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Title of Vacancy
Coordinator, Information Technology Career Technical Education (CTE), Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Technical Education and Governor’s Economic Initiatives, Office of Career Technical Education

1. The staff member works effectively and collaboratively as a member of an education team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates innovative thinking and brings novel approaches to solve challenges. 
3. The staff member exhibits professionalism in all aspects of job execution including ethical behavior, strong work ethic, facilitating a culture of mutual respect, leadership through example, and punctuality/attendance. 
4. The staff member demonstrates an ability to work effectively with county personnel and other state/local agencies to increase the overall level of fluency in IT related education programs and initiatives. 
5. The staff member will possess and maintain knowledge of IT industry needs which are relevant to developing and maintaining a successful IT curriculum. 
6. Ability to plan and achieve short and long term goals, effectively measure and report on those goals, and iteratively improve processes using systems based approaches which use performance feedback to inform each iteration and improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities
Position summary: 
To address changing industry requirements and demands for a skilled Information Technology (IT) workforce, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is developing a team to ensure educational offerings in the career technical education programs for students are well positioned and readied for continuing education or the IT industry. This position is responsible for monitoring evolving industry demand signals for various technology related skill sets, and continuously conducting inventory, assessment, and evaluation those demand signals for potential incorporation into Career Technical Education programs of study. The position will use that information to inform and develop relevant IT related curriculum for WV career technical education students. 
The position of Coordinator will be responsible for continuous assessment of skillsets utilized in the IT industry, and how the WVDE career technical education programs can work to develop curriculum to prepare students to enter the IT workforce or be more prepared to pursue post-secondary education in areas of IT focus. The position requires a broad understanding of the evolving IT industry, as well as interaction with IT industry partners; local, regional, and national organizations who hire IT professionals; and development of relevant curriculum that aligns with initiatives to ensure graduating students are well prepared in modern and relevant skillsets sought by industry. This position reports to the Executive Director in the Office of Career and Technical Education, Division of Technical Education and Governor’s Economic Initiatives. Success in the position requires self-direction, initiative, and creativity in development of a constantly evolving model to meet student and industry needs. A passion for success of both the program and the students is a requirement. 
1. Conduct and coordinate resources to carry out the development of new courses and maintenance of established courses, programs of study, and certifications within Information Technology industry that are responsive to changes in the labor market, and the needs of county school systems including, but not limited to these programs of study for middle and high school students: 
• Cybersecurity; 
• Application/Software Development; 
• Informatics/Information Support; 
• Data Analytics; 
• Systems Administration/Infrastructure Management; 
• Interactive Media; and 
• Network Systems. 
2. Provide curriculum support services and communication to all instructional and administrative staff throughout the state, through expert level guidance and collaborative development of instructional content. 
3. Assure the instructional environment follows the Simulated Workplace protocols mirroring business/industry in all IT programs of study. 
4. Use detailed data collection methods to construct and manage a system to continually evaluate program effectiveness and determine strategies for continuous improvement within the Information Technology programs of study. 
5. Collaborate with business, industry, and secondary education programs to identify curriculum paths and areas of focus, and distill and develop those into operational training programs. Dynamically maintain dialogue through collaboration ensuring State training programs are responsive to changes in the evolving information technology labor workforce. 
6. Analyze programmatic, perception, demographic, and labor market data to drive up-to-date programs. 
7. Assist in coordination of National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) technical skills assessment within the IT programs of study. Reorganize and curate programs of study as needed to promote increased NOCTI pass rates related to IT programs. 
8. Collaborate with educators and business/industry to develop and implement CTE Information Technology foundation courses in middle school to increase fluency in basic technology concepts required later in programs both in high school career technical programs and postsecondary education. 
9. Coordinate professional development of teachers across the programs of study through multiple means including industry participation from business/industry, vendors, postsecondary partnerships, and other collaborations. 
10. Coordinate with the Office of Professional Preparation and teacher education institutions to develop and maintain a supply of highly qualified, industry credentialed teachers for the IT curriculum. 
11. Coordinate the integration of academic literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum within the IT programs of study. 
12. Represent the IT industry programs of study as a subject matter expert in all necessary forums as an advocate for the students and the program. 
13. Perform other duties as assigned in conjunction with Department, Division, and Office activities. 
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is “at-will” and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding.

1. Experienced with current IT industry certifications, IT career paths, and a working understanding how training paths relate to specific career tracks within the Information Technology industry. 
2. Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement programs of study through realistic program management methods. 
3. Strong communication skills. 
4. Experience in workforce training, research, marketing, project management, or equivalent. 
5. Demonstrated ability to schedule, organize and perform multiple assignments with minimum supervision. 
6. Experience with various training methods, including on-the-job coaching, mentorship programs and virtual training and involvement with different projects, like management training and soft-skills development, are also essential. 
7. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to foster collaborative team relationships. 
8. Familiar with the instructors, equipment and educational material requirements for each project. Evidence of skills required to develop, conduct and monitor the delivery of professional development programs for teachers or staff. 
9. Familiarity with traditional and modern job training methods and techniques.  
10. Masters Degree preferred OR IT Industry Credentials. 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form that may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702. The application may also be downloaded online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/ 

$72,872.00-$79,872.00 (Commensurate with educational level.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
March 28, 2018

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Executive Secretary or Samantha Harvey, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us

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