SALEM COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
JOB TITLE: Director for Grants, Instruction, and Professional Development
QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity and/or direct successful experience with entitlement and competitive grant development, management, and evaluation. Knowledge of curriculum, instructional practices, professional development and instructional technology is required. Knowledge of current New Jersey DOE standards, legislation, and proposed educational changes preferred. Must be able to coordinate and obtain input from staff, specialized segments of the community and the community in general to support the development of all grants and instructional programs. Must be able to work with and develop public and private sector partnerships. An administrative certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education is required for this position.
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Reports directly to the Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Must also work collaboratively with the business administrator, building level principals, grant partners, and other district personnel as may be appropriate.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Central Office staff – Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent of Schools
JOB SUMMARY: Carefully develop, monitor, evaluate, and oversee grant opportunities that may be relevant to the mission of the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools and Salem County Special Services School Districts. Work with the superintendent, assistant superintendent, business administrator and the leadership team to identify, review, develop, and monitor grants. Provide leadership for all off site grant and educational programs including off-site academies, adult vocational programs, and adult basic education programs. Assist with the implementation of the Common Core and PARCC standards and assessments. Design, coordinate, and facilitate professional development opportunities as outlined in the Districts professional development plans, including the use of instructional technology through the ETTC as appropriate. Oversee the NJ Achieve faculty evaluation process and conduct faculty evaluations as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties shall include:
1. Responsibility for grant research, development, submittal, and oversight in collaboration with the superintendent/assistant superintendent, key stakeholders, and community agencies as appropriate.
2. Serve as an instructional leader to assist teachers with continuous personal growth and enhancing lessons, programs, and meeting high achievement standards.
3. Responsible for researching and being up to date on instructional strategies designed to increase student achievement.
4. Serve as District test coordinator including planning, administering and training for all standardized exams.
5. Act as liaison for host-site academy, post-secondary, and adult basic education curriculum planning and implementation.
6. Research, develop, and conduct professional development sessions in the areas of instructional strategies, vocational education, special education, and instructional technology.
7. Assist teaching staff in identifying instructional, electronic, and multi-media curriculum and resources.
8. Promote the infusion, integration, and use of technology within classrooms and across all educational programs.
9. Participate in state wide ETTC coordinator activities and turnkey elements within Salem County as may be appropriate.
10. Responsible to perform those other duties as assigned by the superintendent/assistant superintendent of schools.
COMPENSATION GUIDE: Appendix B-2 Administrative, Supervisor and Certificated Staff
INTERACTION: Must be able to work independently and communicate with persons at all levels, including teachers, supervisors, administrators, employers, community representatives, and grant funding agencies.
EVALUATION: Performance shall be evaluated by the superintendent/assistant superintendent of schools. All assessments and evaluations shall be done in accordance with Board of Education policy and regulation and shall include a written mid-year assessment and a written end of the year evaluation. At the discretion of the superintendent, input may be sought from a variety of sources and multiple indicators may be utilized to evaluate performance.
(This job description specifies minimal requirements of the job and is not intended to limit job responsibilities or duties.)
Revised: October 29, 2013