning, facilitating, and evaluating high-quality professional development to adults.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Mindsets

  1. A passion for work-based learning, career & technical education, student achievement and educational equity.

  2. A demonstrated conviction that all students can and will achieve at high levels in the Minneapolis Public Schools

  3. A cooperative/supportive attitude in working with community partners, teachers and administrators

  4. Engage in continuous learning of research-based, instructional strategies, best practices and national programs related to work-based learning, project-based learning, internships, apprenticeships, programs of study, and Minnesota’s Career Fields, Clusters and Pathways.

  5. Strong facilitation, leadership, and communication skills (both oral and written)

  6. Ability to work creatively on projects both independently and collaboratively with teams.

  7. Ability to synthesize ideas, communicate clearly and succinctly, and design strategies for communicating effectively with internal and external audiences.

  8. Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, databases and use a variety of other current tools of instructional technology

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Valid Minnesota Teaching License

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Teacher, TOSA - Career and Technical Education Project Development  and Requisition ID number: 100232

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  STEM/CTE (10001056) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE:  1.0 FTE; 39 Weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 


Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis