Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3899648 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 24, 2022 Starting Date: August 23, 2022

Job Description
Job Title: Anticipated College and Career Readiness Programs Coordinator (Grades 9-12)
Reports to: Jeremy Roche, Principal

Overview of Fitchburg Public Schools

Fitchburg Public Schools is a small urban district of 5300 students located in North Central Massachusetts. Located only 50 miles from Boston and 25 miles from Worcester, Fitchburg is situated in the North Central Massachusetts region of the state. As a Gateway City, Fitchburg continues its legacy of welcoming newcomers and Fitchburg Public Schools continues its mission in preparing students for a rapidly changing world. Fitchburg Public Schools has partnerships with Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Fitchburg Art Museum.

Fitchburg Public Schools believes deeply in the potential for every student to succeed and works tirelessly each day to create an anti-racist school environment that is built around high expectations, an inclusive and welcoming culture, and an expectation of excellence for all. Fitchburg's goal is to increase personal growth, both academic and social-emotional, to obtain the highest level of achievement for every student.

FPS is currently working with DESE’s Statewide System of Support to plan and implement turnaround strategies at four of its schools.

The Anticipated College and Career Readiness Programs Coordinator are responsible for delivering a high-quality instructional experience consistent with the curriculum standards of the school district.

Essential duties for all faculty members include classroom instruction; conferences with students, parents, and colleagues; active participation in the work of the department on curriculum development, activities, and pedagogy.

  • Teacher, Administrator, or professional staff member with extensive experience in workforce development.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education teacher licensure in grade and/or subject area appropriate for the assignment.
  • SEI Endorsement.
  • Knowledge of local labor market needs and trends.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively for students seeking career opportunities with local employers.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work in conjunction with FHS administration and guidance team to build Innovation Career Pathways (ICP)/Mass BioEd, Carl Perkins, Early College High School (ECHS) programs and opportunities at FHS.
  • Coordinate all material, reporting, activities, and related events specific to the Innovation Career Pathways (ICP)/Mass BioEd, Carl Perkins, and Early College High School (ECHS) grants.
    - Tasks will include grant writing and reporting, development of supplemental budgets, management of the related budgets, coordination of committee meetings, and other tasks pertinent to the grants.
  • Develop and implement communication plans to promote and recruit for the ICP and ECHS programs.
  • Develop, revise, and update the FHS Program of Studies on an annual basis as it relates to the ICP, ECHS, and Perkins course sequences and pathways.
  • Foster successful partnerships among local district and regional sending schools, Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University, families, and community and business organizations.
  • Communicate with and grow outside business/private industry partners, agencies, and higher education institutions.
  • Coordinate Work-Based Learning Plans and Internship programming in collaboration with the guidance and administration at FHS.
  • Updates all specific programming data and information on an annual and semi-annual basis using the appropriate Student Information System (Aspen).
  • The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Must have knowledge of Chapter 74 programming and/or the Innovation Career Pathways grant process.
  • Knowledge of MA Curriculum frameworks, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the content area of instruction, especially those related to post-secondary and/or career/technical education programs.
  • Expertise in digital applications and computer skills in order to facilitate communication amongst a variety of constituents.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to maintain effective and professional collegial relationships and expertise in assessment & data analysis.
  • Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning, including, for implementing specific strategies for students with special needs, 504 plans and\or second language learners.
  • Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.

    The responsibilities and duties listed are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned as required.

    Terms of Employment//Salary//Work Year: As negotiated by the Fitchburg School Committee and the Fitchburg Education Association (FEA).

    Competitive and comprehensive health benefits are offered through the City of Fitchburg,

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Fitchburg Public Schools!

    Our Vision Each Fitchburg Public School provides learning experiences that engage all students in achieving high academic standards while developing intellectual rigor, creative interest, and the social characteristics that prepare them for the challenges of living successfully and productively as citizens of this new century. Our Mission is to provide coordinated curricular and extracurricular experiences that inspire students to develop the academic, intellectual, creative, technological, and social skills necessary to work and to participate in our democratic society. Highly qualified educators who motivate and support students in achieving the high standards of literacy and numeracy as described in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks will staff our schools. Teachers, administrators, and parents will collaborate to ensure the effectiveness of learning experiences that are differentiated to meet a variety of student learning styles, needs, and interests. All members of the school community will focus on achieving academic excellence through curricula that promote inquiry and stimulate curiosity and the foundation for lifelong learning.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Fitchburg 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
    Only completed, online applications at will be accepted. A completed application must include a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three CURRENT (within 12 months) letters of reference, tests, and certifications. Official transcripts MUST be received within 30 days of hire. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, NCBC/SAFIS FIngerprinting, and CORI prior to your start of employment. No Phone calls from agencies. Notice of Non Discrimination The School Committee’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to students, employees, and the general public with whom it does business. Fitchburg Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or equal treatment in its programs and/or activities in compliance with state and federal law. Questions related to this policy must be addressed to: The Human Resources Director/Grievance Officer, 376 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978) 345-3215. Aviso de No-Discriminación La política de no discriminación del Comité Escolar se extiende a los estudiantes, empleados y el público en general con los cuales que hace negocios. Las Escuelas Públicas de Fitchburg no discrimina, por razones de raza, color, religión, credo, origen nacional, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género, edad o discapacidad en la admisión, en el acceso a, empleo en, o en la igualdad de trato en sus programas y /o actividades en cumplimiento de la ley estatal y federal. Las preguntas relacionadas con esta política deben ser dirigidas a: El Director de Recursos Humanos/Official de Querellas, 376 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978) 345-3215.
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Jeremy Roche, Principal FHS
    140 Arn-How Farm Road
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
    Phone: 978-345-3240
    Fax: 978-348-2303