Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3243883 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 9, 2020 Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Pending Budget Approval

Director of Career & Technical Education

Job Goal: Administer all aspects of the career and technical programs offered through the Career & Technical Education Center (CTE) at Somerville High School and in the Somerville Public Schools.

• A master's degree from a college or university approved by the School Committee
• A minimum of five (5) years successful teaching and/or administrative experience
• Director must hold appropriate DESE licensure (Vocational Technical Administrator)

• Oversee all aspects of CTE programs and services
• Hire, evaluate and supervise CTE teaching and support staff
• Develop and administer a budget for CTE operations
• Coordinate all CTE activities, schedules and programs
• Lead in the development, adoption and implementation of curricula for CTE programs
• Collaborate with the guidance department(s) to provide career planning activities and programs
• Promote CTE programs to all students in the City of Somerville
• Facilitate technology integration, information, communication, and training for students, staff, community and business leaders
• Represent the CTE as a member of appropriate state and regional educational organizations including MAVA – Mass Association of Vocational Administrators, MVA-Mass Vocational Association, SKILLS USA, STAND, Locals 7, 17, 22, 55, 103
• Represent the CTE in the community as a participating member of related organizations such as the Mayor’s Job Council
• Collaborate with post-secondary institutions to coordinate programs, develop articulation agreements, implement dual enrollment opportunities and expand the opportunities for all learners to access expanded learning community-based opportunities
• Serve as a member of the Somerville High School administrative team and provide support and assistance to the other members of the team as needed
• Monitor and evaluate the total career and technical program, provide leadership to achieve the established goals of providing the opportunity for students to prepare for gainful employment/and or college
• Develop annual goals and objectives consistent with and in support of system goals and priorities
• Seek appropriate state and federal fund opportunities to support career and technical education programs in collaboration with District Grants Coordinator
• Conduct annual review of all technical programs, to determine if they provide students with marketable skills to meet local labor market needs in close consultation with the Advisory Committee
• Develop and maintain a capital improvement program
• Recommend equipment purchase, repair, and disposal for all career and technical programs
• Assure the timely collection, review and submission of all forms and reports relative to vocational education to local, state, and federal agencies
• Oversee and facilitate all community-based work-experience (internship) programs including Carpentry, Electrical, EEC, Health Careers, and Dental Internships (Licensed co-op coordinator)
• Plan and direct in-service education for the CTE staff; assist teachers in documenting student competencies through an effective monitoring system
• Supervise career and technical programs to ensure the State Course of Study requirements are met
• Enhance the understanding of CTE initiatives and priorities, elicit support and assistance through effective engagement with parents, outside agencies, advisory committees, businesses, government officials and the community at large
• Monitor and evaluate all health and safety standards, including bi-annual review of the vocational/technical health and safety plan including federal OSHA and state Right to Know compliance
• Advise and consult with summer school, adult education, Workforce/Community Services Coordinator and other administrators
• In collaboration with District and school-based leaders, plan innovative CTE programs for students attending the Somerville elementary schools, including FAB/LAB, CAD, Electrical and other CTE areas
• In collaboration with the K – 8 Curriculum Coordinator, develop mini-integrated classes with middle school guidance counselors and educators to incorporate interdisciplinary units of study
• Collaborate with the Mayor’s Job Council to develop adult technical institute (day and night model) for the citizens of Somerville in several of the CTE career areas following the council input and data
• Oversee the state of the art FAB/LAB at SHS
• Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops as assigned or appropriate to keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues
• Represent the system in a positive and professional manner
• Utilize appropriate strategies and problem solving skills to make decisions regarding planning, utilization of funds, delivering services and evaluation of services provided
• Identify potential problems or opportunities for improvement
• Maintain current knowledge of all pertinent rules and regulations affecting career and technical education

Terms of Employment:
Work Year: 227 Days

Position Reports to: Principal of Somerville High School

NOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 6015.

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Sebastian LaGambina, Principal
    81 Highland Avenue
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: 617 - 625 - 6600 Ext . 6111