Mercer County Technical School District ( learn more )

Trenton, NJ ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3315366
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 7, 2020

Job Description

Available September 1

Alternate Route Program Available 






  • Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate with Career and Technical Education Area Endorsement or Certificate of Eligibility through an accredited College or University or through the Alternate Route with twenty-four hour pre-service program and Praxis testing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject specialty and effective teaching methods.
  • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.


As defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-9 Instructional Certificates


REPORTS TO: Principal/Designated Administrator


Supervises: Pupils, and when assigned, student teachers and classroom aides.




To provide an approved education program and establish a class environment that fosters learning and personal growth; to help pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education; and to maintain good relationships with students and other staff members.



  1. Works to achieve state core curriculum content standards and district educational goals and objectives by promoting active learning and skills development in the classroom.  Teaches pupils through an approved course of study using board-adopted curricula, textbooks and other appropriate teaching materials.
  2. Maintains an inventory of program supplies, tools and equipment per district policy.
  3. Identifies program needs and provides recommendations for annual budget, as requested.
  4. Employs appropriate instructional and evaluative techniques and makes use of instructional materials in the classroom.
  5. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides opportunities for individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  6. Sets specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these objectives.
  7. Assesses pupil academic progress and personal growth toward stated objectives of instruction.
  8. Maintains records of pupil’s educational progress in class record books and/or board approved forms and summarizes these marks for reporting purposes.
  9. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and resolving learning problems through referrals to the appropriate personnel.
  10. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom climate conducive to learning and establishes procedures of control and conflict resolution to allow a maximum of teaching and a minimum of disciplinary action with due consideration given to the composition of a class.
  11. Budgets class time effectively.
  12. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to inform them about the school program and to discuss pupil progress.
  13. Devises written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts.
  14. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
  15. Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through in-service education and other professional growth activities including Professional Learning Communities. Takes advantage of opportunities to enhance his/her professional knowledge and instructional qualifications in the subject or teaching areas for which he/she is responsible.
  16. Participates in school-level planning, faculty meetings/committees and other school system groups.
  17. Makes effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional program and holds the minimum number of Craft Advisory Committee meetings, as required by the district.
  18. Exchanges observational visits, innovations and ideas with other instructors.
  19. Develops the curriculum plan, performance tasks and objectives and related unit topic based on specified occupations within the career cluster.
  20. Plans student learning experiences and teacher strategies.
  21. Develops a climate that enhances the respect of teacher/student relationship, as well as respect among student peers.
  22. Uses essential knowledge and skills statements appropriate for career cluster for planning curriculum and lessons to prepare student for employability skills and workplace readiness.
  23. Integrate Core Academic Concepts throughout curriculum.
  24. Takes an active part in continuing curriculum evaluation and revision.
  25. Prepares the materials and activities for student recruitment.
  26. Upholds and enforces school rules, ethical standards, administrative regulations and board policy.
  27. Teaches and integrates safety procedures in compliance with district policy and safety laws and regulations.
  28. Formulates with students acceptable standards of behavior related to occupational needs and consistent with Code of Conduct to maintain classroom and shop management.
  29. Coordinates and maintains CTSO as an integral part of the instructional program by providing training and mentoring for state and national competitions.
  30. Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Ten (10) Month 


EVALUATION:   Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation procedures established by Board policy. 


The Mercer County Technical School District guarantees equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, color, age, creed, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, nationality or sex.


Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

External and internal applicants, as well as employees who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions listed on this job description either unaided or with reasonable accommodation.  The Mercer County Technical Schools Administration shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law, in the event such a determination becomes necessary.


  • Position Type: Full-time

Contact Information

  • Dana Hice-Depugh
  • 1085 Old Trenton Road
  • Trenton, New Jersey 08690

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