PACTEC Program Coordinator
- Title: PACTEC Program Coordinator
- Class: Academic Professional
- Exempt Status: Exempt
- Level: 3
Under the direction of management, the position works directly with school districts receiving Perkins funding for CTE programs in the PACTEC region. The position serves as a primary liaison between high school CTE programs and PCC. The incumbent provides leadership in guiding and assisting college and high school faculty in meeting Perkins grant initiatives established by the consortium members and the Regional Coordinator in compliance with the Oregon Department of Education and Federal Perkins law. This position plays a critical role in the coordination, management and support of CTE programs and meeting Perkins Grant outcomes.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides leadership, consultation, and support to instructional and administrative staff in CTE programs in the applicable school districts within the state regarding Career and Technical Education programs.
- Coordinates program development, implementation, quality improvement, reporting and evaluation.
- Liaises with high school and college CTE administrators, CTE teachers and department chairs, the Regional Coordinator, CTE staff at the Oregon Department of Education and PCC staff.
- Develops, implements and maintains marketing strategies for CTE program outreach. Creates brochures, orientation materials, forms, and documents for distribution and presentation. Facilitates orientation meetings and makes presentations to schools to market CTE as a viable educational opportunity for secondary and postsecondary students.
- Advises students on program requirements and provides student support services including dual credit, recruitment and retention. Introduces students to resources available through the college. May assist students in career exploration.
- Develops and delivers professional development workshops, events and seminars for CTE program teachers in accordance with Perkins guidelines.
- Collaborates with CTE teachers, CTE administrators, Industry partners, Regional Coordinator and other stakeholders to ensure program goals are met in accordance with Federal Perkins Guidelines. Adheres to PERKINS finance laws and provides guidance and support to districts to meet those legal requirements.
- Develops and fosters professional work relationships with High Schools, administration and other stakeholders to ensure program services meet student and college needs.
- Collects, prepares, reviews, analyzes, and reports on a variety of complex information and data and implements changes based on findings; makes recommendations for broader District-wide initiatives to further education equity or equality and other College initiatives.
- Attends conferences and trainings, and researches best practices, policies and regulations, broader social issues, and current theory toward developing, improving, and implementing existing and new programs.
- Participates in equity, inclusion and other regional strategies related to CTE and makes recommendations.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is performed in an office environment with frequent travel to school districts, meetings throughout the region and/or state, or for conferences which requires the use of a personal vehicle. Occasional work outside standard business hours may be required (e.g. early morning or event meetings.)
Minimal physical exertion is generally required. Most job time is spent sitting with occasional walking and lifting of boxes of materials for distribution.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Public or Business administration or management or related field. Experience performing related duties may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis. Two years of experience in an educational setting working with or instructing/advising students, coordinating services or programs for the population served in the area of assignment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations, including Oregon OSHA Division 2
- Related regulations and standards related to Perkins law and compliance with EDGAR;
- Local, state, and federal rules and regulations, PCC academic requirements and high school completion requirements;
- Grant management principles;
- CTE programs offered in high schools or community colleges;
- Educational needs of diverse populations;
- Trends and best practices in CTE at the state and national level;
- Education reform in Oregon.
- Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules and regulations;
- Monitoring and evaluating programs;
- Monitoring legal and regulatory changes;
- Curriculum development;
- Project coordination;
- Speaking in public;
- Compiling and analyzing data and preparing a variety of reports;
- Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
- Effectively communicate in both in writing and verbally;
- Work independently;
- Plan and schedule work to meet deadlines;
- Prioritize multiple projects and work in an environment with regular interruptions;
- Use computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting and software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.