Career and Transition Coordinator

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Program Manager
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

Job Description:

The Career and Transition Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating Career and
Transition Planning and Services for students with disabilities in grades K-12, with a
concentration on students ages 14-22. The Career and Transition Coordinator will be
responsible for training staff on development of appropriate IEP transition plans, and monitoring plans to ensure they include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals. Individual will be responsible for ensuring Transition Services include instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.


Education: Master's Degree in Education

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or
eligibility to obtain one, with endorsements in one or more areas of Special Education

Experience: Five years teaching in special education programs required. Two years of
experience providing or supporting career and transition services preferred.

Key Competencies:
  • Demonstrated competencies and knowledge in the principles and practices of career and transition planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including providing and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, community agencies and businesses to create and nurture a professional community for career and transition programming in ACPS.
  • Demonstrated understanding of special education procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and personal qualities necessary to work effectively with teachers, administrators, city agency leaders, and the public.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages ACPS Career and Transition Planning and Programming including: early learner self-advocacy programs, IEP transition plans, career and transition coursework, career exploration, and post-secondary education planning.
  • Responsible for all VDOE State Performance Plan Transition and Post Secondary Outcomes Indicator reporting (Indicators 13 and 14).
  • Coordinates development of classes and transition programs that teach workplace readiness skills, employability skills, self-advocacy, and self-determination; instruction in career education in a variety of community settings and businesses; and instruction in applied academics, self-advocacy and independent living skills.
  • Coordinates development and implementation of a comprehensive work-based learning program which includes a range of experiences to help students form a career plan; planned experiences with links to classroom instruction; ongoing assessment and support from employers and instructional staff; choice of work experiences; and clear outcomes linked to career planning.
  • Develops and conducts training on the development of appropriate IEP transition plans for students with disabilities, including data from appropriate transition assessments and development of appropriate post-secondary goals.
  • Collaborates with staff in city agencies, including Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Community Services Board (CSB), to develop and implement programming and planning which supports student post-secondary outcomes.
  • Collaborates with school-based administrators to ensure implementation of career and transition programming.
  • Coordinates relevant professional learning opportunities for special education staff.
  • Monitors implementation of Career and Transition Programming in schools and the community.
  • Develops collegial relationships with community partners, businesses, teachers and administrators in order to foster positive post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • Researches and disseminates information related to best practices in Career and Transition Programming to teachers and staff.
  • Assesses classroom and community program needs to assist in planning and purchase of instructional materials for Career and Transition courses and programs.
  • Serves as ACPS representative to various community forums, regional meetings an VDOE sponsored events related to Career and Transition Programming.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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