Specialist, Work-Based Learning

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 06, 2021
Ref
2382
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

The Department of Teaching and Learning is charged with the development and implementation of high-quality education to improve student learning by providing leadership, support, direction, and resources in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to create a climate of success for all learners.

Under general supervision of the Coordinator, Career and Technical Education, the Specialist, Work-Based Learning will collaborate with various stakeholders to provide work-based learning experiences and industry credential assistance to career and technical education students in grades 6-12.

*This is a grant-funded position.

Qualifications:

Below are the preferred qualifications for this position.

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Certificates & Licenses:
  • Holds or is eligible for a Postgraduate Professional License in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Endorsement in at least one Career and Technical Education program

Experience:
  • At least three years of successful experience as a Career and Technical Education classroom teacher
  • Experience with work-based learning opportunities and industry credentials

Key Competencies:
  • Demonstrates the professional and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with school personnel and members of the community
  • Experience establishing and maintaining community relationships

Essential Functions:

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
  • Maximizes work-based learning experiences (job shadowing, service learning, mentorship, externship, school-based enterprise, internship, cooperative education, and apprenticeship) for students in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
  • Develops a communication plan around work-based learning for schools and community stakeholders.
  • Works with school counselors and high school CTE teachers to develop work-based learning opportunities for students.
  • Analyzes industry credential assessments to assist CTE teacher leaders and school-based administrators in data-driven decision-making; interprets test results and provides analysis for school and individual teacher use.
  • Assists high school CTE Department Chair and Leads, as needed, with industry credential planning, implementation, and analysis; provides training for CTE teachers on topics related to industry credential testing.
  • Provides training for CTE teachers to support work-based learning documentation and supervision; audits work-based learning documentation for accuracy in accordance with VDOE Work-Based Learning guidelines.

Qualifications

Below are the preferred qualifications for this position:
  • Holds or is eligible for a Postgraduate Professional License in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Endorsement in at least one Career and Technical Education program
  • At least three years of successful experience as a Career and Technical Education classroom teacher
  • Experience with work-based learning opportunities and industry credentials
  • Demonstrates the professional and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with school personnel and members of the community
  • Experience establishing and maintaining community relationships

Physical Demands

The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Clearances:
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

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Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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