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DISTRICT CAREER EDUCATION COORDINATOR

1. DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL

The Career Education Co-ordinator is appointed to provide district leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Career Development Program.

The Co-ordinator, in consultation with the Associate Superintendent,  will assume an integral role in the development and implementation of Planning 10 curriculum in collaboration with teachers, administrators, district personnel, students, parents and community members to provide support for learners.

Additional duties include:

a) maintaining and promoting a comprehensive Career Development Program Gr. 8-12 and including Co-operative Education, Career Preparation, and Secondary School Apprenticeships;

b) maintaining a District team concept in Career Development Education;

c) working as a curriculum team leader;

d) developing and maintaining positive business and community partnerships;

e) maintaining the District database of employers;

f) maintaining a current knowledge base of learning theory and research, Ministry programs, curricula and resources;

g) facilitating and providing district in-service and staff training development sessions for teachers and administrative officers;

h) chairing and coordinating monthly appropriate committee meetings;

i) monitoring program delivery and emergent needs;

j) assisting in the development of plans for the effective use of the Career Education Department budget;

k) assisting in the development of plans for the effective use of the Career Resource Assistants (CRA) and District clerk-typist;

m) establishing a process and selecting students for District Career Programs;

n) meeting with the Ministry of Education  and other school districts regarding Career Education;

o) assisting in the development of new dual credit/advanced standing District Partnership Programs (Gr.10-12) and new CTC Programs (Inter-District.)

2. MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a)  valid BC Teaching Certificate;

b)  five years of school based teaching which includes a minimum of two years classroom experience in a career program and a minimum of one year as a Career Education Facilitator in a school.

3.  PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a)  Master of Education Degree or equivalent with minimum course work in the area of specified responsibility;

b)  Extensive local and provincial knowledge of career programs and current issues in delivery of service;

c)  In-depth knowledge of Career Development Education (Gr.8-12).

4. REPORTING STRUCTURE

The Career Education Co-ordinator is accountable in the execution of their duties to the Associate Superintendent. 

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